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Re: Tire suggestion as per riding style
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2013, 01:03:39 pm »
All of the Azaro sizes are an R designation, meaning they are radials.
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Re: Tire suggestion as per riding style
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2013, 10:33:17 pm »
All of the Azaro sizes are an R designation, meaning they are radials.

Makes sense to me for sure.


So what of the Storm?  Is it a dual compound tire already or is there some checking on date codes needed for it too?

Man, I am going to celebrate when these tires are finally bought and on the bike!  Whew! :))
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Re: Tire suggestion as per riding style
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2013, 12:39:41 am »
Ken,
Straight from the sidewall:  110/80ZR18 - confirmed it is a radial.
The full name is: Storm 2 Ultra. Maybe some websites shorten the name a little?
I don't know if it's a dual compound or not, but it wears well, and evenly, so I haven't worried about that.

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Re: Tire suggestion as per riding style
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2013, 02:59:31 am »
My understanding is the Storm 2 is a dual compound version version of the Storm, so if you buy a Storm 2, it will be dual compound.  The Storm 2 superseded the Storm, and has been available for a couple of years now, so the chance of getting one of the old single compound tires from one of the high volume online stores is probably pretty slim.  Even if you somehow got one, you would know by looking at it because it would not have the Storm 2 designation.

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Re: Tire suggestion as per riding style
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2013, 04:33:56 pm »
This is what Dennis Kirk sent me when I emailed them about the date codes: 
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To 'v8shadow@yahoo.com'


 
 Ken,
I had the next tires to ship and was told they are 40-12

Thank you,
Ron
Customer Service
Dennis Kirk, Inc.
 (800) 328-9280  ext. 2208
 (320) 358-4791  ext. 2208


So, I get the Azaro rear from Dennis Kirk along with the Storm front from amazon.  Tires arrive today, and what date do I see on the Azaro?  I see 1612!  I lose!  Now I have to see about returning.  dang.

Too bad.  I felt really good about this decision after all the feedback I got from all of you.   :'(
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Re: Tire suggestion as per riding style
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2013, 08:42:53 pm »
Has anyone tried Bridgestone S11's? I have used them on my '82 Suzuki GS750EZ for years, regularly ride in the N Ga mountains dragging the pegs, and get about 10k out of this dual compound tire. I've only seen 1 website that had S11's in 150/80/16, but decided to buy an Avon Azaro III from Amazon ($142 w/ free shipping) with a date code of 0212 for my '00 C10. Is the Azaro III a dual compound, or does it just depend on the date code? I live in N Ga, and just got the C10 in December, so am just getting used to it. I'm wondering how the S11 and Azaro III traction/mileage will compare. Thanks.
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Re: Tire suggestion as per riding style
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2013, 03:33:54 am »
  Just to end this thread right.  Dennis Kirk was right and I was wrong about the date code.  I read the wrong dang number on the tire.  The number was there though.....lol
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Re: Tire suggestion as per riding style
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2013, 02:11:19 pm »
Has anyone tried Bridgestone S11's? I have used them on my '82 Suzuki GS750EZ for years, regularly ride in the N Ga mountains dragging the pegs, and get about 10k out of this dual compound tire. I've only seen 1 website that had S11's in 150/80/16, but decided to buy an Avon Azaro III from Amazon ($142 w/ free shipping) with a date code of 0212 for my '00 C10. Is the Azaro III a dual compound, or does it just depend on the date code? I live in N Ga, and just got the C10 in December, so am just getting used to it. I'm wondering how the S11 and Azaro III traction/mileage will compare. Thanks.

I used the S11 on the front of another bike years ago.  It handled like it had three flat tires and wore like the iron it was made of.  Construction may have changed since then but if you want Bridgestone just go with the BT45.     

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Re: Tire suggestion as per riding style
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2013, 05:06:04 pm »
Just my 2 cents...

I just replaced the bald Dunlop OEMs on my '99 Connie with Pirelli Sport Demons (110/80V-18 and 150/80V-16). So far the ride is super smooth and stable 1 or 2 up, and they have plenty of grip wet or dry. I'm loving them! The pair was right at $240 from motorcycle-superstore. I'll see how they hold up over the summer.  ;D

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Re: Tire suggestion as per riding style
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2013, 07:19:52 pm »
Avons with the date code of 0212 are the older single compound ones , 1612's and newer are dual compound .
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