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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?!?!?! :lol:

so what tires are good and cheap?!?! and can i get just the rear tire?! :sorry:
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bulldog said:
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.

- Brian Roach
bulldog said:
SPEEDWORKS WERE ARE YOU MY MAN!!!......AND WOMAN?!??!?!?!?!?!!?!?!

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.

- Brian Roach
Gas Man said:
I think they charge $60 to off & on the tires...with them off the bike!

So that's the same price! Good deals!
We'd do $275 on a 120/190 set, including mounting and balancing.

I just looked up my cost on those .... they're not that expensive. I could do a set shipped for $250 + shipping. They might be on special right now though, which would explain the low cost (I'm at home, don't have my monthly specials sheet from the distributor in front of me - there's a lot right now because of the Indy Dealer Show having been last weekend).

- Brian Roach
jeeps84 said:
I thought you said it would be way higher!
Er... I lied? :D

*Usually* it is, which is why we don't even try and sell tires on the website.

I don't know why people are selling the Pilots for so much ... and like I said, it could just be a one-month special from the distributor (I just looked up our cost in our online ordering system ... which means next month I might not do it at that price ... we only stock one or two sets of each brand in the shop since we get next-day service from the distributor). Anytime I quote prices not on the site, it's by looking at the currrent cost and deciding what we can sell it for and still keep the lights on :)

- Roach
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