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Old Feb 9th, 2006, 4:35 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I want a good deal on Pilot Powers...

need a 120/70 - 180/55 set for my 916. Track season has arrived. Yeehaww!!
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Old Feb 9th, 2006, 4:48 pm   #2 (permalink)
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We have 135 tires coming Friday. We are selling them at a very good price ($209/set). Unfortunately we are in California. Shipping tires is very expensive. If you have some friends that need tires, we can save you a lot of money in shipping several sets to one location.
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Old Feb 9th, 2006, 5:53 pm   #3 (permalink)
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We have 135 tires coming Friday. We are selling them at a very good price ($209/set). Unfortunately we are in California. Shipping tires is very expensive. If you have some friends that need tires, we can save you a lot of money in shipping several sets to one location.
that is a good price indeed!....
SouthWestMoto wants 99.95 for a front and 131.95 for a rear and will give free shipping when you buy a pair...
Kneedraggers wants 117.00 for the front and 150.00 for the rear plus shipping!

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Old Feb 9th, 2006, 6:04 pm   #4 (permalink)
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We have 135 tires coming Friday. We are selling them at a very good price ($209/set). Unfortunately we are in California. Shipping tires is very expensive. If you have some friends that need tires, we can save you a lot of money in shipping several sets to one location.
Why are tires expensive to ship? Size? Special tax?

I had a guy from NY send me tires. He wrapped duct tape at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock and shipped them without packaging.

They arrived in perfect shape [guess not much can go wrong with tires]. I think his way of shipping was bizarre, but it did not cost him much.

Just asking and commenting. I know a professional parts house cannot ship the way he did, but it was amusing the way he did it.
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Old Feb 9th, 2006, 6:17 pm   #5 (permalink)
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If I combine the tire with the chock I'm getting it's not too bad.

Now I'm tempted to buy another set now. Doing at least 12 days this year. I'm average at best on the track. hmmmmm...can or should I go for it? I did 7 last year.
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You gotta weigh in the cost of shipping and also the cost of mounting & balancing...unless you know someone. I just bought tires for my SS a while back and did the whole on-line shopping thing. Found some awesome prices but by the time I added in shipping and then what everyone charges to mount and balance tires that you didn't purchase from them, it ended up not being cost effective at all. Not even close. With all expenses included I have yet to find anyone to beat out Cycle Gear for three sets of tires in a row now!!!
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If I combine the tire with the chock I'm getting it's not too bad.

Now I'm tempted to buy another set now. Doing at least 12 days this year. I'm average at best on the track. hmmmmm...can or should I go for it? I did 7 last year.
Contact Matthew in shipping for the two big items. I think a multi-piece shipment can be a little less than what the website's UPS calculator will calculate.
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You gotta weigh in the cost of shipping and also the cost of mounting & balancing...unless you know someone. I just bought tires for my SS a while back and did the whole on-line shopping thing. Found some awesome prices but by the time I added in shipping and then what everyone charges to mount and balance tires that you didn't purchase from them, it ended up not being cost effective at all. Not even close. With all expenses included I have yet to find anyone to beat out Cycle Gear for three sets of tires in a row now!!!
Amen to that tip. Many people forget to factor in all costs and end up paying way more than what they could have paid on a local deal.

Your tip applies to all consumer purchases. Cell phones, printers, cars, etc., etc., to name just a few.

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I picked up a bunch of Michelin DOT S2 from motorace.com for track. $90 shipped. If you get a slick front, the price is still competitive with the powers.

http://www.clubracer.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=62. I think you have to register at that site to get the deal.

Try the harbor freight tire manual tire changer if you are doing alot of tire changes. That can be had for about $50 on sale. Balancer is around $100. Then you apply elbow grease...
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I would just get tires at the track (NESBA uses Dunlop's; Cornerspeed Pirellis) but have yet to remove the wheels on my bike. I'd rather, at least this time. not be under pressure to get the wheels taken off at the track. But once I do it the first time I'm sure I will start using track tires.
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