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New GL1800 rig car tire question
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foodog2
Posted 8/7/2014 2:37 PM (#79307)
Subject: New GL1800 rig car tire question



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I am feverishly waiting my Hannigan GTL to roll off the line and be mounted up to a Goldwing F6B.  I am going to have a car tire put on the rear prior to mounting and am looking for CT suggestions.  Looks like 195/55 R16 is the right size and that will work with a hitch installed.  I just need to install the tire before it is inflated 100%.  Anyone have tire suggestions?  Plenty of gl1800 darksideers out there but I am curious about the best tire.  All weather or run flat...?  The dark side forums is full of opinions like here, but at least the opinions here are more sidecar specific.
 

Steven 

 

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Hack'n
Posted 8/7/2014 2:43 PM (#79308 - in reply to #79307)
Subject: Re: New GL1800 rig car tire question



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I've run the Hankook 195/55/16 and Bridgestone 195/55/16 from tire rack. The Bridgestone gave the best mileage.

Lonnie
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VLAD
Posted 8/7/2014 3:06 PM (#79309 - in reply to #79307)
Subject: RE: New GL1800 rig car tire question



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http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical-forum/5078...
It is many tires for GL1800. Lot less for 1500.
http://darkside.nwff.info/?p=tires

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Circuit Rider
Posted 8/7/2014 6:02 PM (#79312 - in reply to #79307)
Subject: Re: New GL1800 rig car tire question



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I run a Bridgestone Potenza 195/55/16 from Tire Rack and get great mileage. The tire runs cool even when pulling an Aspen camper.

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jaydmc
Posted 8/7/2014 7:07 PM (#79313 - in reply to #79312)
Subject: Re: New GL1800 rig car tire question


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We have also ran a 205 50 16 and if you tie back the inner plastic fender you can even fit a 215 50 16 tire on the rear.
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foodog2
Posted 8/7/2014 11:06 PM (#79317 - in reply to #79312)
Subject: Re: New GL1800 rig car tire question



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Circuit Rider - 8/7/2014 6:02 PM I run a Bridgestone Potenza 195/55/16 from Tire Rack and get great mileage. The tire runs cool even when pulling an Aspen camper.

 That's good to hear because I also tow an Aspen sometimes!  What sort of mileage do you get out of a rear tire?  What do you run up front? 

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Circuit Rider
Posted 8/8/2014 4:04 PM (#79326 - in reply to #79307)
Subject: Re: New GL1800 rig car tire question



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The last rear tire gave me over 30k miles. I run a Michelin Pilot Active 130/70/18 rear motorcycle tire on the front with the rotation reversed.
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WinginCamera
Posted 8/8/2014 7:51 PM (#79336 - in reply to #79307)
Subject: Re: New GL1800 rig car tire question



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I have used a 195/55R-16 Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid, then a Bridgestone Blizzak WS60FZ, 195/55R16 87R, and finally a 195/55R-16 Firestone Precision Touring which is on the rear now. The Bridgestone Potenza and the Firestone Precision worked very well and gave good mileage. The Bridgestone Blizzak is a good snow tire, but wore out very quickly. My next tire will be either the Potenza or the Potenza. These are on a 2003 GW with Champion Escort rig.
I also used the Bridgestone Potenza on my 2002 GL1800, no sidecar, with great results.
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foodog2
Posted 9/7/2014 10:37 PM (#80040 - in reply to #79307)
Subject: RE: New GL1800 rig car tire question



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I ended up trying the Bridgestone drive guard run flat 195/55R16 and it works great solo.  The new hannigan rig should go on next week if all goes well.
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