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What are you guys paying for tires?
I just had my bike at the dealers and I was talking to a salesman I know, we were out in the parking lot, looking at my bike, and he happened to mention that my bike was gonna need tires pretty soon. Just out of curiosity I had the service guy write me an estimate to replace front and rear tires on my bike.







OK, here's the breakdown. Dealer was kind enough to print it out for me:

40558-82
Tube MT/MU90-16 29.95 x 2=59.90

43118-92A
D402F MT90B16WW 192.95

43164-05
Rim Bands Fit 16" Center 3.95 x 2=7.90

43353-03
D402MU8516WW 229.95

Labor
Approx. 2 hrs 65.00 x 2=130.00

Subtotal:
620.70

Sales Tax 31.89

Total amount Due: 652.59



Oh, yeah, this is for a Road King Classic with spoke wheels.
 

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2 Dunlop E-3's for my 07 electra ordered online for just a lil over $220. Installed myself. Dyna beads for balancing $10
 

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JPCycle. Tubes: $13, Rim strips $3

$59 for a tube.....that's funny, right there.

You're buying Dunlops as well, so just go to an indy shop. I just paid $179, with tube, with rimstrip, moumted and balanced.

You'll have to factor in labor if not taking it off on your own, but $600+ is just a "no lube" price to me.
 

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Is the dealer in Pataskala? Had to stop there with a buddy and the dealer head want to put the screws to you but good. Knew the guy was in a bind and wanted every penny he had.
 

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What are you guys paying for tires?
I just had my bike at the dealers and I was talking to a salesman I know, we were out in the parking lot, looking at my bike, and he happened to mention that my bike was gonna need tires pretty soon. Just out of curiosity I had the service guy write me an estimate to replace front and rear tires on my bike.







OK, here's the breakdown. Dealer was kind enough to print it out for me:

40558-82
Tube MT/MU90-16 29.95 x 2=59.90

43118-92A
D402F MT90B16WW 192.95

43164-05
Rim Bands Fit 16" Center 3.95 x 2=7.90

43353-03
D402MU8516WW 229.95

Labor
Approx. 2 hrs 65.00 x 2=130.00

Subtotal:
620.70

Sales Tax 31.89

Total amount Due: 652.59



Oh, yeah, this is for a Road King Classic with spoke wheels.
Pretty much what I just paid for this week wide whites on a '02 Road King Classic. Out the door - $641
 

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Last year paid (If i remember right) $75 for my front and $90 for my rear. Both Pirelli Route66's. $20 for a Harley front tube and $20 each wheel for mounting. Let's see, that comes to $225 total for two new tires. I've had both Dunlops and Metzlers before and like the ride of the Pirellis better.

Your scoot has bigger tires so it's reasonable that they will cost a bit more, but almost 300% more is crazy!
 

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Just got a new front Dunlop installed at Mancuso in Houston for $185 total.
 

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Dunlop 200X55X17 total installed with tax at dealer $261.00
 

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FYI ... this month ( June ) H-D raised all petroleum and rubber products prices . The exception was rim strips . Last month tires and tubes were cheaper than this month .
 

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I had to put a 2nd new rear tire on the V-Rod in 6 weeks

because of a road debris puncture

$172 each delivered, installed and balanced myself.

I have a really top quality manual tire mounting machine

and this stiff V-Rod tire is still a real job.

I have $1100 in the tire mounting gear, but I've saved over $150

every time every time I've used it, between discount pricing the tire

and labor cost. I'm sure have paid for it by now,

and don't have the inconvenience of leaving the bike at the dealer.



$1200

Interesting mounting option, if you got a truck with a receiver hitch..



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I was recently in the need of a new rear tire, front still had a lot of time left. Dealer quoted $460 for the rear. I went to an indy shop and got 2 metzler 880s installed for $440. Very happy with the tires.
 

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I change my own.

Many shops will charge more for change/balance if you bring your own tire. Some won't do it at all if ya don't buy the tire from them. Don't forget the disposal fee for your old tires! Which they SELL to tire recyclers.

