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online tire recommendations?

I need to replace my tires and were looking at ME888s or Dunlops. Does anyone have online recommendations for tires?

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I shop JP cycles pretty regularly if I can't find the specific tire I want elsewhere (eBay, etc). They usually have a pretty good selection, and can get quite a few harder to find sizes as well.

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One question before you buy... Have you considered Shinkos? Won't go into them too much here since there are plenty of other threads over tire brand, but did want to ask...
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Thank you. I have seen Shinko online, but do not know about them. A local shop has decent prices for Dunlop and there is a $40 rebate through Dunlop if you buy two. I wanted to compare the local shop prices of the two brands they recommended. They said the ME888s last longer than the Dunlop.

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Cycle gear is another option, they offer free shipping.

https://www.cyclegear.com/motorcycle...lemished=false

You may want to do a search of the forms, there is some pretty good feedback on most of the brands.

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Thank you. I will see what I can find on the forums.

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I need to replace my tires and were looking at ME888s or Dunlops. Does anyone have online recommendations for tires?

I say go to your local dealer and give them a shot at it. Tell them to price match and show them the prices they have to meet/beat. They may also cut you a deal on an order/mount/balance combo. The online places get the tires from the same places your local dealer does. There is no reason your local dealer cannot be within a few dollars (yes even tax included) of online pricing. Plus you will be cultivating a local relationship that may well be worth more then the $10.00 you save on-line.

Oh yeah... and by the way... Shinko 777 series tires will serve you well.

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Great suggestion Du-Rron, mine gives me a 15% discount on parts and I bring them the lowest price I find.

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