Anyone try Avon AM26 tires?

R.D. Green
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Avon M26 tires

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I had looked into these tires when I was going through my R27 but by the time I located my Weinmann alloys, cleaned them up, and installed stainless spokes I decided to bite the bullet and just get the correct size and period-look tires from Vech. He sells 3.25-18 Heidenaus that look just "right" on the bike and are more than adequate to handle anything it can do.

Munk
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Avon AM26

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I just got a set of these in my size but I have not yet installed them. Out of the box they look great but certainly not period for the bike (68, 60/2).

Searching the net, I came up with a few good reviews but they are so new that not much has been written as of yet.

According to Vech, they are his prefered replacement for the Michelin Macadam's (no longer available).

I hope to get them in during the next week. I'll post an update once I get some miles on them.

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Bullett
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Anyone try Avon AM26 tires?

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Thanks for the input. I am thinking that I want to ride the bike instead of making it look period. I think the Avons might ride a bit nicer than the old style tires. The Continental/Pirelli tires on the bike were really squirrely on grooved pavement. Please post when you put the new tires on.
Sharon

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Avon AM26 Review on a 68 R60/2

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I have about 200 miles on the new Avon Roadriders and I must say that I really like them so far. Very smooth with great handling. I haven't had them out in the rain yet (thankfully) but I am quite pleased with them so far.

As for appearance, I must say that I like the bike better even though it isn't a period look.

Keep in mind that my previous tires were Continentals and the PO put a 3.5 on the front and a 4.0 on the rear so that was not the best initial set up.

I keep everyone posted on how they wear in.

Scott

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Bullett
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Anyone try Avon AM26 tires?

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Thanks for the info, Munk. I went ahead and ordered the correctly sized Heidenaus, but haven't mounted them yet. They do very closely resemble the Continental that I had on the front.
Sharon

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Anyone try Avon AM26 tires?

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I need new tires for my R26. According to my owner's manual, the OEM tires were 3.25 x 18.

I found these Avon AM26 tires that come in these sizes. The tire comes in a "universal" spec, so should work on the front or rear. The tires look a bit modern, but seem like they might be nice tires.

http://www.revzilla.com/product/avon-ro ... ront-tires

So. . . I'm thinking of a 90/90 18 on the front and a 100/90 18 on the rear.

I know Cheng Shin makes a tire that's 3.5 x 18, but I'm thinking the Avons might be a better quality tire, and a closer fit with the OEM recommendations.

Does anybody here have experience with these tires on an old bike?

Any other suggestions?
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c8h18
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Time for new tires

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I found this old thread in a tire search. My current Laser Techs are going to be eight years old next season so they have a bit of age on them but still seem to be in good shape and no place near the tread wear indicators. I ride the bike hard and enjoy some spirited cornering as well. Thinking that a more modern tire may suit my needs. Wondering if anyone can offer up some additional commentary related to the Avon AM26 and if so provide sizing data as well. Many thanks,

Greg

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I have never used Avon tires.

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I have never used Avon tires. But any tire that is 8 yrs old on a motorcycle is way to long....for me anyway. And especially "hard & spirited".
I know...I have only been riding bikes for 45+ yrs now. But they can get hard and even break down inside. 4-5 yrs is plenty for me cause there is only 2 of them on the road. Just buy a good quality tire for your Spirited riding. Never heard anything bad about any Avon tires.

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I agree

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Thanks Twocams, I agree. My every daily is a K13S which sees plenty of ride time but the old girl only gets out a few times a month. Cant say that in thirty+ years of riding that I have ever had a set of tires this long on any bike. I haven't heard anything bad about Avon's either. Think I may give them a try. Thanks for the thoughtful reply.

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I went with the Avon's

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I went with the Avon's:

90/90-18 Front
100/90-18 Rear

Will report back with riding impressions after I install and have some miles on them.

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