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Team, Greetings. I am looking for any recommendations for new set of tires for my FJR 1300.

I will also appreciate pointers to a reliable shop that would mount and balance them....

I live in Northbrook area.

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STANIMAL. Not to hijack this thread, but my buddy (he's got a 800ie monster) mentioned that you swapped a set of tires for him. Any chance you wanna do another set for me?

They're new rims and tires and off the bike. Should be easy cheesy japonesey. I'm in Jeff park, so I'm fairly close.
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STANIMAL. Not to hijack this thread, but my buddy (he's got a 800ie monster) mentioned that you swapped a set of tires for him. Any chance you wanna do another set for me?

They're new rims and tires and off the bike. Should be easy cheesy japonesey. I'm in Jeff park, so I'm fairly close.
Sure , will be in the shop all day tomorrow. Inbound PM. Thanks.
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I made a few calls - www.edgextremesports.com (Lake Bluff ) have tires on sale (25% off) and will install them for $85.00 (Set). I am still struggling to understand why does it cost 3 times as much to change tires than a car!
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To take a car wheel off it is probably 15 to 20 seconds. The kid working on your car gets paid $8 an hour. If he screws something up, you probably won't die. There is a much higher volume for cars versus motorcycles. Most people care more about their motorcycles compared to their cars and require a higher degree of care. You can actually run a car tire business profitably and concentrate on volume keeping everybody busy almost every minute they are there. That's about all I can come up with right now.

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Stan(imal) is more than capable of the work. And he will let you buy him lunch.
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Buy the tires and go to Stan for the install. He is in Northbrook.

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Buy the tires and go to Stan for the install. He is in Northbrook.

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Thanks Brian , but I did move to Glenview .
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I made a few calls - www.edgextremesports.com (Lake Bluff ) have tires on sale (25% off) and will install them for $85.00 (Set). I am still struggling to understand why does it cost 3 times as much to change tires than a car!
They just moved in right in front of my shop at the beginning of winter, I have yet to stop in and take a look around.

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To take a car wheel off it is probably 15 to 20 seconds. The kid working on your car gets paid $8 an hour. If he screws something up, you probably won't die. There is a much higher volume for cars versus motorcycles. Most people care more about their motorcycles compared to their cars and require a higher degree of care. You can actually run a car tire business profitably and concentrate on volume keeping everybody busy almost every minute they are there. That's about all I can come up with right now.
I can understand the Volume. I do not know about you but, car or M/c tire screw up can cause death - but off late I do not think it is a rocket science. also please do not tell me that you pay a M/c tire mechanic $80 per hour. If you did I would gladly pay the high price.
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good place for tires

Went online to a site called bike bandits, found a set of bridgestone battleax S20s for a little over 230 with free shipping, checked reviews of tire and they are comparable to Pilot powers.
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Thanks so much I will check them out ...
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I can understand the Volume. I do not know about you but, car or M/c tire screw up can cause death - but off late I do not think it is a rocket science. also please do not tell me that you pay a M/c tire mechanic $80 per hour. If you did I would gladly pay the high price.
Actually I do, because I do the work. But when it comes to mechanics, their pay, and the hourly rate you pay at the shop, the difference amounts to overhead. If you paid a mechanic exactly what you charge the customer, I'm guessing there would be no profit. Just a guess though.

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Buy your tires online and have someone like Stanimal do the install for you. Bridgestone Battlax BT023's or Michelin PR3's are probably your best bet. The Bridgestone's will be a little less $ than the PR3's. www.Motorcyclesuperstore.com and Revzilla both sell tires online and I've had good experiences with both sellers. I have the Bridgestone's on my FJR and I'm happy with them.
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I've had both the 023's & PR2s. Both excellent tires for sport touring. Enough grip to have fun in the twisty bits, but still capable of 10k+ miles if you manage pressures to suit your riding.
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i just intalled a set of pilot road 3's for a friend of mine on an 09 FJR1300. worked out pretty well for him..

i wont tell you what you have to do the rear wheel spline assembly that absoluletly has to be done before you reinstall the rear wheel.....

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I've burned through a few sets of tires on the fjr and my current favorite is michelin pilot road 3's. 7-12k miles out of them depending on how hard you thrash them and excellent in all weather. $300 for a set shipped to your house and another $70 to have them mounted.
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One more question Team - I ride at best 1500 miles a year ( I know it is lame !) and I do not really need a high miler. ( I will change tires once in 3-4 years anyway). A tire that handles and grips is more important for me than mileage...
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One more question Team - I ride at best 1500 miles a year ( I know it is lame !) and I do not really need a high miler. ( I will change tires once in 3-4 years anyway). A tire that handles and grips is more important for me than mileage...
i know i may be ridiculed for this but you can probably get away with using:

the contintinental conti-motion tires (they have gotten good reviews)

the shinko raven 009's (which are made by yokohama tires)

or if you can find them, the michilien pilot road 2's at discount


make sure whatever you get, inquire about the date code of manufacture (4 digit number on the sidewall of the tire. try to get the dates that are most current.


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I can charge $10 a rim and sportbikers will still try to barter with me.

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I've burned through a few sets of tires on the fjr and my current favorite is michelin pilot road 3s. 7-12k miles out of them depending on how hard you thrash them and excellent in all weather. $300 for a set shipped to your house and another $70 to have them mounted.
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All : thank you for the recommendations. I have ordered ContiMotion tires. (170 + tax and $84.99 to install). The guys at ExtremeEdge sports are very courteous, and gave me a very good price. As I find him very reasonable, I am going to ask him to do my oil change and tune up as well. (74.99 + supplies). Why DIY when you can get it done for a reasonable price. I will get it installed in a the next 2 or 3 days. I will keep u posted.
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