that's what i saidCaptain Morgan said: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.
Was it a Dunlop?thirdgenlxi said: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
As mush as I disslike the D 207's I dont know about the Roadtec Z6 :skep:thirdgenlxi said: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!
For the type of riding I do, which is mostly straight ahead highway riding since we have no friggin twisties whatsoever ( :cursin: ), 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.jeeps84 said:As mush as I disslike the D 207's I dont know about the Roadtec Z6 :skep:
That bike must have been able to stand up with out the kick stand (flat spot) :lol:thirdgenlxi said:I got 9500 miles out of the original D207 rear, which alot of ppl though was pretty good, and never had any traction problems.
I have been scanning Newenough.com and I have to give'em a plug. They got some deals! :dthumb: :wink:ScottSellersUNR said: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.