Hmmm I find it fits so well I don't even use tire irons just push the tire right on using mild amount of soap.
Thanks, SFC from a former SSG who retired CW3! I’m really considering the change; it sucks planning a tire change on a fun cross-country trip. Do you have the tire mounted at a car tire shop or motorcycle shop?Mister Ed, Yes, the car tires of the correct size will fit on the OEM rear wheel. Initially installing them on the bike, it's a bit tight, but nothing that can't be overcome with a plastic bag. There's a member on another board, maybe here as well, Monk, who regularly runs the Tail of the Dragon. If you ever watch him ride, you'll never question the handling ability of a car tire again. They work just fine. I run a Pirelli P1 run flat, 195/55-16. At present, my tire has over 14,000 miles on it and still has 4/32" of tread left. This is its 3rd season, and may be adequate to get me through the end of the season, but if not, Tire Rack can have me another here in a couple days for $130. The real advantage is the run flat feature. If you're taking long, long trips, you'll thank yourself many times over for the increased mileage and not being stranded with a flat. 50 miles at 50 MPH beats setting along side the road. If you're riding two up or towing a trailer, the extra weight capacity of these will make a world of difference as well. Good luck and ride safe.
Some bike shops will, but you'll have to inquire with them first. The easiest way is to take your wheel to a auto tire place and tell them you need the new tire mounted for your custom trailer. If you go with the Pirelli P1, they're an inside/outside tire. You want to mount the outside to the kickstand side, or the side of the wheel the lug nuts would mount on. If you go with a regular run flat tire, tell the shop the wheel is for the left side of the trailer, so the rotation is correct. Ride safe and keep the shiny side up.Thanks, SFC from a former SSG who retired CW3! I’m really considering the change; it sucks planning a tire change on a fun cross-country trip. Do you have the tire mounted at a car tire shop or motorcycle shop?
yes,i have a new 2018 i bought last year and want to ride back to Alaska,do you know which tire everybody is using in a run flat,i had a run flat on my last wing back in 2002,tire size is bigger on the newer wings,thanx,and safe riding,DavyQuestion has been asked over and over and trying to find the right Car Tire for the 1800 is a exercise in futility. So, in order to give some help to those asking "What car tire will fit my 1800, lets do this.
1. Year of your 1800
2. List your tire name and size
3. Run Flat or Not Run Flat
4. Miles on your Car Tire at your posting.
5. Evaluate your Car Tire's overall performance. 1 to 10 with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best.
6. Will you stay a Darksider? Yes/No
This way anyone wanting to explore going Darkside with their 1800 can read this thread and at least compile a list of tires and a little data to help them make a decision without having to roam every thread on the subject attempting to get information.
ok guys,thanx for the info,i will keep digging,i am riding two up ,pulling a trailor,trying to do this one time from somebody that knows,i run in to this years ago,rubbing the inside of my fender.Because I lowered my bike by 1 3/4", I worry about the top of the rear tire to fender clearance. So, when shopping for a tire keep in mind the ratios. A 195/55 has a tire that has a shoulder that is 107.25mm tall. A stock Elite IV that is 180/60 has a shoulder of 108mm. So a 195/55 will throw the speedo and odometer that much more off than it already is. A 180/70 tire has a shoulder of 126mm and helps to correct the speedo and odometer. To get a good CT to give you an accurate speedo you would need a tire in the range of 229/55 and I don't that that tire would fit the inside of the fender.