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Which tire and where to buy?

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Servicing' started by bsaac, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Hi all

    I've recently got my L's and bought a VTR 250 (thanks to Streetmaster for the assistance!) and the seller had to put a new front tire on the bike for the RWC and it was suggested to me by the seller that I might want to get a new rear tire as well, the current tire still has plent if tread but because the bike had been stored for about three years the rubber seems to have hardened

    I have extremely limited knowledge of anything mechanical so I was after some advice on what tire to get (the front is a Sport Demon) and where to buy it and get it fitted, I live in aspendale (VIC) so somewhere relatively nearby would be good

  2. There is no such thing as a "tire" unless you are tired.
    you mean tyres don't you?
  3. Have you tried the nearest bike shop?
  4. Yes I do, and yes I am tired!

    No I haven't, I wasn't sure if this sort of service was available at a standard bike store or if I would need to go to a specific tyre store or a service centre etc
  5. A bit of both, most motorbike stores will fit tyres, there are also specialists like Pablos, some of the larger tyre chains do motorcycle tyres as well but usually only at one or two of their stores. Or you can try a Netrider member and vendor [MENTION=37691]MMMTS[/MENTION] who has a mobile tyre fitting service.
  6. Yeah usually best to go to either a bike shop, or a specialist motorcycle tyre shop.

    Other tyre places may do bike tyres, but I'd be reluctant to trust them with removing and reinstalling the rear wheel.
  7. MMMTS is very highly regarded, and pretty good prices too so I've heard.

    Might be worth sending him a PM.
  8. Thanks for the tips guys

    What sort of tyre should I be looking for, make and model etc?
  9. Ideally the same as the front. Mixing brands/models front and rear can be a dangerous thing if you don't know what you're doing.
  10. There's sport demons on my VTR, no problems for the year I've been riding.