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Offline johnny

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American Motorcycle Tire
« on: April 16, 2013, 01:39:40 PM »
in a world where the superstore... the zilla... and others chisel away for market share... americanmototiredotcom have been consistently been less expensive and just as fast getting the tiors we need...

i like that you pick the size and they list whats available with specs such as load rating... email order status and online order status at every fork in the road...

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Offline Laitch

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American Motorcycle Tire
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 12:00:47 PM »
I decided to try out a pair of Metzeler Sportec Klassik tires on my K 75 before the company is completely given over to its mainland Chinese masters. The Lasertecs are almost worn out. I ordered these tires from American Motorcycle Tire. Not only did they get UPS delivered in 30 hours with no charge but they were ten bucks cheaper than the competition. Shrink-wrapped and no problems.

This is the second time I've used American Motorcycle Tire. If they've got the tires I want, I'll use them again, too.
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Re: American Motorcycle Tire
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2016, 12:29:10 PM »
thanks for the link, their prices are close to smalltires.com, best place I found. 
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Offline F14CRAZY

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Re: American Motorcycle Tire
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2016, 12:50:00 PM »
You'll have to post back with how many miles you get out of them. Those are the radials right?

Is Metzler being bought by a Chinese company?
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Offline Laitch

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Re: American Motorcycle Tire
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2016, 02:08:37 PM »
Those are the radials right? Is Metzler being bought by a Chinese company?
The Sportec Klassiks aren't radials. I haven't gotten that adventuresome yet. The Lasertecs get 6k8k miles before replacement depending upon how much gravel road I'm riding. I buy them because I like their handling on wet roads but their tread pattern seems delicate. It takes some luck to get them passed in a motor vehicle inspection after they've got 6k on them. The Sportec Klassik is a completely different design and seems like it might give better gravel traction although I'm not counting on that. It'll be fun to see how they perform.
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I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.

Offline F14CRAZY

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Re: American Motorcycle Tire
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2016, 09:00:22 PM »
Ah ok, I must be mixing them up with the one Continentals, which I think are radials
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Offline Laitch

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Re: American Motorcycle Tire
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 01:02:17 AM »
Is Metzler being bought by a Chinese company?
Here's a report on the Pirelli-Metzeler acquisition.
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Re: American Motorcycle Tire
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2016, 07:09:53 AM »
Whether it means anything or it doesn't, that's arguably one reason to go with Shinko's
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Offline beemerphile

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Re: American Motorcycle Tire
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2016, 07:42:42 AM »
Ah ok, I must be mixing them up with the one Continentals, which I think are radials

Yes, that would be the Continental Classic Attack Radial.  They are the only tires I like better than Michelin Pilot Activ on my monolever R bike.  Luckily my K11RS can fit Pilot Roads.

Agree with American Motorcycle Tire as an excellent supplier.
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