About

8 Ball Motorcycle Tires is a motorcycle-only tire shop staffed by a knowledgeable team dedicated to providing you with the very best products and service

We invite you to experience a totally new concept. A shop dedicated to doing one thing better and faster than anyone else… motorcycle tires! In the auto market there are numerous examples of tire shops (Discount Tire, America’s Best Tire, Costco, etc.) so we thought it was time motorcyclists had something to call their own. Let us change the way you think about motorcycle tires. Come in and see what 8 Ball Motorcycle Tires is all about.

Selection & Pricing

We stock all the top motorcycle tire brands and have the largest selection of the tire sizes you need for your motorcycle. Our prices are competitive and our Price Match Guarantee will match any price (local or internet) on in stock tires. Simply put 8 Ball Motorcycle Tires won’t be beat! Do you need something really crazy? No problem, if the tire you need is still in production we will order it for you. We receive most special orders next day!

Belong to a motorcycle club or riding group? Ask about our group specials and discounts.

Service

Our staff is dedicated to one thing: Installing your tires professionally and quickly. Unlike many shops, your tire change is not competing with oil changes, engine rebuilds, manufacturer’s warranty work, etc. We are experts in motorcycle tire knowledge, fitment and installation. Also you don’t need an appointment and we don’t charge more for installation if you purchased your tires online. It’s the same amount of labor for us either way… so we charge the same price for install no matter where you purchased your tires. Nobody does motorcycle tires like we do.

Atmosphere

Our founder is an avid motorcycle rider/racer and has never been accused of being boring… so we’ve created a club-house environment for you while we change your tires. Shoot some pool on our full-size 8 Ball table, play some shuffleboard, throw some darts, watch a game on our 50 inch and have a cold soda. All proceeds from soda sales go to support charity. You can even hold your club meeting here.

Traction is everything… engine tuning & modification will allow you to go faster and high performance brake systems will help you stop, but without the right tires on your machine none of that matters… So stop by 8 Ball Motorcycle Tires and we will help you get the most out of your motorcycle.

Ken’s Bio

Founder Ken Wahlster started 8 Ball Motorcycle Tires to change the way motorcyclists think about motorcycle tires. He has been riding and racing motorcycles for over 30 years and he loves motorcycle tires. That may sound strange to some people, but Ken doesn’t care. Simply put he is a motorcycle tire geek. He’s rode and raced in major events across North and Central America and won the California Rally Championship in 2010 on his KTM 950 Super Enduro. Known for his opinionated and demanding approach, he has been asked to test newly released tires both on the road race track and off road by major manufactures from around the world. If you ask him about work he’ll tell you with a big grin that he has “the best job in the world!”

Ken is also known as a successful business person and entrepreneur. He paid his way through the University of Pittsburgh by working at a motorcycle shop and went on to earn his MBA in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University. Ken enjoyed a successful career in international finance for several Fortune 500 companies where he traveled the world, but his love for motorcycling never faded and he left his position in the corporate world to found BikeBandit.com in 1999. Under his 15 years of leadership from 1999-2015 BikeBandit.com grew to become one of the Internet Retailer Top 300 websites in the USA. After selling his ownership in Bikebandit.com he decided it was time to shake things up again and is now focused on his vision to make 8 Ball Motorcycle Tires the number one place motorcycle riders go for rubber by creating a motorcycle-only tire shop where riders who know what they want can get tires installed in a welcoming atmosphere and where riders who aren’t sure what they need can discuss their options with knowledgeable friendly staff. He hopes to eventually open locations across the globe and become the world’s #1 retailer of motorcycle tires.

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When Ken started BikeBandit.com his vision and work ethic changed the way motorcycle riders around the world shopped for parts and accessories. I think he’s done it again with 8 Ball Motorcycle Tires! Ken has helped advise me my own companies and I value his professional opinion, but most of all I consider him a good friend….

Les Martin
Boulder City River Riders and Motortreks

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I’ve know Ken for years and his love for the sport shines through in everything he does. When he started and ran BikeBandit, the company had a true leader. Now that he has started a new venture, I think the motorcycle tire market will be changed in ways we haven’t even begun to imagine.

Brian H
Founder, My2Wheels

8 Ball Motorcycle Tires

Contact Us

Phone: (619) 359-0010
Email: email@8ball.tires

Location

5715 Kearny Villa Rd. Ste. 119
San Diego, CA 92123

Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED – Gone riding…