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GL1800 and Goodyear TT 205 60r 16

Post  Guest on Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:25 am

I used this tire on two of my VTX's and really liked them. Anyone here using one on their GL1800 wing? And if so, does it change the accuracy of spedometer?
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Re: GL1800 and Goodyear TT 205 60r 16

Post  Metalman on Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:05 pm

Try going to this forum, they are good about responding to questions about 1800 Wings.

http://gl1800riders.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=31

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Re: GL1800 and Goodyear TT 205 60r 16

Post  Doc on Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:44 pm

Dino, the popular size for GL1800 is a 195/55/16.
I've never heard of anybody using a 205 on a Wing... Will it fit?

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Re: GL1800 and Goodyear TT 205 60r 16

Post  smokey2255 on Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:16 am

I am running a 205-60-16 on my wing. It is a sumitomo. Wish I had went with the gytt or hydroedge. ctually think I am going to to the RF ecsta for the next one. I want the runflat under me. The is a post on the gl1800 riders darkside forum about an ole boy did 210 miles on his with 6 psi of air in it.

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Re: GL1800 and Goodyear TT 205 60r 16

Post  Guest on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:02 pm

Very good smokey! That confirms it for me. The Goodyear tire is a a fantastic tire and does great in the rain and snow. I got caught in a sudden snow storm with my X. I rode the last 3 miles on fresh snow/ice with no problems. Not recommended, but the bike and tire did well. I will probably go that route with my wing.


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Re: GL1800 and Goodyear TT 205 60r 16

Post  Flyn Tiger on Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:24 pm

Smokey2255-- You still running that Goodyear TT 205/60 on your Wing? I am going dark and want a 205 also to true up the speedo and give me more clearance. Any issues since 3/29/2011?

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Re: GL1800 and Goodyear TT 205 60r 16

Post  wallacem on Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:11 am

I started with a 205/55/16 on my 2004 Goldwing.  It worked but I did not like it.  The extra width could really be felt.  It felt like I did not need the kickstand, just get off and leave it standing there.  Turning corners was not a joy either.  Just too wide.  That is when I found the 195/65/16, in fact, I think I was the first to try it.  It is the best all around tire, not too wide, tall enoufh to fix the speedp error.  Lots of guys use the 195/55/16, but only because they have not tried the 195/65/16.  One other thing.  I understand the 2010 models and newer have correct speedometers, so they don't need a taller tire.  If you have a later model, use the 195/55/16.  It is the closest size (height) to the factory tire, so it will not mess up your speedometer. Last thing. i found that about 31-32lbs air works best.  Wallacem
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Re: GL1800 and Goodyear TT 205 60r 16

Post  Flyn Tiger on Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:48 pm

@ Wallacem, Glad you responded. My Wing is a 02 model. I currently run Dunlop E 3's in a 180/70/16 which trues up the speedometer pretty good. On the factor size tire the speed was off about 5 mph at 70mph.  I was looking at the 205/60/16 but have seen where it rubs or some are grinding on the swingarm.....not going to do that at all. nope   I like you heard about the 195/65/16 but can't find one.  That tire trues up the speedometer better than a 205/60 does.  What kind do you have and  where did you get it?  confused  Ready to get this over with banghd  but just don't want to go with a 195/55/16.  I am ready to go to the Dark side.......Vader   Thanks in advance for the info.Very Happy


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Post  genedjr on Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:00 pm

Just used google and got several - http://www.tires-easy.com/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=135&Cookie=froogle-CPiyrrr99roCFQJqMgodG0EA5Q&details=Ordern&typ=D-113936&ranzahl=4&nichtweiter=1&pk_campaign=froogle&wt_ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egoogle%2Ecom%2Faclk%3Fsa%3Dl%26ai%3DCVKHAM4%2DOUpjPOMj36AHNt4CwDbWL4JUDhdiQgz39ge%5FlTAgGEAEoCFCgyqil%2Df%5F%5F%5F%5F8BYMnGiIfMo8QXoAGPn%5FX2A8gBB6kCbXQmmnSVtj6qBCdP0Oy1l7qZirywRKslRdEmy7SF7Y84a3IgYppxVBduY3gDnmK3xTa6BRMIkILjxPz2ugIVigArCh2VUAD0wAUFygUAoAYmgAfZ4IoJkAcC4BKU2I3Mpb%2Dij3M%26ei%3DM4%2DOUtCcM4qBrAGVoYGgDw%26sig%3DAOD64%5F017bx62nHRFsl0bYd4Wequ3a2HaQ%26ctype%3D5%26rct%3Dj%26frm%3D1%26q%3D195%252F65r16%26sqi%3D2%26ved%3D0CLABEPMO%26adurl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eadtraxx%2Ede%2Fwo%2FWebObjects%2Edll%2FVisitTracker%2Ewoa%2Fwa%2Ftrack%253Fid%253D14973433%2526unencodedDeep%253D1%2526deep%253DD%2D113936&ID=froogle&wt_t=1385074731000

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Re: GL1800 and Goodyear TT 205 60r 16

Post  Flyn Tiger on Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:59 pm

Gene, I looked and clicked on all areas and it was actually 2 tires made by the same company and they were snow tires, one for a van. Continental has/had one but one site said they didn't make it anymore.  (By the way....love your state, been there 3 times in the past yr and a half. Got 2 cousins in the Springs and one in Grand Junction. Great place to ride.)

Wallacem, did your 205/60 rub any on your bike? Looks awfully close under there.........

Thanks guys, keep me posted if you find anything else and I'm going to keep looking here.

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Re: GL1800 and Goodyear TT 205 60r 16

Post  wallacem on Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:10 pm

I just found several 195/65/16 tires on Ebay.  Also on Performance Plus Tires. I found them by simply putting "195/65/16 tire" in Google. You can find them. Wallacem
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