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Old 03-10-2009, 08:56 AM   #151
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I'm not in C-Ville but over here in Harrisonburg, Blue Ridge Powersports only charged me $25 for mounting and balancing of a new tire. I'd call around - there is probably something comparable in your area. There are a few inmates locally that have all the proper tools and hardware to DIY.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:48 AM   #152
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Bring some Magic Mushroom pizza up to C'Burg and it's free.

Anton has a place, but I'm unsure what he charges. Does great work though!
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:40 PM   #153
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Mr. Himself, are you talking about Mellow Mushroom Pizza, or Magic Mushroom? They are two different things entirely.

Thanks HBurg. Jarmins is the local spot here and they said 75 to do the job if I brought the rims in, 135 if I brought the whole bike. It's less if I bought the tires from them, but I got a great deal on some tires. I'll probably bite the bullet and go with them. I'll still make it in under 300.00 for a new set. Not bad.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:42 PM   #154
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They charged me $25 to mount a single new tire on the bike. Are you saying they will charge you $135 to mount both tires? You could save $85 by riding over the mountain - but it sounds like you made up you mind.

I have never been to Jarmins before - new weekend destination I suppose.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:46 PM   #155
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To clarify, Jarmins said 75 was for both tires, but that was if I took the rims off myself and brought them a rim and new tire. It was 120 for both if they had to remove and reinstall the rims.

But in HBurg, they charged you 25/tire to do it and they removed/remounted the rim on the bike, too? Wow. In that case, I'm bungee-ing my tires to the bike and taking a trip! 50.00 and I don't have to go through the hassle of taking my rims off!
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:50 PM   #156
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As I remember, it was $25 per tire (including removal/mounting on rim/) Not sure if they cut me a deal or something. They open at 8AM tomorrow and I will call them and report back here then.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:11 PM   #157
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Might call Morris Cycle between Stanardsville and Ruckersville about putting on your tires.

I've heard a lot of good things about Morris
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:17 PM   #158
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Yeah Tim at Morris cycle on rt 33 will change tires. I think it's $30 each wheel you bring in and $40 for each tire change if you bring the bike in.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:20 PM   #159
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Thats still a great deal and saves you the extra 35 minute ride.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:44 PM   #160
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Seriously, that's definitely a good deal. I'm totally headed there. Thanks guys! I knew this was the best place to ask. I can't wait to head out for a street ride with you guys, though between finishing a masters degree in May and working with college students, it will be mid-may before I can realistically do anything but commute on the bike.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:13 AM   #162
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Tim Morris is the man (Morris Cycle). His price includes balancing too, or did the last time I went there.

Don't go to Wayne's in Waynesboro- they won't mount tires that aren't purchased there. Period. And they'll be nasty if you ask the service guy, ("there's not a dealer in Va that will mount tires for you!!!") even after you've bought 4 bikes from them (including the one the tires are going on), made a special trip over the mountain in January thinking they might appreciate a little mid-winter business, etc.

Early's Cycle Center (Yam dealer) in H'burg mounted tires for my son when he was at JMU for a reasonable fee also.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:29 AM   #163
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Just called Blue Ridge Honda. They quotes me $71.35 Rear and $65.45 front for a ZR-750 (including mounting and balancing). Valley Kawasaki quoted me $55 per tire for that bike (mounting and balancing). Both of those would be "Drive the bike to the dealer and they mount it for you", not just bringing in the wheels/tires.

It could be mine was hella-cheaper b/c it was a Ninja 250 Or b/c I bought the tires there.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:47 AM   #164
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Thanks

Thanks for doing some legwork. You make me feel lazy! It definitely sounds like Morris cycles is the place for me. That's great since they are 30 minutes from my house.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:12 PM   #165
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Tim Morris is the man (Morris Cycle). His price includes balancing too, or did the last time I went there.

Don't go to Wayne's in Waynesboro- they won't mount tires that aren't purchased there. Period. And they'll be nasty if you ask the service guy, ("there's not a dealer in Va that will mount tires for you!!!") even after you've bought 4 bikes from them (including the one the tires are going on), made a special trip over the mountain in January thinking they might appreciate a little mid-winter business, etc.

Early's Cycle Center (Yam dealer) in H'burg mounted tires for my son when he was at JMU for a reasonable fee also.

True about Wayne's although I like them for most everything. They are lawsuit scared. Greg will tell you on and on about people getting sued over tires someone mounted for a favor...

Sad truth is I can't say as I blame them after some stories I've heard.

What a world... Indie garage if you bought tires online or something like that...
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