Originally Posted by Spud Rider
Yes, I have the CST (Cheng Shin) Surge I, C7209 front tire installed on my XR650L. Indeed, the C7209 is the Surge I (intermediate) front tire.
My current front tire is the fourth Surge I tire I have mounted on my XR650L. The C7209 is a very good tire. It works well on pavement, and it has never failed me while riding off road. I get excellent wear from this front tire when I keep it inflated to 26 psi, and flip it every 2,000 miles when I change the engine oil.
Chapparal Motorsports is currently selling this tire for $58.88, which beats the MSS price you quoted.
Thanks for the info and the link, I was happy to think there was a better price for the tire but it turns out that after fee's and shipping and tax it's going to be about $74.10 OTD (F'n CA tax), unless I spend at least $100 to get the free ground shipping which will make it $65.48 OTD (F'n CA tax) , it's all about the fine print...anyway, I don't NEED the tire just yet but I figured If I can get one on sale now for when I do need it.
for reference: motorcycle super store $63.99 OTD with the current free shipping with order over $49.