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The Garage / Re: Avon AM26
« Last post by TLRam1 on Yesterday at 04:57:00 AM »
One observation is the center section of the tire has small sections without a sipe. any opinions on this?

Another is the Dunlop is $125 and up where the Avon is $100 and up with the Avon having deeper tread depth. Is the Avon as good as the Dunlop?

It is said the Dunlop is old technology, when was the AM26 developed? 
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The Garage / Re: Avon AM26
« Last post by TLRam1 on March 21, 2019, 11:16:05 PM »
I need a front tire soon and think I will look into the Avon.
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The Garage / Re: Avon AM26
« Last post by Lurkin on March 21, 2019, 12:38:52 PM »
Much appreciate the input gents.  I know that there isn't much actual usage here, from the searching I've done.  I'm thinking I might go ahead and try it, but until I actually buy,,, who knows.  If I do, I will definitely provide some feedback.

BTW, the Dunny tech hasn't changed since the early 90's,,, but neither has my Magna.   :lol: :lol:
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The Garage / Re: Avon AM26
« Last post by hootmon on March 21, 2019, 07:39:06 AM »
asking me about the Avon is probably not a fair question..
1 - I was in a financially strapped situation..
2 - The tire was actually used
3 - The tire was actually a rear tire I put on the front.
I have nothing good or bad to say about it..
I did have issues with Avon Venoms on the back of the Magna, but nothing impressive or dismissive about the Avon I had on the front..
Sorry, I wish I had more for you..
BUT, you can give it a try and let us know.. Almost anything has to be as good or better than the stock tire!
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The Garage / Re: Avon AM26
« Last post by TLRam1 on March 21, 2019, 06:42:01 AM »
It looks like for the Front Avon you get more tread depth (7.5 MM) 9/32 vs the Dunlop 6/32. What did you think of the Avon Harry?

Size conversion chart I used

https://flexcoat.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/size_conversion_chart.pdf
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The Garage / Re: Honda VLX swingarm on Magna Gen 3
« Last post by ironnike on March 20, 2019, 07:33:41 PM »
Thanks. I hope I'll get the chance to materialize it.
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The Garage / Re: Avon AM26
« Last post by hootmon on March 20, 2019, 07:06:51 PM »
Fronts, I've run Dunlop, An Avon Rear tire (Don't remember the type), Metz, and Michelin Road Pilot 3 & 4..
By far the Michelin is the best (but does not come in a stock size..
My wife put a Pirelli Night Dragon on the front of her Victory and she likes it A LOT..
IF Pirelli makes a stock size Night Dragon for the front, I would hesitate, I would go with that (But is likely a bit more money).. The Dunlops are a 1990 design tire with no updates at all.. Same design, same compounds..
Metz is a good tire, but they are $$$$...
I don't know if any of this helps, but that's my thoughts..
Feel free to ask questions..
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The Garage / Re: Honda VLX swingarm on Magna Gen 3
« Last post by TLRam1 on March 20, 2019, 02:15:44 AM »
I do like your thinking and willingness to try and think outside the box.
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The Garage / Re: Avon AM26
« Last post by TLRam1 on March 20, 2019, 02:12:04 AM »
That's good news it comes in the stock front size, I would be interested in what people have to say also. I have run the Dunlop on the front for the speedometer reasons myself.

Hootmon I think has ran Avons I think, lets see what he has to say. 
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The Garage / Re: fork brace support
« Last post by taiser on March 19, 2019, 06:27:47 PM »
Yep, got one for my 85 Magna.  It wasn't cracked but better safe than sorry.  Easy to install, beefs it up considerably.  Worked great.  The one on my 83 was cracked, but I junked the bike before needing to replace it.
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