I went to a motorcycle accessory store and bought some tires for the Yamaha WR450. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a motorcycle accessory store. I normally bought motorcycle stuff from motorcycle shops whose main business was selling motorcycles but would also have a few motorcycle related items. But Performance Cycle is a completely different animal.
Performance cycle doesn't sell motorcycles at all, but sells everything related to motorcycles that anyone could possibly need. Since I was interested in some tires I was amazed at how many tires they had, instead of a large rack of tires like most motorcycle shops have they had a whole room full of tires that were on racks so high that the sales guy had to climb up on a ladder to get my tires down. I was impressed to say the least.
I was looking for a Motoz Mountain Hybrid rear tire and a Continental TKC 80 front tire. I had looked at the Motoz front tire before and felt that it was a little too gnarly for street use because what I'm trying to do is change out the street legal knobby tires that are on it now for street legal tires that don't vibrate as bad while driving on pavement. And from what I've read on the Internet, these two tires will give me decent traction in the dirt and a smoother ride on pavement.
Since flat tires are the scourge of motorcyclist everywhere I decided to bite the bullet and put Tubliss liners in both tires. I've never used them before but I've read, and heard, a lot of good things about them. Riding in the southwest desert areas where I usually spend my winters cactus abounds and flat tires are a way of life, but I'm hoping the Tubliss system will at least give me some peace of mind and maybe prevent some flats.
Tune in tomorrow and I will put up some pictures of the Yamaha's new shoes.