Taxi tire arrived. Looks pretty nice. I found a deal on a Bridgestone 709 for the front. I'll try that combo for a while to see if I like it.
Right now I'm cleaning up the front wheel with some Boms-Away that I have had on the shelf. It's amazing how that stuff cuts through the oxidation.
How someone can let the wheels get so bad is beyond me.
Are you going to use dyna beads or static weights? If you go with the beads, be careful not to slosh a bunch of bead lubricant inside the tire, it could cause the beads to clump up. They're very small little guys. After seating the bead, I had to let the air out of the tire so I can get it past the final drive. Some people don't. Not sure why that is but ya never know. You may experience a little bit of a new feeling when going into long turns. This will pass once you get used to it.
Sorry, plumb forgot you had a sidecar. Those don't do a lot of leaning in the curves, do they. :laugh:
Hello everyone, (Help!)
I have a '95 SE and I haul almost everything I own behind me in a '92 camper/trailer. I put 30k miles on the bike in the last year, at least 1/3 of the time hauling the camper. I'm on my third set of tires and I'm tired of having to replace them every few months. Most of my riding is flat, and I'm not a speed demon in the curves, though moderate speed is fun. I want to go dark, but after reading, and reading, I'm more confused than when I started, oddly enough. I want a run flat (can't afford to go into a ditch again - once is enough) that is stable in curves and is reliable. I know everyone has differing ideas, and most of the posts I've found about what tires are usable are old. Anyone have new information about what tire would be good in my situation? I'm riding 500 miles this week to visit family and will need to change the tire there. (Small town.)
What I'd like to see is your concise list of CT (sizes) that you KNOW, and perhaps a rating first to last? Is that doable?
Thanks in advance for your help.
The Austone Tax Tire used to be the single most popular tire for the 1500.
but Universal tire is trying to cut back on importing it from the UK.
Here are some links of tires that some folks have used.
Here is a thread that discusses all the tires being used as of the date of that thread
here is another thread
that link is to a single post, you will have to scroll backwards to find the questions that I referenced.
this is a threads dedicated to the Austone
a Goodyear tire
This is a list of all the tires that Universal sells as of today
I also have a 95 SE; mine has a Hannigan 2+2 Sidecar attached that weights 350+ Lbs. I use a Goodyear Turanza 175/60R16 that I get a consistent 20 to 22K miles between changes. I also have a spare rear wheel that I use to cut down the time it tales to change the tire.
If you want to call me and discuss what other things I have done tire wise, my phone # is 386-763-zero zero one zero. Leave a message with your phone # if you happen to get my answering Machine. I am very happy with the tire mileage on my rig which probably weights at least as much as yours with a passenger and luggage.
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