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Has any one used an avon 70 series on a wing to help correct the speedo error?
 

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The 70 series tire will work. I was going to put one on my 1800 but got a great deal on original size stones and installed them instead. I actually use my GPS speedo and never really look at the bike speedo. The 70 series tire will lower your rpm a little and fuel mileage seems negligeable. I.m actually looking into the run flat tire that Kit Carson has extensively tested. Hope this helps. Call anytime Tony:waving:ps. blue is faster.
 

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Welcome to a great site also. Tony:waving:
 

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AVA AUTO TECH wrote:
The 70 series tire will work. I was going to put one on my 1800 but got a great deal on original size stones and installed them instead. I actually use my GPS speedo and never really look at the bike speedo. The 70 series tire will lower your rpm a little and fuel mileage seems negligeable. I.m actually looking into the run flat tire that Kit Carson has extensively tested. Hope this helps. Call anytime Tony:waving:ps. blue is faster.
Kit's idea works for me. PM me for additional information if you wish.

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I have talked to a couple of people who have used the 70 tire and they had handling issues with it.
 

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I looked into a rear ct for some time. I spoke with Kit over at the 1800 riders forum about it as well. I don't know. I'm sure it works fine, better for certain types of feel. I think it's a good choice for some. In the end, I stuck with an mt and guess that's how it's gonna be. I'm just going to keep good rubber under me. I figure I'll run 5000 miles a year, depending on how long the winter is. If I buy one set of tires per year that's ok with me.

My speedo is off a little according to testing I've done which included radar and a gps. However, now that I know where it sits, I'm good to go. I don't need it to read any different.

There is also some equipment sold that you can add to your bike that will correct the speedo. I forget the name, but some google searching should get you there. I decided it wasn't worth the money. If my speedo shows 65 when I'm actually doing 61, that's ok with me.
 

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I would think most tires out there, you could almost go two seasons, especially the front.
 

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The 70 tire appears to be the one that gets the thumbs-down from more than a few riders and not the usual overwhelming thumbs-up that other tires get.
 

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Looks like you have a earler GL1800 like I do so the 70 rear tire will work just fine putting your speedometer right on. I have had great performance from the Bridgestone Exedra G850, 70 series tires. It is ZR rated for higher load and speed rating. You may want to give this tire a try. Expect 8000 +or -miles of tread life.

Another speedo correction is a item called a Speedo-healer. However I have read of a couple posts where the speedo-healer has fudged up some of the electronics and had to be removed. Buttt it works great for many. For me the 70 tire is the best solution. At least worth a try.
 

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I have the Metzler 880 Steel belted 70 tire. Absolutely love it. It handles like it's on rails. I run 44 psi cold @65º. Metzlers seem to demand more pressure to keep the heat down. On a 85 degree day, it only gets to 130º, riding dbbl. (500 lbs payload). It did start cupping early on, but, every brand of rear tire I've ever run does that. My Bridgestone fronts never cup, but my last D250, did cup badly. The front is running about 105º.

The speedo is spot on, too.
 

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Like others, I use the GPS for the speedometer. I am on my second car tire, got a little over 31,000 miles out of the first one. (Goodyear Eagle Run Flat)

Now I am running a Dunlop Wintersport, also a run flat.

Since it rides better, handles great, and I dont have to worry about getting a flat tire, I will stick with the CT and not worry about the speedometer......

I had Metzler's and hated them, but seeing OregonWingers' post, I dont think I was running enough pressure....
 

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Hi Sonny

Phil Jungels (spelling) got me turned onto the higher pressure, and 211Chuck has contributed a lot of good knowledge about tire pressure vs: temperature. High heat will kill Metz's, but death on any tire for that matter. The Smartire is a great tool for keeping track of tire temps and pressures.
 

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Oregonwinger wrote:
Hi Sonny

Phil Jungels (spelling) got me turned onto the higher pressure, and 211Chuck has contributed a lot of good knowledge about tire pressure vs: temperature. High heat will kill Metz's, but death on any tire for that matter. The Smartire is a great tool for keeping track of tire temps and pressures.
Thanks for the tips........
 
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