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Offline VTconnie

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Re: Avon Storm 3D X-M radials -- any experience?
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2016, 11:14:14 pm »
Why do you guys keep talking about long ago Storms and Azaros on a thread for 3D-XMs?  It is really not helping us know more about the tyre in question.

PS:  If you do not let Avon(or any company) know about a problem and let them fix it best they can than all you are doing is hurting them, yourself and every other person needing the product.

Sorry, that's fair. Nothing personal about Avon, just reporting my experience. This was a few years ago, so it is still somewhat fresh in my mind, and seeing SISF's comments made we want to chime in. I do respect that many, many COG'ers use them with positive opinions.
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Re: Avon Storm 3D X-M radials -- any experience?
« Reply #51 on: July 08, 2016, 09:59:00 pm »
Great topic, just what I was looking for.

I have a 2006 Concours and replaced both front and rear in late 2014, I did not ride it all in 2015, because I had both knees replaced, but now I am thinking I did not get the front tire sized right. I put Shinkos on, the Verge 120_70_18 and the 777HD 150_80_16. When looking for tires I only went with those specs and not the rim size, which for the front is 3 in. Would it be a big issue wrt to handle and feel if the front Shinko tire only fits down to 3.5 in. Or could something else be wrong.

I read one of the tech docs that some tires will fit the front but will be a bit squished and may end of being both taller and wider than they should be.

I have been riding for a long time and I have never felt this uncomfortable on a bike before, just feels like it will slip out from under me in the corners.

I was thinking of either the Avon 3D (but after reading other this post...not so sure now), the Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 or the Michelin Pilot Road 3, all in 110_80_18, they can all fit a 3 in rim from the specs, but I could not find that spec for the Michelin. I would leave the 777HD on the rear for now.
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Re: Avon Storm 3D X-M radials -- any experience?
« Reply #52 on: July 08, 2016, 11:21:21 pm »
Great topic, just what I was looking for.

I have a 2006 Concours and replaced both front and rear in late 2014, I did not ride it all in 2015, because I had both knees replaced, but now I am thinking I did not get the front tire sized right. I put Shinkos on, the Verge 120_70_18 and the 777HD 150_80_16. When looking for tires I only went with those specs and not the rim size, which for the front is 3 in. Would it be a big issue wrt to handle and feel if the front Shinko tire only fits down to 3.5 in. Or could something else be wrong.

I read one of the tech docs that some tires will fit the front but will be a bit squished and may end of being both taller and wider than they should be.

I have been riding for a long time and I have never felt this uncomfortable on a bike before, just feels like it will slip out from under me in the corners.

I was thinking of either the Avon 3D (but after reading other this post...not so sure now), the Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 or the Michelin Pilot Road 3, all in 119_80_18, they can all fit a 3 in rim from the specs, but I could not find that spec for the Michelin. I would leave the 777HD on the rear for now.

Get the Michelin PR3 in the 110 size and you will have a new bike.
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Re: Avon Storm 3D X-M radials -- any experience?
« Reply #53 on: July 09, 2016, 11:41:57 am »
The PR3 fits the 3 inch rim with no problems

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Re: Avon Storm 3D X-M radials -- any experience?
« Reply #54 on: July 10, 2016, 08:36:33 pm »
After my recent off I will be replacing the front with a PR3 or 4 when this 3D-XM wears out.
I have less confidence in front wheel grip than I had with the PR3 that it replaced.
I would love if Michelin would make the PR4 in our rear size but over here the 3D-XM is the only choice.
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Re: Avon Storm 3D X-M radials -- any experience?
« Reply #55 on: July 20, 2016, 10:19:21 pm »
The 3D X-M front tire is worn out at a little under 6,000 miles. I'm not going to bother with arguing about a warranty but I doubt I'll ever buy another "Tyre".

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Re: Avon Storm 3D X-M radials -- any experience?
« Reply #56 on: July 21, 2016, 02:44:55 pm »
The 3D X-M front tire is worn out at a little under 6,000 miles. I'm not going to bother with arguing about a warranty but I doubt I'll ever buy another "Tyre".
Woah... that is some pitiful mileage. I get more than that out of my 'rear' Shinko, and I am on/off the throttle constantly..
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