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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 07:23 AM
Andy Cote
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You mention GOOP and machining of the rim so I would conclude you have read the many, many posts regarding DARKSIDE tires on a GL1200. The 15" wheel and tire combination has provided some folks a real challenge where others have had no issues. Not sure how you got that hot in the sun this time of year. I would not go higher on the pressure.

You can try polishing the wheel with Scotchbrite or similar product.

Before I spent money on machining, I would look into swapping to a 16" GL1500 wheel. There are posts on this and the 16" Austone tire is fantastic.

DARKSIDE #1500

2015 Goldwing - basic black

Previously: GL1200 Standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500, Valkyrie, Valkyrie Interstate many other Hondas

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