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Offline RossD123

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Front rim size
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:18:36 pm »
I bought a 1997 Concours with a new Avon Azaro rear tire but a badly cupped Metzler on the front. I'm replacing the front tire and am  thinking of using a 110/80-18 Avon Ultra Storm (II?) but am curious about rim sizes. The  front rim seems wider than 3", actually 3.5" when I measure from across the valve stem area. Is official rim width measured from some narrower points inside the rim?

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Re: Front rim size
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 11:33:02 pm »
The 110 has been the selection of choice. I'm sure others will chime in with particulars and preferences.
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Re: Front rim size
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 11:50:12 pm »
Yes, the rim width is measured across the inside surfaces where the tire bead seats.  A 110 will fit perfectly  :)
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Re: Front rim size
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 12:15:00 am »
Thanks, the feedback and the fact that the Avon site says that the 110/80-18 will fit a maximum of 3" rim sounds like a go for the 110.

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Re: Front rim size
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 12:42:08 am »
Hi Ross,
Just to let you know that many of us are running the 110Storm II in front.
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Re: Front rim size
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 12:25:10 am »
I've worn out two 110/80zrx18 Michelin PR3 in front, both lasting about 12k miles. I have a PR2 on now, ordered by mistake. A really nice tire, smooth ride, excellent handling, and fantastic braking, particularly on the wet with the PR3.

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Re: Front rim size
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 01:01:50 am »
I've worn out two 110/80zrx18 Michelin PR3 in front, both lasting about 12k miles. I have a PR2 on now, ordered by mistake. A really nice tire, smooth ride, excellent handling, and fantastic braking, particularly on the wet with the PR3.

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Given your PR2 & PR3 experience, would you say the 3s last any longer than 2s?
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