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Oddbirdwithbrokewing
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Tire issues

Postby Oddbirdwithbrokewing » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:38 am



Good morning. New member. First post. I have already been reaping the benefits of this great site. I have just aquired two goldwings. The first is a1983 aspencade andthe second is a 1975 gl1000. Both are projects. The aspencade is running but needs carb work. My intentions are to share my progress. And, yes, I'm just as happy as if I had good sense ;) .
For now, I have an immediate issue with tires I
Just purchased online for the aspencade. (pics) I
have never purchased tires that have this type of blemishes.
I am rather perturbed if for no other reason than the appearance.
I would like to hear your takes on this. Is this normal these days?



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Re: Tire issues

Postby Oddbirdwithbrokewing » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:47 am

I'm sure the blemishes are part of manufacturing process but have never seen such on other tires I have purchased thru the years. There are multiple marks on each tire, front and rear.
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Re: Tire issues

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:57 am

:) It's not a blemish. That's an Avon Venom tire that you have, and what you think is a blemish is actually the logo (it's a cobra head) molded into the tire. Here's a clearer version:

Avon Cobra tire
Avon Cobra tire

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Re: Tire issues

Postby Oddbirdwithbrokewing » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:14 pm

Whoops. No red faced smilie. :? I guess if it would have been a real snake it would have bit me.

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Re: Tire issues

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:57 pm

Don't feel bad...I thought the exact same thing the first time I saw it, until I looked a bit closer and realized what it was. :)

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Re: Tire issues

Postby Oddbirdwithbrokewing » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:58 pm

Thanks. That makes me feel better. In my own defense, your example is more detailed than the one on my tires. However, viewed right side up, with my glasses pushed up off my nose, it is obvious that it is a logo. Live and learn. :)

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Re: Tire issues

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:50 am

Thanks for making me smile,I needed that today. You are going to love those tires............ 8-)
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Re: Tire issues

Postby veg_eta_ble » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:26 am

how do the Avon tires compare with Dunlops as far as wear and ride? still shopping.....
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Re: Tire issues

Postby Oddbirdwithbrokewing » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:11 pm

veg_eta_ble wrote:how do the Avon tires compare with Dunlops as far as wear and ride? still shopping.....

I ran Avons on my vt1100 tourer. I liked them a lot. I road the Goldwing specified tire on the rear. Had a puncture at high speed with rapid deflation and could hardly tell. Just a slight wobble in the rear. I believe they wore well. They stuck to the pavement and I look to change tires in the 6000 mile range anyway.

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Re: Tire issues

Postby Oddbirdwithbrokewing » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:32 pm

RoadRogue wrote:Thanks for making me smile,I needed that today. You are going to love those tires............ 8-)

You are welcome RoadRogue. Always glad to be a source of amusement;)

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Re: Tire issues

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:34 pm

Consider using Dyna Beads in the tire.I just did my 1200 and 1500.It is a noticeable difference.

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Re: Tire issues

Postby Oddbirdwithbrokewing » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:39 pm

virgilmobile wrote:Consider using Dyna Beads in the tire.I just did my 1200 and 1500.It is a noticeable difference.

I was just reading about those yesterday on their site. Sounds good. And not to unreasonble price wise if they do as they claim and you can move them tire to tire. I'm not sure
I read about what the dynamics of the beads are in a blowout/puncture situation.

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Re: Tire issues

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:26 pm

as I remember I was getting 16,000 miles out of a rear Avon Venom X and twice that for the front. I ride fairly aggressively in the twisties and pull a trailer for a few weeks a year. 8-)
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Re: Tire issues

Postby Oddbirdwithbrokewing » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:38 pm

[quote="RoadRogue"]as I remember I was getting 16,000 miles out of a rear Avon Venom X and twice that for the front. I ride fairly aggressively in the twisties and pull a trailer for a few weeks a year. 8-)[/quote
]That is great milage! I'm pretty sure my Avons were not X's. For sure they didnt have the little serpent logo do-dads on the biznus side of the tire. I did a cursory search to see.what others had to say about what kind of luck they had with Avon's. The numbers were all over the.place. However they were not all running the same types. I saw figures as low as 1500 mi. up to just over the figures you gave. When I said "I looked" to changing my tires at 6000 I meant thats when I started to see a lot of tread loss down the center of my rear tire. It probably would have been wise to have changed them. Seems,to me,there can be a mutitude of unique of factors that affect tire longevity. The important thing is they do their job while they are on your ride, no matter how long that might be :) Check out my Ace tourer. I put on 53,000 trouble free miles.
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Re: Tire issues

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:49 pm

If you live in flat land then you are not going to get the same mileage as I do here in the mountains. I spend alot of miles on each side of the tire as well as the centre portion of the tread. I keep them aired up to 41 front and 44 rear . I use Dyna Beads for balance.
Another factor in the life of the tires is temp. If you live where its hot (Texas)for long periods of time then your tires will "melt" faster than up here in the north where its cooler. 8-)


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