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gremlin

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2013, 01:54:40 AM »
In my humble opinion, replace the Avon Deathmasters as soon as you can.

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2013, 09:42:06 AM »
Motorcycle Superstore's "Semi-annual tire sale":

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1291/MNGR/Tires.aspx?SiteID=em_03_18_EST_Semi-Annual-Tire-Sale&WT.mc_ID=36456&WT.i_e_dcsvid=341470028

They often have restrictions, but perhaps its worth a look...

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2013, 04:11:30 PM »
+1 I'd trust the knobbies a long time before the Skidmasters. Mine put me off a cliff at 2500 miles! The sooner you can dispose of them, the better.
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Re: More tires!
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2013, 01:39:10 PM »
I am not a big student of Avon tyres. Usually have used Michellins on the scoots. They were quite good. I also always seem to get a lot more miles out of them than other people, but I didn't ride at really hi speeds and bend corners except once in a while. The 2012 C5 I jsut bought looks like it has been ridden marder than I normally do based on tyre wear, but I am not sure what I should be seeing. How long do these tyres normally last? And no, they are not the horizontally grooved tyres I think you guys are talking about.

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2013, 03:16:50 PM »
C5s come with Avon Roadrider AM26 tires stock, it should say Roadrider on the sidewall.  At 11,600 miles the center groove in the rear is almost gone.  The front still has plenty of tread.

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2013, 03:29:55 PM »
I replaced my front with the same Avon tire last summer with 9k on the clock...I just ride country roads, no bridge grates and pretty much keep it at 45 -60 mph ...I currently have 10 k on my 06 iron and my rear should make it another 5-7k ... I haven't done long ventures on it (anything over 100 miles round trip) and the Avon have served me well for what I expect of them...If I was riding where their cliffs, dropoffs on curves or rode in a aggressive riding style than I would reconsider and put something sticker on.  The Avons are definitely a hard tire and I keep the pressure up around 28-30 psi..Never had a flat (knock on wood)...I can tell u that the front tire was a PIA to replace using 2/3 spoons. If I did go with k70's  I would take the tire/rim combo off and have the tire changed at the local bicycle shop.....GM
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Re: More tires!
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2013, 06:20:19 PM »
Motorcycle Superstore's "Semi-annual tire sale":

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1291/MNGR/Tires.aspx?SiteID=em_03_18_EST_Semi-Annual-Tire-Sale&WT.mc_ID=36456&WT.i_e_dcsvid=341470028

They often have restrictions, but perhaps its worth a look...

Thanks!  I took a look at my tires and the rear is worse than I thought so it's time for new ones.  This will save me a good bit of cash!

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2013, 08:00:57 PM »
In my humble opinion, replace the Avon Deathmasters as soon as you can.

Okay...wiil do.  Thx!
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Re: More tires!
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2013, 08:17:29 PM »
Okay...wiil do.  Thx!
   Anytime Gypsyjon ! Anytime.
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Re: More tires!
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2013, 10:47:56 PM »
I've grown an interest in Avon AM43 Distanzia.
Has anyone real life experience with these tyres (19" wheels)?
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Re: More tires!
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2013, 12:03:28 AM »
i had the bt45s on my 06 bonneville. rear went 10k miles, front was still decent.

What did you think of them in the wet?  I end up riding the rain a lot.  The AM26s are ok in the wet but not great.

Overall the AM26s are pretty good but they've never been confidence inspiring at high lean angles.  They stick but maybe the feedback just isn't that great, feels a little weird.  Also, it's very easy to lock the rear.  That's probably also a function of the rear drum brake.  It's adequate but the feel on it is pretty wooden.  I try to use the front for most of the braking while just touching the rear, more to keep the bike composed than to provide stopping force.

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2013, 02:08:59 PM »
BT45s on the way!

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2013, 02:14:31 PM »
This will save me a good bit of cash!

Maybe...  hopefully!  They print a flashy ad, but the fine print often reveals how few models they're actually giving discounts on...


What did you think of them in the wet?  I end up riding the rain a lot.  The AM26s are ok in the wet but not great.

Overall the AM26s are pretty good but they've never been confidence inspiring at high lean angles.  They stick but maybe the feedback just isn't that great, feels a little weird.  Also, it's very easy to lock the rear.  That's probably also a function of the rear drum brake.  It's adequate but the feel on it is pretty wooden.  I try to use the front for most of the braking while just touching the rear, more to keep the bike composed than to provide stopping force.

Scott

I suppose it's experience that would allow somebody to answer these types of questions - something which have virtually none of.  Wondering how one determines how good a tire is in the wet, or leaning into corners, besides falling down?  It's hypothetical, don't answer.

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2013, 04:06:59 PM »
I have AM26's on my G5 and have rode in the rain and on snow and ice with them and found them to perform very well. They are very predictable in the canyons and DO provide good feedback. The only problem I have encountered was recently when caught in a downpoor, alot of mud washed on to the road and I lost traction just backing off the throttle . Quite scary but I choose to believe any STREET tire would have broken loose in THAT snake snot ! Granted they don't perform like K70's because they are a completely different type of tire. I don't mind spending a few dollars more for them for the sole fact that they last twice as long as the Dunlop's.
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Re: More tires!
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2013, 04:11:37 PM »
Point taken, Jack!  Problem is, the K71's look so gosh-darn cool...