Avon TrekRider

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by BordenBmw, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Airbag crash survivor!

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    This I want to see! Sounds like a huge expense for next to no benefit? Please share your thoughts?
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  2. Bill-66

    Bill-66 I don't even know... Supporter

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    Better wheels anyway...much larger tire selection..there's nothing different about the bike; forks, fenders or swingarm that prevents it..

    It's a "standard" thing for Woodys...many folks do it, especially if riding off road, taller sidewall in old tire..
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  3. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    I grew up riding off-road (competed in enduro and motocross) and have no issues riding dirt and gravel roads on any bike up to and including 'Murrican V-Twins, but I hate tubes. The pro/con of any of the GS style bikes being "real" dirt bikes is a separate and personal issue, but it would seem BMW could easily offer better/heavier duty versions of the current tubeless offerings with a couple popular size options. The KTM guys are often having issues with their rims too and give up tubeless for Woody's et al custom builds.

    Anyways, Bill-66 if you get something made I would enjoy seeing your finished project.

    Cheers
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  4. Nomad05

    Nomad05 Been here awhile

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    Mounted up a fresh set of Avon TrekRiders this past weekend. Then went for a 225 mile scrub ride.
    Initial impressions were very positive: This 50/50 tire handles like an 80/20 on the pavement. Offroad on loose packed gravel/dirt and in shallow mud, the tires had very decent grip. These may be my new favorite tires, depending on overall durability and mileage. :ricky

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  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Looks familiar. :-)

    By the way, these go on pretty easily, and the front "twice" as easily, especially the second time! :baldy
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  6. motocentric

    motocentric Dame that Don't Care

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    Hey Nomad - thanks for the information! Any chance you've gotten to ride these in the rain yet? Waiting for that review with bated breath, I really want to buy these! But I'm NOT doing another 50/50 that slides (on tarmac) when you even just spit on it....

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  7. RunninRanger

    RunninRanger Rainy day Rider Supporter

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    Avon has been in the tire business a long while. Why don't they build this 50/50 tire in sizes that fit the newer BMW & KTM Adventure bikes?
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  8. SloDon

    SloDon Hey...where am I?

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    I sent them an email asking just that.

    No reply yet.

    Maybe if more people asked........



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  9. Bill-66

    Bill-66 I don't even know... Supporter

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    Woody's are tubeless...regardless of having the spokes down the center...I have them on my current '08...they leak, NADA...
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  10. Nomad05

    Nomad05 Been here awhile

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    Rode my GS1200 on wet pavement, with a light mist coming down this morning. The TrekRiders gripped well. No slips/slides under moderate power.
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  11. Nomad05

    Nomad05 Been here awhile

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  12. RunninRanger

    RunninRanger Rainy day Rider Supporter

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    The tractor style tire pattern should move water well.
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  13. BordenBmw

    BordenBmw TheFrenchRider

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    Can you post a pic of the front. I wonder if it looks the same as the 90/90 21, thanks
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  14. Nomad05

    Nomad05 Been here awhile

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  15. ephilbe

    ephilbe Wookin' pa nub

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    Finally! An opinion from someone with practical experience. Thank you! I have been looking closely at these since they came on the scene as an alternative to TKC80/E07/Anakee Wild/Karoo 3 for my Capo. Ready to loose the Anakee 2's on it currently, but they just don't seem wear out. :hmmmmmHave good experience (2500+ mi) with the TrailRiders on my 690 SM, a large part of those doing medium knarly fire road duty and was truly impressed. Not to mention how they stick like glue on pavement.
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  16. Nomad05

    Nomad05 Been here awhile

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    TrekRider Wear Update: Currently 3,500 miles on a set mounted onto a GS1200.
    70/30 usage over the past month. Very decent road/dirt grip on all surfaces.
    Front tire is wearing faster than the rear, but still has a decent amount of tread left (~40%).
    Rear tire is wearing evenly and has a good deal of tread left (~50%).

    :ricky Found my tire!

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  17. RatBikeRod

    RatBikeRod Intrepid Adventurer

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    So it seems the general verdict is pretty positive on these then?

    I really want to replace the A3's on my 2009 GSA due to the horrible road noise. They are a great road tire but I would not trust them much off road (which admittedly I don't do a lot of).

    I need to start saving up for a set of tires and do really like the pattern of these tires. They seem to offer a pretty good on/off road tread (I have no need for full knobbies).
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  18. superfunkomatic

    superfunkomatic Funky Monkey Trunk

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    I just installed my set last weeked. Early days - 300+ kilometres in mixed terrain but they are great so far. I was quite surprised to see how they handled on the road - very linear and smooth turn in. I'm encouraged by early report of mileage from y'all. I head out in two weeks across Canada so I'll report back on how they do in the long-term. I really like this tire - it doesn't seem to compromise much for a 50/50.
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  19. RsZk

    RsZk Been here awhile

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    Are they coming out with 170 series tires to fit the watercooled GS and newer KTM's?
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  20. Dan-M

    Dan-M Long timer Supporter

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    How noisy are they?
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