Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale


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Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:26 pm



I've been running an Austone Taxi Tire on the rear of my GL1500 for over a year now. It's been a fantastic tire, it grips amazingly on every surface, especially in the wet, and it seems like it will last forever. People have gotten over 40,000 miles out of these tires!

Earlier this spring, the sole retailer for these tires in the US stopped selling them - it would appear that Austone is no longer selling this tire in the US. This past April, even though I already had one on my bike, I bought another one - knowing that they were no longer going to be available here. I put it in my basement, warm and dry.

This week, I had a close look at the tire currently on my GL1500. It has about 8,000 miles on it and it still looks BRAND NEW. I realized I have a problem.

Tires age from the day of manufacture. After five years, they really aren't any good anymore. I realized that with the amount I ride, it will very likely be (at least) five years before it is worn out. By then, my "spare" tire will be really too old to install.

So I have decided to sell my "spare", unmounted, brand-new Austone Taxi Tire to someone who can make good use of it before it ages out. I paid $170 in April for this tire, and will sell it for the same price, plus shipping, to anyone who wants it. Let me know.



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Re: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

Post by virgilmobile » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:47 pm

I'll buy it.My rear tire was 4 years old when I bought the bike..That was 5 years ago.
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Re: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:37 pm

OK, it's yours! Sold!

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Re: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

Post by minimac » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:56 am

If for some reason this deal falls through, I'll take it.

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Re: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

Post by newday777 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:14 pm

minimac wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:56 am
If for some reason this deal falls through, I'll take it.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=53975

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Re: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

Post by minimac » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:27 am

newday777 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:14 pm
minimac wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:56 am
If for some reason this deal falls through, I'll take it.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=53975
No longer looking...bike was totaled.

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Re: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

Post by newday777 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:26 pm

minimac wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:27 am
newday777 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:14 pm
minimac wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:56 am
If for some reason this deal falls through, I'll take it.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=53975
No longer looking...bike was totaled.
:(

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Re: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:50 pm

minimac wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:27 am
newday777 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:14 pm
minimac wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:56 am
If for some reason this deal falls through, I'll take it.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=53975
No longer looking...bike was totaled.
Oh no! What happened? Are you OK?

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Re: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

Post by minimac » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:41 pm

A chunk of iron came bouncing down the the road and because of traffic, I couldn't avoid it. It apparently fell off of a truck a few vehicles ahead of me. I hit it and it bounced up, poking a hole in the engine, dumping the oil immediately, covering the rear wheel, and providing a few "puckering" moments until I got safely to the shoulder. Somewhat fortunately, it was covered by my comprehensive coverage. An adjuster came and looked at the damage-very minor, easily repairable body damage-and the cracked engine, and wrote it off. Including some $ for extras, I was happy with the check and bought it back for the $300 salvage price he gave me. The title stays clear, and while I can re-insure it if I fix it, I would need to have it inspected before they would write another collision/comprehensive policy for it. At this point I'm undecided as to part it, or fix it. I'll have all winter to decide.

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Re: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

Post by drebudrebu » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:45 pm

I’m in the same boat.
Bought the last 2 that Universal tire in Hershey had last May.
Bought one for a spare.
Did the math and I’m riding less than I used to, down from 12k a year to 4k due to job change and other reasons.
Would like to sell it and will look for something to replace it when I actually need it.

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Re: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:36 pm

I've got an almost new Austone that is also for sale - in can be had for $7500 and I'll throw in the 1994 GL1500SE with a sidecar for free!


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