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    http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/problems/equipment/tires/

    Has links to consumer reports on their personal experiences with tires, and to reporting problems to the government.
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    Chapter 3.....


    Dave,
    Our warranty department has found the tire to be defective. We have refunded your Visa in the amount of $107.93 on 06/23/2011.

    Thank you and have a great day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonanzadave View Post
    [B]Chapter 3.....Our warranty department has found the tire to be defective. We have refunded your Visa in the amount of $107.93 on 06/23/2011.
    Excellent.
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    Hi Guys & Gals,

    I am new to the forum and found your excellent site while searching for information on Avon Roadrider tyres and the issue of cracking sidewalls.

    I thought you might all be interested to know that this problem still seems to be an issue with recently manufactured Avon Roadrider tyres here in the UK.

    In early summer I fitted a brand new Roadrider to my other bike, a K******I 750 (My other rides are a GS850GN and FJ1200). The tyre was fitted with a proper tyre soap that I have been using for many years and have used on many tyres. The tyre did not come into contact with any contaminants.

    After about 3 to 4 months I noticed the sidewall was cracking, and not just a little bit. The cracks were definitely not there when the tyre was mounted on the rim as I always inspect any new tyres fastidiously before fitting. The manufacture date on the tyre was June 2010.

    As soon as I noticed the cracking and became aware of it being a well documented problem I replaced the tyre with another brand with no further issues.

    Unfortunately the supplier I purchased the tyre from had their premises burnt down at the time. Due to this and a busy problematic family life at the time I decided I could not be doing with the hassle of chasing it up and so chalked it up to experience.

    Anyway, I hope this is of interest to some as it seems Avon may still have not addressed this issue fully, certainly here in the UK.

    Cheers,

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    Mr.IGS, Welcome to the GSRs ! You can just add info / comments to this thread. Its kind of the unofficial "hows your Road Rider" log. Dont need to start a new thread. If you have your reciept for the bad tire (tyre) I would pursue a refund. Hey, its a 100bucks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Griffin View Post
    I'm sure you'll watch your new tire like a hawk
    Put the Bike to bed for the winter. Inspected the new Tire which I probably got 1500 miles on. Saw no signs of cracking. This is where I was a year ago and when spring came around it was cracked. Ill give it a look-see in a month or so and report. BTW....its 5f here. Still wondering if its a cold temp related issue .
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    You ever been to the UK... pretty cold there too (though not 5f cold for sure...)

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