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Avon Venom AM42 Rear Tire
Written by goldwingman40 on 4/13/2011 at 03:52 am

Jared,
Avon makes a tire in the PC front size, 120/80-17. It is a Roadrider model
listed as "universal" meaning it is good on front or rear. Some of the tire
stores still have it listed as a rear. The older stock will only have rear
listed on the sidewall but the latest will have both front and rear rotation
listed on sidewall, the front rotation is opposite that of the rear application.
I talked to the Avon engineers and they said that there is no difference in the
earlier and later tires except the sidewall labeling. They tested the tires for
front application and after it passed they changed the molds to indicate both
front and rear applications. I have ben running one for a while and like it very
much. It handles great and looks like it will last a long time with its deep
tread. When my rear tire wears out I am going to try the Venom rear 140/90-15, I
currently have a Shinko 230 and am not that happy with it. The previous tires
were Metzeler 880's.
Fred



--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Jared" <jared707@...> wrote:
>
> I just received my new tire today, it's the 140/90-15 (76H) Avon Venom
> AM42 Rear Tire.
>
> I ordered it online from JakeWilson.com <http://www.jakewilson.com/> .
> Price is $111.99 -free shipping -no tax(outside Utah)
> $10.00 bonus to use on your next order by entering JWGIVE10
> <http://www.jakewilson.com/specialoffer.do> into the "offer code"
> area during checkout.
> Also right now Avon has a Rebate Offer
> <http://www.jakewilson.com/images/jwsite/Docs/AvonVP2Rebate2011-DealerDe\
> tails.pdf> going on where you get a $25.00 Mastercard Prepaid
> card(which can be used anywhere for anything) for purchasing 1 Avon
> Venom or Cobra Tire. You can get a $50.00 Prepaid card if you order 2
> tires, although they don't make a front tire in or even near the PC800
> front tire size, but they do make the Cobra's in sizes for the
> Goldwing's. My boss has the Cobra's on his GL1500 and loves them, he
> said that the bike feels and rides better especially in the turns at
> speed with them compared to the Dunlop's that he previously had on the
> bike, which he had really liked already, but he says the Avon's are even
> better. (my boss probably has a million miles riding in his years,
> mostly on Goldwings so I trust his opinions)
>
> I probably won't have time to get it mounted until this weekend so I
> will give some updates after I get it installed.
> -Tire Data Sheet
> <http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/sites/default/files/Venom%20Datasheet_3.pdf\
> >
> -Some Pics of the Tire
> <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ipcrc/photos/album/1543060503/pic/list>
>
>
>
> Jared
>
>
>
>
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Message Thread for message #102235

jared707_ros...
4/13/2011, 03:33 am
Avon Venom AM42 Rear Tire
I just received my new tire today, it's the 140/90-15 (76H) Avon Venom AM42 Rear Tire. I ordered it online from JakeWilson.com <http://www.jakewilson.com/> . Price is $111.99 -free shipping -

    goldwingman40
    4/13/2011, 03:52 am
    Avon Venom AM42 Rear Tire
    Jared, Avon makes a tire in the PC front size, 120/80-17. It is a Roadrider model listed as "universal" meaning it is good on front or rear. Some of the tire stores still have it listed as a rear. The older stock will only have rear

      jared707_ros...
      4/13/2011, 04:23 am
      Avon Venom AM42 Rear Tire
      Fred, When I said "they don't make a front tire in or even near the PC800 front tire size" I meant in the Venom line. I do remember you saying earlier that you have the 120/80-17 Avon Roadrider on the front and that you liked it

        goldwingman40
        4/13/2011, 03:40 pm
        Avon Venom AM42 Rear Tire
        Jared, I have about 3000 miles on My Roadrider front but John Hanford has 7000 or 8000 miles and it looks like no wear and the traction is great, very sticky. Down here with the abrasive roads we only get 5000 or 6000 miles from Dunlops and

    wbpc800
    4/13/2011, 04:35 am
    Avon Venom AM42 Rear Tire
    Jared, I ran one of those off my PC. Here are the pics: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ipcrc/photos/album/1585