New Kid On The Block

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  1. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

    Jun 2, 2017
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    Thanks for add.....Been riding bikes all my life, trials, sports, scooters, adventures & now a true love, my SE Bonne '15 model. All I can say it's a perfect fit & my summer holidays are touring Europe. Off to northern Spain in a few weeks & looking for new tyres, recommendations etc etc....
    Looking forward to reading some interesting stuff about the Bobber, T120....love accessories....I'm a girl...what can I say ! Lol

    Poppy
     
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  2. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

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    Welcome in to this den of sin and iniquity young Poppy!:eek:
    The local loonies will be along shortly demanding pictorial evidence or your fine steed. Please humour them!
    Avon Roadriders seem to be the tyre of choice for your bike. Others may confirm this.
    Enjoy being here!:)
     
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  3. MickEng

    MickEng Noble Member

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    Welcome to the forum Poppy.
    I am just about ready to put a set of Avon Roadrider AM26 on my Bonnie after reading many good posts on this forum.
    If your suspension hasn't been upgraded, you may want to consider that before embarking on a long touring holiday.
     
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  4. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    Cheers Steve, I'll be posting photos for sure. Love my Bonne, never lets me down & always a tale to tell
     
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  5. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    Love the 'young'hehe
     
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  6. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Hi poppy, welcome in. Avon Roadrider's on my Thrux are fantastic. Check the labels are removed from the inside tho' suspension upgrade is well worth considering.
     
  7. MickEng

    MickEng Noble Member

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    #7 MickEng, Jun 3, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2017
    I believe it was only the wire spoked wheels with inner tubes that were at risk from the Avon tyre labels.
    The SE models have cast alloy wheels as standard and are tubeless.
    Certainly wouldn't do any harm removing them either way though.
     
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  8. Angus

    Angus Noble Member

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    I am not jealous I am not jealous... Oh Hi Poppy welcome in !
     
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  9. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    Welcome to the forum Poppy, Avons seem to be the tyre of choice I would say across the range there very well approved, I've just fitted a set to my Thunderbird but as yet not really given them a good time to give my personal opinion on,
     
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  10. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

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    Hi
     
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  11. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    You are right! Must pay more attention to letters!!
     
  12. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    Thanks for the feedback, I'll check the Avons out....appear a popular suggestion.

    I'm pretty well kitted out for touring but you can never buy enough new gadgets. Im leaving the sat nav to the others but may consider getting one later in the year, usually favouring map & memory over electronic prompt.

    Roll on Espanol !
     
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  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    Hi Poppy and welcome
     
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  14. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    Have to ask whilst Avons appear up there with recommendation, can someone tell me why? I've got 6500 on the stock Metzelers, keen to try different but I have no reference.
    Is it more they grip better, last longer...an overall good tyre? Internet reading tells you wonderful things about nearly every make.
     
  15. MickEng

    MickEng Noble Member

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    My stock Metzelers have done 9k so obviously good for wear.
    I have found that they do track the white lines and I have had a couple of little 'slips' in the wet on the back end.
    The Hagon upgraded suspension definitely improved the handling, stopping the back end 'hopping' about.
    The Avons are advertised as good for not 'White lining' because of the tread pattern but I have not fitted them yet so cannot tell you from experience.
     
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  16. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    Cheers & ive been blaming the council for the shoddy roads all these years! ;)
    We will be covering about 3000 in Spain so I'll have some feedback on whatever I choose.
    Thanks X
     
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  17. MickEng

    MickEng Noble Member

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    The roads in Dorset are fantastic compared to the majority in West Yorks.
    Beautiful part of the country, I have had some grand holidays in Dorset. :cool:
     
  18. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    Not reached the climes of Yorkshire, so much to explore all on our doorstep. Every weekend is trip around the surrounding counties & it's been spectacular so far. im thinking Spain in July will be scorchio but we coped with the France & God, did we sweat..errrr glow...lol....
    I'll be asking about ladies summer kit later mine is too heavy & too black....hmmmm
    Xx
     
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  19. MickEng

    MickEng Noble Member

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    Can't help you with the ladies summer kit unfortunately.
    If you have not been to the Yorkshire Dales you must go, absolutely spectacular scenery and history, brilliant biking roads, particularly North Yorkshire.
     
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  20. roadrider

    roadrider First Class Member

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    Hi and welcome.
    Northern Spain is great,not as hot as the South,but we managed 37 deg last year :sweat:
     
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  21. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    Thank you.....Spain will be fun I'm sure!
     
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