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Title: Centauro tires
Post by: Joliet Jim on March 07, 2015, 04:42:46 PM
 Centauro tires. I'm in illinois so I don't need canyon carvers I need high mileage over grip, but like something that will be good in rain. 160 60 17 and 120 70 17. avons have finally worn out and if I'm keeping the bike I might as well buy it some new shoes. What's the current recommendation for a sport tourer? Brand and vendor would be great.
Title: Re: Centauro tires
Post by: redrider on March 07, 2015, 04:58:16 PM
I am sold on Avons. I use the Storm Ultra that have the absolute best wet grip and feel on the front and no slippage at the back. What model Avons were on the Centauro? If they were the old Azarro line, they were good but the Storms replaced those and wow, major upgrade. I ran Azarros on the Sport 1100.
Title: Re: Centauro tires
Post by: Stormtruck2 on March 07, 2015, 05:32:31 PM
I would highly round black ones.  ;)  Glad I could help, it is what I do Jim.   :P :winer
Title: Re: Centauro tires
Post by: Joliet Jim on March 07, 2015, 06:24:23 PM
yep the AV 45 and 46 Azarro's. They lasted a long time even with a slow leak on a plug in the back. Considering they lasted about 6 years, I guess spending a few extra bucks is worth it. maybe i'll get out more with new tires. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: rocker59 on March 07, 2015, 06:30:22 PM
Bridgestone T30.
Michelin Pilot Road 3 or 4
Metzler ME 880 Radial
Title: Re: Centauro tires
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on March 07, 2015, 06:42:03 PM
Back when I had the Centauro, I planned to buy Continental "Conti Motion" tires for it. $140 a pair.

http://www.americanmototire.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=33_108_869
Title: Re: Centauro tires
Post by: Joliet Jim on March 07, 2015, 06:58:31 PM
I would highly round black ones.  ;)  Glad I could help, it is what I do Jim.   :P :winer

isn't that what you use, if so they really seem to make yours run slow :P
Title: Re: Centauro tires
Post by: guzziownr on March 07, 2015, 06:59:09 PM
Wow, that is a suspender-snapping price point!
Title: Re: Centauro tires
Post by: Stormtruck2 on March 07, 2015, 07:08:49 PM
isn't that what you use, if so they really seem to make yours run slow :P

 :D

I run slow so I can keep an eye on you so you don't fall over ala "Laugh In". ;) ;D
Title: Re: Centauro tires
Post by: redrider on March 07, 2015, 07:12:48 PM
The description reads "Economy Minded Veteran" Now there's a fine  how do ya do!