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Discussion in 'Wheels' started by BigMike, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. BigMike

    BigMike Big Mike

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    Hey,does anyone know if they ever solved tire splitting problem?Mine started to show splitting at less than 200 miles said they would replace or give me $228.back after i send tire what would you guys do ? thinking of taking cash and get metzelers.
     
  2. CHOPTOP45

    CHOPTOP45 Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what i would do.
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    Who's the biggest ass-holes, The liberals that want to take peoples Guns or AVON TIRE CO. Man I would have to think about that one for awhile !
     
  4. Brew

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    I went to metzelers also. I had 3 cobras split on me...
     
  5. Bowhunter

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    Went with Metzlers myself, take the money
     
  6. chacha

    chacha Chaff Your EHC!!
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    Yep take the money. I had a Avon POS on the GTX do the same thing and junked it. Sticking with Metzlers until another company can compete with their quality -- Avon sure can't.
     
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    I went with the Dunlop elite 3 mainly because no one else has tried it that i know of. I will say this with the elite your back is all tire. It just barely fits. i dont know about the 300 though.
     
  8. mzinna

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    Guess I'm lucky. I've owned nothing but Avon Cobra's and NEVER had a problem with one. The last set lasted me 15,400 miles.... best of any tire I've owned yet. They WERE bald when I finally got a new set but, hey, they did last me quite a long ride. I've got another set on my bike now with 3000 miles on them and they still look new. hmmmmmmm......:D
     
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    I had a new Avon put on the back. So far so good.
     
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    Have a Avon 250 on the rear since last year. About a few thousand miles on it and still good. Beleive me I check it before every ride
     
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    Go the Metzler, cant fault mine after only getting 2000 KLM out of the avon's
     
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    Just ordered a Cobra as well. We shall see. I still liked the way the Venom looked though.
     
  13. KnotSo

    KnotSo No Time or Patience for Drama or Disrespect.
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    Is it just me or does it seem the Avon 250 tire is holding up fine and the issue is with the 300's?
     
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    I think your right. I got about 10k outta my last Cobra 250. Just replaced it with another. Mine had a nice flat spot from the twisty Kansas hi-ways though. I've not had an issue with the 250's, hell my front tire still looks good.
     
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    No brainer in my book. Dump Avon!
     
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    I went with the Dunlop Elite 3. It is a little tight so be sure to check for clearance they are about 3 millimeter wider but it will fit. Both tires are 250/40R 18 but the dunlop is wider.
     
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    I saw new old stock venom 300 tire dated 2004 for sale wonder if still good ir maybe too old and rubber has hardend. What you think
     
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    Its 10 yrs old, the only thing its good for is a planter:moped:
     
  19. KnotSo

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    Seems the splitting is not an issue on the 250 Avon tires...
     
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    THEN you take them and do this.... the ring on this table fit perfect...
     

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