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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-27-2016, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Avon Rear Cobra AV72 250/40VR-18 any good?? about to buy new tires, and was looking at these... any good?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-28-2016, 05:40 AM
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I just put them on my Vegas and so far I love them. They grip the road far better then my last set of Dunlops.
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Put a set of Cobra's on my XC this season. These skins, without a doubt, stick like glue. I put them through hundreds of miles of twisties in W.Va, in all kinds of conditions and they never flinched.
That said, I have ~4k miles on them already(I don't know how I ride as much as I do ..lol) and the rear is wearing pretty fast. I've been running pressures at 42/42 psi.

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PaiN , 4 K and already showing wear ? That SUCKS . This is the last thing I want to hear , I have the same skins .....

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PaiN , 4 K and already showing wear ? That SUCKS . This is the last thing I want to hear , I have the same skins .....
I know bro....unfortunately, these Avons are a single compound tread which leans toward performance not longevity.

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FWIW, here's my Avon Cobra history on the XCT.

Front:

Installed at 9,400 miles, new one put on at 27,400. So, I got 18,000 miles on that front. Second front still fine (have about 6,000 miles on it, i.e., about 33,000 miles on the bike now, and just did a second track day on the current set of tires two weeks ago).

Rear:

Installed at 9,400 miles, new one put on at 18,900 and another new one put on at 27,400. So, I'm getting about 9,000 miles per rear tire.

BUT:

I tend to get tire changes at the start of a season, to get it over and done with. Thus, the longevity is greater than I get, because I don't want to be bothered trying to get the absolute longest I can get out of tires, if that would mean interfering with the middle of a riding season.

I run the tires at 40/42 F/R these days, although earlier on I was running them at 38/42.

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Have Avons on my Judge.
Way better than the stock Dunlops

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FWIW, here's my Avon Cobra history on the XCT.

Front:

Installed at 9,400 miles, new one put on at 27,400. So, I got 18,000 miles on that front. Second front still fine (have about 6,000 miles on it, i.e., about 33,000 miles on the bike now, and just did a second track day on the current set of tires two weeks ago).

Rear:

Installed at 9,400 miles, new one put on at 18,900 and another new one put on at 27,400. So, I'm getting about 9,000 miles per rear tire.

BUT:

I tend to get tire changes at the start of a season, to get it over and done with. Thus, the longevity is greater than I get, because I don't want to be bothered trying to get the absolute longest I can get out of tires, if that would mean interfering with the middle of a riding season.

I run the tires at 40/42 F/R these days, although earlier on I was running them at 38/42.
From the look of my Avons, I expect about the same. I ride ~9-10k miles per season, I should be able to replace the rear each year and the front every other year. I definitely want to keep running on these Cobras.
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I definitely want to keep running on these Cobras.
Well, only if you keep that Vic.
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I went with a 240 version on my Hammer because I wanted better handling and I can't say enough good things about this tire. The bike handles like it's at least 100 lb lighter. It's fantastic!

But... I have read that it wears quiet quickly, I have seen 4-6k miles of life being reported by other owners, so it's probably a trade-off for being so nice and sticky.

In the end, I think you have to look realistically at how much you actually ride and whether better handling or longer thearwear is more important to you. My hammer is my 2nd bike, so I will always take better handling over longevity. But that's just me. Good luck.

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