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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/
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Captain 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.
that's what i said
 

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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 :eek:
 

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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 :eek:
Was it a Dunlop?
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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that reminds me i need to start checkin for a rear tire for myself :nonod: Thanks for the info i didnt realize some places will not mount tires you purchase online!!!
 

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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!
As mush as I disslike the D 207's I dont know about the Roadtec Z6 :skep:
 

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As mush as I disslike the D 207's I dont know about the Roadtec Z6 :skep:
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.
 

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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) :lol:
 

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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.
 

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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! :dthumb: :wink:
 

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jeeps84 said:
That bike must have been able to stand up with out the kick stand (flat spot) :lol:
:lol: heheh...pretty much, yea! That tire was toast in the middle!

 

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Nah, I can still see see the evidence of a tread in the middle... it's good!! :D
 
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