I'm new to this site and I have ridden a 636R for the last two summers. Before then, I borrowed friends bikes and I've had my license for 5 years now.
Recently I was on a road trip and my back tire blew at about 160kms, kinda scary but not too much of a big deal because I'm nearing 13,000kms on stock rubber so it is time for a change anyways. The only problem was - it blew in Revelstoke, a town with one dealership who doesn't carry crotch rocket tires. Go Figure. I had to ride it with a plug all the way to Salmon Arm. Anyways, my question is, how important is it to replace the front tire at the same time as the rear? My money situation is kind've low right now but I could just put it on the credit card until my next paycheck.
One last thing - I got a photo of my bike and I on my profile but it won't let me use it as a display picture. Anyone know how I can accomplish that?
P.S. It sucks when your tire blows when you're about to replace it. I never got the opportunity to do a smoke show!