High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
The absolute worst tires I’ve ever experienced were Maxxis on my 76. Gl1000 Wing pitch it over in a turn and they may just skip/slide over an inch or so. I went back a couple of times to look at the road surface and never found anything. Tar snakes with those tires were true “short stainers”. Thank goodness they didn’t last long.
My buddy who owned the shop I got them through was also a rider (gl1000’s & gl1800’s) and swore by them as the best tire he ever used after the Bridgestone Spitfires, I used to value his opinion a lot, after the Maxxis experience I questioned everything......
On the FJR, all the tires that have been on it past the oe’s have been better than the rider and even the oe’s weren’t really bad past the very short wear & cupping. Truthfully today’s tires are mostly all pretty good, of course being older and not finding the thrill in scrapeing parts anymore has given me much longer tire life generally except for the oe “stones” but I’ve grown to not be a Bridgestone fan due to the oe FJR bridgestones and the “stones” on my 07 Camry hybrid where the dealer had a batteries & tires for life deal when we bought the car new, those tires generally lasted between 12k to I think the high was 20k, just terrible, the dealer said they had seen as low as 6k,they weren’t great tires. The dealer put a lot of tires on that car for the 150k that we owned it, great car ! Terrible tires !
Anyway,,, happy Thursday. .
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !
Last edited by passx; 08-27-2020 at 08:21 AM.