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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-22-2006, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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How much is everyone paying to have tires replaced?

I just picked up my new Metzler tires (front and back) and was thinking of bringing it in to the local Kaw dealer (or whatever motorcycle shop I can find) to have the new tires put on.

How much is the average charge to have two tires put on? I haven't decided to take the entire bike in or just the wheels (I figure if I take the wheels off, it'll be cheaper, plus I can lube the spline while I'm at it).

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My local dealer quoted me $20 per tire for mounting and balancing (I take the wheels off the bike). They want $10 per tire just to balance them.
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i just got of dunlops 404's and the local guy here (not a dealer) wants $30 per tire mount & balance off the bike
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I just had a new set put on my 1500 for $60.00.
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I just got new tires today from American Motor Tire.
The 110 front are Metzeler ME880 for $85,
The 150 rear are Metzeler ME880 for $119,
Shipping was $16

My Progressive springs are coming tomorrow.

I changed and balanced the tires myself because:
out of 3 local dealers, one wanted $50 PER TIRE (and that's with the wheels already off the bike)
and the other two would not even do the work because I did not buy the tires from them ( almost a 100% markup from internet prices).

It was a real pain but then again I like doing all my own work because I know if I do it, it gets done right.


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How do you like those 404's?
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D404's front and rear $240.00 for tires and labor etc. in South Florida

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I have the D404's on my 750 and the rear needs replacing after 7000 miles.
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404's

the 404's are the best bang for the buck IMHO. i don't take passengers and i don't ride super fast. i put 110's on the front instead of the 100. to me it means more tire on the road alittle bit better ride. so for me the 880's are great tires but a little bit over kill for my kind of riding.

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I've used Continental Cont-tours on mine since i've had the bike (obviously apart from the factory originals). get around 7000m out of a rear & around 10-11000m out of a front. Last rear I had was 85 (around US$140) including balance. Last front I had was 65 (around US$108) including balance. In both cases I took the wheels off myself. Problem I get, as I suspect a lot of you guys get, is most of the wear is in the middle with very little at the sides due to a lot of freeway riding. Don't know if it's a fault of just Conti's but the front always wears in a kinda "stepped" pattern. don't know what other tyres are like as I use the same one's on my other bike, a Suzuki GS1000G. Does anyone else experience this strange wear pattern? Or maybe it's the way I ride??

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