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Old 07-26-2010, 10:07 PM   #1
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New Tires?

I've got a little Aprilia SR50 R Factory and I just started riding in January.

At first I was terrified on the roads (omg, no walls). But soon it got quite fun. I've had a low-speed lowside once and blew through my cheapy gloves and got a bit of roadrash out of it.I'm a lot more careful wherever I go now.
I'm ride fullface, short gloves, and padded leather RS Taichi jacket.
I'll be swapping back to padded jeans once it cools down a little bit.

I'm considering swapping it out for some better tires.

I've done a bit of research and I think Michelin Pilot Sport SC is probably the best tire out there (for my size).

$43 USD ~ 130/60P-13 Front
$48 USD ~ 140/60P-13 Rear

Before I pull the trigger for these online, I'm just wondering if you know if there's a cheaper local alternative? (Being green and all).
I'm going to have to get these mounted as well, so cost for that will figure in too.

As for mounting, obviously some shops will have a bit more care doing it than others.
Do you guys have any experience with who's reliable for doing it?

I'm assuming you're going to tell me to stay away from co-ops like MotoMethod?

thanks so much guys!!!
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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The Michelin Pilot's are an excellent tire.

I alawys get the guys at Scooter Hive do my work. You can try to hit them up for prices on tires but they are a small and independant shop where a slight markup is necessary to offset operational costs. But otherwise mounting can be done by both Tim and Christian @ the Hive. They're cool with you bringing in the tires yourself for them to mount.I only trust my Vespas with these two guys. Your other option would be at the Urban Wasp. Will is a great mechanic and will definitely take care of you just as good. Call either shops before you head down there!
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