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I am almost ready to replace the tires on my 2008 Goldwing 1800.
Now i am looking for high mileage tires,i hope that someone can recomend a
tire that will last at least 20,000 miles for this bike... I am not looking
for anything but high mileage.. not wanting to set a speed record on
sharp curves... just long distance and nice ride.. what say you?
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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norton wrote:
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i should have said, what brand and what model do you use and how many miles do
you get on a set....this is for my 2008 goldwing..on my old 1100 i just replaced them
with another set of Michelin Commanders.the old set went 24,000 miles. .. they are bias ply not radial..I need to
find a good high mileage radial tire for my 1800 goldwing...
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Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a high milage tire for an 1800, unless you go Darkside, (Car tire on rear) then you at least have the rear covered. But most 1800s are doing real good no matter what brand of mc tires to get even 12,000 miles out of a set. Yes, the 1100s are easy on tires compared to the radial shoed 1800.

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Well, that sucks, but i guess i need to live with that....some one told me that they get more miles form a "Rear" motorcycle tire being used on the front of an 1800...any thoughts on that?
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That's called 'double darkside', going with a rear tire on the front, with the tire rotation reversed.

Rear tires typically have a tire tread depth of 11/32", while the fronts typically only have 6/32" tread depth.

I agree with Gene, only a car tire on the rear will give you the mileage you are looking for on a 1800.



On my 1500, I can get 28,000mi on arear Bias ply Dunlop E3, but the 1800 chew up any radial motorcycle tire well before 12,000mi.



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Darkside/car tire on the rear, and a rear motorcycle tire mounted backwards on the front.

Much more grip on the road, runflat technology, smoother ride, cooler tire temps, much higher payload ability, and 2-4 times the tread wear on all tires.
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Long life tyres don't grip so well in the wet. If you get a lot of rain where you live that should be an added consideration. That is why the Goldwings imported to the UK all had those Elite (409 if I remember right) tyres taken off by the dealers or new owners. They lasted 20000 miles but were lethal in rain.
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With the Stones pumped up I got over 20,000 on the front and 19500 on the rear with the first set.

The second set, the front Stone had over 22,000 at change out and the rear CT had 28,500.

Here's the kicker:
One up
Smooth road surfaces for the most part
Easy riding through the twists.
Higher tire pressures.
Long distance riding.
Dark siding is really good for my kind of riding.


Hay, I beat up the roads in most of my past life and now I'm just an easy rider enjoying the scenery.

Swinging a Hankook Ventus at 30psi on the rear now.
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With the Stones pumped up I got over 20,000 on the front and 19500 on the rear with the first set.

The second set, the front Stone had over 22,000 at change out and the rear CT had 28,500.

Here's the kicker:
One up
Smooth road surfaces for the most part
Easy riding through the twists.
Higher tire pressures.
Long distance riding.
Dark siding is really good for my kind of riding.


Hay, I beat up the roads in most of my past life and now I'm just an easy rider enjoying the scenery.

Swinging a Hankook Ventus at 30psi on the rear now.
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MORE TAIL WAGGING and less barking please.

Heading for the sun set and checking the boxes along the way. (until the keys are taken away)


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