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Anyone tried these?? There ST tire is a good looking tire. I really like the tread. Just curious.
 
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Re: Avon Tires (Sorry, Tyres)??? (galaxy)

i was given a set of Avon Azaro super sports 39/40 i think they were called, two years back and i liked them. they had what i thought as a high profile with good dropin into the turns. i would buy them again but they don't seem to be as easy to find as dunlops.


http://www.avonmotorcycle.com/...Sport


Modified by oneducs at 3:23 PM 3/31/2005
 
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i just did barber on avon sp pro's and its was good. the front end pushed alittle but i dont know how to sort my suspension ...yet. i read on rogue that i might have too much preload, etc... so other than that, the tires were really good. I also ran a 180 instead of a 190 cause i heard they turn in better. Dont really know what to compare it too, it was the RC's first time on the track. Hope this helps...
 
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Yeah, I ran the SP PRO's - AV49 (f), AV50 (r) at the last coupla track days and really liked them. The rear is REAL soft, and grippy. The front has a hint of "push" in it if I did the novice back-off on the throttle at steep lean. The front will last quite a while by the look of it, and I think could bear to be just a touch softer to be a better balance to the rear.

Good tires, for the price. I am gonna try the Powers next, to compare.
 
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Woa, just did a little searching around and the Avon 'sport touring' tires I like are actually more than Pilot Powers...Oh well. Guess that decisions over!
 
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Well, FWIW, though you've made your decision, I've put several thousand miles on a set of Azaro 45/46 and am very happy with them. They instill confidence and are sure footed in wet as well as dry.
 
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The Harley guy I sit next to at work RAVES about them.


 
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I have tried the 45/46's, liked them, nice profile similar to Rennsports, turn in quickly, confidence inspiring at full lean, good mileage. I never really trusted them that much so don't know exctly how far you can push them. A friend found them to be a bit slippery when they got old and the road was cold. I like the 49/50 SP Pros a lot, same turn in etc, really sticky. I only got 1500 miles out of the rear, the front looks good yet, I just mounted a SP (a little harder compound) am going to Roebling Road tomorrow for a track day and will know more about them after that. I have found that the Avons like more tire pressure than other tires.
 
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Ditto... I run them too... love them to death but they suck when cold... really bad.
 
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doocatiboy, thanks for the info...the 45/46's were the one's I'm looking at. I really like the tread design on them and, to be honest with myself, I'm most likely not gonna do a track day in the next few years so mileage is a little important. Still want a good handling tire though.
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Shibbydevil »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ditto... I run them too... love them to death but they suck when cold... really bad.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Totally totally agree.....they, 45/46's, are absolutely terrible when the road is just a little cool. I could take corners faster with the stock Dunlop’s. They may look cool, and last long, but the sacrifice they bear in regards to grip is not worth it! I have actually written to Avon about this. These tires should not be sold in the northern hemisphere; just cannot get them warm enough to stick!




Modified by cogitoergozoom at 8:40 AM 4/6/2005
 
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just got back from the Roebling Rd. Track Day, riding my 851. The AV49 SP Pro front, (used, 1500 miles) and the AV50 SP rear. The front never gave any hint of breaking loose. Coming out of turn 8, full lean, I grabbed a "big ol' handful" and the back came about halfway around, luckily I saved it. I don't know if a "pro" would have been much better. I won't buy 45/46's again, but will the 49/50 for the street. For the track I think I'll just get slicks!
 
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