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need a 120/70 - 180/55 set for my 916. Track season has arrived. Yeehaww!!
 

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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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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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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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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.

You get to wear Roto's Crown of Wisdom, but only for the balance of the day.
 

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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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What trackday club are you going to do trackdays with? See if they have tire services. Many of the larger organizations do, and their prices on tires are good, and they are very reasonable on the mounting and balancing, although you'll need to take the wheels off yourself. I've found that's the best way to get a good deal on tires + mounting.
 

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I have bought tires from Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse. The often have specials on tires and shipping. I got some Pilots from them and I believe they charged 12 bucks a tire for shipping. As for mounting I have used a local mom and pop motorcycle repair shop that charges 20 bucks to mount and balance.

I have also dealt with Cycle Gear and they have good prices and do a good job mounting

http://www.mawonline.com/default.htm
 

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I'm going to be doing some days with Cornerspeed and NESBA. They both have tire services and I will probably start using them after the first time I take off my tires. Need to look in the old HOW. :)

I got my tires last year from MAW. They were having a special with free shipping on Pilot Powers. That was a deal at the time.
 

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Ordered thru Motowheels today. I'm getting so freakin anxious for track season.
 

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I get my powers for $230 a set with free install if i have the wheel off the bike. So far its the best deal Ive found in colorado anyway.

I also heard when you buy tires online it comes with so really slick shit on them even more so then when you buy it from a dealership
 

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Any of you guys know of any good deals for Dunlog 208 GP A? I bought a NEW set at the track mounted and balanced for $286. I since then I've not been able to find the tire alone for under $300. Michelin Pilot RACE tires would be fine as well.
 

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Cycle Gear usually stocks the Pilot Race's...
 

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Sorry about the late RE:, but you might want to check out this site:
www.TIRES4FUN.COM

They were doing free shipping a couple of weeks back...
 

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Pilot Powers

Just ordered a set from Capitol Yamaha. 180/55/17 $110.00. 120/70/17 $85.00. Price does not include shipping.
 

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grendels_arm said:
need a 120/70 - 180/55 set for my 916. Track season has arrived. Yeehaww!!
Just called Chaparral to check on an order that I had placed - at least I thought I had - they are running a special on the set you are looking for - $199.75, +18 shipping (9 per tire).



http://www.chaparral-racing.com/
 
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