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Old 04-19-2011, 05:35 PM   #10231
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Tire Mounting?

Where's a good place locally to get a tire mounted, and what's the going rate? I called one place and they said $47.50 if I bring the wheel and tire in off the bike, which sounds high.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:46 PM   #10232
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Where's a good place locally to get a tire mounted, and what's the going rate? I called one place and they said $47.50 if I bring the wheel and tire in off the bike, which sounds high.
Check with Pro Class Cycles on Hopkins (?). I think they used to be around $20 off the bike.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:12 PM   #10233
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Which repair manual do y'all prefer - Clymer, or Hayes?
I had a Clymer for my '85 Ninja 900...worked well...lately I try to get my hands on the Factory Service Manuals but those are pricey...
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:18 PM   #10234
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I had a Clymer for my '85 Ninja 900...worked well...lately I try to get my hands on the Factory Service Manuals but those are pricey...
Pricey is not good. I just checked my portfolio...

I've only had Hayes in the past for my trucks. Never had a service manual for any of my previous bikes.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:04 PM   #10235
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Where's a good place locally to get a tire mounted, and what's the going rate? I called one place and they said $47.50 if I bring the wheel and tire in off the bike, which sounds high.
Yeah, $50 is stupidly high. But it also seems to be about the going rate last I checked. And the last time I checked was when I discovered that a nice set of tire mounting tools costs much less than ONE tire change.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:38 PM   #10236
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I did it once before and it sucked (I have no skills!), and I want to make sure it's done right. I'll be due for new tires over the winter, and will take my time and learn then. Will check at Pro Class, then just pay the money and get on the road.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:15 AM   #10237
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Where's a good place locally to get a tire mounted, and what's the going rate? I called one place and they said $47.50 if I bring the wheel and tire in off the bike, which sounds high.
I know nothing.... use at your own risk..

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/2329979618.html
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:13 AM   #10238
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Where's a good place locally to get a tire mounted, and what's the going rate? I called one place and they said $47.50 if I bring the wheel and tire in off the bike, which sounds high.
You can do it free at my house. But you would have to drive out to near West Point. Which these days is not so free...

I have a no mar tire changer and balancer.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:21 AM   #10239
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What a week! I've got a mini ride-report to share...

I rode up from Chester to my IT office ...
Oh... the R1200C tripped 50k miles!!
Mitch I bet I saw you a few weeks ago at the little thai (?) restaurant on Jeff Davis, Just north of Home Depot - or south of Osborne Rd. I was eating lunch with a buddy and we saw a dude on an R1200C leave the parking lot.. that's something you don't see very often around here so it stuck with me. Anyway I'm in Chester too, near thomas dale, R1200RT.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:49 AM   #10240
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Which repair manual do y'all prefer - Clymer, or Hayes?
Lately, I look for factory manuals on Ebay. They are usually available used, or on CD for a good price. I do not know, and don't ask, if the digital ones have copyright issues, but some I have bought have factory markings.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:04 PM   #10241
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Lately, I look for factory manuals on Ebay. They are usually available used, or on CD for a good price. I do not know, and don't ask, if the digital ones have copyright issues, but some I have bought have factory markings.
Hey, thanks. I hadn't even thought about flea bay.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:04 PM   #10242
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I change/balance tires. $15 off bike, $20 and sometimes more
on bike. I have an automatic changer, and can balance w/in 1/4 oz.

I keep many used tires in stock, and sometimes have new tires.

I also do most types of bike repair on any model street bike. Most
repairs are flat-rate, plus parts: carbs, brakes, stators, fork seals, chains/
sprockets/etc......

I've been working on bikes for 20+ years. Days/evenings/weekends;
pretty much anytime...occasional house calls. I have a push-button
"roll back" loader for motorcycles and can easily pick up or rescue any bike.

I'm at Central Garage, near intersection of Rt30 and Rt360.

804-769-2324
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:18 PM   #10243
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I change/balance tires. $15 off bike, $20 and sometimes more
on bike. I have an automatic changer, and can balance w/in 1/4 oz.

I keep many used tires in stock, and sometimes have new tires.

I also do most types of bike repair on any model street bike. Most
repairs are flat-rate, plus parts: carbs, brakes, stators, fork seals, chains/
sprockets/etc......

I've been working on bikes for 20+ years. Days/evenings/weekends;
pretty much anytime...occasional house calls. I have a push-button
"roll back" loader for motorcycles and can easily pick up or rescue any bike.

I'm at Central Garage, near intersection of Rt30 and Rt360.

804-769-2324
Eppa does QUALITY work. He installed both tires on my bike today. The bonus is the ride through winding country roads beats riding in town any time.


Thanks Eppa. I enjoyed the visit, lunch and tool hunt as well.

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Old 04-20-2011, 06:02 PM   #10244
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Congratulations on taking the plunge, Mitch! Glad to hear you made it safe and sound, ride safe!

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What a week! I've got a mini ride-report to share...

I rode up from Chester to my IT office in Charles Town WV yesterday. It's my first time doing this on a bike. I can drive it in just over 3 hours and it took me 4-5 hours in the saddle. Once I got past Richmond, it was absolutely beautiful!! I was surprised to learn how pretty it was if you stay off of 95...
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:22 PM   #10245
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Thanks for the replies - I'll give you a call next week CycleDoc.
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