I have a 95 GL1500 with a Hannigan astro 2+2 and get excellent mileage and handling using a Goodyear Assurance 175/60 R16 on the rear. I get 21K on this rear tire and I am on my 3rd one. This tire is about 3/4 inch smaller in diameter than the original tire and changes the Rev's about 300 RPM higher in all gears. No effect on gas mileage since the car tire has much lower rolling resistance. I like the higher Revs, since at about 35MPH I was always sort of between gears and the smaller tire fixed that.We just acquired a 98 Gl/Sidecar rig. It's going to need tires and soon. What is the current choice for the rear? A search here brought up a recommendation for the Austone Taxi tire.
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.
Gonna start with the static weights. Not worried about the handling as it's a sidecar rig. However I do run a CT on my 1800 and love it.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.