Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max 175-60-16 & '96 GL1500

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Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max 175-60-16 & '96 GL1500

Post  96se on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:48 am

Well we still have snow & below freezing temps but I got out for a couple of hundred miles on my Goodyear, feels great, rides great, quiet, dynabeads working like they should.
Next change I"ll mount the camera & see if it looks as good as it feels.
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Re: Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max 175-60-16 & '96 GL1500

Post  Doc on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:36 pm

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Post  mash71 on Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:06 pm

I am trying to go darkside but it is hard to find the Dunlop winter sport for under $200 shipped. How does the Goodyear compare to the Dunlop?
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Re: Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max 175-60-16 & '96 GL1500

Post  90goldwing on Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:15 am

I have a GL 1500 and had to replace my Dunlop RF because of a nail on the very edge of the tread. No matter how much I tried it still leaked air because of where the hole was located. So it was off to find another CT for the bike. BTW, I had over 3000 miles on this tire without any problems. It felt and handled just like the MC tire except in the rain when THIS tire had twice the traction.
Enter the Goodyear Assurance FuelMax NON RF. After mounting the tire with 38lbs of air, I took it for a ride. The ride was soft but the bike wiggled in the turns. Went home and put 40lbs of air and took another ride. The ride was better but the wiggle was still there. Added 44lbs of air and the wiggle was almost gone. After riding for a while the air pressure increased to 49lbs (I have a TPMS) and the bike felt better.
I have over 1000 miles on this tire and still donít like it. The handle is OK in the twisties but there is still a hint of wiggle. So this past weekend I took the bike out with the trailer for the first time. Everything was OK until I hit 65mph going straight on the interstate pulling the trailer. The bike started to wiggle real bad and had to drop the speed down to 60.
I started my search again for the Dunlop Wintersport RF. I found one and when it arrives it will go on the bike ASAP. I do know firsthand how GOOD and SAVE a RF tire is because on the interstate the tire went flat and I was able to limp at 50mph to the next exit and re-plug the tire to get home safely.
The bottom line is I will NEVER put a non run flat tire on the bike again. If I cannot find a RF car tire to fit my 1500, I will go kicking and screaming back to a MC tire. This Goodyear tire may do fine on a lighter bike but it isnít worth a @#$% on a 1500 Goldwing.
If any of you have any other questions, please ask.

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Found another candidate for rear on 1500

Post  Bill Sanders on Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:15 pm

Just sold my VTX 1800 C and bought a mint 1993 Goldwing Aspencade. Have searched for a couple of weeks for rear tire. Finally found one I think I'll like at Sam's Club of all places. It is a winter tire sold in the north land, not in the south.DUNLOP GRASPIC DS-3 175/60R16 82Q $94.18 plus tax total $104.66. Hope I didn't screw up. The tread looked good. I liked the look of the tread better than the Goodyear. I a week or so, I will be back on the DARKSIDE. I had a 205 on my X for over 20,000 miles

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Re: Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max 175-60-16 & '96 GL1500

Post  dwitgoldwing on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:44 am

Just got my Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max 175/60-16 yesterday.
Waiting for my new valve stems to come in and then I am going to start tearing into my 1993 GL1500 Aspencade/Sidecar rig.
While I'm at it, I am going to finish yearly maintenance, (replace all brake/clutch fluids, clean starter switch, etc), as well as lube the driveshaft with Moly 60 paste and change gear lube.

Looking forward to finally being a Darksider. I have been researching the topic for a couple years now and searching for tires for 2 months. Glad I got lucky and just happened to find the right size at a local tire shop.

I so appreciate this site and the wonderful riders who share their knowledge and experience.
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