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Offline Tinsailor

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« on: March 27, 2009, 08:22:00 pm »
 Gonna have to replace my rear Avon before the trip to Fontana in June.  The storm on the front is holding up well and has a lot of life left in it.  I liked the Avon but it seemed to wear out reletively quick, which is my   only complaint, and thought I'd try something known to have a little more   longevity like a Metz.   Anybody know a reason why you can't or shouldn't use another tire as   long as it's the proper size and a construction?  

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 09:43:00 pm »
I've done it for about the last 30K miles without any ill effects that I can detect.  They've recently discontinued the C907 that I've been using on the rear (OEM front) so I'm looking at maybe a Shinko on the rear with a BT021 up front.  http://www.amazon.com/Shinko-777-Rear-Tire-80H-16/dp/B001TGRNMM    I guess if you corner hard and live in an area with lots O twisties my advice would best be ignored.  
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 09:57:00 pm »
I used to say, never, never, never....then I did and now I say cheap, cheap cheap. I'm tarred of buying tars all the time at over $100 a pop. So I'm doing the cheap thing and have my econd CHen Shing rear and old Michelin 89X on the front (thank you Dan)  I got over 11k out of the last one so for less than $60.00 the deal is sealed.    If'n I had a sport bike and the ability to actually use it to 100% I'd probably be saying otherwise, but after 124K on the Connie cheap is looking better and better.  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  TEAM OREGON MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009, 08:25:00 am »
You guys just convinced me. I'm in the same boat as Tinsailor. I love the Avons but the rear just goes too fast. The front Storm is in great shape and should go much longer so I'll be replacing the rear with something that will last.   '02 Connie  COG # 6662  Dallas, Tx
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009, 06:21:00 pm »
Hey Bob.  Where have you been getting the Chen Shing's at?  And are they in the 150/80 size?  

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 09:34:00 pm »
End of an era, if you find some C907's let me know ASAP.    From another website:    Thank you for contacting Maxxis International. As of January 1, 2009, Maxxis and Cheng Shin street motorcycle tires will be discontinued in the U.S. and Canada. Maxxis and Cheng Shin off-road motorcycle and scooter tires are unaffected by this change, as are tires in other categories including ATV, passenger, light truck, and bicycle. Unfortunately, it might be best for you to look for another brand as the Detours are probably getting more difficult to find. Thank you for your loyalty and sorry for any inconvenience. Sincerely, Scott Perkins, Maxxis.      
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