Need new rear tire: Phoenix area Dealer/ Idependent shop rec


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Need new rear tire: Phoenix area Dealer/ Idependent shop rec

Postby landisr » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:06 pm



Hi. I need a new back tire for my 94A but I'm new to this area. I can remove the wheel, but would like to know where local Wingers go for this service. Any advice would be appreciated.

Ron in AZ


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Re: Need new rear tire: Phoenix area Dealer/ Idependent shop

Postby PoolDude » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:17 pm

I've had good luck with D & D Discount Motorcycles. They have matched prices and do a quick and clean job. Phone # 480-731-9003
617 S McClintock Tempe. That's just south of University on the east side of the road. There are two bike shops in that parking lot.

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Re: Need new rear tire: Phoenix area Dealer/ Idependent shop

Postby landisr » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:19 pm

Thanks. I will give them a call. Ron
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Re: Need new rear tire: Phoenix area Dealer/ Idependent shop

Postby tandem54 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:02 pm

Not to highjack the thread, but where is a good place to buy/look at helmets?
I need to get a new one for my wife (her full face is just too heavy) looking for open face to try on for size/weight.
Let us know how you do with the tire change, I'll need to do that at some point. I put on new Pilot GT'S before I moved to AZ.
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Re: Need new rear tire: Phoenix area Dealer/ Idependent shop

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:09 pm

tandem54 wrote:Not to highjack the thread, but where is a good place to buy/look at helmets?
I need to get a new one for my wife (her full face is just too heavy) looking for open face to try on for size/weight.
Let us know how you do with the tire change, I'll need to do that at some point. I put on new Pilot GT'S before I moved to AZ.
Thanks


Best place I've found is bike shows - you can try every manufacturer's helmet, they typically each have many sizes of every style. Failing that, find the largest bike shop you can get to that has a good size of helmet selection - you really want to try as many as you can to find one that fits you well.

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Re: Need new rear tire: Phoenix area Dealer/ Idependent shop

Postby tandem54 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:43 pm

Thanks, she has a good HJC full face now but says it's to heavy. so I need to get her to try some on, I figure if she goes to a open face it might be lighter? we'll see. Most of them don't advertize what the weight is for some reason?!!
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Re: Need new rear tire: Phoenix area Dealer/ Idependent shop

Postby landisr » Fri May 02, 2014 4:33 pm

UPDATE: I ended up getting the tire at D & D Discount here in Tempe, as others have suggested. They are great. First, when they saw me walk in wearing light colored clothes, they insisted on going out to the car and getting the wheel/tire for me. They charged a fair price for the tire, and mount and balance for free if you bring in the wheel. They charge $75 if you ride the bike in. They stock rear wheel dampeners and installed them for me, as my bike is 20 years old and has 170,000 miles on it. They didn't blink when I informed them (ahead of time!) that I had Green Slime in the tire, because I put it in to "reinforce" the plug I installed when I had a flat in Bullhead City, 300 desert miles from home... They wire-wheeled the wheel bead area, implying that the Slime can corrode the wheel. I was not aware of this, but noted it for the future.. They were very knowledgeable and courteous. I highly recommend them. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Need new rear tire: Phoenix area Dealer/ Idependent shop

Postby nitefuzz » Fri May 02, 2014 6:52 pm

After searching the Net, I found Dunlop E-3, front and rear tire through Dennis Kirk's store for $318. That is the cheapest I could find on the Net and is almost half the price of most Honda dealers. The only thing is you have to mount them yourself or find a shop to do it foe you. Our local shop here in northern Indiana will do them for $68 each which is still cheaper for me then going to a Honda shop.




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