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post #321 of 336 (permalink) Old 09-17-2017, 05:45 PM
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on the 1500??

Dave, does the non-RF have a narrower profile than the RF we are using?

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post #322 of 336 (permalink) Old 09-17-2017, 08:41 PM
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I was able to find and get a Michelin Alpin PA3 ZP in 195/55r16. This is the tire and size that everyone that has put a CT on their bike says works!!! So that is what I got.

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on the 1500??

Dave, does the non-RF have a narrower profile than the RF we are using?
No, a 195 is a 195, it means 195mm sidewall width on the normal width rim, a little difference between brands but all pretty close.

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post #324 of 336 (permalink) Old 06-21-2018, 02:32 PM
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Not wanting to stir up a wasp nest, but is anyone running a car tire on the front?

GL1100
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Not wanting to stir up a wasp nest, but is anyone running a car tire on the front?

NO but if you can find one that will fit you're welcome to try it.
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Ok, so I had to order a MC tire for the summer. My looking and checking sizes and things i came up with this for a replacement for a 130/80-16 GL1200 front tire. I would like a second person to look at it as well and give me your honest opinion as well. Coker makes a 5.00-16 sport tire
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post #327 of 336 (permalink) Old 06-22-2018, 12:08 AM
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What would be the point? There is absolutely NO up-side to trying to make that work on the front of a GL1200.
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Agree with Dennis on the front tire. There are those who are called double dark side, but this is where a rear MC tire is used as the front tire. Mostly done by the 1800 crowd. I only did the CT on the rear of my 1800 and in doing this increased the longevity of the standard front MC tire considerably.

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That is a car tire. I've used Coker before when I used to drag race, think its got a 40K warranty.

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They won't honor any warranty when the tire is not being used as designed/intended.

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