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i ran a quick search and didn't find anything, so here goes:

my front tire has a pretty good sized leak, so i'm looking to replace it soon. what sites do you reccomend ordering tires from, and what maker/line would you suggest?

i'd like to stay with the stock tire size, and i really like the grip that the tires that came with it give in wet and dry weather. i just wanna know what else is out there since i've never had to buy tires before.

any help appreciated, thanks! ^.^
 

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I recommend getting them from a local small shop, not only are they the same tires that bigger companies sell but you're helping keep a smaller place in business and the shipping from online orders can be killer sometimes.
 

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I can give you sizes, 120/70 for the front, and 150/60 for the rear.

I am running pirelli diablos at the moment, I've been very impressed, and I still get decent mileage out of them. (5K currently with possibly a few thousand more out of the back and another 5K from the front.)

These are supersport tires too, they will be sticker than a sport touring tire, but won't as long.
 

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Freakinout said:
I can give you sizes, 120/70 for the front, and 150/60 for the rear.

I am running pirelli diablos at the moment, I've been very impressed, and I still get decent mileage out of them. (5K currently with possibly a few thousand more out of the back and another 5K from the front.)

These are supersport tires too, they will be sticker than a sport touring tire, but won't as long.
How well do they stick in the rain? Here in Arkansas it can be sunny one minute and raining the next.

Joe
 

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freakinout:

how much do those run? and how much would running those sizes effect my handling? especially if i replaced the front first, and the rear later on, since money is a little tight.

treadlife is a concern for me, as is good wet/dry grip.

i miss the twisties :(
 

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Metlzer (sp?) tires are better for the rain, and just about as good as the diablos in the dry. (they are made in the same factory). You will notice a great increase in the responsiveness in handling, but tire life is not nearly as good as a sport-touring tire. I know some of the other 500R guys have run pirelli's sport-touring tire, but I'm not sure how much I like them.
 
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