Well with my bridgestones being origional, beginning to show cracks and the front tire feathering on the middle treads ( not the center, the ones between it and the outter treads) i ordered up a new frt tire. Went back n forth on what i wanted. I like tread. Particularly the kind of blocky tread on the rear oe tire for a rear. Decided on the shinko 230 tourmaster as i can get a frt and rear in the same brand and tread designs look decent. Figures it would start raining right as i brought the bike down off the jack. Guess I'll have to wait till morning for the test ride.