I'm sure this has been posted a million times before, but I'm looking for some specific advice, so here goes!
Took my Z out this morning and when I got home I decided to clean the wheels up and install some CustomTaylor33 reflective rim tape (which look awesome, btw!). Got the front tire all squared away and moved on to the rear.
Then I noticed a piece of nail sticking out of the tire. I pulled it out pretty easily, and heard a little 'tsssssss' sound of a bit of air escaping before it stopped. I've let it sit for the last couple of hours and it doesn't seem to be losing that much pressure, but I don't want to get on it until I feel 100% safe. (FWIW, I haven't checked it with a tire gauge yet.)
I'm not sure if I want to take a chance on a plug, so the hunt begins for some new tires. I figure I'd go ahead and replace both, since I've read nothing but bad things about the stock tires. The Z125 FB group mentioned Michelin Power Pure, and gave me a link to Revzilla.com, however the ones I think I need to go with are out of stock.
I've made the post here to get some advice on tires as well as some direct links to a good deal. I don't want to mess with different sizes, and I am new to all of this, so I could use any constructive criticism about the right tires and the right process to replace them. I do not have the tools to do it myself, so that adds a bit to my questions in general. Would I need to find a place to take the tires to get them installed? Would your normal, run of the mill tire shop offer something like this? Maybe call the dealership and see what they offer?
I'd love to find a good deal on a good set of tires at a place where they're in stock, and hopefully with free (or cheap) shipping. I don't need anything super expensive or top of the line, but I also don't want to cheap out. I'd like for them to be a nice upgrade if I am dropping the cash on tires!
Again, any advice (or especially links to buy) would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.