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post #21 of 85 (permalink) Old 05-13-2020, 07:50 AM
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Big fan of the Shinko Raven 009. I've got close to 12K miles on the pair. I'll probably change the rear within the next 1,500 miles or so. Lots of mileage left on the front (Solo - 165 pounds). And you can pick up a set for less than $170 - where was that "frugal" thread....
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Firstly, a special, big shout-out and Ďthank youí to Bernie and rbentnail for getting me access back to this site as I havenít been able to log-in or post since December last year.
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I'm surprised that the Avon Storm XD never comes up. I had a set on my Superduke GT for a while and now have them on my FJR. Oddly, I have Road 5s on my Superduke now and my last tires on the FJR were Road fives.

I really like the Avons. I'm getting the most miles on them of any tire I have probably ever owned, and they handle great. I honestly don't remember how much they cost, but I think anything is cheaper than the Road 5s.

I tried a set of Avons on my 03 after some highly respected members here recommended them. Decidedly NOT what I liked in a tire. It's has more of a "triangular" profile than, say, a PR4 so it was twitchier to inputs that I like.

Ridden wet. Put up hard.

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well... refrained from posting as it was asking folks who didn't like the 'stones.

Regardless... I love all Bridgestone tires and run them on both my FJR and Ninja 400. Had the T30GT's on the FJR and they were great, the T31GT's were just as good and have LOTS of life left on them after 5k miles but took them off as they were squared off from a 4k trip to CA ad back. Since bridgestone had their rebate and I'm riding less, went and put the S22's on the FJR... YES, i did.
Needless to say, tip-in, turn-in is faster than the touring tire but grip is the same. That's not a bad thing as i find it nearly impossible to find the grip level on any tire on public roads, and I'm not one that pushes around a 650 lb bike to its limit on public roads. Have about 300 miles on them so far and no wear issues at all.

For the price, mail-in rebates and free tire changes (do them myself), 'stones work great on my budget.
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I tried a set of Avons on my 03 after some highly respected members here recommended them. Decidedly NOT what I liked in a tire. It's has more of a "triangular" profile than, say, a PR4 so it was twitchier to inputs that I like.
Was that the current generation Avon? I do not feel what you are saying at all. I find it's transition into curves is exceptionally smooth and linear. Even just looking at the tire it does not look at all like that to me.

I always respect your opinion, and handling feel is somewhat subjective. But we'll have to disagree on this one.

I looked up the price last night on Revzilla. The rear is about $40 less than the Road 5.

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It was some time ago (say about 2006). I never looked at them again because the PR4 is right in my sweet spot of handling, grip, and longevity.
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I tried a set of Avons on my 03 after some highly respected members here recommended them. Decidedly NOT what I liked in a tire. It's has more of a "triangular" profile than, say, a PR4 so it was twitchier to inputs that I like.
Avon what?

Are all Avon tires just alike?
Are all Bridgestone tires just alike?
Are all Michelin tires just alike?
Are are Yamahas just alike?
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I don't like Bridgestone options for the FJR either. Nanny nanny boo boo.
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Iíve always thought the Angel GT was better on dry roads than the PR4 and equal on wet.

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Iíve always thought the Angel GT was better on dry roads than the PR4 and equal on wet.
Agree! The Angels appear to wear better as well.
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