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Offline Jim Snyder

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Re: Tire help!!
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2018, 02:25:13 am »
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+1 to what Jim Snyder says. Followed his lead and never been happier.

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Yeah what Red Eagle said, listen to the master (that would be me) for he knows of what he speaks. The Avon AM-26's have been available in stock Connie sizes for years. And they corner like a champion !!!
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Re: Tire help!!
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2018, 08:16:42 am »
I was looking at the Avon tires and was wondering if anyone has tried the Avon Spirit ST radials?  I'm torn between those and the AM26 especially since the Spirit ST has a 15K mile warranty.  Anybody?

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Re: Tire help!!
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2018, 03:10:17 pm »
I too just replaced my front with the AM26. I also considered the Spirit but couldn’t find anyone that had Connie sizes in Canada. It looks like it would be a great tire. Give it a try and report back to us.
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Re: Tire help!!
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2018, 07:38:43 pm »
At the risk of starting a never ending debate... What is the problem with using the oem Dunlop radials the Concours was equipped with? My 93, purchased new, seems to ride and handle what ever I can throw at it. Maybe back in the day the tire replacement options were limited vs today...

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Re: Tire help!!
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2018, 07:57:14 pm »
Back in the day, we had more options for radials...
 Since that time, many of the manufacturers stopped making radials for the Connie..

As I recall, the OEM was not a bad tire, but cupped badly.

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Re: Tire help!!
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2018, 08:03:41 pm »
At the risk of starting a never ending debate... What is the problem with using the oem Dunlop radials the Concours was equipped with? My 93, purchased new, seems to ride and handle what ever I can throw at it. Maybe back in the day the tire replacement options were limited vs today...

Steve

You are correct. However the OEMs utilize 30+ year old technology,
are relatively expensive and don’t last very long.
IMO, there are better options available today.