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planning a app. 5000 mile trip june-july and would like to know what tires are the best with 2up 340lbs plus trailer . bike is 1500 .
 

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All of the M/C tires are rated the same weight rating for the GL1500 990 lbs
You would have to go to a C/T to get a higher weight ratings, as many have here.
 

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Own '95 GL1500 sidecar rig almost 13 years. Learned thru use: Metzler 880 Marathon REAR tire has weaker sidewall than Avon Venom, so stuck with Venom[front & rear]until switching last riding season to Austone rear tire[SUPER tire for our rig!]. Venom rear tire was TOO WIDE to fit in my swingarm. Avon widened it over previous Venom and it rubbed on right inside of swingarm. Austone is a God-Send! My two cents.
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P.S. Still run Avon Venom FRONT tire, as it handles well on our rig.
 

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As long as you're using a tire that's rated properly for the bike, the most important thing is to run the correct tire pressure. I believe most of the common tire problems start with improper pressure...and some of them don't show up until later in the tire's useful life.
 

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Actually, there is one MC tire in stock size that is rated for just under 1100 pounds. I ran it before I ran the last E3. Crap- I wish I could remember the name of it!
 

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The tires on my forklift have a fairly high load rating.

Oh wait, just because a tire might 'fit' on a motorcycle does not mean its a good idea.....



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What's the difference between Dunlop 3 Elite Radial or Belted ? Can someone explain ? Do you need radials on a Goldwing ? I want to match the front with what is allready on the rear.
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The 1500s come with bias ply tires, not available in M/C tire listings for GL1500 to go to radials.
 

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But.... some have run the GL1800 radial on the front without a problem(was put on at a dealer unknown to the purchaser)
I have toyed with putting one on the front as I am Darkside radial on the back anyhow(for more weight capacity and longevity as well as superior handling)
 
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