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This inquiry is/was for GL1500....guys with 1800 have done it, i'm aware...thx
Oops, I did not look at your profile.
That is why each thread that is started should EXPLICITLY STATE what model bike the inquiry is about.

So, for the 1500 there are a few choices available.
The taxi tire is most popular, but a couple of others are out there.

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1200 Darkside tire

So have you guys came up with a good choice for a 1200 tire?


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Well for my 2 cents... I am currently riding 2 1200 Wings with CT... my 84 has over 6000 miles on it and my 87 almost 2000.... I am not a risk taker when it comes to my riding style... I ride to go from point A to point B comfortably, and safely... I ride on concrete, asphalt, gravel and grass... The tires in question are a BF Goodrich and a Nexen... what I can say without question is the BF Goodrich does work... BUT, because of the squared shoulder tread profile, the 84 wing will tend to travel in a straight line even during a turn...So this tire will be replaced with another style tire soon... my 87 wing running on the Nexen is really nice to ride... the rounded shoulder profile feels and handles more like a cycle tire... when I ride on gravel or grass there is much less bounce in the rear and more stability in heavy gravel... my wife enjoys less bumps and a smoother ride, this equals more ride time for us...
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post #324 of 367 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 10:52 AM
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Well for my 2 cents... I am currently riding 2 1200 Wings with CT... my 84 has over 6000 miles on it and my 87 almost 2000.... I am not a risk taker when it comes to my riding style... I ride to go from point A to point B comfortably, and safely... I ride on concrete, asphalt, gravel and grass... The tires in question are a BF Goodrich and a Nexen... what I can say without question is the BF Goodrich does work... BUT, because of the squared shoulder tread profile, the 84 wing will tend to travel in a straight line even during a turn...So this tire will be replaced with another style tire soon... my 87 wing running on the Nexen is really nice to ride... the rounded shoulder profile feels and handles more like a cycle tire... when I ride on gravel or grass there is much less bounce in the rear and more stability in heavy gravel... my wife enjoys less bumps and a smoother ride, this equals more ride time for us...
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Thanks for the reply.

What Nexen tire did you go with. Any issues mounting it.


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So have you guys came up with a good choice for a 1200 tire?
I have a Classic 165/80R 15 on my 1100 that has a 1200 Swingarm, the wheel/tire was also on my 84 Standard.



I am currently just shy of 12,000 miles on the tire and I am no where near the wear bars of the tire. This tire has rounded edges when it is inflated so it makes cornering real easy. The down side to mount a car tire on a 1200 wheel is seating the bead. Either inflate the tire with over 80 PSI of air and risk blowing out the tire or machine the wheel to remove the ridge that is cast into the rim.

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I can't remember the specific Nexen tire I had mounted... I am not near the bike at the moment so I can't look.... I do remember that it was not an expensive tire (about $76) and there was no issues having the tire mounted at my local Firestone shop... I would recommend to the tire people to use the most "slippery" tire grease they have to mount the tire...

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I can't remember the specific Nexen tire I had mounted... I am not near the bike at the moment so I can't look.... I do remember that it was not an expensive tire (about $76) and there was no issues having the tire mounted at my local Firestone shop... I would recommend to the tire people to use the most "slippery" tire grease they have to mount the tire...

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It's probably the same size that Brian used. A 165/80R 15. but please verify when you can.

Has anyone found a run flat version in that size?


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Not likely. There aren't many options in that size.

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So I'm about to pull the trigger on a Nexen 165/80r/15 for my 1200.

Just wondering what balancing method you guys are using for a ct. I've been using counteract beads in my Shinkos. I have IIRC a 2oz pack that is enough for my Shinko rear.

You guys think that would be ok in this Nexen?


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any brand bead should work fine,

I am using Dyna Beads and they have never clumped up while I was using them, in 3 different bikes.

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