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Was out riding last weekend in this beautiful warm weather. Had another Wing with me with a GPS. We checked my speedometer against the GPS at 45 and 55 mph - I have the Avon 70R on the rear - and the speedometer was dead on balls accurate (ref. from 'My Cousin Vinny'). Now I will know how far to be off when I read the 'suggested' speed limit signs. :D
 

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yes, but how accurate was it at 80? :)
 

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Just last night, I drove past one of those roadside devices
that tells you your speed. I have a relatively new Avon70
on the rear. I had the cruz on. The machine said I was going
58 MPH, the Goldwing said I was going 59 MPH.

That is a whole lot better then the stock 60 series. But I do
admit the bike gets a fishy feeling at times. I don't know if
it is the tread pattern, or side wall flex.

I like the much more accurate speedo, and the lower RPMs,
so when the tire is up, I don't know which route I will go.

Herb
 

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70 TIRE

THE FISHEY FEELING IS SIDE WALL FLEX HAD IT ON MINE WENT BACK TO 60 AND PUT UP WITH SPEED BEING OFF A LITTLE GPS TELLS ME HOW I AM DOING ANY WAY
 

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What kind of pressure have you guys played with ???

Just a gut guess says I would try running about 44 -> 45 cold.

Bradford
 

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Funny you mention this. I put on a new set of Avons with the 70 series rear that replaced a set of E3's with the 70 rear. With the E3's, I was never more than 0.5 mph off from my Garmin 2610. With the new Avons, I'm between one and two mph off. A small difference, to be sure, but I was surprised the Avons were off more than the E3's.
 

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24 Carat said:
What kind of pressure have you guys played with ???

Just a gut guess says I would try running about 44 -> 45 cold.

Bradford
What ever the tire says. I think it is 42 PSI, Maybe 44. And that is
the MAXIMUM it states to put in. So, my understanding is that it would
be more safe to put 4 PSI less, then 4 PSI more then the maximum.?

Herb
 

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As far as tire pressures, I'm running slightly higher than what is posted on the Avon website - 40 psi front & 44 psi rear.

Rode today to get to the market - last day before Christmas. Superb handling, rolling along to the tunes from Mannheim Steamroller.
 

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Avon "70" rear. 42psi.rear,40 psi.front. Not a rear fishtail feeling up to about 95mph with or without a trailer in about 10,000 miles on two tires. First one had a nail and was replaced
 
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