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Old 01-Dec-2005, 03:09 PM
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Best place for Diablos in North West?

I've decided I've had enough of the OE Michelin Pilot Sports on my 749S, I liked Diablos on my previous RSV and they're raved about on 749/999s too. The Michelins seen to take ages to warm up and I don't quite get that "feel" from them.

I'm based in Manchester, so where's the best place for a ride in/ride out deal on a pair of Diablos?
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Old 01-Dec-2005, 03:16 PM
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Try Tony Salt (He will try and sell you Michelin's first though) in Risley, Warrington

SMD Tyres in Leigh
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Old 01-Dec-2005, 03:25 PM
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Cheers JPM. I've used TST before, so I may well go there again. Just wondered if there was anywhere cheaper as I think they'll be 220+ like they were last time. As you say, he's a Michelin man so Pirellis aren't cheap there.
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Old 01-Dec-2005, 03:54 PM
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Used to get mine at Lowthers in Brierfield near Burnley but hes just closed down! One of the lads that used to work there has set up and called himself Pendle Motorcycles. Just had a rear Diablo fitted for 100 all in which I didnt think too bad. I think he would do a ride in ride out service but you would need to speak with him. It may be too far you though?

http://www.pendlemotorcycles.co.uk/home.htm
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Old 01-Dec-2005, 04:33 PM
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National Tyres on Chester Road, just off the Mancunian way in Manchester city centre are pretty good. Ask for Danny or Darren.

Or Sharples Tyres in Bolton are another option in addition to SMD and TST.
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Old 01-Dec-2005, 06:02 PM
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on ebay - do a user search for roundandblack or cheapbiketyres I've been seeing diablos and supercorsas for around 160 to 170 a pair - then pay a local fitter - should still work out cheaper than most tyre shops
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Old 01-Dec-2005, 06:04 PM
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Sharples Tyres in Bolton

Nope, wouldn't bother with these men, at least one of them in there can't balance a tyre worth his life, and under HSE rules you are not allowed to stand and watch your tyre being fitted.
B*ll*x deary, what are you trying to hide?
And they won't fit a size other than in the book. The SO4S is better and quicker turning on with a 170 on the back, will they fit it? No they bl**dy well won't, even though I said I would sign a document saying no blame on you!

SMD in Leigh every time. Race proven which says everything I want to know.

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Old 01-Dec-2005, 06:59 PM
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SMD in leigh

good pie shops close by as well.
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Old 01-Dec-2005, 09:30 PM
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Try these people they are trade but a mate of mine blagged them & got agreat deal Camrian tyres aberystwyth 01970 624004.
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i bought a tyre deal from M&P swansea Pirelli diablo corsa 183 delivered
get the local shoptyre place to fit

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