RE: [Triumph Trophy] Re: Tire Mileage
- I just got a '99 900 Trophy, and plan to change to some style Avon when the
originals wear out. Over the years, I have found that Avons consistently
give good mileage along with the best wet condition stickiness I have
experienced. I was surprised to find that Triumph no longer recommends
Avons - they used to be standard equipment on pre-Hinckley Bonnevilles.
Anyone else run Avons on their Trophys?
From: Ken Hastie [mailto:ken@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 4:45 AM
Subject: RE: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Tire Mileage
> -----Original Message-----What ? !!
> From: markfuchs@...
> Subject: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Tire Mileage
> > How do you guys do it. I still only can manage around 1800 to 2500
> miles on a rear tire.
I think I would be giving up if I had to change tyres that often. My BSA
Rocket Three has done 15,000 miles on Avon AM20 (Front) AM21 (Rear) and
still has loads of tread left.
My BSA A10 used to have an Avon SM II (Safety Mileage) rear that lasted so
long, the rubber perished before the tread disappeared. I must have done
25,000 on that rear! Those of you who remember these wonderful (!) tyres
will recall that they arrived with curved profile, then wore flat, then
lasted forever. People used to change tyres because they got bored with
looking at the same old tread pattern 8=>)
On the Trophy, I thought 9,000 miles on the Bridgestone rear was good, but
Have you checked obvious things, like wheel alignment, or perhaps dodgy
suspension ? Or do you race 1/4 milers ? 8=>)
I can't believe such low mileage is normal.
Ken the Geordie
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- I have not tried the Avons but plan to make the 35/36 Azaro II my
next set of tires. I have no problem with the Dunlops and they have
never let me down. I like the Avons because of the look, maximum
squid points for me don't you know. I also read a review of the
35/36's from a Honda Blackbird user who managed to get 4,000 miles
out of them with several long runs with speeds up to 140 mph. If he
can get 4,000 out of them then I figure the new Azaro II's should
equal what I get out of the Dunlops which is about 6,500 miles.
Then my squid quotient will be higher and will help an old man
believe is fast again. Besides, MC News did the comparo not long ago
and loved the Avons on the Sprint and Honda, they will no doubt work
on the Trophy.