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Cheap Tires in Arizona???

Discussion in '24-7 Lounge' started by Trout, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Trout

    Trout GT Reference

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    I was searching the net today for some Avons & found the "too good to be true" on line tire store BUT I have some doubts. There is an address listed but no phone number. I sent them an email and they responded quickly but refuse to give the phone number. I Googled their address & checked the Better Business Bureau but nothing comes up.

    Anybody in the Scottsdale Arizona area know of these guys?

    American Motocycle Tire LLC
    7702 East Gray Road Suite 101
    Scottsdale AZ 85260
    www.americanmototire.com

    There is a rather large tire warehouse listed in that area so these guys may be legit and buying "out the back door" of the warehouse. That used to happen with auto parts "stores" that only sold to shops. You took the orders called in the numbers to the warehouse had a driver pick up & deliver. You only needed a small office, a couple of phones, catalogs and a couple of delivery drivers, no overhead = sell cheap.

    I sure would like to hear from anybody in that area or anyone who has done business with them.
     
  2. Carl Allison

    Carl Allison Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    They may be tires that are so old the rubber is starting to powder. I'd say pay them a visit in person if you can and ask to see the condition of the tires. If they can't produce, you're better off looking elsewhere.
     
  3. pokeyjoe

    pokeyjoe High Miler

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    Have you tried SW Moto Tires? They're in AZ, too. Must be something about the weather. I've gotten tires from them and they're fine.
     
  4. Trout

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    I'm on their site now but it's real slow and the links don't work. The site is sporadic sometimes fast other times nothing but the prices are good compared to 4 other sites I've checked. If I can get the "Contact" part of the site to actually work I'll call them.

    I've tried this site with both Internet Explorer 8 & FireFox and the results are the same. If you can get around that the prices are great and I'll probably order from them. Will update if I do.
     
  5. Trout

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    That would be kind of hard to do I'm in Florida so I was kinda hoping that somebody from that area knew them.
     
  6. Bisbonian

    Bisbonian Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I believe that SW Moto Tires has been replaced by Emoto and their website is now http://www.swmotorubber.com

    I could totally be wrong about this but SWMoto has reportedly gone in and out of business a few times over the past few years and I believe the owners have changed.

    Emoto is strictly an internet tire sales place, probably similar to the tire company you originally mentioned. They purposely don't provide a phone number.

    I've always heard great things about SWMotoTires as well as Emoto but if I'm going to pay shipping and sales tax I can get tires from my local dealership for about the same price.

    Have you checked with your local dealer? I've always had luck with them agreeing to a reasonable price if presented with other quotes.
     
  7. Trout

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    Yes, I try to spend local first but the shops in my area want full list with no discounts + mounting & balancing & insist on replacing the tubes and rim liner even though it only has 5000 miles on them. The local non-dealer Guzzi guy wants $75.00 a rim off the bike if you don't buy from him but he'll drop it to $50.00 if you do.

    The difference in local list price and internet price is over $150.00 & SWmototires.com has free shipping & no tax outside of AZ.

    I'm gonna check emoto and see what they are like and thanks to everyone for the input.
     
  8. Rafael

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    Have you tried http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/. I've been buying them them for a couple of years now. No problems.

    The I got crappy service from a local shop too many times, so I started mounting my own tires. It's worked out fine so far, and the savings are nothing to sneeze at.
     
  9. Trout

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    That is correct. I just ordered from them and I'll post after I get the tires. E moto is by far the best price I've found. A pair of Avon Storms for $255.00 total no shipping, no tax. It seems like they are spin off from SouthWest Moto Tire.

    Compared to: Bike Bandit $306.90 ~ JP Cycles $304.98 ~ Tires Unlimited $267.00 & Shipping ~ American Moto $265.00 ~ SouthWest Moto Tires $271.68 & shipping.
     

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