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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-11-2009, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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230 Avon lowered 2"

Just installed the Avon 230 and lowered the bike 2". Looks a lot better. Best $400 spent so far. Makes the 180 tire look really small.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-11-2009, 04:10 PM
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That looks good. Does the 230 allow you not to have to shave anything like the 240 does?

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I weigh only about 140lbs and hasn't rubbed a bit. But it is close with it lowered 2". Haven't cut or notched anything.
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[QUOTE=mclark408;34810]Just installed the Avon 230 and lowered the bike 2". Looks a lot better. Best $400 spent so far. Makes the 180 tire look really small.

Your timing is perfect. I was just thinking about fitting one of these tyres to my Classic and thought I'd see if any one here had already fitted one.

I'm just trying to locate one here in Australia, if not I'll hve to import one from the US, but that takes ages.

Well Done.

PS. Could you post a pic of your old tyre next to the bike so I can see the difference between them?

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Is that just a clear brake light lens or did you get the LED board too?

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It is a clear lense with a led bulb from Drag Specialties.
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Here is a pic I took but it was dark.

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I just fitted my 230/60-15 Avon Tyre to my Classic today. It looks great. I'll take it for a ride tonight. It's to hot here now, 40 DegC (about 100 F).
I had to remove the plastic inner guard between the tyre and the frame, as it was going to rub.
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I like that !! You mount that 230 on a stock rim?

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I like that !! You mount that 230 on a stock rim?
Yeah, it went straight on. I used the original tube, as my rims are the spoked ones (not tubeless). It really fills the mud guard up now. Looks great.

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