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  1. Jun 21, 2018 #1

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    My tire life was just fine, but I put new front and back on just because. In back went an Avon AV72 (200-55/r18 as I recall). Monday (while it was 93 out), I picked up a nail and found myself baking by the side of the interstate.

    Long story short, I call Avon sales and they tell me every tire they sell has a one year limited mileage road hazard warranty on it! I told my dealer (who had been happy to take another $300), and off we went.

    We'll see how I all rolls out in the coming days, but that's a pretty strong customer commitment. They'll get more of my money for sure!

    Now the speedo is at least closer, and I seem to be up to 27MPG too.
     
  2. Jun 21, 2018 #2

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    That's awesome!

    Nothing sucks worse than putting a nail in a brand new tire.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2018 #3

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    Good customer service. A plug kit is always with me along with a very small compressor. I'm glad Avon took care of you.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2018 #4

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    Ive used their road hazard twice and it has never been an issue. I love that cobranon the rear and the storm 3d-xm on the front.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2018 #5

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    That's awesome, now if I could just find some Avon 18" radials in 200 width...
     
  6. Jul 13, 2019 #6

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    Following up on this, I don't know that I love the tire. Mind you it remains the only 55 profile tire I know of, but I feel like it's a little hard and prone to spinning easily.
     
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    I had one on my bike for a day, when I went land speed racing. I was expecting the taller profile to allow me another 3% in top speed and a class record.

    Didn't work out that way unfortunately......could have been I didn't have the HP to pull the bigger tire or because the weather wasn't optimal.

    I wasn't happy with how the bike felt when I was running around in the warm-up area so I took the tire off when I got home. I may have gotten used to it if I had kept on for a while.
     
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  8. Jul 14, 2019 #8

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    I think the Shinko is a good bang for the buck, pretty-sticky, I tried the Verge. I used-to buy Dunlops for my VMax, usually, but tried the Shinkos, and am pretty-happy w/them. I bought a HFT (Harbor Freight Tools, if you don't know) tire-changer set, and a static balancer, which saves a bit of $, doing it myself. I had heard the Shinkos could take a lot of weight to balance-out, but I haven't found that to be the case w/these.

    Once after installing a new Dunlop 591 Qualifier on my KZ1000, I exited the bank. to where I had ridden, and I found my less than a week-old rear tire flat! The cause was immediately-apparent, as there was a Craftsman allen-key wrench hanging-out the side. It was in the middle of the tread, but I didn't try to cheap-out and install a patch, it got discarded.
     
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    +1 on the Shinkos. Within the small group of 18" options they are the best IMO.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2019 #10

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    They don't offer this in the UK as I have asked them, what a shame.

     

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