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post #1 of 57 Old 09-24-2009, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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New Conti Trail Attacks

Got my new skins and hoping they will be better than the Avon distansia's I have on now. I like them for off road use and never had any trouble with them on road, but they both took an ounce and a half to balance.
I decided to replace my wheel bearing front and rear as well and try dyna beads. I think my front rim isstill bent after retruing and will try 3 ounces of beads up front and let ya'll know how it works.

I have new front pads, skins and bearings I gonna do next week, should make a nice difference!
Never had the attacks but many here seem pleased with em.

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Got my new skins and hoping they will be better than the Avon distansia's I have on now. I like them for off road use and never had any trouble with them on road, but they both took an ounce and a half to balance.
I decided to replace my wheel bearing front and rear as well and try dyna beads. I think my front rim isstill bent after retruing and will try 3 ounces of beads up front and let ya'll know how it works.

I have new front pads, skins and bearings I gonna do next week, should make a nice difference!
Never had the attacks but many here seem pleased with em.

I did the exact same thing about 5k miles ago. New pads (even though I didn't need them), new bearings (ditto), new front (I needed) Conti TA, and balanced with Dynabeads (I used 2oz). I have to say that I have zero complaints with my front end. . .

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cool!!! i have the same set in my garage as we speak!!!!! they will be mounted at the dealership on sat!!!! i got 12,500 out of the factory tires. The fronts could have gone alot more, but they are scalloped........so after some debate, i went ahead and replaced them both. Any idea on how much pressure you are going to run front and rear???? THanks.

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I have had good luck with the bike factory pressure setting on the right down tube. Mine is 36 front and 41 rear. They also don't tend to run hot at those settings unless I push them.

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I've had Trail Attacks on my bike for a little over a month now and I am pleased with them. They feel better in the corners than my old Tourances did and do about the same in gravel/on dirt.

Overall I am very happy with them. Oh and I also put Dynabeads in them and they seem to be working well too.

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Well I have one on the front now feels OK but I did get a real bad head shake when slowing down ,it was only 1000klms old . I have gotten head shakes on old worn front tires when you slow down but never on a new tire . To top it off it only happens sometimes go figure but guess what, I am not getting another .

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All I can say is SCREW AVON and their 2 ounce out of wack tires.
Mounted the new sneakers today and did not put in the bearings yet.
Used 3 ounces of dyna beads in front rather than the recommended 2 ounces. And put two ounces in the rear. NO MORE WOBBLE UNDER 30 mph. Before you did not want to remove your hands from the bars, and take it from me, after 40 years of riding, you did not want to remove your hands from the bars!
Now I am on rails baby! It had to be those AVONS. We had issues from the start balancing them. I email the quality dept. at AVON and they said, two ounces was their cut off point. Well, my front needed 1.5 and back 2.0 ounces of lead and it still was never quite right. I send the tire rim out for truing in march and put the AVONS back on. It was the same issue.
Now with my new CONTI"s, I am backkkkkk! New fork brace on its way, from Richland Rick, $87.00 (Tech area, product reviews, https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=36333 ) so hoping what ya'll say is truism in reguards to the brace. I don't push my bike, average rider 5-7 out of 10. But lay allot of miles with panniers, and tourpack. So kind of hoping it will benifit me in that aspect.

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Tollster: I know what ya mean about Avon. I also have a Honda Valkyrie & have had Avons on it. It seems to be a crap shoot whether you get good tyres from them. I had one set that was very good(got 21,000 miles from them), I replaced that set with another(why not?) & they were the worst tires I have ever experienced. One of the guys on the Valkyrie boards talked to an Avon Rep at Daytona & was told that the company is not an ISO certified company. He said it was more cost efficient(cheaper) to replace bad tyres than become certified. Needless to say, I no longer consider their products for either of my bikes.

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Tollster: I know what ya mean about Avon. I also have a Honda Valkyrie & have had Avons on it. It seems to be a crap shoot whether you get good tyres from them. I had one set that was very good(got 21,000 miles from them), I replaced that set with another(why not?) & they were the worst tires I have ever experienced. One of the guys on the Valkyrie boards talked to an Avon Rep at Daytona & was told that the company is not an ISO certified company. He said it was more cost efficient(cheaper) to replace bad tyres than become certified. Needless to say, I no longer consider their products for either of my bikes.
That explains it all, I have had good ones too, but these where the worst ones in my life that I can recall. Its a shame because I was happy with the onroad shortcomings in exchange for the offroad abilities. I always thought they where the best thing short of a knobby for off road abilty. Needless to say for what I paid, it won't happen again. Only takes one time in this day and age to learn a lesson.

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