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post #1 of 3 Old Nov 4th, 2007, 6:05 am Thread Starter
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Squared tyres or Avon?

Folks - my rear Avon Azaro has squared off a bit - still enough tread to be legal, but the tyre isn't 'round' so to speak as it ought to be.
It's done approx 3000 miles ish -and in the not too distant future I'll replace both tyres with Avon Storms.

I did a bit of research about Storms here on the forum and can see that people are noticing a little weave as if the tyres are not quite sure which way to go .....

....well, I have noticed this too - only at low speed of say about 30mph or less where road surfaces tend to be poor and with lots of overbanding or repair patches.

I'd describe it as having a very thin film of vaseline on the tyres....

My question now is .... is it the tyres being squared off - or is it an Avon thing?


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post #2 of 3 Old Nov 4th, 2007, 12:19 pm
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When I placed the Storms on my LT, it made the LT feel and behave more like a sportbike than a tourer. It was twitchy and had quicker responces like a sportbike. I can see how someone who is a cruiser or a touring rider may think that the tire is making them weave or stray when going in a straight line.
I would imagine the narrow contact patch is what makes the difference.
The plus side to the Avons is the sticky feel when completely leaned over.
The down side is the low milage that and aggressive rider can acquire with the Storms.

I am back on ME880.
I need more than 2K out of a set of tires. The roads here are very abraisive and lots of patch work. I don't ride in the rain and the Metz stick just fine on dry gritty roads.

I am trying to teach myself to ride slower on the LT, to help prolong tire life.

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Your tires will last a lot LONGER if you stop flaming them.
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