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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Shop put the wrong tires on the bike - should I be concerned?

Heya guys,

I should have checked right when I picked it up but I didn't.

Turns out the shop put 100/90/15 on the front and 160/80/15 on the back.

I had requested (following the advice in the verses) 110/19 on the front and 150/90/15 on the back.

With the current sizes, should the shop prove to be difficult about correcting their error, what problems, if any, could I run into keeping these tires?

Thank you
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If you have it in writing...I would make them change the tires out...at least the front one, as you wanted a wider one there ....

If they gave you a break on the price, you could keep them if you like, as they will work.

DO make sure the are both rated for tubeless rims....

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If you have it in writing...I would make them change the tires out...at least the front one, as you wanted a wider one there ....

If they gave you a break on the price, you could keep them if you like, as they will work.

DO make sure the are both rated for tubeless rims....

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They're both 880's, so i am assuming they're rated for tubeless rims... not sure how to be certain of it though.

And yeah, I reiterated twice via email what sizes I wanted.

They also cut my windshield down and now it's cracking and webbing pretty badly. Gonna have to scrap it soon. I've been told that it's due to someone cutting either too quickly, or with a dull blade or both.

I emailed them today to ask for a correction on the tires & compensation for the windshield - if they prove to be difficult I'll just contact my bank and make a fraud complaint. I have pretty much everything in writing.
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If they will cut you a break for their mistake that they made. You know a chunk of money back(I know the 880's are super expensive)......Then yeah.....I would keep them. Those tires will work fine....That rear is only one size shorter , and one size wider than the OEM one. To me it's not a big deal to go with the 110/90/19 up front, unless your running a 170/8015 or 180/70/15 on the rear or your Darksiding the rear tire........(certain 180/70/15's will fit on the rear of our bikes without modification)...as well as 165/80/15 car tires.........Going to the darkside.......it's not for everyone!
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Ok, call me ignorant (or not), but what exactly is "darksiding" BRET? I'm curious...


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Ok, call me ignorant (or not), but what exactly is "darksiding" BRET? I'm curious...


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It's using a car tire for your rear tire.
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Just go to Youtube and look up "Darkside.wmv". This guy goes completely insane on a red '08 Goldwing.....The Relatively cheap grade tire handles everything he throws at it......including Wheelies!

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And yeah, I reiterated twice via email what sizes I wanted.

I have pretty much everything in writing.
Then what are you waiting for? March down there and get your tires changed. I live for moments like this.

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I was in a similar situation with a dealer in Ft Worth. I got tons of support from this forum and they emailed the dealer as well on my behalf and all vulcan riders. We back you and don't give up. If you accept the tires then at least make them credit you or let them know through filing a complaint with BBB or Attorney Generals office. First try the lowest level though and keep the documentation of the emails etc.

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