I may just start buying motorcycle tires from Moto1. I build custom bikes for people in my area on the weekends. I've developed a somewhat good reputation, and make fairly decent money at it, but not quite enough to go full time. I actually like my day job anyway. However, I do build motorcycles often enough that I've found it convenient to keep a stockpile of parts in my garage. When someone comes in to get work done on their bike or have a new one built, I just have them pick a set of tires out from the dozen to twenty sets I have hanging on my walls or sitting on my shelves.
The thing is that I've noticed on my last several orders the customers ordering work mostly said they were ordering their own motorcycle tires from Moto1. One of them had already done it and showed up with the tires.
After this started happening, I of course wasn't moving the tires in my own collection, but I had to get online and take a look for myself at this site. I have to admit I immediately saw the appeal. The selection is tremendous, the prices are very fair, and the quality is obvious.
So, I'm considering setting something up where customers wanting to place orders with me can look over the motorcycle tires at this website if they want to use those. I normally don't do that with parts, because making a markup on parts is one area where I get to profit off my work. I'm probably going to make an exception for tires though, because you do have to give people what they want, and tires are a really important part of riding a bike.
As for my own supply of tires, I may just sell them as a collection the next time a motorcycle show comes to town. They eat up so much room in the garage, and just doing direct ordering from Moto1 or elsewhere for the motorcycle tires on each build would save me a ton of storage room in the garage. It would be more room to work and more room to store parts and tools.
What I really like about Moto1's site is how they have a broader selection of tires than I could ever hope to store in my garage. Keeping 50 different seats isn't a real problem, but just 20 sets of tires fills the room up really quickly. The site also covers more categories and situations than I could, from inner tubes to commuter tires to sportbike and dual purpose. Most of my orders are for racing, but not all, and some of the racers come in for secondary or more bikes in their collection for other kinds of riding than racing.
I've never been totally comfortable ordering parts outside of my own stockpile just for one customer, but it looks like this site does have an easy enough return form if I need to get my money back from someone changing their mind about an order.