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I got my tire almost a year ago and from day one it was leaking 1-2 lbs of air daily. No big deal I thought and just kept filling with air. Last week I decided to take a closer look. I tried spraying the entire tire/valve stem assy with soapy water to check for leaks-non found. I then looked closer and dang, lots n lots of cracks. They almost look like razer cuts but are on both sides. I have about 1-2k miles on the tire. I am going to Stamford BH (no, I did not buy my Avon rear tire there) and purchase another tire that they will install. Ug, you pay a good price for a tire and you expect it to last longer than a year at least without cracking. This is the 250 Avon mounted on an 18" wheel (yeah, I know that Avon don't recommend it)
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I don't lose 1-2 lbs of pressure per month! That loss per day is totally unacceptable. You, obviously have a leak. With all the problems I've seen here...I'll stick with the 230 Avon. I'm on my third with no problems ....provided you groove them for the rain.
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Grooving / leakey tires

Has anyone seen / used the product "Ride On"? It's some kind of non-hardening slime with thready bits to plug leaks. I've picked up 2 nails in the last week, fortunately the last was horizontal thru a lug and did not penetrate. The 1st, however went straight in and I had to have it plugged. Not a fan of that, but I'm between 4 wheelers and had to get to work.
Also got a bit sideways on trailing throttle this AM, this being Central Fl. Monsoon season and all. Where is the thread for grooving the rear tires please? Is there a certain pattern? I giggled after the witch straightened up, but it damn well got my attention! God I love these scoots!
Thanks.
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Milos,

How'd the tire change go??

A lot of times the cracks in the sidewalls develop from three things, running extremely low on air for long periods, doubt that happened, also from the tires not curing well during production and not having the correct flex in the sidewall and of course old age (kinda like us 'mature' folks)

One other issue that has come to light recently, and this is from a tire guy, not me, when a tire is run on a rim that is too wide, the sidewall has no flex and when it hits a bump the sidewall takes the impact vertically. Supposedly this can degrade the integrity just as bad as too narrow of a rim. Not sure how the 250 fits the wheel you have, but I had considered going down to a 250 from the 280 next time a tire is due, just for the fitment factor.

A friend of ours at the rally had put new 10" rims on his trike and it road so bad he took it back to the tire dealer. They changed to an 8" rim and he said the ride and handling improved 100+% Go figure?

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Hey Grumpy- you mean the tire ages as we do? hahhaha. Damn, I just turned 58 about 6 days ago and now gotta check for wrinkles to see if they match the tire. haahhah.
I am still waiting for Debbie/BH in Ct to call me back for the tire she is supposed to be getting me.
I bought my 250 avon mounted on an 18" rim from Marv on Chopper city so I assumed the width was okay. It ran like a charm. The best I can think of is that the tire did not cure long enough and hence the cracks.
I am gonna stick with the 250 avon and if further problems cometh, then I will switch back to the 230 avon and groove that tire.
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