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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Where to Buy Tires

What is a good place to buy tire? Any of you Houston area guys, where do you recommend to get them installed?


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Rocky Mountain Motorsports has great prices and free and fast shipping.

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Truthfully, I bought mine online and did them myself.
I have as of yet not needed a shop for anything, so I don't really have any suggestions for that.

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Most tire suppliers use the same regional tire warehouse supplier and charge what they feel their pocket withstand so having three suppliers on hand in your "favorites" will probably yield the best price. Presently I use http://www.americanmototire.com/catalog/ and https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/. There are others but these work very well for me as I have never waited more than 2 business days to be at my back porch door. Last ones came from 100 mi. from me in state. Pay attention for rebates and file them your self as RM screwed me on submitting the rebate on my second tire.




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I have spoked wheels which probably means inner tubes. Do they make mounting the tire any more difficult?

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I have spoked wheels which probably means inner tubes. Do they make mounting the tire any more difficult?
You just have to use a little caution not to pinch the tube.

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Rocky Mountain Motorsports has great prices and free and fast shipping.

Second that. Two last year for my son's bike and two this month for mine. Great prices. Fast shipping.


They come shrink wrapped. Unwrap them as soon as they arrive. The wrap flattens them and straight out of the wrap the bead will be harder to set.



We did my son's with tire spoons and profane language. This time I bought the Harbor Freight machine with motorcycle attachment. Less than $80. Which is probably about what you'll pay to have ONE mounted in Houston. It's $60. here in the sticks of VA.


PS - just saw your post about spoked wheels. All 4 of ours are spoked. My first time I pinched TWO tubes on the front tire. The bad news is you don't know until the tire is fully mounted on the wheel and you have to take it off. The good news is you do know before you've mounted it on the bike. 0


Lots of talcum powder in the tire and around the tube solved that.

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How do I know if a tire is a tube type? I was looking at the Shinko 777 but can't decide if it works with a tube or not.

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777 can definitely be used as a tube tire. Got 3 on our two 600's with one more to change out.

Other more experienced people, please correct me if this is wrong, but I believe any tubeless tire can be used with a tube.
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How do I know if a tire is a tube type? I was looking at the Shinko 777 but can't decide if it works with a tube or not.
Any motorcycle tire can be used with tubes.

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