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I just had the 4th set of tires put on today I am trying the Bridgestone 850,s I got on-line for $216.00 inc shipping. I have 34,000 on my 07. I am lucky that I live in So Cal & their is a guy that all he does is mount tires you bring and does brakes. He charged me $84.00 to mount & balance plus change the rear pads I brought him. My fingers are crossed these do a little better.
 

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That would be about 11,000 miles per-set. that seems to be (high- average) miles for any brand of motorcycle tires. I got a new back tire this week at 8,050 miles, and the front at 6,000.
 

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I guess I should of said including the ones it came with.It came with Dunlap D251's I changed both @ approx 9000 mi put another set of D251's I changed both @ 16,268 then I put the Avon cobra's which cost $374.00 they lasted untill 25,084 then I bought another set of D251,s on eBay they lasted until 31,793 I feel that is quite excessive altogether I have spent on tires $1450.00 I bought the bike 3 years ago July 27 2007
 

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I just had the 4th set of tires put on today I am trying the Bridgestone 850,s I got on-line for $216.00 inc shipping. I have 34,000 on my 07. I am lucky that I live in So Cal & their is a guy that all he does is mount tires you bring and does brakes. He charged me $84.00 to mount & balance plus change the rear pads I brought him. My fingers are crossed these do a little better.
BikeBandit.com: Bridgestone G850 Exedra $149.00 plus $7.95 shipping.

Bridgestone G851 Exedra $100..26 plus $7.95 shipping

My local motorcycle shop charges me about $50.00 to mount the rear. It would take you about 20 minutes to change the rear pads; no special tools or expertise needed.

BTW, I am on my 4th set with same 34,000 miles on my 06; I changed my rear pads at about 26,000 miles.
 

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I hear lots of people talking of the same tire mileage. My first rear tire lasted 8,000 miles. My second lasted nearly 12,000 miles. The only difference was my right hand and the type of riding I did.

Liners are fairly heavy with lots of power, the tires are soft so they stick in a turn. My bet would be no change in tire life with the new tires. "You have to pay if you want to play." If you can resist the temtation to accelerate and brake hard you can get an extra couple thousand miles.

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I hear lots of people talking of the same tire mileage. My first rear tire lasted 8,000 miles. My second lasted nearly 12,000 miles. The only difference was my right hand and the type of riding I did.

Liners are fairly heavy with lots of power, the tires are soft so they stick in a turn. My bet would be no change in tire life with the new tires. "You have to pay if you want to play." If you can resist the temtation to accelerate and brake hard you can get an extra couple thousand miles.

Dave
Yep, there it is.
 

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I guess I should of said including the ones it came with.It came with Dunlap D251's I changed both @ approx 9000 mi put another set of D251's I changed both @ 16,268 then I put the Avon cobra's which cost $374.00 they lasted untill 25,084 then I bought another set of D251,s on eBay they lasted until 31,793 I feel that is quite excessive altogether I have spent on tires $1450.00 I bought the bike 3 years ago July 27 2007
wow, not sure where you buy your tires but i have been getting them for 145.00 plus shipping on the internet so 165.oo total. dennis kirk has them right now for 144.00 and front for 100.00 - bridgestones. my local yamaha dealer will change them for 37.00 per tire/wheel, includes balance.
 

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Are these prices for the tire changing including the shop removing the wheels off the bike or are you taking them in already off? Last summer I needed to replace a leaking wheel on my venture so I took it off the bike and took it to a local dealer. I also gave them a pair of wheel bearings to replace while at it. Total was well over $100 for the one wheel. seemed a little high to me. I shouldn't need to replace the tires on my Roadliner for another year, so I have time to check around for a better price on labor.
 

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Tire prices

I have had my Liner since they were introduced. At first I had trouble even finding tires. Then there was period, I paid list price for tires. Comming through Yamaha spare parts.

As more bikes get out there tires came down some. List is still the same but prices have come down. Shadetreepowersports gets $150 if I take the wheel off and take it in they will mount it for $25. I happen to be close enough to a warehouse/ store to drive there.

My dealer got $170 for the tire and an hour labor to take off wheel, mount tire, and adjust belt. Total was around $250 for a rear tire. Front is less. I usually do the Shadetree thing for front, since it is much easer. About $130 for front.

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Are these prices for the tire changing including the shop removing the wheels off the bike or are you taking them in already off?
my price was for taking the tire wheel off the bike and that was all. they removed and installed and balanced the tires for 37.00 each. i got lucky and went early this spring and they had a mount special for 50% off so i got both done for 37.00. that was a sweet deal.
 

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For some reason every bike I've ever owned goes through tires!:rolleyes: Generally back ones:confused:
for some reason i have the exact same problem
 

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Tire were still mounted

Are these prices for the tire changing including the shop removing the wheels off the bike or are you taking them in already off? .
the 37.00 included them removing the old tire.
 
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