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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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New tire average installation cost?

Planning to run my 1100 in for a new rear tire. Already got the tire, and a shop that will doing t for no retarded extra fee for not getting the tire from them. Bout $60 for mount and balance on the rear, plus the labor. What can I look at roughly price wise?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 08:35 PM
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I was quoted $30 from my Honda dealer if I bring the wheel and tire to them. Had them do my dirt bike tire already


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The dealers here either refuse if you didn't buy tires there, or charge a retarded fee for the same reason.

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$10 surcharge if bought elsewhere. $50 to mount and balance if they take it off. $25 if you take it off. My dealer is several miles from st Louis.

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I bought my tires online and I had a guy mount them both front and back for $120 that was he took them off the bike and mounted the tires.

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Whoa - those are some hefty prices.

My nearest Yamaha dealer here in St. Louis charges $20 per tire if I bring in the wheel and tire. Only $35 if I bring in the bike.

I took in the tires/wheels for the Strat and walked out for $40 (I vaguely recall I paid them an extra $10 for something they did extra, but I forget what it was).

When the 1100 Classic is ready for the front tire, I'll just take it in for $20 - but I might let them pull the rear wheel and put back the driveshaft for an extra $15 on the rear wheel.






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Whoa - those are some hefty prices.

My nearest Yamaha dealer here in St. Louis charges $20 per tire if I bring in the wheel and tire. Only $35 if I bring in the bike.

I took in the tires/wheels for the Strat and walked out for $40 (I vaguely recall I paid them an extra $10 for something they did extra, but I forget what it was).

When the 1100 Classic is ready for the front tire, I'll just take it in for $20 - but I might let them pull the rear wheel and put back the driveshaft for an extra $15 on the rear wheel.
Those are really good prices.
Average $25 per wheel if you bring the wheel in and $50 with bike. Custom shops will charge more and independent shops less. Dealers usually charge per hr what ever their hourly rate is, about 1/2 hr fronts and little more for the rears.
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The shop here near my work wanted to charge me 1 hour labor on my Honda 250 for each, front and rear, at $75/hr. I did take the rear wheel in so they only charged me $50, but the full $75 for the front because I took the whole bike in. After seeing the prices you guys are quoting, and knowing they're going to charge me more for my 1100, I'm definitely finding a different shop!

Just got off the phone with the same guys: 130/90-16 Metzeler ME880 for 116.29 and 52.50 for mount and balance with the tire on the bike... Little high on the labor but the price is right on the tire...

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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 12:10 PM
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Bought my front from Dennis Kirk for about $90, Dark Side rear from Discount Tire for $120. Bought a couple of $10 spoons and changed 'em myself(spoke rims) for free. Used Dynabeads for balancing.


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Change my own tires as well, have been for years. When I rode sport bike I found the dealers were good at marking the rims
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