I found a brilliant tyre supplier & fitter.
Jeff the Ninja needed new boots. The Michelin PR5’s have lasted 7074 miles, took a rear puncture which was repaired at 10842 miles, yet still didn’t feel good after the repair, probably due to wear. The service I had last week at Bacon’s Motorcycles pointed out that the tyres were getting low, doubtful if they had 1000 miles left in them.
Having decided to go back to Michelin Power 5’s, which I had a couple of on my last toy (ZX-10R), I made several telephone calls to motorcycle tyre fitters, and their prices were from £378 (Burwins, in Islington, London) up to £394 (Motorcycle Tyres UK, Havering, whom I’ve used since September 2019. Of the two motorcycle dealerships I rang, one quoted £442 (Bacon’s) and the other £460 (HGB).
The motorcycle tyre shops told me about the Michelin special offer, which when you have have had the tyres fitted, you go onto their website, send them a copy of the receipt and you get a “cash back” of £30 (£15 per tyre). The motorcycle dealerships did not mention it.
During my research, I found Two Tyres Ltd. They quoted £366 last week, and the manager, Chris, kindly put a pair aside for me for this week, without asking for a deposit.
I went in today, and was treated very well. They have a secluded waiting area upstairs, with comfortable sofa and seats, a television, a small selection of bike books and magazines, and a small fridge of soft drinks, which you can have a can for free.
When I was paying, I was given a buff and a tyre pressure gauge too, for free. This will be my first call for tyres from now on.
Their address is:
Two Tyres Ltd
Telephone: 0207 205 2205