The best prices on tires are the big warehouse places that advertise in motorcycle mags. I've noticed tires for Harleys are usually cheaper at places the sell mostly sportbike stuff for some reason.

New tubes are usually a good idea , and I like to use 2 wraps of a good heavy duty duct tape instead of rubber rim strips.

With tubes , I like to use Balance Plus. Had a hard time talking me into it at first , but now after 15yrs and a dozen tire replacements on two of my own bikes , I swear by it. DO NOT use it without tubes! Makes a mess of cast aluminum wheels.
 

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2001 Road Glide (no tubes):

American Motorcycle Tire
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Order Number: 119704
- American Motorcycle Tire
Date Ordered: Wednesday 01 December, 2010

Products
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1 x BRIDGESTONE S11 130/90H-16 BW REAR (B2120) = $75.84
1 x BRIDGESTONE S11 130/90H-16 BW FRONT (B1100) = $73.35
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Sub-Total: $149.19
FREE GROUND SHIPPING (FedEx/UPS): $0.00
Total: $149.19

I paid $20 each for mounting and balancing at an Indy shop.
I did the removal and put them back on.
$189.19 total for both.

BTW, I am really liking the Bridgestones. Good traction and comfy ride.
 

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I was recently in the need of a new rear tire, front still had a lot of time left. Dealer quoted $460 for the rear. I went to an indy shop and got 2 metzler 880s installed for $440. Very happy with the tires.
What size??? $460. sounds very high :eek but the size that goes with that price is what matters. Was the dealer quoting a Metzler 880? I can replace the tire on my wife's V Rod for less then that at the dealer and it's a 240.
 

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What size??? $460. sounds very high :eek but the size that goes with that price is what matters. Was the dealer quoting a Metzler 880? I can replace the tire on my wife's V Rod for less then that at the dealer and it's a 240.
It was the OEM tire, the Dunlop D407 180/65 16. They quoted almost $300 for the tire and around $130 for the install.
 

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I was recently in the need of a new rear tire, front still had a lot of time left. Dealer quoted $460 for the rear. I went to an indy shop and got 2 metzler 880s installed for $440. Very happy with the tires.
And the free market works fine.

When you get "...you're so stupid, we're going to fock you.."

or "we don't care if you take your ass on down the road" prices,

it's best to do just that.

EDIT: Out of curiosity, I just priced front and rear 880s for my LowRider

from DennisKirk, $275 for the pair shipped.

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I just paid 320 mounted and balanced for front and rear Metzler 880 Marathons for my StreetGlide, pulled my wheels while enjoying a frosty cold one, took the mech hour and a half to install (but only charged for an hour as quoted).
Pulling your own gives a chance to inspect as well and I found I needed rear brake pads.
A few more frosties and it was all back together good as new
 

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After looking at my front tire I think I can get another 5-6,000 miles out of it. My indy shop will do the rear tire for $290. Thoughts?
 

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$650 for two or $290 for one. Not really alot of difference. Yes it's $30 and since you need someone to do it, it looks like your stuck as that seems to be around the going rate.
 

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What are you guys paying for tires?
I just had my bike at the dealers and I was talking to a salesman I know, we were out in the parking lot, looking at my bike, and he happened to mention that my bike was gonna need tires pretty soon. Just out of curiosity I had the service guy write me an estimate to replace front and rear tires on my bike.







OK, here's the breakdown. Dealer was kind enough to print it out for me:

40558-82
Tube MT/MU90-16 29.95 x 2=59.90

43118-92A
D402F MT90B16WW 192.95

43164-05
Rim Bands Fit 16" Center 3.95 x 2=7.90

43353-03
D402MU8516WW 229.95

Labor
Approx. 2 hrs 65.00 x 2=130.00

Subtotal:
620.70

Sales Tax 31.89

Total amount Due: 652.59



Oh, yeah, this is for a Road King Classic with spoke wheels.
Today we paid 267.72 for front tire mounted etc on 2016 HD Street glide special.
$75.00 was labor the front tire was 192.72 and of course we live in price gouging state 10% sales tax. 🙄
 
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