Tires are one of the most important things you have on a bike two postage size contact patches on your bike. Bowling ball rubber would last a long time and gum eraser won't last long, but inbetween both of these extremes we have tires for your bike. Dropping your bike one time would be more expensive than the most expensive sticky tire on the market...Please don't buy something that you don't want to put your life on the line with. IF not for yourself, your family, or the victims involved...getting put in the hospital because of an accident isn't worth all the tires in China, and death is not worth all the tires in the world...I'm not trying to sell you AVON, Dunlop, Michelin...only trying to convince you that you are worth more than some cheap tires. Just say NO. Get some good tires, and KNow that you made the right choice. As a FORUM MEMBER you are now part of a family that looks out for one another...sometimes we fall, and get hurt, but asking was the right thing to do...if we didn't care...we wouldn't say so!
Louis, what size are you running? Stock? (100/90-18 and 120/80-18). I also have an '84 GPz550 in need of new rubber and there isn't anywhere near the selection avalable as with more modern sizes (120-17, 180-17, etc.). What other sizes will fit the 550?
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