I can let you know about the Pirelli MT66's next weekend. My 900 is in the shop getting those(stock size)put on. I pick it up on Thursday I've read alot of good reviews on them and the price was right, $85 for the front, $120 for the rear. You can them cheaper on the web, but the local indy shop's prices were close enough for me, I like to keep my business local when I can.
those are pretty good prices... and no waiting for shipping, either. x2 on the buy local (and buy American made when possible- I sometimes go on spheels about that and jobs and human rights and on and on so don't get me started)
Lucky for me, I have enough sense of self preservation not to try it... I think I'd end up like this guy if I tried a burnout... something about holding front brake and throttle at the same time seems rather difficult without giant hands. And yes, I do know better than to bounce it off the limiter and clutch drop... that's asking to empty every pocket to get said vehicle (MC or otherwise) back on the road. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sn2CrO0q38
$250 for a stock 404 rear??? You'll love this.......replaced both front and rear, mounted and balanced (they did the removal), for $283!! Work was done by a local indy shop that charges $20/tire for mount/balance as long as you buy them there. I could have had Metzelers for $50 more if I'd wanted them. If I were you, I'd do some serious checking at other shops. www.motorcyclesuperstore.com has really good prices on the Pirellis, with free shipping. However, be ready to pay a stealer about $50/tire to install.....less if you remove the tires yourself.
I got about 6k out of the stock rear and 14k out of the stock front on my 900. I've got the Pirelli MT66's on it now(stock sizes) and so far I really like the tires, got about 500 miles on them so far. They felt a little stiff at 1st but after about 250 miles or so they started to break in, very good tire.
I got 12,500 on both tires. I was told that the front still had some life left but the rear was just starting to smooth out. I replaced both since I wanted better tires. So far 200 miles on the new Metzlers and I am very happy with them. Felt good from the first mile.
Bike has been basically non ridden for many years, original OEM tires w < 5,000 miles. Based on age, need to replace. OEM are Dunlops, per manual:
80/90-21M/C 48H • DUNLOP “D404FJ”
180/70-15M/C 76H • DUNLOP “D404”
Any recommendations? Go with OEM or is there a better option...
I have Pirelli Night Dragons on at the moment - I believe they are cross-ply due to a 'B' on the side wall. Plenty of meat on at the moment.
Don't see many white walls where I live: are they generally cross-ply rather than radial? Online sources aren't too helpful.
I take it that the...
I bought my 2015 Vulcan a used and it has roughly 7500 miles on it. The front tire is original by the looks of it, but the back tire has been replaced. The tires do not match and I’m really itching to get a entirely new set because mismatched tires are a no for me.
The issue I’m having is...
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