I just returned from Americade at Lake George. One of my main reasons for going was to pick up a set of tires for my GL 1800. I was going to buy the Stones but when I got to their area there was no equipment for changing tires or any personnel to change. When I asked a representative from Bridgestone he told me they had a private contractor doing the sales and working on bikes the next town up. He would not, could not, give me a price on the tires let alone the installation costs saying it was up to the private contractor. I feel that we potential consumers were totally ignored by Bridgestone. Their total lack of support before any potential sale has forced me to go a different route. I am now on Avon's as their booth was staffed with a knowledgable sales team and competent mechanics as was Dunlop's area. As you can tell I am amazed at Bridgestone's total disregard for its customers, especially at an event the size of Americade and by the amount potential Goldwing tire customers they must have lost.