Labor Cost


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Labor Cost

Postby mikelwing » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:54 pm



Hello All, I need to have front and rear tires replaced I have the tires. I would like to know how much should I expect to pay in labor cost ?
I had also brought brakes for front and rear just in case. All responses appreciated. MikeL.



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Re: Labor Cost

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:24 pm

Rear tire on a 1500 isn't quick and easy. Last rear I paid $70 for mounting and balancing but I also bought the tire from the same shop. I'm finding more and more that that some shops are reluctant to mount tires that they haven't sold. Same goes for the brakes. "If you didn't buy the parts form us we won't install them".

I'm fortunate that a friend has a small tire changer in his garage and we can do our own.
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Re: Labor Cost

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:16 am

If you can remove the wheels, it's around $30/wheel average in my area.
If "they" must remove/replace the wheels, you can expect around $45 for the front and $80/90 for the rear.

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Re: Labor Cost

Postby mgatortpd » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:45 pm

I just bought a new front tire today from a Honda Shop in Tucson, new tire cost $196.60, mount and balance $39.00, Tax $17.89, grand total $253.49! And that is just the front, can't wait to get the rear tire, was told because I have a trailer hitch mounted on my GW 1500, it would be an additional charge because they have to remove the hitch. OH BOY!

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Re: Labor Cost

Postby uoba » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:22 pm

Well, it just so happens that I had both front and rear tires replaced, along with new front disc pads, at my local Honda Dealer two days ago.
Here is the Breakdown:
Tires Dunlop Elite 3 - Front $139.95
Rear $189.99
Labor - 2.5 hrs = $137.50
" - install front disc pads (supplied by me) $24.00
Total $491.44
I hope this helps.
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Re: Labor Cost

Postby mikelwing » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:42 pm

Hello All I would like to give back to all. Those who replied and those who didn't. I had brought the tires and brakes thinking I would do the work myself with my son's help. He didn't have the time and it was too much for me. I found a shop on Long Island NY. For $300.00 they R/R both tires mounted balanced replaced brakes front and rear good people.Thank You All MikeL :)

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Re: Labor Cost

Postby English Bulldog » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:46 am

Front tire 160.19 plus 63.75 labor is $223.94 Rear tire 202.66 plus 127.50 labor is $330.16 for a total of $554.10 Goldwing 1996 1500

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Re: Labor Cost

Postby flogger » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:39 pm

mgatortpd wrote:...was told because I have a trailer hitch mounted on my GW 1500, it would be an additional charge because they have to remove the hitch. OH BOY!


Oh boy, that's like 4 bolts and one electrical plug... I'd find another shop...
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Re: Labor Cost

Postby joeincalif » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:28 am

Highland Cycle in Highland Ca, new Dunlop E3 installed out the door $511. I called Temecula motorsports and they wanted $180.00 just labor on the rear, most other dealers wanted around $200.00 labor and tire cost and tax.
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Re: Labor Cost

Postby Big Bob » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:57 pm

Though it's been 2 years now, my last tire change (E3's) so r&r tires, grease splines, new valve stems, tax and out the door was $525.00. I'm sure it's gone up a little, understandable. Private shop owner is a certified Honda/Yamaha mechanic who was a service/ tech/manager at a Honda shop for years. Very good Goldwing mechanic, works on all mc's. atv's, and snowmobiles. Get's in and uses genuine Honda parts. You need to make appts. to have work done by him, he gets extremely busy in the short summer months.

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Re: Labor Cost

Postby TAZZ » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:36 am

I do my own work just pay Honda $25 to change the tire for me I do a better job than Honda grease splines and clean and loop the shaft with moly3.

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Re: Labor Cost

Postby Rednaxs60 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:18 am

joeincalif wrote:Highland Cycle in Highland Ca, new Dunlop E3 installed out the door $511. I called Temecula motorsports and they wanted $180.00 just labor on the rear, most other dealers wanted around $200.00 labor and tire cost and tax.


Stopped into Highland Cycle last year and had chrome rims put on my '08 1800 (tired of cleaning the OEM rims). Nice folks, got me in and out in good time. Reasonable as well.

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Re: Labor Cost

Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:42 pm

Had no idea how much I was saving. I buy my tires where I find the best price and change them myself out in the shop.
Last ones cost me a busted knuckle and a t-shirt I can only wear in the shop now. :lol:
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Re: Labor Cost

Postby seelyark1 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:23 am

$10 in tire tools and 2 old milk crates. $139 for a new front tire and a couple cold ones and I will do it myself. It's not hard to do. Look how much I saved. :D
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Re: Labor Cost

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:32 am

Get a can or two of WD40. Very slick and makes removing and mounting a lot easier.
(Tip from WindAdmin, thank you sir.)
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Re: Labor Cost

Postby seelyark1 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:41 pm

I use silicone spray. it's the same thing I use on the grommets for all the panels when I remove them. Is good for the rubber too. :)


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