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Old 02-10-2011, 07:25 AM   #31
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Group Buy why pay $800 for a wheel

Thats a good idea. I don't know how many want a tire but I will bet it beats the $800 for a wheel.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:16 PM   #32
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If you are interested, I am happy to supply these from the UK.

Obviously the shipping will be charged at cost, whatever that might be, but if a group of you come up with a larger order, that might keep the price down on shipping, just a thought.
We were just talking about that kind of thing here at the shop. If someone was willing to import a quantity of these tires it would be great. I don't know what kind of quantity would be required or whatever though. If You could get a price on one at a time costs maybe that woudl be okay also.
You are to be commended for the offer Agent. Yes, it is better than buying a pricey wheel not doubt. Yes, we do wheels but this sidecar deal is about a lot more than trying to make a living.. Great folks in the sidecar world.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:10 PM   #33
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We were just talking about that kind of thing here at the shop. If someone was willing to import a quantity of these tires it would be great. I don't know what kind of quantity would be required or whatever though. If You could get a price on one at a time costs maybe that woudl be okay also.
You are to be commended for the offer Agent. Yes, it is better than buying a pricey wheel not doubt. Yes, we do wheels but this sidecar deal is about a lot more than trying to make a living.. Great folks in the sidecar world.
Claude,

I'll do anything to promote the use of and help sidecar riders.

I've had numerous PM's about this already, so it looks like there is interest.

Let me sort out a cost and shipping for singles and bulk and I'll be in touch.

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Old 02-10-2011, 01:11 PM   #34
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Thats a good idea. I don't know how many want a tire but I will bet it beats the $800 for a wheel.
After weighing both options I'm going with the car wheel. I need to know I can find a replacement tire quickly if I'm on the road 1000 miles from home. But that Potenza sure does look sexy!
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:49 PM   #35
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After weighing both options I'm going with the car wheel. I need to know I can find a replacement tire quickly if I'm on the road 1000 miles from home. But that Potenza sure does look sexy!
So stock isn't a replacement?
I guess I am confused.
I am going for the group buy. I couldn't be more excited. I know every stinking dealer will have stock tires which will fit well. so Why worry?
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:21 PM   #36
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After weighing both options I'm going with the car wheel. I need to know I can find a replacement tire quickly if I'm on the road 1000 miles from home. But that Potenza sure does look sexy!
The 165 x 15 tires are usually avaiable although a tire dealer may hav eto order them in. They were originally on VW Beetles and there is a large following of those cars so th emanufacture of them will probably go on forever. They are also popular as front tires on some drag cars.
A while back there was a short term shortage of them natiowide (for the most part). I think that maybe it was somewhat of a fluke. Manufacturers may not do constan truns on this size tire due to economic reasons. I usually suggest for our customers to order two of them just in case but so far have had no reports back to us wher eit was necessary.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:25 PM   #37
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So stock isn't a replacement?
I guess I am confused.
I am going for the group buy. I couldn't be more excited. I know every stinking dealer will have stock tires which will fit well. so Why worry?
None of the car tire dealers in my area will mount motorcycle tires. And none of the motorcycle dealers will mount car tires on a bike rim for "liability issues." Is that a regional thing or is it that way all over?

And the bead on bike vs car tires looks different to me. I'd like hearing if folks who spoon them on have any trouble with setting the bead.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:34 PM   #38
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None of the car tire dealers in my area will mount motorcycle tires. And none of the motorcycle dealers will mount car tires on a bike rim for "liability issues." Is that a regional thing or is it that way all over?

And the bead on bike vs car tires looks different to me. I'd like hearing if folks who spoon them on have any trouble with setting the bead.
One good thing about having a car wheel on the bike with an adaptor is that it is still a car wheel and not a hybrid. Auto shops have no issue mounting the tire in this case.
As far as MOTORCYCLE shops mounting car tires on bike rims some will and some (probably most) will not do it. Here in the land of lawyers , The good ol' USA', liability concerns are a real issue today. Shop around or learn to do it your self which is not a bad idea.
Technically the rim bea ddesigns are different ion most case although this seems not to create an issue. The exception may be if running low air pressure.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:58 PM   #39
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None of the car tire dealers in my area will mount motorcycle tires. And none of the motorcycle dealers will mount car tires on a bike rim for "liability issues." Is that a regional thing or is it that way all over?

And the bead on bike vs car tires looks different to me. I'd like hearing if folks who spoon them on have any trouble with setting the bead.
OK if they (motorcycle shop) can't order one for you and they don't know the source or the intended use,,,,,,,,,,,,?

I have never had an issue with tire swaps since there is always some back door guy willing to help and do it cheaply.
I planned on telling the bike shop it is a "new experimental motorcycle tire from Europe." They aren't out to shaft you, they just don't want the insane liability laws to eat their lunch for them.
LIE....it has worked for government for hundreds of year.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:13 PM   #40
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Here in Washington,there alot of Lotus's,they even use them here for the racing school.SO where are they getting the tire's?????>
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:02 AM   #41
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I need two , price please. Thanks Joe
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:27 AM   #42
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I'm interested if it looks like it will fit the rear V Strom wheel.

But is there an advantage of this tire over the General Exclaim which I believe is available on this side of the pond?
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:54 PM   #43
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I'm interested if it looks like it will fit the rear V Strom wheel.

But is there an advantage of this tire over the General Exclaim which I believe is available on this side of the pond?
Your strom uses the same rear sized tire as the GS bunch, doesn't it? I always believed it did and we went to Zook shops for tires if Beemer shops didn't exist.

The only issue might be sidewall clearance for the chain or height clearance for frame or fender.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:16 AM   #44
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It fits the Strom 1000. If we can get them from England Joe
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:42 AM   #45
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I'm waiting to hear back from suppliers guys, I'll post up as soon as I have a good price for you.

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