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I hope you don't mind me asking this question here.....Ive been running a CT (MHE) on the back of my 06 1300 R now for little over 20k...I need a new front tire...would I run into any problems using a bias ply tire..(found a deal) many thanks in advance....
 

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I hope you don't mind me asking this question here.....Ive been running a CT (MHE) on the back of my 06 1300 R now for little over 20k...I need a new front tire...would I run into any problems using a bias ply tire..(found a deal) many thanks in advance....
No one running "mixed" tires on an 1800 has experienced a problem so far as I know.







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Shouldn't be a problem. I lot of goldwing riders use radial car tire on the rear and a bias ply on the front. You are not supposed to mix bias and radial on the same axle.
 

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The thing you don't want to do is run the combination of a radial front bias rear!
Bias front radial rear is just fine!
 

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The thing you don't want to do is run the combination of a radial front bias rear!
Bias front radial rear is just fine!
Wondering why , please explain .
 

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Shouldn't be a problem. I lot of goldwing riders use radial car tire on the rear and a bias ply on the front. You are not supposed to mix bias and radial on the same axle.
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Wondering why , please explain .
to answer problem with radial front bias rear:

a radial tire tends to wander side to side due to its radial construction whereas the bias ply tire has a much stiffer sidewall and doesn't wander like the radial. A radial in front will tend to wander side to side and you'll be correcting this all the time. a bias leading the radial will tend to have the rear follow and track the front.

At least this is how I understand it. If anyone desires to help me understand it differently, they are welcome to help me learn more.
 
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