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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Avon Chromes and inner tubes

14,000KM and I feel that my rear Avon has to be replaced. Lots of life left on the sides, but many motorway journeys and lack of curvy adventures have worn out the center.
Since Iíve decided to go for the new Chrome tires (AV91 & AV92) Iím replacing both the front and rear.

My OEM tubes were in perfect condition with no rips, tears or any sign of wear.

Iím case anyone is interested, here are the inner tubes I ordered from Pirelli:





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And the link to where I purchased them (for our E.U. members...)
They are also available with whitewalls.

Avon Cobra Chrome 150/80 R16 TL 71V Rueda trasera TL:

https://www.neumaticos-online.es/cgi...TO-R-389617__R
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Avon Cobra Chrome 100/90-19 TL 57V Rueda delantera TL:

https://www.neumaticos-online.es/cgi...TO-R-389588__R
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I like the addition of the Union Jack on the new Avon's, that should work well on the Bobber!
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The cobra pattern that runs across the edges is really nice too. It gives the illusion of better grip, just because of the grippy pattern.
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Nice! Did you install them yourself?
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I just ordered a rear chrome. I worn out two rears so far, so this will be my third and the first chrome. I am curious to see if there are any differences.
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Nice! Did you install them yourself?
No. I leave that (and all other bike related stuff) to the professionals.

Just came back from a little ride out.
Of course the tires feel great compared to the squared-off disaster I was running on the rear before. But the roads are still very, very hot with almost no grip, so until it cools down a bit I wonít be able to lean much or abuse the throttle.
Iím also gentle for the first 100Km to let the tires bed in a bit.

The change was at 14,000km exactly, so we will see how the Chromes hold up to the AV71ís lifespan wise. If I get 10K out of them, Iíll be happy as I believe 14K was pushing it.
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I just ordered a rear chrome. I worn out two rears so far, so this will be my third and the first chrome. I am curious to see if there are any differences.
I look forward to comparing our thoughts.
New tires always feel good at first; their real handling traits will come to light over the next few thousand kmís over roads I know well.
Next time I wonít wait so long to change them as handling really was scary over the last few hundred kmís with the tired rear !
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I look forward to comparing our thoughts.
New tires always feel good at first; their real handling traits will come to light over the next few thousand kmís over roads I know well.
Next time I wonít wait so long to change them as handling really was scary over the last few hundred kmís with the tired rear !
I can certainly tell when my tire is worn flat down the center as it is now. To me, I feel it follows lines in the road too much. My front glides over a line or imperfection, but the rear follows or tracks with it more. When the rear is fresh, it glides ride over just like the front.

I replaced front and rear last time together. This time I am just going rear. I think I can get a little longer out of the front and donít want to throw away money when it isnít ready.
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