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Avon Roadrider tire update 120/80-17
Written by rckamikaze55 on 5/7/2010 at 11:50 pm

When this item came up recently, I was researching tires. I paid a visit to the
Avon website & found this really nice tire listed as "universal" front or rear.
I ordered one. When the tire arrived, It was of an older batch, labeled & molded
REAR FITMENT. I e-mailed Avon & in a couple days rec'd the following info:
" The specification change to product 120/80-17 from rear to universal fitment
involved NO MODIFICATION to the tire, only testing which deemed it to be
suitable for a front fitment where required. In order to get the very best
performance and wear characteristics from this product the rotation should be
REVERSED for front fitment"
The latest production tires have dual arrows on the sidewall indicating front &
rear rotation.
Graham Matcham
@cooper tire( AVON parent co.)

I acquired the tire from for $81.00 after a 10% AMA discount.
Also ordered a Bridgestone Spitfire 140/90-15 but was on backorder. Substituted
Kenda Challenger for $52.00 after discount & is a visual clone to the
bridgestone. There was a $7.95 shipping charge total.
The rear is going back on the bike tonite & the front is coming off.

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