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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2014, 04:21:25 pm »
Take a 800lb loaded bike with two 220lb people and pull a wheelie or a big hill and what is the load on that back tire?   I think the C10 is only rated to carry like 480lb but I can't find that anywhere.  700+480=1180.  How much of that is on the back when you take off?  Lots!
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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2014, 04:46:03 pm »
Take a 800lb loaded bike with two 220lb people and pull a wheelie or a big hill and what is the load on that back tire?   I think the C10 is only rated to carry like 480lb but I can't find that anywhere.  700+480=1180.  How much of that is on the back when you take off?  Lots!

This is especially true when I hold that wheelie for several hours...    :)
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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #52 on: July 02, 2014, 05:12:25 pm »
. . . I think the C10 is only rated to carry like 480lb but I can't find that anywhere. . .

Per this blurb,
http://www.mcnews.com/mcnews/articles/kwstats.htm
GVWR=1118 lbs, wet weight 618 lbs (seems low), carrying capacity 500 lbs. My other reading says the wet weight is more like 670 porky pounds, making the carrying capacity 448 lbs.

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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #53 on: July 02, 2014, 05:46:43 pm »
. . . I think the C10 is only rated to carry like 480lb but I can't find that anywhere. . .

Per this blurb,
http://www.mcnews.com/mcnews/articles/kwstats.htm
GVWR=1118 lbs, wet weight 618 lbs (seems low), carrying capacity 500 lbs. My other reading says the wet weight is more like 670 porky pounds, making the carrying capacity 448 lbs.


According to the owner manual, the carrying capacity is 200kg (441 lbs). I've also seen the wet weight listed as 670 lbs, George. So, a total of 1,111 lbs.
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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #54 on: July 02, 2014, 11:28:53 pm »
On my 3rd Azaro.  Second bit it early with a big old screw.  The current one has fared well with about 1k
miles on it so far.  So I haven't the 'time' most have on the tyre, but I haven't seen any the failures listed.

I'm on the fence...  I love the tyre's performance...  maybe another beer will help.  ???
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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #55 on: July 03, 2014, 12:09:57 am »
I'm beginning to wonder if all of the failures are only on two up, and loaded, C10s.  It may be that the Azaro just can't handle the load. 
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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #56 on: July 03, 2014, 01:59:33 am »
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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #57 on: July 04, 2014, 01:58:20 pm »
Well I weigh 360lbs and my better half ain't no lightweight either.
With luggage we must be well over that 500lb limit.
Our biggest problem on the C10 was the centrestand grounding but fixed that with a ZZR1200 rear shock.

Those who have had these failures, do you all live in hotter parts, or colder parts?
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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #58 on: July 04, 2014, 03:08:21 pm »
My failure happened in high heat - 100 degrees plus, with a full load.  I love the way the Azaro/Storm combo handles and this was my third set.  I have not found a better handling combo for the stock rims. However, I would be hesitant to use an Azaro rear tire if I knew I would be touring with a passenger.

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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #59 on: July 04, 2014, 10:15:40 pm »
I've had two fail in May in 70 degree spring weather.  The third, at the National, was in 90 degree weather.
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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #60 on: July 10, 2014, 05:00:37 pm »
I had the same issue with a front tire, but it was a Roadsmart.  Delaminated and bulged out about 12" long down the center of the tire.  They claimed wrong air pressure.  I say bad tire.  Only one I had problem with, I'm still running Roadsmarts 2 though.
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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #61 on: July 10, 2014, 05:03:24 pm »
I had the same issue with a front tire, but it was a Roadsmart.  Delaminated and bulged out about 12" long down the center of the tire.  They claimed wrong air pressure.  I say bad tire.  Only one I had problem with, I'm still running Roadsmarts 2 though.

I hear ya.  You hope that the problem won't reccur because you like the tire so much. 
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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #62 on: July 10, 2014, 07:48:09 pm »
I had the same issue with a front tire, but it was a Roadsmart.  Delaminated and bulged out about 12" long down the center of the tire.  They claimed wrong air pressure.  I say bad tire.  Only one I had problem with, I'm still running Roadsmarts 2 though.

I had a Pilot GT do the exact same thing. No way was it pressure. Even with the bulge the pressure was still correct.
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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #63 on: August 14, 2014, 10:21:05 pm »
Crap I just bought three of these :-[
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Re: Azaro rear tire failure
« Reply #64 on: August 15, 2014, 10:24:19 am »
Crap I just bought three of these :-[

Not everyone has had my problems, thank goodness. 
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