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Re: Tire Dims
« Reply #15 on: Mar 04, 2010, 09:06:43 am »
Thanks man....this helped clear things up alot

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    Re: Tire Dims
    « Reply #16 on: Mar 04, 2010, 11:11:59 am »
    Since I'm running 8 1/2 Wide rear wheel, I plan on moving to the Metz 260 before (if I can still go) the next trip to Sturgis... The height difference will assist in Gas Mileage, and the wider track will look bad ass!


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    Re: Tire Dims
    « Reply #17 on: Mar 04, 2010, 12:10:12 pm »
    I am currently on an Avon Cobra AV72 240 /R40 18.  I have about 4,430 miles.  It is wearing MUCH BETTER than my stock Metz 210 [I only got 5,100 miles] on it.

    I then tried a Dunlop Elite III 240R/40/18.  I got 7,100 miles on it.  The Avon AV72 Cobra has 11.5/32nd of tread and is the 'hookingest" tire I have ever seen.  I tend to be heavy on the fun factor [throttle]  I run up the rpm and find it difficult to stay off the pipes. 

    Thus far, it is my opinion the Avon Cobra AV72 will outlast the Dunlop EliteIII 240.  I am vigilent on keeping the rear tire pressure at 42 psi for single top riding.  Do not ride two top.  I run my front Avon AV71 bias ply tire at 38 psi. 

    I will let you know when the Avon Cobra AV72 wears out.  I am looking for about 4K more miles! 

    I recommend the Avon AV72 Cobra - but that is just my humble experience. :raider:

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    « Last Edit: Mar 05, 2010, 04:07:05 pm by Motodad393 »

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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #18 on: Mar 04, 2010, 12:10:38 pm »
      I vote to make this thread a STICKY!!!! O8O

      If i go with the AVON 250 and I am at stock ride height, will I have to shave any bolts to avoid rubbing?

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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #19 on: Mar 04, 2010, 12:14:29 pm »
      I vote to make this thread a STICKY!!!! O8O


      Done.....
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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #20 on: Mar 04, 2010, 12:22:02 pm »
      A lot of great comments on this thread, i too, wore out the original tire rather quickly. I went to the Avon 240, and like it quite a bit. It does stick to the road, and wear better than stock. I'll go Avon 250 next time!  :raider: :raider:
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      My Cobra AV 72 240 / R40 18
      « Reply #21 on: Mar 05, 2010, 04:15:55 pm »
      Last weekend I took a pic of the rear tire on my bike.  I posted it in my Profile.  It is the pic with the scribble marks on my plate.  After reading this post and posting earlier I went and checked the actual miles on this tire thus far.  I was very pleasantly suprised.

      Earlier I reported around 3,500 miles so far.  My apologies - I actually have 4,430 miles on this tire.  This is incredible to me.  I tend to have a heavy throttle hand and I like to stay on the pipes.  It is my replacement for chocolate, sugar and such. 

      Just thought I would let you folks know.  After this coming weekend [tomorrow] I will have another 600 more miles on it.

      I am loving this Avon Tyre - Cobra AV72 240 more than I thought. 

      One other thing, I am riding more than I thought.  Damn sure does not feel like it!   ;D ;D  :raider:

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      « Last Edit: Mar 05, 2010, 04:17:29 pm by Motodad393 »

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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #22 on: Mar 05, 2010, 10:56:58 pm »
      I had Avon's for about 1000 miles.  Took them off and put MEtz back on!  I hated the Avon's!

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      Re: My Cobra AV 72 240 / R40 18
      « Reply #23 on: Mar 05, 2010, 11:36:48 pm »
      Last weekend I took a pic of the rear tire on my bike.  I posted it in my Profile.  It is the pic with the scribble marks on my plate.  After reading this post and posting earlier I went and checked the actual miles on this tire thus far.  I was very pleasantly suprised.

      Earlier I reported around 3,500 miles so far.  My apologies - I actually have 4,430 miles on this tire.  This is incredible to me.  I tend to have a heavy throttle hand and I like to stay on the pipes.  It is my replacement for chocolate, sugar and such. 

      Just thought I would let you folks know.  After this coming weekend [tomorrow] I will have another 600 more miles on it.

      I am loving this Avon Tyre - Cobra AV72 240 more than I thought. 

      One other thing, I am riding more than I thought.  Damn sure does not feel like it!   ;D ;D  :raider:

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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #24 on: Mar 06, 2010, 12:57:21 am »
      I had Avon's for about 1000 miles.  Took them off and put MEtz back on!  I hated the Avon's!
      Need more info, please list some of the reasons why, i'm only committed to mine until it wears out, if there is something better, i would like to read about it.

      Rebel Dog, do you still have your ST? If i get another bike i'm thinking of a Kawi Coni or the ST. What are your thoughts on that bike, what year is/was yours? Any additional info would be appreciated.

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      « Last Edit: Mar 06, 2010, 01:00:36 am by RedStar Raider »
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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #25 on: Mar 06, 2010, 07:31:58 am »
      I had Avon's for about 1000 miles.  Took them off and put MEtz back on!  I hated the Avon's!
      What did you not like about the Avon?  I have the Avon Venom 250 on mine and I love it!  The reason nobody gets many miles out of the 240 metz is because it is too small for the power of the bike.  I could white smoke the 240 metz, but the avon will just slip a little.  With any tire, if you just poke around, you would probably get close to 9,000 miles on it. 

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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #26 on: Mar 06, 2010, 08:00:53 am »
      Well, no Dallas this weekend.  Will ride Houston area for two days. With respect to the 240's to me  it is about tire life [miles].  My loyalty is to which tire provides the most miles for the way I ride.  Thus far the Avon AV72 Cobra 240 is well in the lead - then again, the jury is still out.  It is about TOTAL Miles for hand some would say is "heavy" when in actuality it is the Raider's fault ;) 

      The Dunlop Elite III 240 did give me 7,100 miles, but I expected more.  It would be hard to convince me to try a Metz 240 at this point. 

      As with all tires it is the riders responsibility to be mindful of tire pressure and take care of them.

      Ride Safely all and don't pick on the Harley's too much.   :raider:
      « Last Edit: Mar 06, 2010, 08:02:33 am by Motodad393 »

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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #27 on: Mar 06, 2010, 09:25:57 am »
      Well, no Dallas this weekend.  Will ride Houston area for two days. With respect to the 240's to me  it is about tire life [miles].  My loyalty is to which tire provides the most miles for the way I ride.  Thus far the Avon AV72 Cobra 240 is well in the lead - then again, the jury is still out.  It is about TOTAL Miles for hand some would say is "heavy" when in actuality it is the Raider's fault ;) 

      The Dunlop Elite III 240 did give me 7,100 miles, but I expected more.  It would be hard to convince me to try a Metz 240 at this point. 

      As with all tires it is the riders responsibility to be mindful of tire pressure and take care of them.

      Ride Safely all and don't pick on the Harley's too much.   :raider:

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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #28 on: Mar 08, 2010, 08:31:28 pm »
      With all the tire sizes and height discussed here I am assuming they fit on the stock rim???

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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #29 on: Mar 08, 2010, 08:44:07 pm »
      the 250 will, I know