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    Re: Recommendation for tyers
    Reply #10 on: Oct 08, 2021, 10.55 pm
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    how does the avons ware on the front?  i got scorpions2 on my xc800 and the fronts seem to ware out quicker then the rears dont think i would get  them again as the grip is not the best either.

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    Reply #11 on: Oct 08, 2021, 11.26 pm
    Oct 08, 2021, 11.26 pm
    *Originally Posted by Kevh [+]
    how does the avons ware on the front?  i got scorpions2 on my xc800 and the fronts seem to ware out quicker then the rears dont think i would get  them again as the grip is not the best either.

    My last front Avon Trailrider did 27,000 km.
    I usually get 14-17,000 km from the rears.

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    Re: Recommendation for tyers
    Reply #12 on: Oct 11, 2021, 12.20 pm
    Oct 11, 2021, 12.20 pm
    *Originally Posted by Kevh [+]
    how does the avons ware on the front?  i got scorpions2 on my xc800 and the fronts seem to ware out quicker then the rears dont think i would get  them again as the grip is not the best either.

    Rear lasted 7000 miles - centre of tyre at limit  -  due to mainly 2 up touring  .
    Front currently done 8000 ,  and plenty of tread all round the tyre still  so will easy get another 3k i reckon   :300:
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    Re: Recommendation for tyers
    Reply #13 on: Oct 11, 2021, 09.44 pm
    Oct 11, 2021, 09.44 pm
    I Think I will try the Avons next time I dont think my scorpion2 front has has done 3000 miles and it's nearly worn out.  Would it be ok to mix the Avon front with a Pirelli scorpion rear?

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    Re: Recommendation for tyers
    Reply #14 on: Oct 12, 2021, 07.24 am
    Oct 12, 2021, 07.24 am
    Am using Dunlop Trailmax Meridian on the Super Tenere at the moment and they are a really good tire.

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    Reply #15 on: Oct 12, 2021, 09.25 pm
    Oct 12, 2021, 09.25 pm
    *Originally Posted by Kevh [+]
    I Think I will try the Avons next time I dont think my scorpion2 front has has done 3000 miles and it's nearly worn out.  Would it be ok to mix the Avon front with a Pirelli scorpion rear?

    No issues with mixing brands but you should be careful about compounds.
    You can have
    Radial front and rear
    Radial rear crossply front
    Crossply front and rear

    You should not have
    Radial front
    Crossply rear.

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    Re: Recommendation for tyres
    Reply #16 on: Oct 13, 2021, 05.47 pm
    Oct 13, 2021, 05.47 pm
    I've used Mich 5 Trail for years on Tiger 800 (14 plate); rear does about 11,000 each time! Squared off by then but legal. QUESTION - my regular supplier says he cannot get hold of the Trail version but OK to now fit the Road 5. Is that ok with a Trail version still on the front? Cost inc fitting about £150. Comments please.
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    Re: Recommendation for tyers
    Reply #17 on: Oct 13, 2021, 08.43 pm
    Oct 13, 2021, 08.43 pm
    No problem I had 2 rear standard R5's matched to my last R5 Trail front as each time my dealer only had the standard version on the shelf.  :028:
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    Re: Recommendation for tyers
    Reply #18 on: Oct 13, 2021, 09.50 pm
    Oct 13, 2021, 09.50 pm
    Thanks for that - comforting, Cheers
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    Re: Recommendation for tyers
    Reply #19 on: Dec 06, 2021, 05.47 pm
    Dec 06, 2021, 05.47 pm
    Hi Avon Trailriders - great tyres and i reckon a set wont cost you that much fitted