The way i took it, they wanted proof of purchase. I didn't get the feeling that it HAD to be from a local dealer. What if you don't have any cycle dealers local? What if you HAVE to buy all your stuff online?So do I have to buy the rear tire from a dealer? Or can I get it on line? It seems like the dealers around here like to mark up the tire prices to the point where it makes it so I will never buy a tire from them.