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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2005, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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How $$ for tire change?

How much does it cost for just the install (ie, bring the tire yourself) on average?

Also, do shops tend to completely rip you off when you buy a new tire? I'm replacing the front tire on my GS500E with the Avon AM51 110/70H-17.

Its only ~$53 here: http://www.ronayers.com/catalogs/tir...cid=7&type=165
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2005, 11:09 AM
 
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Some shops will not touch a tire that wasnt bought from them. The ones that do, tend to charge around $50/tire.
Some shops will mount tires bought from them for free. But expect to pay at least twice what you see on ronayers



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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2005, 09:38 PM
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Yup, dealers, and shops tend to gough you on mounting tires, that wern't bought from them..could run anywhere from 30.00 to 60.00 per tire......

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Alright, thanks.

I guess I'll just have to ask them once I finish my MSF and start riding.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-16-2005, 10:53 AM
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I think that depends on locale. I've been quoted by both a large and small dealership for mounting. Usually its just an hourly rate, so $50 would be high around here.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-2005, 02:08 PM
 
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If you're lucky enough to have a Cycle Gear store in your area, they install for around $15 a tire, but they're not typical.
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