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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2005, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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I know many people on here say that a new rider should start on a small bike usually less than 600cc, so dont give me a hard time about my friends new bike. It is his first bike ever and we found him a 1993 cbr600f2 in pretty good shape for $1800 to learn on. It could use a little tlc but my main concern for my friend is the rear tire. It is down to the wear bars (and not really round anymore) and needs replacing before he can ride at a decent speed. He really doesnt want to put money into this bike because he plans to buy a better one by next summer. Is there a decent tire out there for under $100. He said he cant find anything less than 150. He is on a real tight budget because the rest of his money is going towards gear.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2005, 11:41 AM
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First off, if the wear bars are showing he shouldn't be riding it at all!! I don't think the bike is a bad choice, actually it's a quite good one IMO. I also think it's good he is getting gear, but buying good gear while riding on a tire like that seems a bit contradictory. Anyway, are there any tracks in your area? Maybe he can get someone race tires or something that still have plenty of life in them, but won't be too expensive. Worth looking into. Try ebay.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2005, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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He's not gonna ride it on the tire. The guy lives less than 10 minutes form my house. I am gonna ride it home for him and then we will get a new tire for it.
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anyone have any tire suggestions?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2005, 06:01 PM
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These guys are great, always got my tires from them, reliabile and tires always delivered in good condition.

Rear tires:

Michelin Pilot Power runs about $133.00 shipped
Dunlop Z208ZR runs about $117 shipped.

They also carry Pirellis and Metzelers.

Anyway, I run Michelins, and Michelins on Honda are meant for each other . Currently, I have Dunlop Z207 on the rear, and grip is ok.

P.S. since it's F2 and tires are smaller, so expect the tire prices to be couple bucks cheaper.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2005, 06:16 PM
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And, unless you or your buddy can mount and balance them...a dealer / shop is gonna charge ya about 30.00 to mount em..IF you didn't buy the tires from them...

Also, having the same brand tire frt, and rear would be nice..different tires, i.e. brands, and even different models can handle different....

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Good call, that is very true. Here, if you take the wheel off the bike yourself and take it to one of the dealers, they'll charge $30.00 plus $5.00 tax to change it, or basically 1/2 hour labor. If you ask them to take off and mount it back, they'll charge $60.00 plus tax, or 1 hour of labor, that's for each tire. And if you attempt to do this by yourself and can't balance the tire properly, it becomes risky or you get uneven tire wear.
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