Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??


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Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby garwil » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:48 pm



I walked into the Honda Dealer on Saturday to get a new rear tire for my '99 GL1500ES. The parts guy loudly commented, in front of other customers, that I buy tires to often. He said he didn't know anyone else who needed new tires like I do. When he went into the back to get the tire, the other guys looked at me, and I just shrugged and said "I've never had them complain about THAT before"!
I guess he is not used to someone who actually rides 20,000 plus miles a year?

Anyone else had this problem?



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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby OldZX11Rider » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:32 pm

Have never heard that complaint before, but then again, I've gone to the darkside. :lol:
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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:45 pm

i buy my tires online. i don't have to worry about what someone thinks or says.

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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby keithg64 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:18 pm

Wouldn't think he'd complain about any sale but who knows. I buy mine on line also, shipped right to my house. Dennis Kirk.
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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:29 am

Tell him next time you will buy them somewhere else where they appreciate your constant business, and you actually ride your bike to wear the tyres out. If you need to say any more then speak to his manager, I'm sure they will appreciate your comments lol :)

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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby themainviking » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:58 am

Actually, wouldn't his complaining be more in the line of a complement? He is saying, quite loudly, to all the guys who do not ride their bikes, that here is a guy that just flat wears out tires. I would not be too upset if my parts guy did that. However, since I also buy online, it don't happen. The kudos in my world have always gone to the high miler.
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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby garwil » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:36 am

I was more bemused than offended.

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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby Happytrails » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:01 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:i buy my tires online. i don't have to worry about what someone thinks or says.

stuart.


This is usually the complaint. Dealers dont like mounting tires that customers bought elsewhere.
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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby garwil » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:14 pm

I mount my own. So that is not a problem.

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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby Happytrails » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:25 pm

garwil wrote:I mount my own. So that is not a problem.


Think I'm headed down this road too.
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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:09 pm

harbor freight had these on sale last year....a manual motorcycle tire bead breaker, it was $15.00 and i bought 3 flat tire irons @ $4.95 each to use with it. i've already changed tires on both of my wings which has saved me over $100.00 in mounting fees. now all i have to do is bring them the tire/wheel to balance.

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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:11 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:harbor freight had these on sale last year....a manual motorcycle tire bead breaker, it was $15.00 and i bought 3 flat tire irons @ $4.95 each to use with it. i've already changed tires on both of my wings which has saved me over $100.00 in mounting fees. now all i have to do is bring them the tire/wheel to balance.

stuart.


I have those as well, you can see me using them in How to remove and remount your tires. However, they are all sitting in my garage collecting dust, as I have a friend with a $10,000 motorcycle tire changing machine that does the job in minutes, with a minimum of sweat. :)

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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:32 pm

yeah, your lucky to have a friend that has one of those and i can understanding using one, but since i don't have one, i have to resort to two methods, 1st, take it to a shop and let someone else do it and pay 50 bucks per set, or 2nd, do it myself. actually i prefer to do them myself. this way i know they are done right the first time. what i really wish i had was a tire/wheel ballencer so i could do all of it myself.

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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby spiralout » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:02 pm

WingAdmin wrote:However, they are all sitting in my garage collecting dust, as I have a friend with a $10,000 motorcycle tire changing machine that does the job in minutes, with a minimum of sweat. :)

Would this be the same guy with the Ferraris? If so, you should introduce us ;)

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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby Happytrails » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:44 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:yeah, your lucky to have a friend that has one of those and i can understanding using one, but since i don't have one, i have to resort to two methods, 1st, take it to a shop and let someone else do it and pay 50 bucks per set, or 2nd, do it myself. actually i prefer to do them myself. this way i know they are done right the first time. what i really wish i had was a tire/wheel ballencer so i could do all of it myself.

stuart.


Think most who are doing it themselves are using beads although you can buy one of those simple to use balancers. They are pricey but for what I am having to pay local dealer figure it will pay all the equipment in 2-3 changes of tire sets. Not crazy about the space it will take up in the garage.

Here is a video but this isn't the balancer I saw before. This seems like a less expensive balancer but works the same and seems to get the job done. Dont like those stink on weights though.



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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby Big Blue UK » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:46 am

themainviking wrote:Actually, wouldn't his complaining be more in the line of a complement? He is saying, quite loudly, to all the guys who do not ride their bikes, that here is a guy that just flat wears out tires.


I agree, just his sense of humour. I would have probably replied 'Oh yeh, well If you don't watch your mouth I will have another one'. :D
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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:28 am

spiralout wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:However, they are all sitting in my garage collecting dust, as I have a friend with a $10,000 motorcycle tire changing machine that does the job in minutes, with a minimum of sweat. :)

Would this be the same guy with the Ferraris? If so, you should introduce us ;)


Nah, the guy with the Ferraris is a relative. :)

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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby waituntilthebeep » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:49 am

Happytrails wrote:
roadwanderer2 wrote:i buy my tires online. i don't have to worry about what someone thinks or says.

stuart.


This is usually the complaint. Dealers dont like mounting tires that customers bought elsewhere.

My dealer will price match any internet deal for MC tires so all I have to do is just go in and have them put on and they discount the install price because I "bought them there". Then I went darkside and went back to binging them in for them to install.

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Re: Honda Parts guy complained about me buying tires to often??

Postby garwil » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:33 pm

I mount my own tires. I purchased the harbor freight tool with motorcycle attachment, but i only use the bead breaker. I find it easier to spoon them off and on.
I use dyna beads now, but I used to balance my tires between two saw horses with a rod the size of the axle. That is tge same principle those store bought balancers work on.




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