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Old 01-08-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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OFFICAL:How much you pay for tire mount and balance thread.

I am trying to make a list here on the forums for people to get tire service done, either locally or while traveling.Please share your knowledge and represent for your favorite shops.Please don't dog a shop, because you had a bad experience.Do state the problem and how the shop did or didn't handle the problem.Don't just say I bought tire at XXXXX and they suck @$$.

This is my contribution and I will be adding to it as more and more small shops seem to be popping up around here.I reserve the right to change my info or update as places change their policies.

1)Where: Cycle specialties,Greenville,SC USA

2)How much per tire: Front N/A Rear N/A

3)Wheels Off/On Bike: OFF

4)Will They Mount/Balance Tire You Bring In: No

5)Anything worth noting?My dealer only mounts the tires they sale and they have limited offerings.If I buy their tires they will mount/balance them off bike for $45 each.
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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1)Where: Frank Bather Tyres
A41 Birkenhead (Almost opposite Cammell Laird Shipyard)
Merseyside
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2)How much per tire:
Free fitting/balancing for tyres bought there.

3)Wheels Off/On Bike:
You have to remove and refit your wheel but can borrow their trolleyjack.

4)Will They Mount/Balance Tire You Bring In:
Yes...5 for fitting and 5 for balancing.

5)Anything worth noting?
A great bunch of guys I`ve dealt with for nearly 30 years...friendly and helpful.
If ever you go there mention 'Steve with the bikes' (and the Ural sidecar outfits)..that`s me!
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:03 PM   #3
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Have HF changer and MC adapter with Mojo blocks and NoMar bar. Mounting=free. Use axle and safety stands to balance MC tires=free. Balancing car tires=$12 each (off car) @ Westside 66 in Lawrence, KS. Used Freecycle to get rid of old car tires. Still need to get rid of old MC tires.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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Took in my leaking front tire. Installed new tube and rim lock. Balanced tire
total was 43.00 and some change. I think it is a good deal.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:02 PM   #5
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I change and balance my own...where ever they happen to be (tubeless).

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Old 03-13-2012, 10:06 PM   #6
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I change and balance my own...where ever they happen to be (tubeless).

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Old 03-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #7
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I change my own as well.

BUT

Its not $0, or "Free". How much did the changing equipment cost? Even if you are like me and made your own DIY changer out of an old car rim, some 2x4s and misc. hardware, the tire irons cost some. Also your time isn't free. So if it even only takes you an hour to change tires (more like 3 or 4 for me), do you work for minimum wage or more than that? Even if you discount your labor costs, there is still the opportunity costs, you could be doing something else instead of wrestling rubber.

That is the actual "cost" of DIY tire changing.Most people will find that its actually cheaper to have a shop do it unless you have more time than money or you a masochist who likes doing it (me).
I get paid $35 / hr... but thats only M-F 8-5... so any time other than that, I get paid $0.00....

three tire irons at $10 each... a piece of 3/16 wall DOM tubing with a standoff welded on it as a bead breaker... tires from the LOCAL SHOP (MotoZ's) cheap, or off the internet for other tires (much cheaper as i only buy when they're on sale)...

Takes less time to do them myself than to drive to the shop, get raped anywhere from $35 (cyclegear) to $90 (Maxey's cycle) per tire and either wait two hours, or come back the next day...

Not to mention, I've got a buddy with a $3k tire machine and balancer... but I've only asked him to do it once...


I do all my tube or tubeless myself... street bike, supermoto, dirt bike, 12GS, etc. I've got tire lube (the real stuff), good air chucks, etc.

oh, and tube or tubeless, I balance by cutting open the end of a 1 1/8" oz #7 12ga shotgun shell and pouring the BB's inside the tire, or inside the tube. Balances fine, no need to re-balance.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:19 PM   #8
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:20 PM   #9
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if you have a cycle gear around i think they charge 13 bucks for mount and balance off the bike. i do all my own mounting and balancing though.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:27 PM   #10
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if you have a cycle gear around i think they charge 13 bucks for mount and balance off the bike. i do all my own mounting and balancing though.
Never seen one of those around the south east.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:37 PM   #11
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Never seen one of those around the south east.
Don't you live in or near G'vill? there is one on Wade Hampton blvd.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:53 PM   #12
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Don't you live in or near G'vill? there is one on Wade Hampton blvd.
I live in Inman.I know WH pretty well but I don't remember seeing it.There's Grady Miller Honda and Cycle Specialties.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:31 AM   #13
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I live in Inman.I know WH pretty well but I don't remember seeing it.There's Grady Miller Honda and Cycle Specialties.
Cycle gear is right next door to Gradys (it's not Greedys anymore, Powersports I think)
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:15 PM   #14
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if you have a cycle gear around i think they charge 13 bucks for mount and balance off the bike. i do all my own mounting and balancing though.
$30 here for CycleGear
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:58 PM   #15
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I do my own.

ONE TIME I was traveling and had cords showing on my rear tire. I took the tire off myself and brought it to a stealer. Cost me $234 bucks to buy their tire and put it on my rim. Probably would have cost $300+ on the bike. I can buy a rear tire for $124 shipped and DIY for my suzuki. I balance it on the bike, using weights and static balance method.
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