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Non-racer friend seeking cheap tire vendor.. help?
« on: April 04, 2005, 08:29:56 pm »
I've got a friend of mine on another board (that's completely unrelated to bikes or racing) who has an R1 and wants to pick up a set of the new Michelin Pilot Powers.  He asked me for advice on a good place to get them cheap.... but I don't have any answers for him, since I buy everything through the Michelin distributor.

Since I'm like WAY out of the loop lately when it comes to cheap street bike stuff - anybody got any suggestions for a good internet site or whatever that sells the PP's at a good discount?

I'd send him to Tom but a) can Tom sell to a non-racer? and b) I don't know if Tom's pricing on a street tire is worth it once you factor in the shipping costs.
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Re: Non-racer friend seeking cheap tire vendor.. h
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2005, 08:42:11 pm »
Buy a set of tires for him at the track and bring 'em back w/ you.
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Re: Non-racer friend seeking cheap tire vendor.. h
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2005, 08:49:59 pm »
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Buy a set of tires for him at the track and bring 'em back w/ you.



He's looking to buy something this week   :-/
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2005, 10:37:23 pm »
Call Monte Lutz from Sportbike Tracktime.  Good guy, good prices, always in stock, and only sells Michellin  :)

www.sportbiketracktime. com
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2005, 03:07:42 am »
Or call Rob at Lithium Motorsports.
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Re: Non-racer friend seeking cheap tire vendor.. h
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2005, 05:15:24 am »
Rob at Lithium can help, but FYI,  Tommy can sell to a street guy as well. Do remember that he would have to pay shipping unless he buys local.
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Re: Non-racer friend seeking cheap tire vendor.. h
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2005, 05:58:00 am »
Jim, you can try these guys.  They are local to me.

http://www.donelsoncycles.com/proddetail.cfm?ID=Michelin%20Pilot%20Power
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Re: Non-racer friend seeking cheap tire vendor.. h
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2005, 06:23:59 am »
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Call Monte Lutz from Sportbike Tracktime.  Good guy, good prices, always in stock, and only sells Michellin  :)

www.sportbiketracktime. com



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Re: Non-racer friend seeking cheap tire vendor.. h
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2005, 06:32:19 am »
Rob sells them online as well:

www.bikejam.com

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Re: Non-racer friend seeking cheap tire vendor.. h
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2005, 06:36:39 am »
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Always advertising.  You that banner at the top.  That is the proper way.   ::) ::)



Uh OH!  :o We have a battle of the Track Day Orgs this morning!!!

This site is great for tires, prices are low. http://www.americanmototire.com/

The best thing to do is try a few different sites and compare prices. Then if you call Dennis Kirk, I'm pretty sure they will match or beat anyones price.

If your friend does track days I'm sure Garth or Lonnie will hook him up with a good deal only if he spends 200 bucks to ride all day with one of there orgs.
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Re: Non-racer friend seeking cheap tire vendor.. h
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2005, 06:56:56 am »
 Saw them cheap at parts411.com  
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Re: Non-racer friend seeking cheap tire vendor.. h
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2005, 08:52:39 am »
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Always advertising. ÊYou that banner at the top. ÊThat is the proper way. Ê ::) ::)



I'm not advertising.  I don't work there nor do I have any affiliation other than being a customer.  The difference is, SOMEONE ASKED for help on getting tires.
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