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a brand new tire of any make would feel great after riding around on that front dun -flop! tires wear gradually thus handing and performance goes at a slow rate also . soon as you replace with new tires it's wow! power steering and effortless handling! then ever so slowly it begins to fade.
 

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a brand new tire of any make would feel great after riding around on that front dun -flop! tires wear gradually thus handing and performance goes at a slow rate also . soon as you replace with new tires it's wow! power steering and effortless handling! then ever so slowly it begins to fade.
Yeah, you are right about that!
I remember very well how the Duncrap felt and handled when it was bran-new. A bit heavy and sluggish.
Much worse after a very short life of 4k to be sure.
The Avon has none of that and falls into the turns nicely and inspires confidence in the line.
 

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Yeah, you are right about that!
I remember very well how the Duncrap felt and handled when it was bran-new. A bit heavy and sluggish.
Much worse after a very short life of 4k to be sure.
The Avon has none of that and falls into the turns nicely and inspires confidence in the line.

Avon still falls into the turns nicely and inspires confidence after almost 4k miles, even with a car tire on the rear....
 

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a brand new tire of any make would feel great after riding around on that front dun -flop! tires wear gradually thus handing and performance goes at a slow rate also . soon as you replace with new tires it's wow! power steering and effortless handling! then ever so slowly it begins to fade.
yo my shinko smoke bombs tires are even better than those avon ladies. rolling burnouts on my gixxa sixxa! still rockin' dubble car tyre front and rear on the valk tho. all sortz of grip :D
 

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Received the Rear Avon Storm 3D XM. This is what it looks like in the 180.
Beefy looking and non inflated, slightly wider than the Dunflop hummer.

Got 5K on the oem and real close to the wear bars.
Won't be long till I mount the 3D XM.....



 

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Received the Rear Avon Storm 3D XM. This is what it looks like in the 180.
Beefy looking and non inflated, slightly wider than the Dunflop hummer.

Got 5K on the oem and real close to the wear bars.
Won't be long till I mount the 3D XM.....



Good information to consider, thank you for your post
 

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I have one on the back of my Valk. Sticks really nice. I was in the rain with it last fall and they held the road really well. I have 5000km on them and they are wearing pretty good. Maybe get another 5000km out of them.
 

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Ok, mounted the Avon rear 3D XM today and took it for a ride.
All I can say is that the it is heavenly.
It leans into the corners soooo nice, gradual and smooth through the lean.
Never did I feel the need to correct or lean more or less to get though the turns.
Almost completely intuitive as if it was going into the turns by itself an I was the observer, no exaggeration! Running 40 psi front and 42 psi rear.

Also noticed that it rode in a straight line (like on a rail) way better than my squared off mini car like tire that the Dunlop became.
With the 3inch risers, the custom Corbin seat, windshield and now these Avon's, this bike is like riding on a cloud. Maybe too comfy.....;)





 

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I picked up a set of the updated Avon Storm 3D XM, the Spirit St in 120/70 and 190/55. Have installed the front only and the difference is amazing. Rear is still good, so have not replaced yet.
 
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