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1Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Good deal on tires for Canadians on Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:37 pm

gorio

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Good deal on tires for Canadians.
I had been toying with the idea of new tires for my 92 K100rs and when I found these I jumped
120/70/17 and 160/60/18 road 3's to my door $340 Canadian.
I do realize that they are discontinuing the Road 3 but still thought it a good deal. revco.ca if you are wondering.

    

2Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Re: Good deal on tires for Canadians on Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:09 am

Two Wheels Better

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It may not be too big a deal for you, but recently I ordered in some Conti Road Attack Evo 2 for my K1300GT from a reputable mid-west US dealer. I got a 'smokin' deal, as they say. I knew before they arrived they'd be a bit dated, how else can these companies sell them for so little? US$188 delivered in 120/70ZR17 & 190/50ZR17 sizes. Sure enough, the rear tyre was dated late '14 and the front mid-2016. It's not like a loaf of bread but they can go 'off' after years in storage.



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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

3Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Re: Good deal on tires for Canadians on Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:11 pm

gorio

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i am not expecting them to be last month production but I would be disappointed if they are five years old. As more place ban tire over five years old it has raised awareness to old tires. i will more then likely burn them off over this summer and perhaps part of next year so if they are a couple of years old I am not to concerned. If they are more the three years old they will likely be returned. I will post when they arrive.
Tires are expensive in Canada. In BC I also pay 12% sales tax as well as $10/ tire enviro fee. Ordering from the US looks cheap until you add freight, customs brokerage, duty and taxes. You also lose the warranty for what that's worth.

How did the Conti's work out, did you run them or return them?

    

4Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Re: Good deal on tires for Canadians on Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:55 pm

Two Wheels Better

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I haven't spooned the Contis* on to the spare set of wheels yet and I'm not terribly concerned about their freshness date since these were 
pre-Covid-19 trip plan tyres. Basically, burners so I don't waste my Dunlop Roadsmart III on a flat roads all the way to the twisties sort of ride. My RS in OZ has a Michelin Pilot Road 3 up the front and, gasp, Pilot Road 2 out back. I ride it every year, sometimes every two years, and it's not caused me any harm so far. I'll bet they're seven or eight years old by now. One of my K1100RS has a set of Bridgestone BT016 which it came with. They're 'brand new' but six years old. When carrying my precious pillion I keep a newish set of rubber under me. Since I don't work in the bike biz any longer - I do miss those heavy discounts and saleman's freebies - I pay what everyone pays, so there I am searching the deals where ever I find 'em.


*Had a closer look and one of them's even older than I had originally written.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

5Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Re: Good deal on tires for Canadians on Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:19 pm

gorio

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In case anyone was wondering how this came out.
Front tire production date 2518 so June 2018.
Rear tire production date 1718 so April 2018.

Not brand new but not bad. I will assume they have sat in temperature controlled storage away from UV light.

I think I could safely ride on them for three or four years. Hopefully they will be worn out before then.

Looking forward to having them mounted.

    

6Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Re: Good deal on tires for Canadians on Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:05 pm

Two Wheels Better

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They're fresh enough if dated 2018. When I worked at various moto dealerships we'd order in from the distributor and get year old to three year old rubber regularly. As long as they didn't sit on my shelf for another year we were good to go. I have no issue with burning off a set off tyres on my own bikes that are dated five years old. Big Block has late-2014 Pirellis on her that I bought in 2015 and have yet to wear out. I'd better get riding her more.

But....if I was doing a sporting trackday on a Ducati or S1000RR for sure I'd want fresh squeezed.



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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

7Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Battleax BT46 on Fri May 01, 2020 12:49 pm

nvboy

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Has anyone had experience with the new Bridgestone Battleax BT46 which is to replace the BT45?  I've been running BT45 and have had no issues and will be needing a set of tires probably by the end of the season.
The Road 3 don't come in a size for my 89 RS.

Gorio, I ride up to Courtenay from Nanaimo every couple of weeks.  I'll be on the lookout for a white RS.

nvboy


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8Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Re: Good deal on tires for Canadians on Fri May 01, 2020 1:58 pm

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If you like laser light show beats & screeching guitar riffs, here's what Bridgestone think of their new (Battlax BT46) product.

Beemer a Guzzi & a Honda go for a low-speed ride


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

9Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty tire commercial on Fri May 01, 2020 4:29 pm

nvboy

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Well, that video told me absolutely nothing about the tires.  Nice bikes, but I've never met anyone that looks like those riders.
The biggest thing I got from reading the literature was that they are about the same as the BT45, but with slightly better handling in the wet.  I suppose that's good.
nvboy


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10Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Re: Good deal on tires for Canadians on Fri May 01, 2020 4:49 pm

Two Wheels Better

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@nvboy wrote:Well, that video told me absolutely nothing about the tires.  Nice bikes, but I've never met anyone that looks like those riders.
The biggest thing I got from reading the literature was that they are about the same as the BT45, but with slightly better handling in the wet.  I suppose that's good.
nvboy
Modern advertising. All about the feel, as in how you might imagine yourself feeling. Nothing about the taste, smell or nutrition.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

11Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Re: Good deal on tires for Canadians on Sat May 02, 2020 12:48 am

gorio

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nvboy
You can find me on Highway 28 when it is sunny. If you are up for a ride buzz me sometime.

    

12Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Good Deal on tyres for Canadians on Sat May 02, 2020 5:17 am

Tom KSR

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G'day all, TWB is spot on about advertising. Marketing is all about selling the sizzle and not the steak.
Cheers
Tom


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2010 Suzuku DL650 V Strom
1992 R100R
    

13Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Re: Good deal on tires for Canadians on Sat May 02, 2020 6:34 am

Dai

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The only thing I got from that video is the Guzzi was the most expensive bike, followed by the BMW and leaving the Honda somewhere in the pennies jar. Unless they were trying to imply that the tyres are good for classics and modern bikes?


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

14Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Re: Good deal on tires for Canadians on Sat May 02, 2020 8:41 am

indian036

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Tom FKR wrote:G'day all, TWB is spot on about advertising. Marketing is all about selling the sizzle and not the steak.
Cheers
Tom
Aw, Tom!
I was looking forward to having new bikes and a great place to ride when I got a set. Crying or Very sad
So disillusioned.  

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

15Back to top Go down   Good deal on tires for Canadians Empty Re: Good deal on tires for Canadians on Sat May 02, 2020 9:37 am

Point-Seven-five

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@indian036 wrote:
Tom FKR wrote:G'day all, TWB is spot on about advertising. Marketing is all about selling the sizzle and not the steak.
Cheers
Tom
Aw, Tom!
I was looking forward to having new bikes and a great place to ride when I got a set. Crying or Very sad
So disillusioned.  

Bill
What are they going to say?  That the BT45 molds are worn out and that they have new molds with a different tread pattern and sidewall graphics for the same carcass construction and compound.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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