Author Topic: Any chance there is a COG member in Mobile, AL with the ability to mount tires?  (Read 212 times)

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Offline William

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So, I returned to Mobile to a job and got another C14.  Had good tires on it.  Picked up a sheetrock screw yesterday in the rear and though I don't have it, I gotta get new tires.  The dealer here won't probably be an option- quoted almost $600 for Angel GT A Specs not including mounting. Wanted to see if there was a member here with the ability to mount for $$.  The bike had RP2s on it with about 5-7K left on them. If anyone is in the immediate area, drop me a message.
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Nothing? That's fine.  Can I get a 2Cents between these two? Not another suggestion, but stricktly between the two, please.  There's about a $40 difference between the pair if I buy and pay the dealer to install.  Wants $106 per tire for me to bring them in.  Going with either the Pirelli Angel GT A spec or the Dunlop Roadsmart 3.  Thoughts on those options?

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First of all is plugging the rear tire not an option? If it's not I would definitely find another dealer or a motorcycle shop to mount the tires my dealer charges $35 per tire if I bring them in.  I have had the angel GT A specs really handled great lasted about 6500 miles, the OEM bridgestone's only lasted about 5500 right now I have on PR4 GT's.  They handle really good too probably not quite as well as the Angels but I am hoping they last longer we shall see.  Sorry I can't help but definitely shop around to find a cheaper place to mount and balance and order the tires online.
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I've always been told that plugging and keeping a bike tire is like putting a loaded revolver to your temple. It's totally flat in the driveway.    Best I could do would be to plug it and canned air.  Can't remove and put a patch from the inside.  Plus it's sitting for couple days now flattened completely. That price fro $106 per tire is the best I can find that you can drive the bike to the dealer and mount.  Cycle gear will mount but you must remove the wheel and bring in.  I'm kinda screwed.  Can't ride to a dealer and don't have the option of removing the wheel and taking it in.

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I've plugged tires over the years with no problems.
Not my first choice, but would give you the option of taking it anywhere you want.

NOTE: HF {or many others} sell a 12 volt tire pump that will fill the tire better than canned air..

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All I can say is I have plugged several tires and rode them till the end of thier life including a front tire.  Never any problems with a plugged tire.  And that was without the benefit of TPMS.  I wished I lived closer to you I would come over and pick it up, plug it , mount it and ride it.  Oh and I just use the regular gummy worms and lots of glue.  Very easy to patch on the road and I also carry a Slime mini compressor.   The only thing that will happen is when you get near the end of the tread life  and the carcass is thin it will start slowly leaking at the plug like a couple of PSI per day. Since you have TPMS anyway the bike is going to warn you. It's not like you have to continually check your tires. Oh and I have had several  flats and I can feel the bike handling funny when the tire starts to go flat but it is still easy to ride albeit you have to pull over on the shoulder and ride slow I have had to ride a mile or two at 0 PSI @ 5-10 mph to get off the interstate.  Living in the construction capital of the world DFW area I have had plenty of opportunity over the years to pick up nails, screws, bolts, etc...  And its really bad after a hailstorm and everybody is getting their house re-roofed.   Again I have never had a plug fail me other than a slow leak at the end of its life.


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There is a  Cycle Gear in Mobile. The one in Baton Rouge mounted a tire for me for $25. I think they will mount free if you buy the tire from them. As for plugging I have plugged and kept until worn out dozens of tires.

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Cycle Gear charges for mounting...no matter where you bought the tire...it’s on their website...