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Old 08-13-2019, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Avon AV92 Cobra Chrome 260/40VR18 Rear Tire (fitment question)

Has anyone mounted the new AV92 260 tire on a 9" rim and a stock fender? I know the Avon 250 will fit but wondering how much wider the 260 is installed. I am currently running a Metz 260 with my 9" inch kosman rim and a kylenv swingarm. My fender is stock so not much extra clearance. Trying to choose between the 250 Cobra and the 260 Cobra.

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I was lucky n found a 250 Cobra..
Found it on 2Wheel...
From what I could search all I could fine was the new Chrome version.......


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I've been waiting on the 280 cobra chrome for a while now. They say maybe September. The 260 should look good on the 9" rim. Can't wait to get mine.
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Kyle put a couple on some wheels he had done a while back.
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I've been wanting to go with the 260 tire but dont feel like messing with the fender incase it rubs.

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I've been wanting to go with the 260 tire but dont feel like messing with the fender incase it rubs.

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From what I've seen the 250 is direct fit but tight. 260 Will take fender work. I'd stay with the 250.
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"A 260" fits the rear fender on the right wheel width but it's good to check the specific tire manufacturer's website for exact actual width because Avon tires tend to be a hint wider than other brands in the same width category. That's why I think sometimes someone does "a 260" and the stock fender strut bolts interfere. While on the manufacturer's website you can also check the rim width recommendations for each individual tire in order to maintain good tread shape on the road.

In this case the Avon Cobra Chrome 260 is 260mm and likes the 9-inch rim, and the 250 is 251mm wide and also likes the 9-inch rim.

I seem to recall the old Metzler ME880xl in 260 would most often fit the Warrior rear fender but need to verify, will try to get time soon. Or maybe Kyle or other members with the mod will chime-in. I'm no longer finding the tire specs on-line for that tire so will find our old tire specs thread to get it.

The modern Metzler is model 888 in 260/40 VR 18 M/C (84V) TL but again no width spec found on their website.

Here is the old and outdated thread covering rear tires:
https://www.rswarrior.com/forums/13-...al-detail.html

There is also a front tire thread with similar title.

The reason for posting it is because the old Metz880 in 260 was often used by all the swingarm builders back in that time (2011) to fit under the stock rear render, so it might help make this decision.

But I would also really like to hear KyleNV's knowledge on this because he has so much experience.
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I have had both the old 880 Metz and the new 888 Metz in 260, and they both work with the stock fender. I have a bit of rubbing on the tire but that's because I have the bike lowered via adjustable links and I like the lowered look even if it results in a bit of (cosmetic) chafing on the outside of the tire (when I bottom out).

As long as the new Avon 260 is comparable to the Metz 260, it should work. I may just pull the trigger and see what happens.
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I don't know the spec's on the Cobra 260 but my hands-on with the Avon Cobra 240/40R18 on the Kosman 18 x 8 1/2 square edge weld-up wheel is that it is narrower than both the Metzeler ME880 & Pirelli Diablo tires.
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