Today was the day I had some time and the weather finally cooperated. I headed to our private bike shop 20 miles away for the new stones I ordered back in January for the '08 GW. The origional Dunlops with 9,730 miles had decent tread remaining but were cupped, both front and back and showed cracking between the beads--they were made in '07. I think the first owner of the bike, who put 4K on it, ran the tires too low which got the cupping pattern established, and I could not stop that wear pattern running 41# front and rear in an additional 5,000 miles. Instead of lead weights we put Dynabeads in front and rear, 2 oz in each tire per their recommendations. Rode about 150 miles home the long way, the new tires did great, responsive and smooth with no sign of tire vibration. Cost for the whole thing was $420.60. Expect the new skins to roll through quite a few states before this fall--looking forward to it!