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New tires for new season 2020 - options, supplier, installer

Clutt-225

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My tires are lost somewhere between here and Quebec.
Shipped out of Fortnine on April 9th with expected delivery of April 16.
On April 15 it changed to delivery tomorrow. Which would make sense.
Well they didn’t arrive and on the 17th they changed the expected delivery date back to the 16th which had already passed. 😂
Now the tracking shows in transit April 20 expected delivery April 16 🤷‍♂️

I guess I just wait and see.
 

MarioRRR

Active member
My tires are lost somewhere between here and Quebec.
Shipped out of Fortnine on April 9th with expected delivery of April 16.
On April 15 it changed to delivery tomorrow. Which would make sense.
Well they didn’t arrive and on the 17th they changed the expected delivery date back to the 16th which had already passed. 😂
Now the tracking shows in transit April 20 expected delivery April 16 🤷‍♂️

I guess I just wait and see.
I learned that most of the reputable local shops will match Fortnine prices. No point to order and wait from Quebec anymore.
 

Clutt-225

Well-known member
Well if shops can match then they should just lower there prices a touch then.
Because at around $100 on two tires I would not have expected them to have that kind of wiggle room. If it had been $50 on two tires I would have been more likely to order from a local shop. I do prefer shopping locally under normal circumstances.
I have bought all my multiple helmets, gloves, pants, boots, goggles all at local brick and mortar shops.
This time to be honest I was just sitting around bored with no work, and decided to order tires. The locals I had called would have to order in my tires and had no idea when they would arrive. So I would have been in the same predicament.
 

MarioRRR

Active member
Well if shops can match then they should just lower there prices a touch then.
Because at around $100 on two tires I would not have expected them to have that kind of wiggle room. If it had been $50 on two tires I would have been more likely to order from a local shop. I do prefer shopping locally under normal circumstances.
I have bought all my multiple helmets, gloves, pants, boots, goggles all at local brick and mortar shops.
This time to be honest I was just sitting around bored with no work, and decided to order tires. The locals I had called would have to order in my tires and had no idea when they would arrive. So I would have been in the same predicament.
Usually shop are matching the prices and installation and balancing is cheap, $30-$40 per wheel of the bike.
If you order tires yourself and bring them to the shop, most of them wants to charge more since you cut their profit.
That’s how it works everywhere.
 

Clutt-225

Well-known member
Well here’s what I found regarding tires
GP bikes
Trail attack 3 Front $245, Rear $300
GP bikes could not get the trail attack 2 anymore
Fortnine
Trail attack 3 Front $205, Rear $259
Fortnine
Trail attack 2 Front $194, Rear $243

GP bikes wanted $200 to install if I bring the bike to them
Same price if I bring the bike and the tires purchased elsewhere.

I am booked at another shop for installation costing $145 when the tires come in.

That said I do love GP bikes and have had nothing but great service from them.
I have bought boots, gloves, expendables there, I’ve bought other items at Royal.
I bought the bike at 2 wheel in Guelph. Never had any issues with anyone.
 

shanekingsley

Curry - so nice it burns you twice
Site Supporter
Why do you like Road 4 more based on your experience?
I think the Road 4 warms up faster, or has better grip when cold. The only way I measure this is when I pull out of my street in the mornings, there is a particular right turn I make. If the rear tire feels like it is slipping as I accelerate then the tire is still hard. The Road 5 tire slips a bit, while the Road 4 never did. By comparison, I have also taken that corner on many other different tires and still the best tire for that set of conditions has always been the Road 4.

I have yet to ride the Road 5 on very wet roads, but I can say the Road 4's were amazing for cornering in the wet.

I think the Road 5 was also more expensive, although generally I don't look at the price if the tire is giving me what I want, which is long life with as much cornering traction in dry/wet conditions.
 

MarioRRR

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@MarioRRR so, where did you end up getting them installed?...how much did it all cost out the door?
I used AceMoto Tech at Milton.
Installation is $39.99 per wheel of the bike.
Price per tire - as per online individual pricing. Their pricing is fair however if you on the budget, Riders Choice at Mississuga can match online pricing and install is $30 (wheel of bike). They have mixed reviews about service. Some people like them however there is a lot of people that hate them.
In my situation, I usually swap and balance tires myself. This time I used trusted shop to do it.
Sometimes cheap price does not reflect good service. Just my two cents.
 

MarioRRR

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I think the Road 4 warms up faster, or has better grip when cold. The only way I measure this is when I pull out of my street in the mornings, there is a particular right turn I make. If the rear tire feels like it is slipping as I accelerate then the tire is still hard. The Road 5 tire slips a bit, while the Road 4 never did. By comparison, I have also taken that corner on many other different tires and still the best tire for that set of conditions has always been the Road 4.

I have yet to ride the Road 5 on very wet roads, but I can say the Road 4's were amazing for cornering in the wet.

I think the Road 5 was also more expensive, although generally I don't look at the price if the tire is giving me what I want, which is long life with as much cornering traction in dry/wet conditions.
Thanks. I will try them them soon and update how they handle.
 

Clutt-225

Well-known member
My tires are in and going on the bike Friday
oe spec Continental trail attack 2
I bought the bike with 12,000km the tires didn’t look new. Bike now has 21,000km the tires are pooched. I would have assumed they were original rubber but don’t know for sure. I guess I will see how long these suckers last.
 

Clutt-225

Well-known member
My tires are in and going on the bike Friday
oe spec Continental trail attack 2
I bought the bike with 12,000km the tires didn’t look new. Bike now has 21,000km the tires are pooched. I would have assumed they were original rubber but don’t know for sure. I guess I will see how long these suckers last.
So new tires are on and yes turns out the original tires lasted 21,000km
New tires now have 250km and counting. I hadn’t realized quite how bad the old tires were until today. Turn in is so much better than it was on those old squared off wore out tires.
 

MarioRRR

Active member
So new tires are on and yes turns out the original tires lasted 21,000km
New tires now have 250km and counting. I hadn’t realized quite how bad the old tires were until today. Turn in is so much better than it was on those old squared off wore out tires.
What did you get?
 

Clutt-225

Well-known member
Went with the oe spec Continental trail attack 2 ordered through Fortnine and installation by Kens Motorworx.
All things considered it was good. Tires were only about a week later than expected and Ken was great rearranging his schedule to install as soon as they showed up.
Ive put 1000km on the so far and they are great. I only bought the bike last year with 12,000 km already on it so I only used the last half of the tire. New tires make the bike that much better. I can’t wait for warmer roads.
 

shanekingsley

Curry - so nice it burns you twice
Site Supporter
If I remember right, the GT is designed to acount for the heavier weight of the larger sport touring bikes like the Concours, big BMW's, st1300's, FJR 1300's, etc.

For the lighter weight of the FZ07, just get the road 5. I currently have one in the rear with about 10,000km and it's a nice tire.
 

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