So I was doing my daily checkover of my tires and I found a 2" screw in the center of my rear tire tread, straight in. As I only have 1200km on the tire, I went to the dealer to see if they could patch it.
They told me that it is illegal to patch a Z rated tire. Both the service guy and mechanic told me this. In my opinion. it may be illegal, but it is not unsafe if a mushroom plug is used. However, the tire will no longer be Z rated. The rating goes down dependant on the hole size and mushroom plug used.
...anyway...so I need a new rear. A new Dunlop220 160/60ZR17 will cost me roughly $250. I was thinking of going to the Dunlop 208 as they don't have the 220 in stock, but I would have to upgrade the front as well, total bill of about $450. The service guy also has an SV650S and is giving me his 900km rear (mine is 1200km) for $120.
so...where can I buy new tires cheaper??? I hate paying retail for anything. I didn't for my bike, and I didn't for my gear. I don't mind buying the new tire, just want it a bit cheaper. Any ideas??? Anything online???