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 Post subject: Re: new tires.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:21 pm 
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I kept the original front tire, its not worn much and it did seem sticky.
The back was done, stick a fork in it its done....


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 Post subject: Re: new tires.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:31 pm 
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New back tire is $180.00.
http://www.yamahapartshouse.com/oempart ... rear-wheel

The front is $165.00, so for stock tires its about $350.00.
Add shipping or installation on the soft alloy rims...


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 Post subject: Re: new tires.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:18 pm 
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The 712 rear with indie mounting (off-bike) was $85.95 total.

At $350 just for the tires, by the time you got a SR400 shod at a Yamaha dealer it would cost more than a friend just paid for new rubber on a Road Glide.


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 Post subject: Re: new tires.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:35 am 
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The TU is the same way, odd thin tube type tires (cheng Shen?) list for almost $200.00 each at the usual places!


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 Post subject: Re: new tires.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:23 am 
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Ouch! For sure, I will be changing sizes when the stockers wear out: those Yamaha prices are ridiculous.
Odd that they would go with one-off sizes, unless that is a popular size in the Japan home market.

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 Post subject: Re: new tires.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:13 pm 
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What is odd is that most places in the US do not sell or stock tube type street tires.
Only vintage tires like the Dunlop K70 and K81 can be got in limited sizes that fit old English bikes.
There are plenty of tubeless tires to pick from, tougher, heavier and harder to change then the thin light tube type tires.


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 Post subject: Re: new tires.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:46 pm 
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Just priced Shinko 712 front and rear tires at motorcyclesuperstore.com:
100/90-18 $50.94
120/90-18 $55.95
Quite a difference over buying the stock ones.
I am a ways from needing new tires, but I think I will go the Shinko route when I do. Tubeless, but what the hey: tubes are cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: new tires.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:58 pm 
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Id advise gettin two rears now for sure, and probably a front too. Your OEM is basically a what, 5K tire, and you know you like the bike and are going to put some miles on. Not likely the price is going to go down and I like having tires ready to go.

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 Post subject: Re: new tires.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:38 pm 
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gcrank1 wrote:
Id advise gettin two rears now for sure, and probably a front too...


Also the 712's are so cheap it takes 2 of them or other items to qualify for free shipping.


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 Post subject: Re: new tires.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:09 pm 
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Aside from whether I buy from a dealer or not, buying cheap tires has a price. You may not pay today or tomorrow, but you will pay....

When I was younger I would always look for the tires that had the most traction in the dry, as I matured, I now always look for tires that have the most wet weather traction.

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