Good question. I bought 2 of them in the middle of June from an eBay vendor called "mxpowerplay" because they were giving 10% off to buy 2 at a time. I paid $199 each for them then, but I just looked and they are up to $225 a piece now, with 5% discount to buy 2. They are G852-G's (OEM for GoldWings) which I believe is not OEM for the Venture. I read somewhere (on this forum) that Venture OEM is G852-J but I can't find those even at Bridgestone's website.Where are you going to get your new rear tire from?
1st tire is already real close to end of life at less than 7,500 miles and I have no hope of getting more than that on the next one. Probably going to try Dunlop Elite 4 next time, even though they are on backorder many places and cost is almost 50% higher than the Bridgestones.....I'm hoping the Dunlop give me enough extra mileage to justify the extra cost. Not having to yank the back wheel off the beast every 4 or 5 months is worth something too.....
I have a list of about a dozen vendors I'm constantly trolling for deals......try to grab them when I think I'm getting a good price.