Avon Venom tire pressures


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Avon Venom tire pressures

Postby dingdong » Tue May 07, 2013 8:10 am



I have been researching tire pressures for the Venom. Their web site recommends 48 / 50 lbs in the rear if riding two up and loaded pulling a trailer. This seems kind of high to me. "Max" cold pressure is listed on the tire as 50lbs. I know Admin uses Venoms also. Anyone ever ran these tires at this pressure. I am more concerned with proper tire wear at that pressure.


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Re: Avon Venom tire pressures

Postby cbx4evr » Tue May 07, 2013 9:22 am

My tire pressure rule of thumb is - maximum less 10%. Seems to do the trick.
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Re: Avon Venom tire pressures

Postby RoadRogue » Wed May 08, 2013 12:01 am

I ran my Venoms at 41 front and 44 rear, I usually run one up , with trailer about 50% of the time and like to play aggressively in the twisties. I had good even wear at those pressures on my 1100 8-)
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Re: Avon Venom tire pressures

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 08, 2013 6:52 am

RoadRogue wrote:I ran my Venoms at 41 front and 44 rear, I usually run one up , with trailer about 50% of the time and like to play aggressively in the twisties. I had good even wear at those pressures on my 1100 8-)


Don't remember what I kept my Venoms at on my GL1100, but on my GL1500 I have them at 41 front and 46 rear. That's one up, no trailer. With trailer/passenger I bump the rear up to 51.

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Re: Avon Venom tire pressures

Postby dingdong » Wed May 08, 2013 7:15 am

Okay! 50 lbs it is. Thanks guys.
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Re: Avon Venom tire pressures

Postby thrasherg » Wed May 08, 2013 10:47 am

I may have to try that, I run 38 front and 42 rear and thought that was high!! :D
This is on a GL1800..

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