Vintage Avon tire source

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ArizonaMike
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Vintage Avon tire source

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Post by ArizonaMike » Fri Sep 03, 2004 6:51 pm

Does anyone know a source of vintage Avon 5.00x16 tires resembling those made in the 60s? Need to replace that Dunlop which just doesn't look right on the Captain. Thanks in advance for your time.



DuoDave
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Re: Vintage Avon tire source

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Post by DuoDave » Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:56 pm

The tyre you want is the Avon SM Mk2 5x16. Avon are still making them here in the U.K. I have them on my bike and they look nicely period. V-Twin list them in their catalogue.

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Re: Vintage Avon tire source

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Post by Billy » Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:18 am

Duo-Dave, I have them Avon SM Mark II's on my
Servi-car too. Excellent tires Got "the Look" & are speed rated for 113 mph. & Avon has a 5 or 6 year guarantee on them against any structural defects,dry-rot &/or tread separation. Any questions ask AVON;

AVON TIRES direct Phone number 1-800-624-7470

This tire is a rear, & info straight from AVON they tell you you can 'also' use them on the front, just reverse the rotation arrow.. I been doing this for more than 25+ years.

Mike, I got mine thru http://www.jpcycles.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Part # 38-211
Might want to compare prices to Vtwin. I would..

Mike. I was born in "Steel Town" small world...

dj

Re: Vintage Avon tire source

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Post by dj » Sat Sep 04, 2004 6:55 am

All,
Glad we're talking tyres (or tires) here. ;)

I've been considering Cokers, but a local tire expert advises me that they wear out quick. He tried to talk me into a set of Shinko's because he claims they are a better tire, and I believe him, but I'm not putting anything named "Shinko" on my machine. No apologies here, btw.
I'm glad I saw this post and am now considering these Avon SM Mk2 5x16's. I have seen these and wondered what they were. Now I know.
And cheaper than Cokers also.

Mike

And I agree, modern Dunlop profiles simply do not look right on an old machine.

DuoDave
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Post by DuoDave » Sat Sep 04, 2004 8:10 pm

Yup, you have to have the look, and the Avons perform well front or rear. I can buy them here in the U.K. for half the price that V-Twin charge so I will be staying with them.

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Re: Vintage Avon tire source

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Post by Jonderson » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:13 pm

I too have had nothing but great experience with the Avon MK2 tires. You'd be hard put to get me to switch from them, that's for sure!

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Re: Vintage Avon tire source

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Post by popspan » Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:50 am

Do a search for Avon on e-bay, there is a e-bay store that has some really good prices on tires.

Sidecar
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Re: Vintage Avon tire source

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Post by Sidecar » Tue Sep 07, 2004 7:38 pm

I'm running Coker's and I'll be lucky to get 4500 miles out of the rear tire.
Of course, that's no worse than the Dunlops that I used to run on my dresser.

DanM
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Re: Vintage Avon tire source

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Post by DanM » Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:17 am

I got a pair from MAW motorcycle accessory warehouse mailorder for $84 each.

http://www.accwhse.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Dan

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Re: Vintage Avon tire source

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Post by Sidecar » Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:15 pm

Hey Mike.

I've been wondering about this. Did I meet you about 1 1/2 months ago on Rt.19 in Washington, Pa. while you were looking at a motorhome ???

ArizonaMike
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Re: Vintage Avon tire source

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Post by ArizonaMike » Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:15 pm

No, sorry it wasn't me you saw in Washington.

Mike

And thanks to all who responded to my tire info request!

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Re: Vintage Avon tire source

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Post by Sidecar » Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:56 pm

I was just wondering because of the reference to "The Captain".
I couldn't remember the persons name, but he told me that he had a Captain America scoot and I wanted to gawk (look) at it. I just burnt a copy of Easy Rider to DVD and it kinda gets to me when I watch it !!!!

Anyway, Ride Safe !!!
Randy

ArizonaMike
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Re: Vintage Avon tire source

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Post by ArizonaMike » Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:10 pm

Hi sidecar,

Yes, I do have a Captain America replica. To stay Pa.-legal, I had to install a front brake (disc) and fender. The rear brake's a disc also. But other than
those, it's virtually identical. I was very fortunate last year and this in that I was able to visit most of the original filming locations, including the final, deadly
road!
It's one of my favorite movies of all time. I ought to complete the bike in time for winter.

Mike

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Re: Vintage Avon tire source

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Post by 58flh » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:37 pm

Hey guys---I to love the Avon!---However I just got a new Continental-5x16 Rigid tire, its my second one & I got alot of use out of the last one!-The only reason I got The Conti & not the Avon was the price!-I got the conti for $50-brand-new & not laying on a shelf for a year-It was def. fresh & couldnt beat the price!--However when the time comes again It will be a AVON! Both have proven themselves to me & I ride everyday!-My 58 is my only source of transport! Just Like the look & tread design of the AVON a little better.---58flh 8)

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