Budoka,What kind of mileage have you got on the Cobras PT? I'm leaning towards them myself.
PS:What kind of mileage have you got on the Cobras PT? I'm leaning towards them myself.
The Avon Cobra is not as soft as the Venom, it looks similar and has many of the same performance characteristics but is designed for the heavier laods and better milage for touring bike. It is softer and stickier than the Dunlop however. It depends on your riding style and what you want from a tire. I like aggressive at times and I want the tires to perform. That is also the reason I modified my suspension. It is a lot stiffer and harsh as far as the Goldwing standard but it performs well and the bike is very stable when pushed hard. But that is my prefrence. I ride two up, usually loaded heavy and occassionally pull a trailer. Speaking of which, I bought in Canada. It is a Fibro Tech. I have never got a 3 to 1 tire ratio on the 1800 w/ radials when changing tires. I always did front and rear together, I did get 2/1 with the bias tires on my 1200 & 1500 though.That's great to hear that you were so well looked after. For whatever reason, Chromeworld doesn't ship to Canada, but that's ok since I can get most anything through our suppliers at the dealership. I had a set of Avons on my Vulcan custom, and I lover the fell and handling, but they were far too soft for my liking and wore way to quickly (a common problem on the crusier and custom bike tyres such as the Venom). Obviously on a big heavy bike like the Wing or a Dresser, that would have to be a prime cosideration on Avon's part. I'll likely chang the full set when it's time as well. I often got a replacement ratio of 3-1 on my 1200, but I spent a huge amount of miles touring two up and loaded for bear pulling a trailer on that bike.
I never ran K177's on my 1500, always used the K491's dias tires usually got 17K-19K on them. The 1800 w/ radials doesn't get the milage but the radials handle and out perform the bias.I'm currently running the E3 bias-ply on my 1500, have no complaints. Had a set of K177's that didn't last long.