How much $$$$$$$


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blackwolfs8
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How much $$$$$$$

Postby blackwolfs8 » Thu May 02, 2013 10:34 pm



Ok Im kinda wondering what the norm is as far as tires and tire related labor runs Im after a front and rear for my 81 interstate the nearest tire shop wants 129 rear with 65 for labor and 109 front with 50 dollars labor , this is removing tire and rim mounting and balancing and replacing tire on bike.Is this to much or a bargian?



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Re: How much $$$$$$$

Postby trashtruck » Fri May 03, 2013 4:35 am

i think you're getting a deal. shop rates in my area run $75-100.
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Re: How much $$$$$$$

Postby RBGERSON » Fri May 03, 2013 9:03 am

My shop charges $25 to mount and balance if I bring them the tire..I'd let them do the back it's harder and take the front off yourself..it's easy..take it in let them mount the new tire..reinstall then ride the bike over so they can dot he back???

You can get the tires much cheaper on line try American tire to get an idea of prices..of course the tire price depends on whose tire it is tire prices range for 1100's from $70 to $200
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Re: How much $$$$$$$

Postby Wilcoy02 » Fri May 03, 2013 1:40 pm

sounds like a bargan. It is getting harder to find a shop to change tires around here unless you buy the tire from them.

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Re: How much $$$$$$$

Postby marcsac » Fri May 03, 2013 4:59 pm

That is a fair price for labor. The tire costs depend on the manufacturer...obviously.
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Re: How much $$$$$$$

Postby blackwolfs8 » Fri May 03, 2013 10:34 pm

I hear ya on the tire price and this shop will not mount tires from somewhere else and this is the only shop for quite some distance (100 miles or more)

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Re: How much $$$$$$$

Postby patbrandon1 » Fri May 03, 2013 11:05 pm

blackwolfs8 wrote:Ok Im kinda wondering what the norm is as far as tires and tire related labor runs Im after a front and rear for my 81 interstate the nearest tire shop wants 129 rear with 65 for labor and 109 front with 50 dollars labor , this is removing tire and rim mounting and balancing and replacing tire on bike.Is this to much or a bargian?


That actually isn't a bad price for labor. But there are a couple deciding factors. What kind of tires are they? Are they going to moly 60 lube the back wheel while it is off?

Let's compare...I bought my Shinko tires on line, (with which I am VERY happy) for $160, and that includes shipping. The Honda shop mounted them after I removed the wheels and took them in for $25 each, that includes tax. That is a total of $210.00. Your total is $353 with a 6% sales tax to bring it to $374. So the difference in price is $164.00.

I am frugal (cheap), but more than that, I like to P.M. my rear wheel, and I replace the rear brake pads usually. But if you are happy with what kind of tire it is (how much mileage do you expect to get from them), and they will lube the final drive gears, it isn't a bad price. It is a little tedious to get the wheels on and off, (excellent do it yourself articles in the How To forum) but it takes me about 1.5 hours to get them off, and another hour to put them back on. And if I do the math, which I did ;) that's $65 an hour for labor when comparing our costs. Not a bad deal, but it is just my opinion, and whatever you decide to do, make sure that rear wheel is lubed, and that they check your bearings too.

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Re: How much $$$$$$$

Postby t2oldbikes » Sat May 11, 2013 2:08 pm

Sounds like a good price to me. Taking off the rear is a lot of work, the front not as much. Don't know what brand you're getting as that makes a difference.
One recommendation I would have is to get a 90 degree stem on the rear as it is a pain to get in to check tire pressures.




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