Boy this is a lonely thread! Thought I would drop in and type a little while. I've bought all my tires on Amazon for the ZR-7, Triumph Tiger, and Connie; all Bridgestones... the BT023's for the 7 and T30s for the other bikes. Generally, you can choose the supplier and I've had good luck getting tires less than a year old with the same DOT code from Chaparral, Powersport Superstore, and Motorcycle Superstore. Just recently, I replaced the 7's 023s after about 9000 miles and 6+ years with T31s I bought from Revzilla because I got them shortly after they came out and I couldn't find the sizes on Amazon. I don't have that many miles on them but they are a pretty tire. I was going to try other brands, but you guys sold me early on the 023s and Bridgestone has been my tire of choice. Were those original tires not over 8 years old, I would give them to someone to run; mine still have "serviceable" tread, but the rear valve stem broke. They are in my carport if you want to see them.
In fact, Obo, I'm glad you're here because I think I've decided to give up riding and I needed to tell someone. Nothing happened; in fact, during the spring, I did all my maintenance on both bikes and rode around a little bit, but I haven't taken a meaningful ride since May-June 2019. I had a work assignment away from home at the end of 2019 and then we had a tornado hit the homestead in January 2020 that I'm still cleaning up (because I was too cheap to pay $12k for tree removal; such is the burden of a DiY'er). Then, of course, the bug hit and I have a couple of at-risk family members. So I've been staying with my mom 2-3 days a week every week since March while we stay completely distanced.
Sometimes I think about selling the Harley, and I could probably get close to what I have in it, but I don't think I could even find a buyer for the 7; the upgraded suspension alone is worth more than I paid for the bike! My wife and mom don't want me to sell; I guess I could keep them cleaned, polished, maintained and ready to go just in case.
Oh yeah, FYI... this is my last year as a Premium Member of the forum; I cancelled my pay subscription which expires at the end of September I think.