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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-22-2005, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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what to buy

okay i am going to sell my dirtbike... i might get at MAX 700 out of it (it is old and looks crapy but runs good)

should i get a jacket first or a rear tire(or a set the front looks good but i forgot if you can mix match i think you can)

just need some experienced imoput... i have acceptable gear now but i am going to get a jacket off the clearence on newenough so i guess i can get the jacket and tires?!?!?!

so what tires are good and cheap?!?! and can i get just the rear tire?!
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-22-2005, 10:47 PM
 
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Didn't you say that you already have a jacket, helmet and gloves (although not the newest)? If that's the case, then I'd get a tire(s) because that one (those) will need to be replaced soon. But if you do get $700 out of the dirtbike, you should be able to afford the new tire(s) and pants. The Joe Rocket ballistics will be good enough for normal street use. Trust me, jeans won't do squat. I'd rather have an old (but sturdy) jacket and good pants than a new jacket and a pair of jeans.

Also, after buying the new tire(s), remember, they will be VERY slick for the first 60-100 miles, so don't get wild leaning into turns. Slow and easy on new tires.
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Didn't you say that you already have a jacket, helmet and gloves (although not the newest)? If that's the case, then I'd get a tire(s) because that one (those) will need to be replaced soon. But if you do get $700 out of the dirtbike, you should be able to afford the new tire(s) and pants. The Joe Rocket ballistics will be good enough for normal street use. Trust me, jeans won't do squat. I'd rather have an old (but sturdy) jacket and good pants than a new jacket and a pair of jeans.

Also, after buying the new tire(s), remember, they will be VERY slick for the first 60-100 miles, so don't get wild leaning into turns. Slow and easy on new tires.
i have everything but pants and jacket and can i get just one tire??
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Several people have said that "yes, you can get just one tire". I was thinking you had a jacket. If you can afford it, grab a jacket and a pair of pants, but yes, at least get the jacket.
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speedworks!!!!!! what kind of a deal can you get me on tires?!?!


and any suggestons on what one(s) to buy?? or can i get the cheapets
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I agree...with the $700... you should have NO PROBLEMS getting a nice JR jacket, LEATHER!! and a new rear tire!!




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I agree...with the $700... you should have NO PROBLEMS getting a nice JR jacket, LEATHER!! and a new rear tire!!
and have some $$ left over for a Happy meal!
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Or at least get a JR Phoenix or something - something that will offer protection when riding.. You can get a jacket anyway from $79 to $2,000 and probably higher.. Just get something - hell stitch elbor and back armor into that sweatshirt if you have to..

As far as the tire I have changed backs without changing fronts before but I always matched the same tire that was on there before, etc. And think about it - do you want cheap tires that last a year and you need new ones or do you want to spend a little extra now to get better traction and wear?
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well the thing is is that i am limited to about 600 700 dollars!?!?! so i guess i will
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SPEEDWORKS WERE ARE YOU MY MAN!!!......AND WOMAN?!??!?!?!?!?!!?!?!


NEED SOME DISCOUNTS
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speedworks!!!!!! what kind of a deal can you get me on tires?!?!


and any suggestons on what one(s) to buy?? or can i get the cheapets
The problem with tires is shipping - there's an extra $5 UPS handling fee on top of the normal rates (and a tire weighs about 15lbs).

Beyond that ... it's really almost impossible to compete with the big online tire places - we don't order hundreds of sets at a time, so our costs are a lot higher. We pretty much just do tires here at the shop where we can be competative due to being able to mount and balance as part of the price.

If it were during the summer, I could send you a race take-off for $65 + shipping that would at least get you a couple thousand miles But I don't have any right now.

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The problem with tires is shipping - there's an extra $5 UPS handling fee on top of the normal rates (and a tire weighs about 15lbs).

Beyond that ... it's really almost impossible to compete with the big online tire places - we don't order hundreds of sets at a time, so our costs are a lot higher. We pretty much just do tires here at the shop where we can be competative due to being able to mount and balance as part of the price.

If it were during the summer, I could send you a race take-off for $65 + shipping that would at least get you a couple thousand miles But I don't have any right now.

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OKAY ITS COOL I MIGHT JUST WAIT UNTIL LEGUNA B/C THEY MOUNT FOR FREE DONT THEY??? CAN MY TIRES LAST THAT LONG??
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Laura's already gone and I'm just shutting down my PCs ... I'll hit you up in the morning with a PM. Honestly, a nice leather jacket from Alpinestars isn't even going to run you $300. AGV also has some really nice stuff that won't kill you (I mean in terms of price!). You can also go the textile route which these days offers almost the same level of protection and is a bit cheaper - I really like a couple of the ones from AGV.

Let me look up a few things and I'll PM you with the details.

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Man, you could get a nice jacket and a set of good rubber for that price. A lot of shops have price guarantees on tires so if you find them cheaper on , we'll say a website, then they'll match it. I just bought some Metzeler Sportec M1's and they are ten times better than my stock dunlops. the front was 93 bucks and rear was 124 , both I got the price from cycle gear and brought the print out to my local shop and they had no problem matching that price. they were trying to charge me 120 front and 150 for the rear. Plus if you buy the tires from them they'll install it free. So look around for shops that will match prices and then try to find the cheapest tires on line or something. that will leave you with about 400 bucks to get some new leathers. cycle gear has frank thomas pants and jacket set for 300 and there bad ass. hope this helps. Later
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Man, you could get a nice jacket and a set of good rubber for that price. A lot of shops have price guarantees on tires so if you find them cheaper on , we'll say a website, then they'll match it. I just bought some Metzeler Sportec M1's and they are ten times better than my stock dunlops. the front was 93 bucks and rear was 124 , both I got the price from cycle gear and brought the print out to my local shop and they had no problem matching that price. they were trying to charge me 120 front and 150 for the rear. Plus if you buy the tires from them they'll install it free. So look around for shops that will match prices and then try to find the cheapest tires on line or something. that will leave you with about 400 bucks to get some new leathers. cycle gear has frank thomas pants and jacket set for 300 and there bad ass. hope this helps. Later
wow, they matched an internet price and installed them for free also.did you have to take the tires off the bike? ..thats a great deal thats for sure..
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It was my dealership and they do take the wheels of for you. Yeah man, it was no hassle at all. In and out.
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It was my dealership and they do take the wheels of for you. Yeah man, it was no hassle at all. In and out.
must have been a servicemen price, cause they lost money on that deal...
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That's What Happens When You Offer To Price Match, Sometimes You Get Burnt.
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If you were in Michigan I'd tell you to go to Rec Leisure for the tires...

A set of Pilot Powers (yes a 190 for the rear) for $265 out the door!!!

THAT IS BEYOND A GOOD DEAL!!!




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If you were in Michigan I'd tell you to go to Rec Leisure for the tires...

A set of Pilot Powers (yes a 190 for the rear) for $265 out the door!!!

THAT IS BEYOND A GOOD DEAL!!!
I just bought a SET for $325 mounted. (I take my owen wheels off & on)
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