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Looking to buy a set of Pilot Powers from a Canadian supplier. I've nothing against the US suppliers, its the border crossing with UPS Brokerage charges that I have a problem with.

Thought I'd check if any other Canucks have a good source for Powers.......

The usual suspects are likely Pete's Superbikes, and maybe Royal Distributing (if they have them - and there is a sale on).

Suggestions?

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Pete's is where I get mine. Their prices are just much lower then other places for some odd reason.

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I haven't found anything better than Pete's for us Canucks. If you do, let us know.

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Pulled the trigger - ordered from Pete's.....

Total with taxes and shipping for a 180 and a 120 - was $296.15.

Lets see how quickly they arrive.....

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Pulled the trigger - ordered from Pete's.....

Total with taxes and shipping for a 180 and a 120 - was $296.15.

Lets see how quickly they arrive.....

Ken Shipping is stupid fast with Pete's.

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Ken, out of curiosity, do you run the Pilot Power on both front and rear or do you combine with another tire i.e. PP (fr)/PR2(rr)? I was considering going with a pure sport tire as a track day/sport riding only tire. Although the mileage would more than likely be a lot less than say a set of PR2s or other similar sport-tour tire, but I was wondering what mileage your getting and what your overall experience has been.

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Ken, out of curiosity, do you run the Pilot Power on both front and rear or do you combine with another tire i.e. PP (fr)/PR2(rr)? I was considering going with a pure sport tire as a track day/sport riding only tire. Although the mileage would more than likely be a lot less than say a set of PR2s or other similar sport-tour tire, but I was wondering what mileage your getting and what your overall experience has been.

Duc - I tried the combo that Baileyrock has had good success with - the Pilot Power Front with the PR2 Rear. I hated it - not because of quality or mileage - but because of the different tire profile. I really have gotten used to the Pilot Power "V" profile - and as far as mileage goes - I don't ride enough to wear tires out properly - i change them usually before TMAC and the set I have on now have been on for 2 seasons - likely 5,000 kms at most. For $300 every two years - to have nice new sticky rubber is inexpensive enough to just change them out.

I suppose I could get used to the PR2 "U" shape profile - but its not worth it to me. I really like the Pilot Power profile, and I'll be sticking with it.

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Sportbiketrackgear is just across the border in Detroit. They are cheap for the tires and reasonable for the shipping. I've been buying them and having them shipped to Calgary for a few years now.

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I had a total disaster with Pete's last year. (Quick summary: Forgot to send my order, delayed sending it, sent the wrong size, sent the wrong replacement tire... - it was a comedy of errors that took 48 days to get what I had ordered. You may recall this thread? http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/index.php/topic/72061-whats-wrong-with-these-pictures/.)

The next tire I ordered from Canada's Motorcycle and had a much better experience. The tire that I ordered actually appeared in the correct size within a few days. (Astonishing!)

Your milage may vary.

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The next tire I ordered from Canada's Motorcycle and had a much better experience. The tire that I ordered actually appeared in the correct size within a few days. (Astonishing!)

+1 for Canada's Motorcycle

http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/

Free shipping on orders over $99

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There is Bayside Performance (www.baysideperformance.ca) in Vancouver for those living on or nearer to the west coast. I have bought tires from them before but picked them up since I was in town visiting family. They have Michelin PP set on sale now for $250. Have also bought from Pete's before too. Nothing bad to report on either transaction.

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The next tire I ordered from Canada's Motorcycle and had a much better experience. The tire that I ordered actually appeared in the correct size within a few days. (Astonishing!)

+1 for Canada's Motorcycle

http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/

For anyone interested, Pete's total cost to me is $296.00 and Canada's Motorcycle is $303.00 Both very similar prices.

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Are these Snow tryes??? :laugh:

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Are these Snow tryes??? :laugh:

We do not find any humour in your post. Its April, and I still have snow in my yard...... Good thing I got to ride with Scott Russell last week in Monterey, or I'd be VERY cranky by now............. Bwa ha ha!!!!!

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Alberta Cycle in Edmonton has about the best pricing in this area, but shipping to Ontario would probably make it less attractive.

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I bought michelin powers,pirrellis and metzlers at Royal distributing last year for $200 per set no tax just the stupid environmenal tax bs . They were fresh as in made the previous month and I still have a set of pirrelis . They will have the same deal coming up very soon either end of the month or first week of may .

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I bought michelin powers,pirrellis and metzlers at Royal distributing last year for $200 per set no tax just the stupid environmenal tax bs . They were fresh as in made the previous month and I still have a set of pirrelis . They will have the same deal coming up very soon either end of the month or first week of may .

That is a great deal! If that sale happens I'll buy a spare set. Tks.

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Are these Snow tryes??? :laugh:

Now thats funny ......

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The next tire I ordered from Canada's Motorcycle and had a much better experience. The tire that I ordered actually appeared in the correct size within a few days. (Astonishing!)

+1 for Canada's Motorcycle

http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/

For anyone interested, Pete's total cost to me is $296.00 and Canada's Motorcycle is $303.00 Both very similar prices.

At the time that I ordered Pete's was a couple of dollars less - but I'd rather pay $5 more and receive my tires in a week rather than wait two months in the middle of riding season. Really hoping that you get the tires you ordered in a reasonable timeframe.

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+1 on STG, I buy a lot of stuff from them and most of the time their tire prices are cheaper than everybody else, but I did a price comparison earlier and actually found that Jake Wilson had the cheapest price for a set of PP3s. Not sure what the cost to ship over the border, but for those stateside a set of tires easily makes free shipping.

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Pulled the trigger - ordered from Pete's.....

Total with taxes and shipping for a 180 and a 120 - was $296.15.

Lets see how quickly they arrive.....

Ken Shipping is stupid fast with Pete's.

Tires were ordered Friday, and today (Tuesday) - they arrived around 1:00pm via FEDEX. Correct tires, perfect!

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Bought 5 sets of tires from Pete's...he stumbled once.

FYI, Pete's is a 3 man outfit, with one guy doing tire changes. I like to support the small guy, although when he messed up I was not a happy camper :mad: ...

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I had a total disaster with Pete's last year. (Quick summary: Forgot to send my order, delayed sending it, sent the wrong size, sent the wrong replacement tire... - it was a comedy of errors that took 48 days to get what I had ordered. You may recall this thread? http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/index.php/topic/72061-whats-wrong-with-these-pictures/.)

The next tire I ordered from Canada's Motorcycle and had a much better experience. The tire that I ordered actually appeared in the correct size within a few days. (Astonishing!)

Your milage may vary.

Thanks Olive. I had not heard of Canadian Motorcycle until your posting. Ordered front and rear BT-023's on the 16th and they arrived on the 18th! Also saved $83.54 over dealer quote all in. Thanks again for the tip.

BT 023 Tires

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I ordered a new front tire from Canada's Motorcycle recently (Michelin Pilot2). Service was as expected, as compared to a recent flurry of orders over the past month or two, which is to say very good. Processed quickly enough, free shipping, on sched delivery. I will order anything that I can from them.

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Ordered some tires from Canada's Motorcycle, too. PR2s with the stiffer sidewall - cheaper than anywhere else in Canada. Shipping was reasonable and quick.

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