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Old 01-09-2012, 09:35 AM   #16
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$25 on the bike including computer balance and at Big E's Garage, Sutton, VT.

This rate does not apply to "dressers."
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:20 AM   #17
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$20 off the bike for mounting only (I didn't discuss balancing) at Performance Cycle of Colorado, 1990 S. Broadway, Denver. 303 744-2011
This was valid as of 12/2011. I did not buy the tire there.

$18 off the bike for mounting only at Motorcycle Depot, 231 Airport Blvd, Aurora CO (720) 277-3583.
This was valid sometime around 8/2011. I did not buy the tire there.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:19 PM   #18
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1)Where: Hamlin's Motorcycle Center - Sturgis, Michigan

2)How much per tire:
$15/tire

3)Wheels Off/On Bike:
Wheel Off

4)Will They Mount/Balance Tire You Bring In:
Yes but have never had them do so

5)Anything worth noting?
Great little shop, very friendly. Not open Mondays tho :(
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:38 PM   #19
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Support your local shop! Most times when you buy a tire online, pay shipping, and inflated mounting and balancing charge you're probably better off buying from that local shop.R emember time is money. I've all so found that you become a valued customer and will reap the benefits.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #20
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I work part-time at Anschutz Motorsports
1540 N 24th St
Manitowoc, WI 54220
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Our deal on tires is, bring us the rim, price includes mounting/balancing, but we do add $2 tire disposal fee. That's recent, it costs us more to dispose of them now.

Bring us the bike and we charge labor.

We are an independent shop, specializing in off-road/MX, but we work on whatever comes in - bikes, ATV's, scooters, PWC's, and sleds. We vend around AMA District 16 MX races, and the owner's brother (up front in the store) is the Hare Scrambles referee for the district.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:51 PM   #21
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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).
That's what I thought too...and then I realized that I could pull, change, and mount a tire in less time than it took to get to the nearest shop and back(nobody is paying me to drive my car either. 2 2'x'4's, some cut up poland spring jugs, and maybe $20 in tire irons.

I would either be wasting my time driving to the shop, or I could be wasting it changing my tire. After the first tire change, the "tools" have already paid for themselves. If you are pulling your rims to get the discounted rate, you are almost all the way there anyway.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:57 PM   #22
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Cycle gear is right next door to Gradys (it's not Greedys anymore, Powersports I think)
Oh yeah.I thought they were the same place just had two building for more room.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #23
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I have a shop in Northbrook IL . I charge $25 each for a M&B for a carry in on most bikes , $45 each for a ride in on most bikes .
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:40 PM   #24
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I paid $35 per tire with the wheels still on the bike. I recently bought proper tools to do it at home, it's not cheaper or free considering the cost of the equipment. It takes some of my own time but it's done correctly and I enjoy working on the bike and no surprises from the goofball of the week at the dealer stripping bolts and scratching up the bike
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:31 PM   #25
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If I bought my own equipment,I would be making a little money changing other peoples tires and balancing them.I was surprised how easy it is after doing it a few times.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:24 PM   #26
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I do my own or I have mc tire works in Lolita do it. 25 if I bring in the wheel and tire cheaper if I get the tire from them.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:34 AM   #27
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The two local shops here charge $30 to mount and balance one tire and tube that you bring in, wheel off of the bike.

HF tire changer with MC fixture: $110

Three good tire irons: $45

Time wrenching on my bike: Priceless, it is a labor of love.


My GF rides as well and the above mentioned items have paid for themselves twice over so far, and will continue to save us money for as long as we own motorcycles. Regards, Jim.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:44 AM   #28
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The two local shops here charge $30 to mount and balance one tire and tube that you bring in, wheel off of the bike.

HF tire changer with MC fixture: $110

Three good tire irons: $45

Time wrenching on my bike: Priceless, it is a labor of love.


My GF rides as well and the above mentioned items have paid for themselves twice over so far, and will continue to save us money for as long as we own motorcycles. Regards, Jim.
I wish HF was still selling those tire changers.They were easy to use and cheap.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:18 AM   #29
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That's what I thought too...and then I realized that I could pull, change, and mount a tire in less time than it took to get to the nearest shop and back(nobody is paying me to drive my car either. 2 2'x'4's, some cut up poland spring jugs, and maybe $20 in tire irons.

I would either be wasting my time driving to the shop, or I could be wasting it changing my tire. After the first tire change, the "tools" have already paid for themselves. If you are pulling your rims to get the discounted rate, you are almost all the way there anyway.
I was just about to say the same thing.
And tire irons are must have anyway. I don't use any other tools for tire change. Except for tube snake and pump.
Local shops around here are garbage(about 20 per tire I guess), I can get anything from internet faster and for much less money.

I usually spread out process over day or two when I have time between other things.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:35 AM   #30
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Its amazing how many people have problems finding a shop to handle such a simple procedure properly .
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