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What Happened to all the Avon Cobre Chrome 180/60/R16 Tires?

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  1. Richie271

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    I couldn't decide to start another thread, use the Avon thread or add it here.

    I can't believe I have 28'000 miles on my rear Avon Chrome Tire. It still has good rubber on it but has worn square and the bike is constantly moving around under me as I ride down most roads. It falls from side to side as the tire passes over ridges and valleys in the road way. I am constantly having to steer into the fall to keep the bike on track. Duck walking the bike over rough, uneven ground is even worse. The bike keeps trying to fall over from side to side as the rear tire falls off one imperfection to the next. It's a real workout to keep from dropping the bike.

    I will be glad when the new tire arrives and I get it on the bike. I am also planning to replace the drive belt and rear pulley, while I have the rear wheel off. I have both, (lightly used), ready to go. My 2010 CrossRoads has 87'000 miles on it.
     
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    jmstang302 Well-Known Member

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    28,000 "miles" ? I think maybe you forgot to write down your last tire replacement. I've never seen anyone report making past 15k on a rear tire...

    Are you riding on polished concrete, grass or packed dirt, what's your secret?
     
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    I think you may be right. I checked my math 3 times because I couldn't believe it either. I will have to check my math again.

    Thanks.
     
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    COVID....that's the excuse around here for lack of anything or ridiculous prices.
     
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    Received my new Avon rear tire today, Sept. 17. Order placed with Amazon Sept. 14., not bad.

    I should receive my Dyna Beads and the screws to fasten the newer rear drive sprocket to the rear wheel in a few days and then I will be ready to rock and roll.
     
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    Are you sure that’s it an Avon car tire mounted back their? Car tires regularly go over 25K miles.

    I miss the Dunlop Roadsmart II 160/60 I had on the front of my CCT. Those tires go over 30K (yes 30K) miles before they reach the wear bars. Sadly Dunlop doesn't offer the new Roadsmart III in 160/60 18.
     
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    Nice! Amazon is pretty quick
     
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    I got the Cover of the output sprocket cover without removing the exhaust today. No damage to the cover. It took a lot of trial and error and it came down to removing a small section of the gasket at the bottom of the cover to get the extra 1/4" or less that I needed to do the job. Now if I can get it back in place after replacing the belt that would be nice.

    I am not ready to do the complete tire and belt change yet but I had some time today and couldn't help myself, I had to try to remove the output sprocket cover and it worked.

    I plan to tackle the rest of the job starting Tuesday morning. Here's hoping.

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    I've replaced mine with black cover and yes can be done without removing exhaust. I do recommend covering with something to prevent scratches. Looks like you found the trick with unbolting the floorboard mount. :)
     
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    Rubber shortage, it's not just Avon's, Covid, worldwide supply chain is broken.
     
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    Welcome to the 'Darkside' choice in tires.

    My local dealer who still services Victory told me that they can get front tires no problem. Back tires on backorder since June!
     
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    Haven't seen it. Maybe I just bought at the perfect time for my bike and pickup this year. Big discounts and plenty of supply for both.
     
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    Apparently Motorcycle tires are the new toilet paper
     
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    IndyVictory, You have a sharp eye. I did unbolt the passenger peg mount. I was hoping I could remove it but that would require removing the exhaust. Being able to move it around did help removing the cover.

    Did you write the, (how to), article that inspired me to try this? I can't remember. If it was you, thanks.
     
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    For me that would be forgetting to write down the last 5 tire replacements! LOL Here's the latest victim, 5000 miles almost exactly.
    IMG_5690 (3).jpg
     
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