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Old 04-29-2010, 11:05 AM   #1
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I Ride: '91 GSXR (electric conversion)
Need new tires on my ride
I know the options in WW are limited, but what do you guys (and gals) do when you need new tires?

Buy local (where), or buy online and have a shop mount them (which one)?

Thanks all.

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Old 04-29-2010, 11:09 AM   #2
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depends... do you plan on running summer air or winter air in them?

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Old 04-29-2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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depends... do you plan on running summer air or winter air in them?
Good question. It is that "in the middle" time period between winter and summer...

Go to www.compacc.com I can get a set of BT-016s for my CBR for 249 shipped.

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Old 04-29-2010, 01:31 PM   #4
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I Ride: '91 GSXR (electric conversion)
Summer. I'm strictly a fair weather street rider.

If you get tires from Competition Accessories, who does your mount/balance?

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Old 04-29-2010, 01:48 PM   #5
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Summer. I'm strictly a fair weather street rider.

If you get tires from Competition Accessories, who does your mount/balance?
Anyone major dealer or shop will try and rape you on install if you don't buy tires through them. Maybe one of your fellow Oregon locals will know of a small shop?

Have you considered running winter air exclusively? If you're a "cautious" type, it might just be better to keep the winter air in there all the time, just in case you hit the unexpected bad weather. Ask the shop that installs your tires for their professional opinion of course, that's just my .02... Speaking of which, how you liking that GSXR? Great first bikes, aren't they?

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Old 04-29-2010, 02:42 PM   #6
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I Ride: '91 GSXR (electric conversion)
Thanks for the advice.

The old Gixxers are a fantastic piece of aluminum workmanship. Unfortunately, I haven't ridden it much. It's been a long-term project (almost two years) and it still needs lights and tires to be roadworthy.

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Old 04-29-2010, 03:22 PM   #7
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I've always loved the old blue and white gsxrs with the white rims. Timeless.. Good friend of mine has a TLr like that and I spring wood every time I see it. What's that about an electric conversion?

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Old 04-29-2010, 09:53 PM   #8
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Hey Jacob, Got to Cycle Supply online and order what you need. Mark Johnson should be able to mount them and I can call and ask him plus he's right around the corner from you at work. Still need to check the bike out, been busy at Jerry's lately.

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Old 04-30-2010, 06:04 AM   #9
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Thanks Gravey. I will stop by Johnson's today. Drop me an email when you are delivering something to WW.

Devil_Doc: The electric conversion means that it has an electric motor and runs on batteries. For the gory details http://elgixxer.blogspot.com

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Old 04-30-2010, 07:29 AM   #10
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I am in the tri-cities but will mount and balance your tires for ya for a small fee. 542-9363.

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Old 04-30-2010, 08:31 AM   #11
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I am in the tri-cities but will mount and balance your tires for ya for a small fee. 542-9363.
Winner winner, chicken dinner.. Lol. You want to come to Seattle and do my tires for me in about 2 months?

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Old 04-30-2010, 11:47 AM   #12
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Thanks for the offer skinny_punk. If the local option doensn't work out, I will drop you a PM.

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Old 04-30-2010, 12:34 PM   #13
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I am in the tri-cities but will mount and balance your tires for ya for a small fee. 542-9363.
for Skinny..........

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Old 05-03-2010, 03:00 PM   #14
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would like to check that E-Bike when I relocate there this summer.

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Old 05-03-2010, 08:53 PM   #15
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Any time Timebom. Email is in the profile.
Planning on showing at Wheeling Walla Walla this summer.

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Old 05-05-2010, 09:03 AM   #16
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I am in the tri-cities but will mount and balance your tires for ya for a small fee. 542-9363.
Skinny will do a great job at very fair cost definitely give him a shout if you need something done but if you are looking local i used to always go to USA Honda before i moved to tri, ask for Eric, tell him Jeremy sent you and he will do you right. He is a good friend and if you are ever looking for someone to ride with he puts some great ones together.

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Old 05-22-2010, 12:41 PM   #17
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Anyone major dealer or shop will try and rape you on install if you don't buy tires through them. Maybe one of your fellow Oregon locals will know of a small shop?

Have you considered running winter air exclusively? If you're a "cautious" type, it might just be better to keep the winter air in there all the time, just in case you hit the unexpected bad weather. Ask the shop that installs your tires for their professional opinion of course, that's just my .02... Speaking of which, how you liking that GSXR? Great first bikes, aren't they?
buy yourself some pilot powers michelin they are a great dual purpose tire and performs well i run 36_psi front and 32-36 PSI rear .. works great for me .. i ride in everything except rain and snow of course

i buy them online at motorcycle parts store .. just google it and i mount them myself you rarely need to balance unless you change tire size.....take tires to walmart they set the bead for free and off i go...PS greAse your wheel bearings while you are there

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Old 06-01-2010, 11:51 PM   #18
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Skinny will do a great job at very fair cost definitely give him a shout if you need something done but if you are looking local i used to always go to USA Honda before i moved to tri, ask for Eric, tell him Jeremy sent you and he will do you right. He is a good friend and if you are ever looking for someone to ride with he puts some great ones together.
every thursday at 530 the sportbikes meet up for rides at usa honda..prolly startin later this month

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Old 07-09-2010, 12:28 PM   #19
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True to Gravey's recommendation, Johnson's Motorsports did a great job a reasonable price.

Have tread, will travel.

Walla Walla

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Old 07-09-2010, 12:40 PM   #20
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True to Gravey's recommendation, Johnson's Motorsports did a great job a reasonable price.

Have tread, will travel.

Walla Walla
Holy hell, what do you ride on the sprocket or tire?

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