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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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I need 2 new tires. I am curious as to where any of you think it the best place to go for tires?
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Depends on what you are willing to pay, You could go cheap with the Shinko's or Higher priced Metzlers. There's a lot to read up on tires and people's opinions of them. I got my Metzlers at Rocky Mountain Cycle on-line and paid about $225 for the pair.

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On the other end of the spectrum, I just bought a pair of Shinkos from Motorcycle Superstore for $135 including shipping.
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American Motorcycle Tire. Kenda Kruz 673 oversize, less than $140.00 for the set. Great tires. Showing no wear after 3200 miles.


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Another thing you should think about is whether you plan to go oversized or not.

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In my experience you will get twice the wear out of the Metzeler 880s compared to the Shinko 230s. I love my Shinkos, however, I think they ride better than the Metzelers. If you ride more than 10,000 miles a year, consider Metzelers. If you run your tires at higher pressures, they will last longer, but you trade off for a bit harsher ride. Let us know what you decide. If you don't have much experience riding, it doesn't make much difference- you likely wouldn't notice.
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i just bought from motorcycle superstore- -----Michelin Commander II --------these are pricey, but i think they will be good, lasting tires,..i had dunlop's before and didn;t get 2000 miles out of them riding here in the mountains of va,...
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I also have the Commander II (170/80) and have 5000+ miles on the thing. Really a great tire and it's showing very little wear. Ran a MT66 (150/90) which I also liked and replaced after getting close to 18k on it. And a Spitfire S-11 (150/90) which I swapped out after 7K or so for the MT66 that was on another bike. Just didn't like the handling of the Spitfire and the wear was not as good as the MT66.

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Metz the way to go, although the Avon venoms are good too...

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Hey KM, I know you were keeping a lit of what tires people were typically getting. Did you also include what kind of miles they were getting out of them if they ever said? Just curious about what people were getting from the shinkos. Too late now that I bought them, but still would be interested to see how aggressively I need start saving for new ones. Given that I needed to get the tires now and didn't have a lot of money, I think the shinkos were the right choice for me.
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