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Old 07-27-2011, 02:48 PM   #16
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It's true; PA is beautiful!
Been through many times before but it's not the same traveling I-81 and I-78 And the memories of miles and miles of road construction/repair many years ago still haunt me....
The back roads in the mountains rule!

Here's a few more pics of the tire & bike damage:











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Old 07-27-2011, 03:07 PM   #17
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It was new when I installed it five days and a few hundred miles before this happened.
it was made in the 18th week of 2009. been sitting around awhile.




e-mail photos to Avon Mfg.

http://www.avonmoto.com/contact-us


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Old 07-27-2011, 03:15 PM   #18
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That's less than 2 years old. Shouldn't have happened. +1 on sending the info to Avon along with the purchase date/receipt. I suspect they will want the tire back and will replace it with a new one. Don't know if they will cover the damage to the bike though. Glad you stopped safely and made it home without too much trouble.

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:02 PM   #19
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+1 on talking to Avon. I agree this shouldn't have happened. There have been times when I rode the pi$$ out of these same model tires and they held up fine but in this case I was taking it easy the whole time, on good surfaces, etc. It had to be some inadvertant defect in the manufacturing stage.

I started with the Avonmoto (Avon Tyres North America) folks. They referred me to Cooper Tire and Rubber damage claims. After talking to and sending my info to Pam, she realized it had to go back to the Avonmoto (she called them Mickey Thompson) folks. Jeremy called and left me a message and I called Jeremy and left him a message. So we'll see.
I was going to report on this when I had something more concrete.
I still will.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:01 AM   #20
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:59 AM   #21
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I am sure glad your both ok! Nice job getting that thing stop! They should definitely pony up for the tire and damage. I love that bike! I had one many years ago same color and all. Wish I never let it go! Good luck and keep us informed.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:24 AM   #22
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I suggest you write letters (not email)to the heads of the place you bought the tire, the importer, and the manufacturer. Include photographs. Include a list of the damaged pieces from your bike and the cost to repair. You might want to pull these photos from the internet as a gesture of good faith. Ask them to make the situation right.

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Old 07-29-2011, 08:58 AM   #23
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Check with Raven over at ST-Owners with a similar incident.

http://www.st-owners.com/forums/show...en-Down-But-OK

http://www.st-owners.com/forums/show...er-belt....%29

Glad to see you survived.


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Old 08-01-2011, 08:17 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by ST-DocLizard1 View Post
Check with Raven over at ST-Owners with a similar incident.... Glad to see you survived. Doc
Thanks Doc! That's interesting that you posted that because I found Raven's thread along with this one:
http://www.st-owners.com/forums/show...-II-rear-tires
about the time I decided to make my post. I haven't seen the second one you posted yet, though.
Similar tire, the Azaro and the Storm. I run a Storm on the front and Azaro on the back because those are the series where the proper sizes for my bike are made.

Speaking of proper.... I'm told Avon "doesn't reccomend" those tires for my bike. I take that to mean that they fail to reccommend them, not that they recommend not using them. I believe it's because when my bike was made, the only thing available in motorcycle tires was bias ply, no radials. And to be on the safe side, we can only reccommend what the bike was designed to use. Never mind it handles so much better with radials.
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