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What would you all recomend? I'm going to need to change both here pretty soon and know nothing about these tires other than thier size and the fact that I have to run Biased ply. I don't even know if I have tubes but looking at some old postings I believe I do.

From those old posts it looks like Dunlops are factory and work well. Do I have choices in tread patterns etc..? Like I said I've not looked at any tires yet as I don't really know exactly what to look for.
 

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If you look on the Internet you'll find several tire brands, as for which one is best you aren't going to find that out here, everyone has their own preference to tout. If you go with Bridgestone you'll make one old codger happy so take a look at them. I lean toward Dunlops, but any brand of new tires will make you bike feel better.
 

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The tires that are on the bike say tubeless. I thought I had tubes though from reading another thread on here. So I guess I just look at tubeless tires in my size?

I'd still like to hear what others recommmend and why. IMO tires are one of the most important items on any vehicle and once they are bought you have to live with them for quite some time.
 

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I, and many on this forum will agree thatit's hard to beat theBridgestone Spitfire S11 tires. (And you'll get much more respect from Redwing if you run these.)

I've been running them on all my bikes for about ten years and very impressed. They havea dual-compound design, whereas they use softer rubberon the sides for better cornering performanceand a harder compund in the middle for long wear.

In my opinion the Bridgestones really wake up the performance on these old bikes.
 

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DUNLOPS:waving:
 

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Fisher-Price!

(just kidding, I went with Bridgestones)

Ruaidh
 

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Just steer clear of the cheap tyres made in China. There are lots of tehm that fit the GL1000 and early 1100 and they are rubbish. Bridgestones are well liked by GL1000 owners.
 

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Fisher-Price makes tires ???  Really ??   /forums/images/emoticons/big_grin.gifLOLOLOL                      I also lean to Dunlops, 'cuz I lean. my bike .... LOL...  High center part mileage, and grippy shoulders... Suits me .... but a lot depends how you ride... I have a winger friend for whom Money is no object/forums/images/emoticons/shock.gif... and he does not get excited if he only gets 3000 miles per... and he swears by Avons... so  Its like OIL (shhhh!! ) or Filters... (Agh !!!)  ... a personal thing ./forums/images/emoticons/cool.gif.                                                                                                                              SilverDave /forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/cooldj.gif
 

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The Dunlop and Bridgestone are both good tires, but I prefer the Bridgestone because they just seem to have a better feel when riding the bike. They're also pretty good in the rain.
 

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b.pete wrote:
Thanks for all the replies. The tires on it now are not even branded so I have no idea what they are only that I don't want those again. I don'tlike the tread pattern.

I like the look of these

http://www.ridedirect.com/showProduct.php?id=337

or these

http://www.ridedirect.com/showProduct.php?id=98

The bike will mainly be used for what it was designed, touring, and most of the time I plan on having a passenger.
The Spitfires you show are the ones I bought. Now I just need to get them mounted...
 
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