I just put a Bridgstaone S11 on my rear about 2000 miles on it seems to be wearing pretty slow i really dont notice any yet. The shop I went to charged me 20 bucks but I work with one of the owners (he does it on the side until he retires in 2 yrs) but he says he usually charges 40 for a mounting and balancing.
I can't find it and I have looked nowhere
US ARMY 2004-PRESENT
2000 VLX (SOLD)
@Big Jake. I'm kind of in the same boat as you. I'm a total newbie, but my dad and my uncles have been riding for a long time. My dad sent me this link from a diff forum that applies to his bike to help me change my tires zx6e.net forums -> DIY tire change I guess the general principle is the same. this guy tells you how to static balance the wheel once you have your tires on, too. I have a '94 VLX and I just ordered some Kenda's from Dennis Kirk, who seemed to have the best deal (I was going for as cheap as possible) but you have to search for the size, rather than search for your make/model/year to find the cheapies. However, like I said, I'm not experienced at this stuff, so these other guys probably have better/ more thorough advice. I figure I'm just gonna take a crack at it and do it myself when I have the time and get familiar with taking the bike apart a little, you know?
I have been using Kenda Cruise tires now for a few years and have no problems at all. Might get better milage out of Metzlers but for quite a bit more $$. The handling is good and price is right. I really doubt that any tire you could find that was the right size and in current date wouldn't be much better than what you have. Just what your comfortable with. My riding style is probably different than yours so what I like might not be your favorite.