Actually it is rated 693 lbs./40 PSI. I have a front one on one of my 1100s, I have not ridden it myself, my son rides it so I can't say how it handles. He has no complaints. I also had 1 on the rear of my 83 (140/80-16) and it seemed to be a good tire.
I put a Shinko tire on my rear that I picked up for $10 on a clearance rack. I've only got a few hundred miles on it, but I love it!! They retail for about $70. Any touring tire will probably be a good ride, no matter the brand. I've run Avon, Continental, Dunlop and Shinko tires. Couldn't tell the difference with any of them. All I can say for sure is a new tire beats the heck out of a wore out tire!! And for those that say the goldwing has bad handling, change your tires and try riding again. New tires will make your wing handle like a crotch rocket(ok maybe not quite lol
will, rear tire 8,933.4 miles tire case split in the tread groove, rear tire 11,962.9 miles tire split in tread groove, front tire 15336.6 miles tire got large bumps on face of tire, the tread was coming loose from the case, front tire 11,138.0 miles removed it during routine tire change, it was still good but i was going on a long trip. none of these tires were worn out, they were coming apart. regards walkabout
I had a Kenda in front and changed to Michelin with less than 300 miles on the tyre. The wobble when slowing down on the handle bars was scary to say the least. Price of the Michelin was almost double, but trippel worth it. !!
I put the kenda tires on my '97 1500 back in January. I used the k671 rear tire mounted backwards on the front of my scoot. I'm right at 5,000 miles & the tires are showing very little wear. The best price with free shipping I could find was from Dennis Kirk. Hope this helps....-Rich
There are alot of people that seem satisfied with the Kendas. Since you had so many problems with 4 tires, you think it may have been a bad batch (if you bought them all at the same time). Aren't they made in China? Maybe the quality control isn't up to snuff. A cheaper tire gotta cut corners somewhere.
PREDATOR, i bought the kendas at different times so i dont know if they were a bad batch. they were all used on one bike. i am running two 1200s now and i installed four bridgestones, theywere well recommended. they dont have enough miles on them to comment, the one set has about 3,000 miles at this time but thats not enough miles to write a review, when they get about 10,000 miles then maybe i can get an edea as to how good they are going to be.the one front tire howles a bit going down the highway but thats no big deal. getting back to the kendas i think they are made in formosa, not sure. the back tires wore a bit odd because the center half of the tires were harder than the two outside quarters,i ride a lot of crooked two lane so the outside quarters wore down first. as far as price goes the local honda dealer sold me the bridgestones cheaper than i could buy the kendas. i am lucky, the dealer where i live i have known for over thirty years and i get service second to none. walkabout