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Old 08-28-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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Avon 400X19 SM MKII discontinued

Avon has decided to discontinue the SM MKII 400X19, which is probably the best street orientated, sidecar suitable 19" tire available, and my personal favorite.

Maybe if enough folks contacted them, they would reconsider.

http://www.avonmoto.com/contact-us
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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Thats too bad.Those tires are great for an Airhead rig..Thats all I used on them...
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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agree

long lasting, good in the rain, oh well our tiny market share just don't cut it for the corporate world...
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:15 AM   #4
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Any word on whether the Avon Triple Duty Sidecar tire will get axed from the line-up as well? They really improve the handling on my R80 rig. The Metzler K Blocks don't come in 19", either, so far as I know.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:26 AM   #5
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Heidenau tires is offering several different sidecar tires now www.heidenautires.com
I have not tried any of them.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:00 AM   #6
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Heid.

No 19s there...
sure would miss the Sidecar Triple Duty, hope that tire will be continued.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:03 AM   #7
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No 19s there...
sure would miss the Sidecar Triple Duty, hope that tire will be continued.
Take a look at the K37, listed under Dual Sport.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:57 PM   #8
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Take a look at the K37, listed under Dual Sport.
Its a great dualsport tire and I have used it, but the Avon's traction is reasonably close in most off pavement conditions, handles better in the twisties when pushed, and much better in the wet,

Latest word from Avon, according to a post on SS,.

"We have not discontinued the Safety Mileage tire. In the 4.00-19 size we replaced the S rated tire with an H rated tire so it now is rated for 130 mph rather than 112 mph. SO the new part number is #90000000602 (UK code #1720011)."

So supposedly the same tire with a higher speed rating and price.
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Latest word from Avon, according to a post on SS,.

"We have not discontinued the Safety Mileage tire. In the 4.00-19 size we replaced the S rated tire with an H rated tire so it now is rated for 130 mph rather than 112 mph."

So supposedly the same tire with a higher speed rating and price.


And about time too.

I can only imagine what it must have felt like to ride a ural with that lower speed rated tyre

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Old 08-30-2013, 10:10 PM   #10
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And about time too.

I can only imagine what it must have felt like to ride a ural with that lower speed rated tyre

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Old 08-31-2013, 07:05 AM   #11
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Take a look at the K37, listed under Dual Sport.
I've been running K37s on the front of my GS rig for 3+ years. They wear pretty good, but are really noisy on the highway. Hard to mount on the BMW rim.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:44 AM   #12
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Good news

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Its a great dualsport tire and I have used it, but the Avon's traction is reasonably close in most off pavement conditions, handles better in the twisties when pushed, and much better in the wet,

Latest word from Avon, according to a post on SS,.

"We have not discontinued the Safety Mileage tire. In the 4.00-19 size we replaced the S rated tire with an H rated tire so it now is rated for 130 mph rather than 112 mph. SO the new part number is #90000000602 (UK code #1720011)."

So supposedly the same tire with a higher speed rating and price.

Thats good news that MKIII is still available. I mounted a set all 4 avons back in 10-2008 with 8ks on my Ural I just rotated the last of the 3 rear tires to a spare. Im still running the front at 25ks. I put two stock russian tires on the pusher and side car and they are scary! They are adequate at best. When I get some extra funds I plan on buying a whole new set of avons. Much more stable in corners and good enough off road and we ride ours off road snow mud and dirt.
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