Join Date: May 2015
Location: Marietta, GA
Year/Make/Model: 2010 Kawasaki Voyager
Opinions: Avon Cobras on a 1700
I have MC IIs on the bike now. Just over 16K miles on them and should get at least a couple of thousand more before I get to the wear bars. I'm looking to trade off a little mileage for a little better wet grip, but I don't want something that wears out at 6K miles like Bridgestones did.
I have been searching the forum and found lots of threads from folks who put Avon Cobras on and really like them, but almost no comments about how many miles anyone has gotten out of them. I've seen a few comments stating that the writer has seen comments about how well they wear. A lot of comments go like "I have 5K miles on them and they haven't worn at all." No first hand comments about how many miles anyone actually got out of a rear tire or a set, except one person commented that you could expect 12k - 16k miles on a rear tire. No comparison to what the same rider got with other tires on the same bike.
Apparently, most folks who have tried them like the way they grip and the general feel.
So what I'm asking for is for folks who have used Cobras until they wore out (down to the wear bars? till the belts started showing?) to comment. What kind of mileage did you get out of them and what other tires have you tried (and wore out) that you can compare the mileage to?
RAM mount for TomTom Rider 400 (with anti theft module)
6000k LED Headlight & Spots; Kisan Headlight Modulator (works with LEDs),
__Brake Light Modulator, LED License Plate Holder
Dobeck EJK 3.0
Lucky Mirror Extenders
Misc. RAM Mounts for Cup Holder, SPOT, Phone, etc.
Chuckster BAK, Trailer Hitch and Cooler Rack
Wiring for Trailer
Ray's Throttle Mod
Things to do:
Drilling Baffle Plates (Maybe)
Paint HF Tag Along Trailer to Match Bike