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Old 02-25-2010, 06:17 PM
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I was wondering how much on average it costs at the dealer to replace the tires, labor only? Local dealer had a special for $335. I was thinking that should include the tires. But I don't know. I know metric dealers charge $60 per tire.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:51 PM
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50 dollar average mounted and balanced

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Old 02-25-2010, 11:32 PM
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I haven't needed tires for several years. But the last time I bought tires, I just left my scooter for a while, went and had lunch, and when I came back the tires were mounted and ready to go. No charge above the purchase price of the tire. This happened at a couple of shops, one metric and one tire place.

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Old 02-25-2010, 11:59 PM
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I run my own indy shop and charge 40.00 per tire on the bike and 20.00 off.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:56 AM
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I change my own and remember to remove the rotor..I use a cheap harbor freight tire macine about 59 buck to break the bead and then just use tire irons to remove the tire..I made a wheel holding jig out of a old rear brake rotor that works well and I use the harbor freight tire iron to easily remove the tire.As far as the balance goes,I have never noticed any difference in the handling unless you pl;an on cruising over 100 mph.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:55 PM
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My stealer....I mean dealer, sait it would cost me $160 to replace my 21'' front tire on my sportster. Little bit on the high side if you ask me.

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Old 03-08-2010, 06:05 PM
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I just had mine done this weekend. The stealership charged 85 a tire.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:02 AM
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Same here $85 labor for each tire for labor only, just got front and rear done. Total was $170 plus tax in labor alone, just seems like alot of money to me for mounting and balancing two tires.

I`ll be doing the next tire change myself.
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we get 22.50 to mount and balance,and as much time as it takes to get wheel off & on bike(65.00 hr)
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Depends onwhat you ride and how much bolts on stuff they have to take off. Most dealers charge by the hour. Probably they'll estimate the frt at an hour and the rear maybe 1 1/2 hr. Sometimes if you get both done at the same time they'll give you a little break, but if its a busy shop, forget it. I had mine done at the Yamaha shop that works on the wife's V Star and they gave me a big break on the per tire price and only charged me an hour for the rear, even having to take my bags and extra chrome parts off, and $20 for the front. which I took off myself a couple of days afterwards.
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