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The '03 GL1800 I just bought has a set of Avon Cobra's on it. I had those on my '88 GL1500 and was less than pleased with the mileage of the rear tire. Got about 7000 miles out of it. Has anyone had experience with these tires on the 1800 and if so what kind of mileage did you get?


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I've been replacing my Avon's every 12,000 to 15,000 miles on my '03 GL1800 and the rear is usually roaring when leaning the bike over on curves at that point due to wear. I've been running Avon's for the last 60,000 miles now. I think I'm going to try the new E4's this next time around.
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I run Avons on my 1800 and just love the handling, but I only see 8-9k miles out of a rear tyre, so your mileage seems normal to me. I ride about 9000 miles a year, so it equates to one tyre a year which is acceptable to me given the great ride they give.

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Post by Wingsconsin »

I have the Avon Cobras on my bike right now-
About 9000 miles and plenty left it seems -
I run them hard (MAx cold PSI) all the time -
They are getting noisy in turns now... but they handled great..
My next set is going to be Bridgestone - because I have an extra set in the garage -
Then I may try E4s after that ....
So I am set for the next 2 years anyway.
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Thanks for the reply's. Next week is work week. Adding CB and Antenna, running lights, Backoff module, trailer hitch and wiring. (5-4 adapter). Plus whatever else I can think of while I have the plastic off. Any suggestions?
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With the shelter off, I'd check the cruise control cable and adjust it to remove any lag you might have. Be sure to spray out and clean the CB connector plug, mine was not covered and when I connected mine I had issues keeping it functional; I also discovered it was far from fully connected. Contact cleaning, ensuring full plug connection and then zip tying the plug together saves a lot of work and frustration down the road.
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PastoT wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:23 pm
With the shelter off, I'd check the cruise control cable and adjust it to remove any lag you might have. Be sure to spray out and clean the CB connector plug, mine was not covered and when I connected mine I had issues keeping it functional; I also discovered it was far from fully connected. Contact cleaning, ensuring full plug connection and then zip tying the plug together saves a lot of work and frustration down the road.
Good advice! I have the shelter off now and have got the running lights installed. CB is the next step.. It's been around a 100 degrees for highs here all week, so I can work a few hours in the morning and then again in the early evening. Things are going slower because I have to figure things out and locate plugs, etc. as I go along. Next step is to remove the CD changer and install the CB under it.. Instructions say to remove the trunk, At this point, that doesn't seem necessary to me. Any thoughts are welcome.......


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