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Tire Mounting cost?
« on: July 07, 2017, 11:25:17 pm »
What do people pay for this service?  I do not have the equipment and really don't wear out enough tires to justify buying it either.  I had a local guy that was real reasonable and I took them there, now he opened up a huge Powersports center and really jacked his price.  I like his techs, they don't gorilla my rims, don't screw up my tpms and they do it right away.  Heck I even buy my tires from him knowing I could get them cheaper online.  I started out having a different shop changing the tires with them doing the entire job WOW :41: that was pricey so I asked "If I took the rim off and brought it in how much would it save me?"  That's much better but now those prices are climbing.

Anyway, as to not skew the answers, I won't say what I paid. What do other C14 tire changes cost some of you out there especially if you purchase tires there?
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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 11:51:07 pm »
What do people pay for this service?  I do not have the equipment and really don't wear out enough tires to justify buying it either.  I had a local guy that was real reasonable and I took them there, now he opened up a huge Powersports center and really jacked his price.  I like his techs, they don't gorilla my rims, don't screw up my tpms and they do it right away.  Heck I even buy my tires from him knowing I could get them cheaper online.  I started out having a different shop changing the tires with them doing the entire job WOW :41: that was pricey so I asked "If I took the rim off and brought it in how much would it save me?"  That's much better but now those prices are climbing.

Anyway, as to not skew the answers, I won't say what I paid. What do other C14 tire changes cost some of you out there especially if you purchase tires there?

If I purchase the tire from my local bike shop they charge $30 to mount. If I bring them the tire (i.e., purchased elsewhere) then price is $65.
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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 12:44:15 am »
An independent shop in the St. Louis area charges $35-$45 mounted and balanced if you bring your own tire and the wheel off the bike.

If you have a 2-3 friends with motorcycles and/or ATVs it might be worth pooling your funds to purchase a decent manual tire changer.  It really doesn't take too long to pay off if you're spending $70-$90 a year per person to pay off a tire changer and wheel balancer.  Just a thought.

 
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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 10:34:23 am »
My local power sports dealer charges $30 to
mount a tire, wheels off the bike.
Before this year, it was $20.

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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2017, 08:05:21 pm »
Mine went from $20 a rim off the bike to $62 per rim off the bike. I told them to stuff it. I bought my own cheepo rim holder with bead breaker, new longer No Mar spoons, and a good static balancer; and do them myself now.
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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 12:32:08 pm »
I see a trend here... it was 20$ off the bike until this season.  Now it's $35 ::)  My tire change interval is about once a year so it won't break the bank but it took him 25 minutes for both and 70 bucks a half hour is a bit much IMO
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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 01:18:17 pm »
I have never bought tires from them or used there service so I have no hands on experience. Cycle Gear will mount & balance tires for free if you purchase tires from them & bring in your wheels.

Some quality tire irons & a static balancer is really all you need. I mount 3 -5 sets a year this way & it's really not a big deal.

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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 07:09:03 pm »
What do people pay for this service?


Its 40 per tire here.

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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 07:01:54 pm »
At K&N Motorsports here in Tulsa it's $25 a tire, wheels off the bike.  No relation to the K&N performance parts manufacturer, they're just a local shop.

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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2017, 01:38:22 pm »
A local monkey wrench here- working out of a pretty nice home garage/shop charges $30 bucks each when you bring him the wheel, BUT, you must take the old tire with you or he charges you a $10 disposal fee....I might buy a No-Mar in the future or even something powered/used for cars/pick-ups too
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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2017, 06:38:36 pm »
I found a great deal here in Kirkland WA east of Seattle.  Andrew charges $20 per tire if it's off the bike and $25 if it's on the bike for mounting and balancing.  I order on-line and can have them delivered to his shop if I want to.  Then call to make an appointment and he does it while I wait.  Charges $2.50 to dispose of the old tire.
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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 12:16:50 am »
Dealers here get $65 if on the bike and $35 if you take the wheels in. Indy shop does $45 on bike and $35 just the wheels. Harbor freight tire changer and nomar spoon has paid for themselves after the first change. And I am faster.
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I average 2-3 changes a season so it can get costly letting the dealer do them

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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2017, 05:47:09 pm »
I have been taking mine in to a local shop for 30 years and the price has ranged from 25-35 dollars. However the last time I brought my front tire in to get changed I was told that from now on if I didn't buy the tire from them they would not mount it. So now I needed a rear tire (Pirelli Angle GT-A) I called them up and they did not have it in stock and would need to be ordered and would cost about $70 more than I could get it online. I am not going to pay over $100 to get a tire mounted and balanced. I just put my new tire on yesterday with my new No-Mar Classic tire changer and static balancer.
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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2017, 06:58:28 pm »
$37.00 to join COG you get cool magazine and all kinds of other stuff and more than likely a tech session near you where members will "help" you change your tire.

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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2017, 11:09:15 am »
Just had a rear tire mounted here in Greensboro.
Dealer charged $55.00 (brought in my own tire). $ 40.00 if you bring in the wheel
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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2017, 11:21:12 am »
Does anyone know what a pneumatic powered tire changer for motorcycles would cost, is it just a regular car one with an adapter? I've done a few sets of car/truck tires before and I see them pop up on Craigslist from time to time....I'd love to go this route if the cost of entry is reasonable. What are the Rock-Stars like SISF or Fred Harmon using/doing? I see, and have considered, the No-Mar's on Ebay for $525+$65 s/h and thought about jumping on one of those when Ebay does their 10% off/Ebay Buck deals.


PS
Just came across this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-KERNEL-TC400M-B-Motorcycle-Bike-Wheel-Tire-Changer-Changing-Machine-/201735267111?hash=item2ef85be327:g:GEwAAOSwEzxYQJRk

Or this one, with FREE shipping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Weaver-W-M807X-Motorcycle-Tire-Changer-Free-Shipping-/332311900633?epid=1422963113&hash=item4d5f5531d9:g:u3kAAOSwLnBX2qnR

Thoughts??
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Re: Tire Mounting cost?
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2017, 04:07:00 pm »
I found a great deal here in Kirkland WA east of Seattle.  Andrew charges $20 per tire if it's off the bike and $25 if it's on the bike for mounting and balancing.  I order on-line and can have them delivered to his shop if I want to.  Then call to make an appointment and he does it while I wait.  Charges $2.50 to dispose of the old tire.
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Allmoto Tire here in Spanaway is 33 bucks off the bike for both rims. Don does them while I stand around and chat. He is 5 miles from me!
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