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Old June 25th @ 09:17 pm   #1
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
Just purchased new Michellin PP's 2CT's from Racer's Edge. Had them mounted and balanced. Plus had them install new Front, Rear and chain for me which I bought at Cycle Gear.

OTD price including tax and labor $383.00

Since my bike is my only ride, I'm kind of limited where I can purchase my tires. I must buy them and wait for them to be installed mounted and balanced. I checked with Carter Motorsports, 1st choice since they are one of the sponsors for the MSF classes. Thougt that it would be really nice to get some personal experience dealing with them since I must mention them during the MSF class. They didn't give me much of a break, even as an Instructor.

Racer's Edge, friendly and fast service and great price. I will be sure to strongly recommend them during my classes if the subject of where to service bikes comes up.

Here are some pics of my stock front & rear sprocket with 29,037 miles.

I picked up a nail on my rear tire, which requried a premature replacement. Got 15,702 miles out of these 2Ct's.
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Old June 25th @ 09:23 pm   #2
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From: north carolina

Motorcycle: 2006 cbr 600rr
cool for the tires, but why didnt you save yourself the money and put the chain and sprockets on yourself?
 
 
Old June 25th @ 09:35 pm   #3
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
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cool for the tires, but why didnt you save yourself the money and put the chain and sprockets on yourself?
I'm not much of a wrench man, nor do I have the proper tools. Oil/filter and spark plug replacement is all I'm confident in doing.

My bike is my only ride, I don't want to put myself in a jam by screwing something up and not finishing what I started.

Well worth the $80 that they charged me for mounting, balancing and install of the tires, plus the sprockets and chain.
 
 
Old June 25th @ 09:39 pm   #4
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From: north carolina

Motorcycle: 2006 cbr 600rr
ok
 
 
Old June 27th @ 01:14 am   #5
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From: A Space between a blink and a tear

Motorcycle: 06' CBR1000RR
Almost 16K WTF? I'm showing flatspots on my BT-016's at 4300 miles! I think I'm sticking with PP's next time around, maybe even the 2CT's!
 
 
Old June 27th @ 01:19 am   #6
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From: Kingman AZ

Motorcycle: CBR 954RR
carters blows ass. we went there for some moto gear and even told them we came from AZ and got ignored and felt unwelcome, it will be a cold day in hell before I buy anything from them. the trip was a total waste for us.
 
 
Old June 27th @ 01:27 am   #7
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From: A Space between a blink and a tear

Motorcycle: 06' CBR1000RR
I bought a tank protector & 4 qts of Amsoil & a K&N oil filter, from Carter. Then I became an Amsoil dealer. I still swing by from time to time. Staff is pretty unreasonable, don't really know much.

If you want a part from 1955, they probably have 3 of them in stock, other than that....? Good for......? The girls that work behind the counter?

If you want to know something go directly to the parts department, they wrench on bikes and they will have tons of useful knowledge about what it is you're looking for, more so then their employees selling merchandise. -Just my .02 cents!
 
 
Old June 27th @ 02:20 pm   #8
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From: LV
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Almost 16K WTF? I'm showing flatspots on my BT-016's at 4300 miles! I think I'm sticking with PP's next time around, maybe even the 2CT's!
try some dunlop roadsmarts.
 
 
Old June 27th @ 11:25 pm   #9
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
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carters blows ass. we went there for some moto gear and even told them we came from AZ and got ignored and felt unwelcome, it will be a cold day in hell before I buy anything from them. the trip was a total waste for us.
Not that they wouldn't give me a break, they did offer a discount, but I thought it wasn't enough in my opinion which made me look somewhere else.

I really wanted them to service my bike just so that I would have something else to say than just "Carter Motorsports"

Racer's Edge on the other hand had no obligation to offer me a discount. They are not a sponsor, or have anything to do with the MSF course. But Dale, who I heard was out on vacation extended the courtesy anyways. More motorcyclist I can certify getting their endorsements, the amount of business increases for the folks who are in this line of work. Tires, service, etc. which I will certainly do my best to steer there way. After all, I now have that personal expereince that I was looking for. Can't really endorse something unless you had some personal experience, right?
 
 

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