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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-05-2015, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Just put a Avon cobra on the rear of my 2010 kingpin today!
Only got 4300 miles on the original dunflop! It's like a whole new bike I love it so far! I don't know what kind of mileage to expect from the Avon but it can't be any worse than the dunflop! Still have the original dunflop on the front but it is over half worn out. I think I'm going to put a Michelin commander 2 on the front. The tread pattern on both it and the Avon are very close and I can keep a bias ply on the front and a radial on the rear. The commanders get great mileage. Just my thoughts I know everyone won't agree.
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so how often do you check the air pressure and do you have a good gauge or one of them worthless pencil stick gauges
By the way Avon say you should run more air in tire then whats normal

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I have over 17,500 mi on my stock Bumflops , still have a little left . I been running mine Fr + R , + 3lbs each

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My bike is a 2010 bought new this year. I think the tires are just old. I have a good gage and check the pressure every 2 weeks. I had dunflops on my Honda and hated them on it. I went with the commander 2 on it and loved them, can't get a 180-55-18 in them for my kingpin.
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I got 15,00 out of my first set of Dunlops, and look to get at least that much on the ones I put on in 2012. I then plan on "Perelli Fire Dragons" Bias front, radial rear. They are a little less expensive, and can be purchased on line. I like the Dunlops though. I could change my mind and stay with OEMs again,
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Sorry, 15,000 miles on the first set. I watch the tire air pressure closely with 36 lbs. in the front, and 42 lbs. in the rear. I am 230 lbs. I never ride 2up, my wife can't ride she has a Heart Valve.

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Avon makes a good tire, and they're right. Radials generally need a couple PSI more than bias tires because they have more flexible sidewalls. Let us know how your set up works. While you can run Bias front/ radial rear, most folks around here (and I'm one of them) will recommend keeping front and rear tires the same. I run radials (Bridgestone Exedras) as do quite a few others, while many like to stay bias ply. However, EVERYONE likes avons.

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Avon makes a good tire, and they're right. Radials generally need a couple PSI more than bias tires because they have more flexible sidewalls. Let us know how your set up works. While you can run Bias front/ radial rear, most folks around here (and I'm one of them) will recommend keeping front and rear tires the same. I run radials (Bridgestone Exedras) as do quite a few others, while many like to stay bias ply. However, EVERYONE likes avons.
EVERYONE???...thats a bold statement...I love Pirelli Night Dragons

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I just put the Avon Cobras on my XC , wont know how good they are until March or April . I expect to get at least 15-20 K out of them .
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I just put the Avon Cobras on my XC , wont know how good they are until March or April . I expect to get at least 15-20 K out of them .
Make sure you get those tires registered to activate the road hazard and mileage warranties:
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