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post #21 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-16-2008, 07:55 PM
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I found the tire size on my Interstate:
rear= MU90 B16 M/C 78H
front= MR90-18 M/C 71H, Guess I'll have to find tires to fit.

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I love my new Michelin Pilot GT's, but they are only for the 1500.

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I had 640 miles on my GL1800 when the rear tire went bad. Dealer said that there was nothing in it but that the OEM tires were junk. He replaced it with a Dunlop Elite 3. Picked it up last night so have less than 100 miles on it. Don't notice any wobble. If it last more than 640 miles will be an improvement.... expensive though.... Honda doesn't offer any type of road hazard.... funny, because I could purchase one on a $35.00 tire from WalMart...

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I had 640 miles on my GL1800 when the rear tire went bad. Dealer said that there was nothing in it but that the OEM tires were junk. He replaced it with a Dunlop Elite 3. Picked it up last night so have less than 100 miles on it. Don't notice any wobble. If it last more than 640 miles will be an improvement.... expensive though.... Honda doesn't offer any type of road hazard.... funny, because I could purchase one on a $35.00 tire from WalMart...

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I HAVE A 1800 2009 GOLDWING AND 800 MILES I HAVE TAKEN IT BACK TO THE SHOP SIX TIMES FOR THE WHEEL WOBBEL THEY HAD TO BUY IT BACK I BOUGHT ANOTHER SAME THING THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS BUT I WILL TRY THE Metzler 880's INFACT I HAVE BOUGHT THEM AND WILL CHANGE THEM THIS WEEKEND
I DO HOPE THIS WILL FIX IT
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Look for the Bridgestone "EXEDRA" tires for GL-1800's. I have found that not all Bridgestone tires are the same. The Bridgestone Exedra is the best tire I have found,of all brends I have tried over the years. Also eliminated the Dunlop 40 mph shake!
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And another vote for the Exadra 704 and 709. They are great tires, well made, deeper tread and just plain work well on the 1800. They hold the road in the wet too, none of that surfboarding stuff other tires like to do.

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I guess I'm the only one but I absolutely hated the brdgestone G704 & G709s I had on my 1800. They did absolutely nothing as well as the original dunlops, no traction, terrible noise, followed grooves in the pavement to the point of being dangerous and lasted almost exactly the same miles. I will curse them and recommend against them as long as I still can remember them and I kept them around as a reminder. I just thought the dunlops were bad until I tried the stones. I am very satisfied with the dunlop E3 I have on the front now and still giddy about my choice of rear tire.

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I guess I'm the only one but I absolutely hated the brdgestone G704 & G709s I had on my 1800. They did absolutely nothing as well as the original dunlops, no traction, terrible noise, followed grooves in the pavement to the point of being dangerous and lasted almost exactly the same miles. I will curse them and recommend against them as long as I still can remember them and I kept them around as a reminder. I just thought the dunlops were bad until I tried the stones. I am very satisfied with the dunlop E3 I have on the front now and still giddy about my choice of rear tire.
Yea.......But you are one of those crazy riders that prefers square tires. Someone else around here prefers them too, not sure what his name is but he is half crazy too.
Square tires are cool, but you have to have a lot of friends because they will not go around corners. Try as I might I always seem to run into a corner and have to call someone with a trailer and get them to load the bike up and push it around the corner.
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The 1800 is my bike. The very best motorcycle ever made. I was enthralled with my first test ride on this machine. It is a great bike. A crotch rocket with storage bags.............As for oil I use the slick kind, and I like round tires, but as of late I have found square ones work best on the rear. Pirelli Eufori 195/55/16 @ 32 PSI
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