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Coming up on 6k miles on the OEMs, and the tires are toast. Anyone know of any good deals going around right now?
 

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Coming up on 6k miles on the OEMs, and the tires are toast. Anyone know of any good deals going around right now?
Make sure you go to a 190/55 on the rear with whatever you decide to go with...
 

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Coming up on 6k miles on the OEMs, and the tires are toast. Anyone know of any good deals going around right now?
Dennis Kirk has the best pricing on most tires and cheap shipping. ($5 per tire) Got my Pirelli Diablo Rosso III's there for way cheaper than I could find anywhere else. Stay away from Revzilla or Motorcycle Superstore. They are always more expensive.

If you have specifics about what kind of riding you do, we can make more specific recommendations. Otherwise people may be recommending sport touring tires when you want something with more traction, or vice versa.
 

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Denis Kirk also has an amazing closeout section, for all kinds of things. I don't like their Web site, but it's well worth digging into it.
 

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Ended up ordering as set of pilot road 4's from Rocky Mountain ATV, heard about them from the rider forums. Dennis Kirk had the same prices but RMATV had free shipping!
 

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We are lucky near where I live. We have a store that has prices that always beat online pricing unless there is a bulk sale. Plus they offer free mounting and balancing when you buy tires from them if you bring the wheels off the bike. It is always a no-brainer for me, even when I can save a few bucks. People are charging up to $35 per wheel for mount/balance around here now.
 

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Ended up ordering as set of pilot road 4's from Rocky Mountain ATV, heard about them from the rider forums. Dennis Kirk had the same prices but RMATV had free shipping!
That should be a "Free 3 day Shipping".

We are lucky near where I live. We have a store that has prices that always beat online pricing unless there is a bulk sale. Plus they offer free mounting and balancing when you buy tires from them if you bring the wheels off the bike. It is always a no-brainer for me, even when I can save a few bucks. People are charging up to $35 per wheel for mount/balance around here now.
Your definitely lucky. Around the Portland/Vancouver area it's getting to the point where if you don't buy the tires from them, they won't mount them at all.
 

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The tire changing looks and sounds so difficult, but is something anyone can master.

You don't need a machine. Three tire irons will do it. Breaking the beaspd is not much fun, but it's doable.
 

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RC, what type of rim protection do you use?
 

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Zaph, I always try to change mien , in the summer, and I'll leave them in the hot sun for a few hours. Even that helps, but I'll bet a warmer is amazing.
 

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This increasing the temperature, be it the ambient temp or through a warmer applies to changing hand grips as well,,.
 

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Video from MC Garage (pretty sure its made by Motion Pro) for the Motion Pro bead breakers: they say before starting to remove the tire, leave your wheel/bike out in the sun for an hour if you can.
 
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