my buy!!! - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,078
my buy!!!

i am gettin the tire this weekend along with a new helmet and gloves!!



should i buy the tire online or just go to suzuki??? what would be cheaper????

i am getting the metzler sport tec M1 http://www.americanmototire.com/
bulldog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 08:33 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 17,886
Buy it online. Luckily my shop has a price match. Too bad I didn't know of americanmototire but I managed to get the M1 rear for 120 and the front for like 89. they were charging 150 r and 120 fr. yeah, you're better off online. I would find out if they have a price match too. If not then bounce the cost of them installing a tire you bring in and the cost of the tire you bring in against a tire they will order and install for free. Most shops install for free if you buy them there, know what I'm sayin? Did you tell them about the fix-a-flat?
DLIT is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 08:44 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,654
Mistake!!!!!
twisty is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 08:48 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,314
Some dealers and/or shops wont put the tire on unless you buy it from them. They will call it a legal issue but thats gotta be BS. So start your calling now, or be running around later.
JK_DILLA is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,078
bulldog is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 09:29 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,335
Well, as for the tire, some places will charge more to mount it if you don't buy it from them. So, I would check the price of the tire online and then find out the mounting cost. Then check with the dealer to see what they will charge to order and mount the tire. Go with the cheapest, obviously. I have no advice on brand, to be honest.
Captain Morgan is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 09:38 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 17,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Morgan
Well, as for the tire, some places will charge more to mount it if you don't buy it from them. So, I would check the price of the tire online and then find out the mounting cost. Then check with the dealer to see what they will charge to order and mount the tire. Go with the cheapest, obviously. I have no advice on brand, to be honest.
that's what i said
DLIT is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 10:14 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 366
Don't forget to scuff the tires before you ride on them, and still go slow and be extra careful until they're good and broken in!! I made this mistake once already, when I put my rear on, first time I rode it made a right turn from a stop and going super slow (barely moving, knowing new tires are slick) and it was like I hit a patch of ice... rear end just slid right out from under me and spun 180 degrees and highsided to the left (low speed, but still threw me pretty good). Being that the bike didn't have a single scratch or imperfection on it beforehand... yea, I was quite pissed. Now the new front tire I just put on I made sure got a good scotch brite pad scrubbing, sandpaper scuffage, several good washings, etc to make sure all that glaze crap was off. I guess I'm a little paranoid now
thirdgenlxi is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 10:28 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 17,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by thirdgenlxi
Don't forget to scuff the tires before you ride on them, and still go slow and be extra careful until they're good and broken in!! I made this mistake once already, when I put my rear on, first time I rode it made a right turn from a stop and going super slow (barely moving, knowing new tires are slick) and it was like I hit a patch of ice... rear end just slid right out from under me and spun 180 degrees and highsided to the left (low speed, but still threw me pretty good). Being that the bike didn't have a single scratch or imperfection on it beforehand... yea, I was quite pissed. Now the new front tire I just put on I made sure got a good scotch brite pad scrubbing, sandpaper scuffage, several good washings, etc to make sure all that glaze crap was off. I guess I'm a little paranoid now
Was it a Dunlop?
DLIT is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 11:35 PM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
Third is telling the truth... watch out on new tires!!

And do what Capt says... check around. Many places are known for that. Being that you're in Cali, I'm sure you have more than one dealer you can goto!

Also, don't worry about the tail bag until you get this all straightened out. But you look like you're on the right track.




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-11-2005, 03:24 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLITALIEN
Was it a Dunlop?
No, that was what I had just replaced actually. I replaced my stock Dunlop D207's with the Roadtec Z6, first time out on the new tire... BAM!
thirdgenlxi is offline  
post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-11-2005, 03:33 PM
First 1000 Member
 
Rodogg04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Posts: 241
Send a message via AIM to Rodogg04 Send a message via Yahoo to Rodogg04
that reminds me i need to start checkin for a rear tire for myself Thanks for the info i didnt realize some places will not mount tires you purchase online!!!
Rodogg04 is offline  
post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-12-2005, 02:23 AM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
Quote:
Originally Posted by thirdgenlxi
No, that was what I had just replaced actually. I replaced my stock Dunlop D207's with the Roadtec Z6, first time out on the new tire... BAM!
As mush as I disslike the D 207's I dont know about the Roadtec Z6

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-12-2005, 04:59 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeeps84
As mush as I disslike the D 207's I dont know about the Roadtec Z6
For the type of riding I do, which is mostly straight ahead highway riding since we have no friggin twisties whatsoever ( ), and commuting back and forth to work and school, so the Z6 work real well. I wanted something that would last for quite a few miles, rather than a soft sticky tire that would wear out quicker. Now if I were taking it to the track, that would be a different story.... I'd put Pilot Powers or Diablos on most likely, not the Z6. Honestly though I never really had a problem with the Dunlops either. I got 9500 miles out of the original D207 rear, which alot of ppl though was pretty good, and never had any traction problems. The original front I just replaced was cupping pretty good but still had decent tread. Got a screw right in the middle though that left a nice big hole, so I replaced it.
thirdgenlxi is offline  
post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-12-2005, 10:15 PM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
Quote:
Originally Posted by thirdgenlxi
I got 9500 miles out of the original D207 rear, which alot of ppl though was pretty good, and never had any traction problems.
That bike must have been able to stand up with out the kick stand (flat spot)

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-12-2005, 10:18 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,687
American moto tire is a good online place to buy from the tires are not old, the ContiRoadAttack i just got from em looked brand new out the factory door, not something that was made in 2003.
And i also just got my Technik Race boots from NewEnough.com about 2 days ago...love em, lighter and very sturdy, seem like they'll last forever.
ScottSellersUNR is offline  
post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 09:09 AM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottSellersUNR
American moto tire is a good online place to buy from the tires are not old, the ContiRoadAttack i just got from em looked brand new out the factory door, not something that was made in 2003.
And i also just got my Technik Race boots from NewEnough.com about 2 days ago...love em, lighter and very sturdy, seem like they'll last forever.
I have been scanning Newenough.com and I have to give'em a plug. They got some deals!

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 09:38 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeeps84
That bike must have been able to stand up with out the kick stand (flat spot)
heheh...pretty much, yea! That tire was toast in the middle!

thirdgenlxi is offline  
post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 09:45 AM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
Quote:
Originally Posted by thirdgenlxi
heheh...pretty much, yea! That tire was toast in the middle!

Yep that thing is toast!

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 10:49 AM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
Nah, I can still see see the evidence of a tread in the middle... it's good!!




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome