Agreed. For my K1200LT I use a very local motorcycle tire shop. His prices are right at or less than $5 above any internet deal I've found. With the discounted mounting deal on tires bought from him, it's very worth it. He charges MUCH more to mount tires not bought from him. Plus it's a husband and wife business. I'd much rather put my money in his pocket.You might want to get a price from the local dealer anyway. I found the closest shop to my house (3 miles) would order the Metzeler and the Bridgestone for the same price as I found on the internet.
It is worth the phone call.
Central Tx Powersports in Georgetown. I've bought tires from them for the last 8 years or so. They use to stock the Metz ME880 for the LT but don't know if they still do. They had to order the PR4GT for K16 but it will be here next week. I would call them to if they have your tire If I were you.Stevie, what shop? Austin is local enough for me.