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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ123 View Post
    My rear tyre is due for replacement in about 500ish miles, giving it a life span of 9K miles. Even though the centre has worn down more, there is no real step i feel when riding and leaning the bike over. The tyre feels as good as it did on day 1 still.
    I predict the front will need changing about 1K miles time, so overall a 9-10k mileage life is, i think, great. Yes they're more expensive, but with the way the ride & the life they give - you get the payment back.

    Where/how did you get the tyres at that price?
    Pleased to hear the millage you’re reporting on the F800GT with the road 5’s, that’s encouraging knowing we’ll not be far off with our calculations/estimates.

    I got them off eBay, price was listed at £265 but when you clicked on the listing an offer came up like a 10% off code so used that - offers on these are like rocking horse shit to be fair though, was just a right place right time situation.

    Just checked and offer no longer available, I did buy them about a month ago to be fair though, just keep looking I guess 🏻

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    I've never seen the attraction of mail order tyres, by the time I've paid someone to fit them (not up to self fitting), the savings aren't all that IMO. To be fair tho' Tris's "rocking horse shit" deal at £230 is fantastic

    My tyre dealer currently charges £253 for a pair of F800GT sized Road 5's fitted to loose wheels. i.e £23 more that Tris's deal, but NIL fitting cost
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    It depends on your buy cost + fitting costs. I used to do it a lot when i could buy a lot cheaper online than through a tyre place, and still had a good 10-20% cost saving even when including fitting costs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajaay View Post
    I've never seen the attraction of mail order tyres, by the time I've paid someone to fit them (not up to self fitting), the savings aren't all that IMO. To be fair tho' Tris's "rocking horse shit" deal at £230 is fantastic

    My tyre dealer currently charges £253 for a pair of F800GT sized Road 5's fitted to loose wheels. i.e £23 more that Tris's deal, but NIL fitting cost
    The guy I go biking with as above has his own tyre fitting equipment & dynamic balancer, same as what you would see at any tyre place so he just does my hoops for me I always throw him £10 just as a thank you or pay for his fish and chips a few times. If your tyre shop is charging £253 fitted that’s an awesome price to be fair - wouldn’t even waste your time looking elsewhere, you definitely have a good tyre shop 🙂

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    I have mounted over 20 tires to my motorcycles the past 5 years. The savings is on the order of $75-$125 per tire to shop online and mount myself. I can mount a tire and have it back on the motorcycle in about the same time I can drive to+from any place to have it done, not including the time waiting while they do it. I don't have to schedule a week in advance. Furthermore I have this tendency to decide I need a new tire about 6PM one night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N4HHE View Post
    I have mounted over 20 tires to my motorcycles the past 5 years. The savings is on the order of $75-$125 per tire to shop online and mount myself. I can mount a tire and have it back on the motorcycle in about the same time I can drive to+from any place to have it done, not including the time waiting while they do it. I don't have to schedule a week in advance. Furthermore I have this tendency to decide I need a new tire about 6PM one night.
    With that cost difference I too would consider self fit.

    $250 online saving a pair (GBP180) just isn't available online compared to specialist tyre shops in UK, saving might be in order of GBP25>40 (US$ 35>55) a pair
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajaay View Post
    With that cost difference I too would consider self fit.

    $250 online saving a pair (GBP180) just isn't available online compared to specialist tyre shops in UK, saving might be in order of GBP25>40 (US$ 35>55) a pair
    Quick example Bridgestone T32 in 180/55-17:

    https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/t...tire-p?v=13048
    https://www.cyclegear.com/tires/brid...ku_id=10066724

    Hmm, this isn't a perfect example because the GT variant is usually more expensive, sometimes same price. RM only has the GT, CG only has non-GT. Anyway if comparing like to like the cost difference will be equal or greater.

    $165.88 for GT from RM, $217.06 for not-GT from CG. CG will mount and balance for $25 only if I bring the wheel in off-bike. And if they have somebody in the store capable of operating the machine else I have to leave the wheel until the next day. CG is 22 miles, about 30 minutes away. Difference $51.18 + mounting.

    Michelin PR4GT is a rear tire I like. I do not like the T31GT on rear but loved the T31GT on front paired with PR4GT rear.
    https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/t...tire-p?v=13048
    https://www.cyclegear.com/tires/mich...?sku_id=941746

    RM $174.88, CG $209.40, difference $34.52.

    Am shocked at CG's high price for the T32. But that is why we shop, isn't it?
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    I recently fitted the 01 SE’s to my F800ST and was so impressed I’ve got a set in my nineT too. Can’t vouch for mileage yet - interesting to see if the Michelin’s do last longer

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    Am almost always impressed with new tires. (Shinko 016 was the exception.)

    What matters is how I feel about the tire just before replacing it. Was a joyful day with the 016s came off.
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