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post #9 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2020, 09:56 AM
pcgraphix
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Red face Kenda Kruz K673 Motorcycle Street Rear Tire - 170/80H-15

I just ordered Kenda Kruz K673 Motorcycle Street Rear Tire - 170/80H-15 for $76.88 (w /free shipping) from Amazon.com on 1/31/20 and it arrived just a few days later on 2/4/20. Going to have it mounted and balanced today. The reviews on this forum as well as on Amazon were very positive. And the price was really great!

My local motorcycle shop will mount & balance for only $35 as I plan to remove the tire and take it to them. Also plan to relube the drive shaft splines and clean/inspect the rear brakes.

NOTE: my previous rear tire was a Michelin Commander II 150/90 B15 which came with the bike when I bought it used. I personally put ~12,000 miles on that tire. No idea how many miles were put on it before I bought it but it appeared to be quite new. It was a very good tire. I literally ran it down to steel belts showing in some spots before I realized how thin it had gotten (see pic). I would have bought the same tire but prices ranged from $190-$235 and I just didn't have the $ at the time.

I searched and compared prices with Amazon.com, bikeandbandit.com, revzilla.com and jpcycles.com. Amazon had the best prices and free shipping.

I opted to bump up from the 150/90 to the 170/80 but for no particular reason.
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