Need a new rear tire..........

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by 92FXRS, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. 92FXRS

    92FXRS Active Member

    I need to buy a new rear tire for my '92 FXRS. I want a Dunlop D402.
    I know people on this forum have suggested companies with the best deals & service, but I can't seem to find it.
    My local HD dealer wants $164.95, some motorcycle tire distributors on the internet are running between $115.99 - $136.99.
    I trust you guys (& gals) opinions very much. Just want the best deal I can get, good service (shipping time), & people I can trust.
    Any help is greatly appreciated
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    I got the best price at Motorcycle Super Store. Here's a tip for searching prices. Type in "Froogle" or "Google Product Search" in your search box. Then use "Google Product Search" to find what you want. This search just shows who has what you want and the price. You don't have to sift through all the other stuff relating to your key words. Dunlop Elite 3 is also a good tire, less grip but higher mileage. Also, some internet tire outlets have old date code tires, I don't know how to guarantee you get fresh tires.
    And last, call around and find out what it's going to cost to get them mounted, the dealers price might not be that bad when everything is added up.
  3. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

    2nd vote for Motorcycle Superstore. Good prices fast Free shipping over $75. As for type of tires, everyone has their own opinion, I like Mich. Commanders... to me better ride & traction IMHO, but if you stay w/ good name in M/C tires you'll be fine. Let us know what you choose & how you like them...
  4. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

    #3 yes vote for motorcycle superstore for tires. Great service, fast shipping, and great prices. They can be found under the name dennis kirk.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2010

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

    If you do "carry in" (wheel & old tire off the bike) and take it to the servicer of your choice (HD Dealer, indy or metric shop) some will install FREE if you buy the tire from them...which typically is supplied by Motorcycle Warehouse "wholesaler" or their choice supplier if they do not have the size in stock...last Metzler' I got were just over $100, (I pointed out the tire ad from Motorcyclist magazine on sale for $92 earlier), mounting and balancing was FREE and done while I shop around.
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    Most dealers are hurting right now I bet they would price match the worst they could say is no
  7. 92FXRS

    92FXRS Active Member

    Just thought I'd let you guys know. I waited on ordering the Dunlop D402 for the rear of my bike until after everyone was back to work following the Christmas & New Years holidays.
    I called around here in my area to local repair shops & found one that had my
    tire in stock. Sold it for $130, then mounted & balanced for $15. (He even pulled the bearing races out of the hub for nothing, because I needed to replace bearings & races also, 1 was badly worn).
    I prefer to spend my money locally if I can get a fairly decent deal, because if something goes wrong, I have someone to go back to.
    In this case, patience waiting for shops to get back to work paid off
    (patience is not 1 of my better virtues).
    Thanks anyway everyone
  8. wagsrk08

    wagsrk08 Banned

    Another thumbs up for Motorcyclesuperstore. Great price and customer service last year.
  9. Jonas

    Jonas Junior Member

    Giving business to a local shop is a good idea. It is nice for them to be around when you really need them. You might save a couple bucks over the internet. But if you find a good local job. You will get your money back sooner or later.
  10. joseph.a.hart

    joseph.a.hart Member

    just bought from, I worry about how long tires sit on the shelf and such, but these have been a dream so far, knock on wood.