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new tire reccomendations for ex 500

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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 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.
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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