Just bought an '85 GW GL interstate and of course needs new rear tire. What is your best sudgestion for a replacement? I have seen two local GoldWing members with car tires on rear. Your thoughts on that topic valued.
I'd stick with an OEM recommended tire. I wouldn't trust a car tire install. A motorcycle tire is designed to perform in ways a car tire is not. Though it's your life if you choose to live life in that way.
I have only used OEM Dunlap Qualifiers, since my 1984 Aspencade was bought new, except once. I had another tire put on, that was very popular, to get me on a planned ride, until the Dunlap OEM came in. (Dunlap was on strike for awhile) Anyways, I hated the other tire, and it was only a fraction of an inch wider. I will never understand, someone putting a car tire on a motorcycle. As stated in a previous post, in a turn, how much rubber is in contact wit......Hmmm, gives me a warm, fuzzy.....I also ride an 1800 GW, and a CBR 1000rr, and can not ever imagine a car tire on one on those eithe.......... Oh well, there is always someone trying to outsmart these manufacturing engineers. Make sure they grease the splines, as most shops will not.
After my post in the Wheels and Tyres section, most members know my thoughts on 'darksiding'. On a one-off custom "bar bike" I could see me doing it, but then I wouldn't actually be riding the thing. I'd likely go to a 300 series rear first for the job, and they're not that great to ride on.