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pgods
08-11-2007, 12:22 AM
Just about at the end of my rear tire (Dunlop Trailmax D607) that came with my new 12GS. I've plenty of tread left on the front, but have been told by BMW Manhattan that if I want to change brands I'd have to replace both front and back.
Is it kosher to ride with different brand tires, or is this a big no no???

RRainman
08-11-2007, 12:24 AM
Change your rear tire AND dealerships.

It is not a big deal. You just don't want to mix bias plies and radials.

pgods
08-11-2007, 12:36 AM
Change your rear tire AND dealerships.

It is not a big deal. You just don't want to mix bias plies and radials.

Yeah...that's what I thought. Ever get the feeling someone is pushing the goods to meet their monthly sales quota? I did today...
Thanks!

pgods
08-16-2007, 02:47 AM
BMW Manhattan down right refused to mix brands on my bike! Said it was against BMW corporate policy due to liability??? Can you believe this!
Anyway, the small nail and loss of psi overnight forced me to "accept" another Dunlop on my rear tire.- not that Dunlop is bad, but I wanted to try other sneakers on my bike.
Oh, and the grand total for the (1) tire with installation was ...$278.52. What a frigg'n bargain!

mewaybright
08-16-2007, 03:11 AM
Oh, and the grand total for the (1) tire with installation was ...$278.52. What a frigg'n bargain!

I am in the wrong business...

henzilla
08-16-2007, 12:52 PM
I am in the wrong business...

another reason I am using as justification for a NoMar Changer!!
Sorry pgods!!