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Old 06-27-2012, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A few years ago, I read on the GWRRA Trike forum that a lot of GW trike owners were putting the Michelin Pilot Activ rear tire on the front of their GL1800 Trikes and many were running it backwards! I understood that wear was about the same either way, but heard good things about it. Now that it is time for me to replace my front tire on my 2004 GL1800 Hannigan Trike, I'd like some thoughts of others that may have insight in this topic. Thanks..
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Welcome to the forum DustDevil
Do you have the easy steer fork triple tree on the trike?
I have the Pilot Active rear on my 99. @ 3,000 miles on it so far, no complaints so far. Had a Bridgestone BT45 rear before this. It started cupping @ 10,000 miles, replaced @ 17,500 miles. f course it is not a trike so take it with a grain of salt. I ride them harder than most, lots of scraping the pegs & more in the twisties.
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I also use that on the front of my 1800. It does not wear in the center where a trike would wear it. I grind the center down at some point about 1/2 life to even it up with the sides.

This is one I wore out.

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I checked out the motorcyclesuperstore for the MPA tire today. Cost was $107 for the GL1800 (rear tire). Found out that they would send to "preferred installed", who would then call me to bring the trike in for installation. Turns out it was my local Honda dealer, so I called them. They had the MPA tires in stock, made a deal for tire, mount/balance all for $165, so it happens tomorrow!!!
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I have the MPA on my 1500 champion trike kit. I have about 12000 miles on it still looks good no cupping yet. Pretty happy with it so far.
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Another is the Stone BT45 rear tire mounted reverse rotation.
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Another is the Stone BT45 rear tire mounted reverse rotation.
Is that what you have on your trike? How many miles on it do you have and how is it fairing?
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