UPDATE: Meet at the shop before 9, Please gas up before you get here.
We'll ride over the Gap, 28 to Fontana.. Fontana apparently has a limited amount of public access. If they don't have room, we'll try the Dam. if it's a madhouse at both we'll make a nice ride back to the shop and commence a cookout and beers and watch it here. The Eclipse doesn't start till 1, so if we stake out a good spot there and traffic is light - passes on 28 are possible..
We've been watching/getting reports.. no real craziness at Robbinsville now, we should be fine.
We're bringing bottled water and snacks on one of our bikes.. Keep in mind you should think of strapping on a folding chair if you can, and plan to go with the flow and have fun! this is about watching the Eclipse and hanging out, don't sweat the small stuff!
Quoting a customer and told them they were welcome to buy tires online and ship them here, we charge the same to mount and balance either way... Part of the response: "I've heard buying online you do not get as good of tires,"
Another instance of crap business practices.. do you think the major suppliers have "good" and "bad" batches of tires/brands and pull from the batch based on if it's for a customer or a shop? look at the big picture, and when the shop uses BS like that to get your business, run, don't walk away... We're happy to tell you the truth, good or bad and let you make your own decisions.
EDIT: I told Corey Beth about this post, as she's in the shop working on a bike as usual. And she pointed out that we as a shop can sell the Exclusive DunStonelli, Q3++SuperAxeCorsa2CT Evo Edition, preorder yours today, and we won't charge you the extra $100 per set required for the killboy.com Edition (signed and everything!) ...
Of course you offer that special right after I mount new tires on the gixxer.
I can only base my opinion from personal experience. I have been buying new motorcycles and cars/trucks for the last 30 years. The OEM tires seem to last a very long time. When I replace the same exact tires at a dealer, they never ever last as long as the original. Do the dealers sell crap? Certainly not. Do I believe the vehicle manufacturers get tires that are superior to aftermarket? Yes. Not trying to start something. That's just my personal experience.
Buying tires online is a risky business unless you buy from a volume dealer like Revzilla or Bike Bandit etc. The worse thing you can do is buy those E-BAY specials that are 50% off the original price. The reason why they are 50% off is because the tires were made 5 or 6 years ago and they HAVE to get rid of them at any cost. Buying from Sportbikesforhire is safe because they buy from major wholesalers and the tires you get will be no more than 2 years old. Always check the date on the sidewalls. Don't buy tires that are more than 2 years old.
Only time I've ever seen any difference is in new car tires, out of the dozen or so new cars/pickups I've bought don't think I ever got more than 35k out of a set of factory tires...have a new accord with 30k on it now and it's into the wear bars...
I never buy the good tires. I get the ones that were made in 1936
hold up, there's an evo edition? where can i order
When we sell MIVV or Akra exhausts, we often get to see and hear the wonderful cacophony that we help provide.. Here's a quick Clip of an Akra we just got for our friend Richard. Let us know if we can help you unleash the beast!