Tire for 2008 GL 1800 Goldwing

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Tire for 2008 GL 1800 Goldwing

Post  papa smurf on Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:02 pm

Thinking about going to the dark side. What would everyone suggest that I run and what PSI to run. Oh I like to ride my Wing very aggressive I am on my second set of foot pegs. So any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Tire for 2008 GL 1800 Goldwing

Post  robw on Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:57 pm

There are so many choices and you could get many opinions. You can run a 195 or a 205 tire. I prefer 195 runflats.
I am a fairly aggressive rider in the twisties and have found most any tire to work for me. It all comes down to mileage and safety for me.
It appears the current favorite is the Michelin Alpin. You will probably find a lot more info on the GL1800riders.com Darkside forum.
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Re: Tire for 2008 GL 1800 Goldwing

Post  smokey2255 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:01 pm

http://mcdarksiders.forumotion.com/t6075-michilin-primacy

If that don't work for you got to the Goldwing section, we discuss tires pretty extensively there.

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Re: Tire for 2008 GL 1800 Goldwing

Post  CutterDuck on Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:46 pm

At the bottom of this link, you will find just about every CT that has been tried on a GL1800. Hope this helps.

http://www.murgie.com/dsi_roster.txt

I run the Michelin Alpin Primacy and am very satified with it. However, some of the guys who ride real aggressive in the twisties have reported back that they do not like the feel of the tire when they are accelerating out of a hard turn fast. I believe the tread depth of the tire causing it to feel a bit squirmish out of a curve for a VERY aggressive rider. With that being said, it is a real good choice for the other 95% of Wing riders who are running DS.
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Re: Tire for 2008 GL 1800 Goldwing

Post  Doc on Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:18 pm

What they said on the Michelin! plus1

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