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post #1 of 15 Old 10-22-2017, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Best website to buy tires?

Any by "best", I really mean cheapest. Also, looking for recommendations for good 50/50 tires. My bike is a 2015 650XT with spokes (but tubeless tires), 19" front and 17" rear. I've been searching, but can't seem to find a brand that has matching front and rear tires. Any help?
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post #2 of 15 Old 10-22-2017, 12:10 PM
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Lots of places:

Rocky Mountain ATV / Jake Wilson
American Motorcycle Tire
Revzilla
Dennis Kirk
Cycle Gear
etc.


I don't run 50/50, but I think there as several manufacturers offering them that work with V-Stroms front and back. Shinko, Mitas, Heidenau, and Michelin come to mind.


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The websites mentioned above are three same ones I would recommend.

I purchased my tires from cyclegear, they had the correct sizing, as well as revzilla
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Know what you want going in. The best off/on road rubber can make some real racket on road.How good are you off road? Really the Vstrom IMO is a bike that can go off road but far better on road as a really good small Tour bike. When you get pass good to somewhat good gravel they are far too heavy IMO. Sand about hopeless,but I am not a very good off road rider.
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my dealer price matches any advertised price I can find

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post #6 of 15 Old 10-22-2017, 12:56 PM
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Shinko 804/805 50 50 tires that I have read that work well and are cheaper maybe a Mitas E07 rear instead of the Shinko. I used Denis Kirk to get my last set of OEM equivalent tires.

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I'll second the Shinko 804/805. Quieter than the 705's. Fair mileage. Good traction on and off road.

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The websites mentioned above are three same ones I would recommend.

I purchased my tires from cyclegear, they had the correct sizing, as well as revzilla

Cyclegear bought Revzilla about a year ago.

For several years I bought lots of tires and other stuff from Motorcycle Superstore but since JP Cycles bought them I have stayed away. Not so much because of service but they don't have what I want. For tires American Motorcycle Tire is now my go to place.
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I'm interested in going tubeless the next time I buy tires. Can someone direct me to a thread to show me what is involved? Thanks.

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I'm interested in going tubeless the next time I buy tires. Can someone direct me to a thread to show me what is involved? Thanks.

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Try doing a search on Google. There are countless threads on countless forums. Special tape, silicone and inner tube strips and/or recently I saw where someone splayed open an inner tube and the tire installed over it and the tube trimmed are all way folks have done it. Is it safe? Only you can answer that.
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