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Old 04-10-2009, 08:04 AM   #11
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Not that we tend to hijack threads or anything, but...

'Hawk, how has/did the Tomahawk tires hold up?

And findangle, where the heck do you live, anyway? Nobody messes with bike tires?
I'm on like my 6th or 7th set in a row, for the FZ6. T3 "Sport" compound is what I use.

If you're a trackday-junkie, that's where buying these would really save you some coin - they've got Race-compound DOT's and slicks, somewhere around 1/3 to 1/2 the price of typical new ones. NOT for street use, as you'll probably never get 'em up to temp.

The only real drawbacks to the Tomahawk tires is, they're a bit heavier than others, but not excessively-so. And they only make a limited number of sizes.

Cold-weather performance is acceptable, but cold & wet they can be a little scary - they stick, but the bike does not "feel" planted. Sorta like the last set of Avon's I had on the FZ - only the Avons didn't stick at all...........

I have no experience with the coloured tires they make - I can only assume the quality is just as good with those, but have heard the rubber compound is not quite as "sticky" - but that is hearsay.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:32 AM   #12
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I've always ordered through Tire Express: Motorcycle, ATV, Tires, Tubes, Wheels, Suspension, Exhaust, Acessories

They also have free shipping on orders over $100, and they have package deals
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:53 PM   #13
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I just take the wheels off and run them down to Cycle Gear, they have the best prices I've seen and as Seruzawa says they road hazzard what they sell for $20
Roger that. However, the local shop guy who gets his prices undercut by 30% by Cycle Gear says "they buy stale tires that are not the current production run. That's why they're cheap."
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:07 PM   #14
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Roger that. However, the local shop guy who gets his prices undercut by 30% by Cycle Gear says "they buy stale tires that are not the current production run. That's why they're cheap."
I don't buy tires from any of the local shops because they still have stuff like a couple of Avon Azarro-1's and 3 or 4 BT50's with 1998 datecodes on their shelf............... (for $215 plus M&B)

And it's typical for every shop in this area - unless it's ATV tires or a 230mm+ tire for the back of some "Choppa".
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:48 AM   #15
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After talking with my dealer in most cases he can come within 5-10 bucks a tire on catalog prices. According to him the more inventory he moves through his shop the more credit he builds with his distributors. So he's willing to deal as long as he mounts and balances at 30.00 a tire and he keeps the old rubber. "most dealerships around here charge for tire disposal." When I do order out I use Bike bandit 10% off for AMA members
and chaparral 10 bucks to ship a tire. A lot of the free shipping claims do not include tires. So ask your dealer if he's willing to deal. If that doesn't work you gotta go shopping. As far as what tires, my 90 sporty sucked with Dunlops on it, especially over rain grooves and grated bridges."more than hair raising many times". I had much better success with Avons and I think Metzlers.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:23 AM   #16
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:02 PM   #17
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I tried motorcycle-superstore.com. My friend referred that to me and it has free shipping too if you have orders more than $100. I like the quality of their service too.
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I have bought from them before. Prompt service, good pricing, and free shipping. Need I say more?
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:59 PM   #19
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Internet really is very useful in looking for the desired things that we want specially for our bike.

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Old 04-24-2010, 11:45 AM   #20
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You can try J&P Cycles.com, denniskirk.com or motosport.com
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