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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-02-2014, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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ok just shy of 8000 miles on my cobra , at about 2/32 tread in the center but i noticed that it looks like im getting into that "next layer" of rubber, anyone else have this, this generally shows up when there is no tread left. good thing i have a new tire on order anyway, not bashing the avon by no means, love the tire, just mostly curious.


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dumbass ! i forgot the pic! this is what i mean


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Never saw that kind of center ware before, looks like a strip of rubber peeled off....

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ya it usually doesnt look like this till no tread design is left.


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I'd guess it's a multi tread and your seeing the harder compound in the center. Ask Avon
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It's the center dual compound showing. I run Avon Ultra II's on my Busa and they look like that new. Keep riding.

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i guess what made me think about it is that the tread is almost gone anyway, and it just showed up in the last 30 or so miles.


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I don't think the Cobra is a duel compound.

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ok just shy of 8000 miles on my cobra , at about 2/32 tread in the center but i noticed that it looks like im getting into that "next layer" of rubber, anyone else have this, this generally shows up when there is no tread left. good thing i have a new tire on order anyway, not bashing the avon by no means, love the tire, just mostly curious.


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I've used Avon Venom bias-ply gyres on several previous bikes, and really liked them, so I tried a set of Avons on my XCT. Venoms were either not available in the right size, or maybe not in radials -- I don't remember which -- so I put on Avon Cobras. They lasted 7,500 miles only. Tire life is not my highest concern when choosing a tire, but 7,500 miles was just too short. I can't be spending time putting on new tires every few months. I went back to the stock Dunlop E3, which gets me about 10,000 miles. I know other riders get more miles out of them, but that's the way it is with me.

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