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Avon sidecar tire

Started by Mustang, November 05, 2013, 01:35:36 PM

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Solved the tire wear issue on the rear with a car tire .
The front tire is the new battleground now .
any of the dual sport tires just chewed right off in no time .
wicked cupping no matter what pressure they were at as well as the centers going bald .
the bike has rebuilt front forks from Traxxion Dynamics with cartridge emulators . It's not a suspension issue , it's a sidecar thing .
best tire so far has been a cheap ass cheng shin clone of a metzler me-88 .
cheng shin doesn't make them anymore though  :icon_sad:
they still suffered from the center wearing out though .

This is the Avon , hopefully it will last a while . only have about 400 or so miles on it so too soon to tell , but it does look promising . still looks like the day it got mounted .
added benefit was it got rid of the wig wag at 30 mph that most sidecar rigs suffer from .

old school baby !

Bixxer Bob

That's like I remember on my granddad's old 650cc BSA outfit  :icon_biggrin:
I don't want to achieve immortality through prayer, I want to achieve it through not dying...


Try an Avon Speedmaster MkII (rear).  You'll possibly get similar mileage but it should hang on a bit better.  Of course, I don't use teleforks.
I always found the Sidecar Triple Duty seemed to never wear out.
Didn't provide a lot of grip, either.
'73 RD250, '80 XS11, '81 RD350LC,
'96 Steamer - 'Tiger Trek' outfit.
'02 Girly - 'Envy'
"Faster Daddy, Faster!" (aged 7?)

Henry James

Avon tire details?  What size, where did you purchase it, etc.


it only comes in 1 size . 3.50 x19 its speed rated to 75 mph but I've done 85 sustained for few hours straight on interstate no problem .
sky didn't fall & didn't burst into flames.  :thumbsup

I got it from Amazon for best price but it came from Chapparral .
Several places online sell it but the price is anywhere fom 110 to 175 depending where you get it ..........Amazon was best price . :bad

Henry James

Sorry, but I got fitated on the wear thing and was thinking of my 17" rear on my Tiger.  So, where do I find the rear tire that I chew up on a regular basis.


get a trophy rim and mount one of these bad boys up and say goodbye to tire wear .,13120.0.html

Henry James


no idea...................recommended rim width is a bit narrower than what a steamer rim is .
other than that you would have to try it and see .
all I know is my rear car tire has outlasted 2 bike tires already and doesn't even look worn . :love10