Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by reckedracing, Jul 25, 2008.
What a good website to get bike tires?
be very careful about those. Bike tires have a shelf life of about a year. Lots of those sites get rid of old stuff that shops don't buy.
really??? wow... what an insightful post...
lets examine this for a moment shall we...
first and the original question was asking for a good website to purchase motorcycle tires
second post was asking what type of motorcycle (as most sites cater more towards one type of motorcycle or another)
third post was a warning that motorcycle tires have a short shelf life and to be careful ordering from online sites as the tires might not be "good" any more
then there's you.... "get dunlops"... thats it.... just fucking "get dunlops"... which fucking dunlops should he get? what size should he get? what would be the best dunlop for his riding style, and the conditions he will be riding in? what width would be best? should he go for something with a harder or softer coumpound? or are dunlops just fucking magical and will work for every-fuckign-thing regardless of any of that?
that dude has been in numerous threads and posted 1 or 2 word replies..half dont even make sense..
... Oxygen thief.
because dunlops is better than NAWZ.
but good info celerity, did not know shelf life is so small. what about car tires? given if they are stored probably out of light, heat, etc...
The shelf life on car tires isn't so great either - But tires are so important to a bike, that it's not in the same league of importance.
I've heard good things about Tire Express: Motorcycle, ATV, Tires, Tubes, Wheels, Suspension, Exhaust, Acessories a bigger name place that might not be as cheap is Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Tires, Motorcycle and ATV Accessories at Chaparral Motorsports
As far as buying online and getting old tires... anywhere you go can have that issue, just look at the car tires, big name places have old tires.
I for one would rather buy from a website that turns out a few hundred tires a week then to buy from a local shop that puts out maybe 5 or 10 a week.
Two things to note,
Make sure you get prices on tire installs, some places will charge you a flat fee, the honda dealers down the street from me charges around 27 bucks for tire replacment with the wheel off the bike, if the wheel is still on the bike its around 60.
However, other dealerships (most of them) like to charge you two different prices.
If you buy the tire from them, its 20-30 bucks with the wheel off the bike, if you bring your own tire in, they charge you 70-80 bucks with the wheel off the bike.
total BS, but, they do mark tires up around 50-100% from internet prices.
As far as dunlops goes, the 208s I've heard great things about, its a very sticky tire, however depending on your style of riding you might get 2000-2500 miles out of them. Thats why I wont run them. they wear really quick if you're an aggressive rider.At least with my pilots I can get 3000 or so miles from a rear.
I used to ride the continental road attacks on my 600rr. I had battleaxes on the Repsol.
I took my bike to a speed shop to get the work done on it. I got hooked up with that place they gave me a great deal. I researched the tire prices on the internet first and used them as a bargaining tool when I went to the shop.
The Road attacks lasted nice and long. They were a harder compound and took a while to warm up. If you want something that lasts a while I'd go with those.
If you want a sticky hardcore tire I'd go with pilot powers.
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