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Old 12-18-2012, 06:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
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has anyone ran a storm up front

120/70ZR-18 (59W) Avon Storm 2 Ultra Front Motorcycle Tire Part # 1303600003

with a cobra in the rear

250/40R-18 (81V) Avon Cobra AV72 Rear Motorcycle Tire Part # 1245150006

or should I risk it an run the matching tire for the cobra up front?

130/70R-18 (63H) Avon Cobra AV71 Front Motorcycle Tire Part # 1245130004

the storm and venom seem to be the closest in thread design, any help would really be helpful!
the storm and venom seem to be the closest in thread design, any help would really be helpful!
the storm and venom seem to be the closest in thread design, any help would really be helpful!
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Someone ran a 130 cobra up front and it screwed up their fender and tire. HG571?

I have a 130 venom on mine and at high speeds it will slightly rub. I have a small spot on the front fender where it has heated the paint and discolored it.
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anyone else have any insight?
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:46 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm running a 130 up front right now, and I think I am seeing shades of what happens back when someone tries to run a 210 on the rear.....I'm watching close and will report back with more info.....wonder if anyone here has run multiple 130's up front, and let us know the wear process.....

typical squeezing a bigger tire on an oem rim trends to result in a "crowning" of the tire, and premature wearing right smack down the middle. Like a flat band around the tire...
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I'm running a 130 up front right now, and I think I am seeing shades of what happens back when someone tries to run a 210 on the rear.....I'm watching close and will report back with more info.....wonder if anyone here has run multiple 130's up front, and let us know the wear process.....

typical squeezing a bigger tire on an oem rim trends to result in a "crowning" of the tire, and premature wearing right smack down the middle. Like a flat band around the tire...
I have run 3 130 metzlers on the front so far and have only had trouble with one of them. The one i had trouble with was the first one, it had real bad cupping. The reason for the cupping was my fault because i did not keep the air pressure at the recommended pressure. Since then the tires wear fine and last me about 3 riding seasons. But i live pretty close to the Fl. Al. line and there are not many twisty roads around where i ride but i ride almost all year long.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:36 PM   #26 (permalink)
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It depends on the 130, look at the manufacturer's website for the exact dimensions including overall width mounted, and overall outside diameter. Some are too tall to fit under the front fender, and some might not like an R1 front fender mod. The 130 front tire depends to some extent on your particular bike's set-up.

I believe I've seen several posts with a Storm 120 front and a Cobra 250 rear and it works just fine. I can't see any reason for them to not play well together. I've seen (and had) combinations that are far more dis-similar. I haven't read anything indicating a dual-compound will not play well with a single compound, and I ran a Storm 200mm rear with a Dunlop 120 front for a year with zero troubles at any speed.

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has anyone ran a storm up front

120/70ZR-18 (59W) Avon Storm 2 Ultra Front Motorcycle Tire Part # 1303600003

with a cobra in the rear

250/40R-18 (81V) Avon Cobra AV72 Rear Motorcycle Tire Part # 1245150006

or should I risk it an run the matching tire for the cobra up front?

130/70R-18 (63H) Avon Cobra AV71 Front Motorcycle Tire Part # 1245130004

the storm and venom seem to be the closest in thread design, any help would really be helpful!
the storm and venom seem to be the closest in thread design, any help would really be helpful!
the storm and venom seem to be the closest in thread design, any help would really be helpful!

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:38 PM   #27 (permalink)
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yeah that was me, i tried the avon 130 cobra upfront and it ate my fender. i have the avon 250 cobra rear tire on a 18x18.5 wheel and the avon ultra storm 2 upfront on the stock wheel size 18x3.5. the combination seems to work great, never had any issues.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:38 PM   #28 (permalink)
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done, just need the rims back from powdercoating!!

$220 rear Avon Cobra 250/40r18

and

$124 front Avon Storm 120/70r18

$344 to my door, on monday!!!
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:19 PM   #29 (permalink)
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250 mounted test rode 15 miles, feels great!

Looks great too, my bikes just like my woman THICK in the rear!!

Pictures soon!!
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:40 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Looking forward to some pics, ordered mine almost a week ago.. still hasnt arrived
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