Gold Wing Tire Installation

I put two new tires on my 1982 Honda Gold Wing in 2015. Now I have about 14,500 miles on them and they are worn out. Guys writing on the Gold Wing forums said they are only getting about 7,000-10,000 miles out of their tires, so I did great with these. I'm putting on the same brand again. Shinko 230 Tour Master 120/90-18 on the front and Shinko 230 Tour Master 140/90-16 on the rear.

You have to deflate the tire to get it off and to get the new one back on.
When I installed my first set of tires in 2015 I used little plastic beads. You put them inside the tire after it's mounted. They are supposed to roll around in there and "self-balance " the tire.  The beads didn't work for me.

New Shinko Tour Master 140/90-16

Rear Wheel

This time I went back to the old tried and true method. I used wheel weights to balance the tires and wheels.  I bought a wheel balance stand for only $65. The Tusk Motorcycle Wheel Balancing and Truing Stand.   I used these weights. It was super easy to do and it made a world of difference.  I have a much smoother ride now.  Search YouTube for videos on how to use a motorcycle tire balance stand.

New Rear Tire Installed

New Front Tire Installed