Inexpensive tire mounting near Seattle?

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by BlockPass, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. BlockPass

    BlockPass Been here awhile

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    Hi everyone, looking for suggestions for reasonably priced tire mounting near Seattle for my R1200gs? I called Ride West, they want $40 per tire, seems steep?
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  2. phonybone

    phonybone n00b

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    I believe Seattle Cycle center charges $25 if you bring them the wheel.
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  3. XJRetrofighter

    XJRetrofighter I ride them all

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    Aurora Suzuki just did my tires today on the bike for $30/wheel. Seemed reasonable to me...
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  4. Dawg_enD

    Dawg_enD Been here awhile

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    Tubeless tires are a lot easier to mount than tubed, you may consider learning to do it yourself. It doesn't take much in the way of tools (a couple 2x4s, 2-3 irons and a spray bottle of simple green. something to protect your rim if you want)

    I did it a couple times on my 1150 GS and was under 45 minutes from the time I started until both tires were replaced and all bolts torqued.

    The only thing is, I never bothered to balance my wheels. If you want to have them balanced the tool investment is a bit steeper than what I listed.

    One other thing..... I took a wheel into a non BMW shop and they wouldn't touch it. Their machinery couldn't deal with the BMW 4 lug bolt, only with center axles. This is actually what sparked me doing my own, since I didn't want to drive from Oly to Fife just to swap in my knobbies. You may want to call whatever shop you decide to use to ensure that they can do the wheel.

    -Mike
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  5. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    If your tires are worn out,,
    it's time for a new bike!,,new bikes come with new tires.


    if your tires are worn in,,
    ,you have some riding to do.

    As opposed to saying,,'if you have worn your tires out',,y'see.
    I have never worn tires, personally, out or in,,what would be the reason? :ear
    iffn I did wear a tire, it would Shirley be out!,,never in. too abrasive to my sensitivity, I am a rather fragile person.!
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  6. Twempie

    Twempie Been here awhile

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    Buy your tyres off the googles, free shipping, no tax. Take them to Mick, he'll probably put them on for you for a reasonable fee.
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  7. runabout

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    You might call Don at allmototire.com if your'e the Graham area. He mounted my last set of tires on my 990 ADV at a reasonable price.
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  8. farkleface

    farkleface ridin dirty

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    Mick is not cheap for tire mounting. He has a machine, but doesn't use it much so admits he is not the best at it. I had a dakar in for service so I brought in some 606's I bought else where to have him "throw on". On the bill he charged me for 2 hours of service, like $160. I went nuts and he adjusted it a bit, but come on!! In his defense I do have 2 rim locks per wheel so it makes it more difficult, but I can do it by hand in that amount of time. Don't take this the wrong way as he is a stand up guy, does good work and is cheaper than most any bmw shop (except for tires):huh
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  9. yukonjon

    yukonjon Been here awhile

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    +1 on Don at allmototire.com He's done 5 different sets for me on my cruisers, sportbikes, and just yesterday my new Tiger 800. All my neighbors use him and we've never had any issues.
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  10. unlucky1

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    Ducati Bellevue will mount a pair of motorcycle superstore tires for $60 on the bike. You can even have motorcycle superstore ship them straight to the shop. I brought my Uly in there. Can't complain. In and out in about 2 hours. I think they charge more for whatever other tires though, they were interested in my purchase receipt.
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  11. Twempie

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    Makes sense to me.
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  12. causef0rconcern

    causef0rconcern Rift Explorer

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    Thats reasonable, considering "on the bike" mounting. Standard shop practice is free "wheels off the bike" mounting for tires purchased at the shop, correct?

    I try to time my need for tires with Aurora's big spring sales event. Can usually get a decent tire mounted up and everything for a good bargain like that. With my bikes running double commuting/dirtbiking duties lately though, it might be time to allot cash for a second set of DR wheels....
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  13. Helmet_Hair

    Helmet_Hair Been here awhile

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    This is what I've done, and it's well worth it. FYI, a DR 350 wheel will mount right up to the 650. It's an 18" rear and gives you more rubber options.:evil
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  14. nwdub

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    why not just buy some irons off amazon prime and do it yourself?

    Tires are a pain in the ass to do which is why people charge accordingly. some are easy, some are hard, but you have to charge the same for all of them.

    D&S in beaverton does them for $25 a piece off the bike

    edit: and you only need to static balance them. a piece of pipe and some cinder blocks and youre golden.
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  15. kuroda_tadayoshi

    kuroda_tadayoshi Kuroda

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    Edit: Turns out I got a $108 credit on another invoice. Sorry for the mistake
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  16. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Looks like they owe ya $108.70 . . . . . . . . :deal
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  17. BeerIsGood

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    Don't know if you are close to one of the Army/Navy bases and have access, but almost all of the bases have auto hobby shops with tire replacement and balancing equipment and plenty of gear heads that would be happy to help you out!
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  18. mk4dubbin

    mk4dubbin n00b

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    Ill change em for ya on my CycleHill for a 6 pack! Though I dont believe I have the provisions to balance your single sided swingarmed wheels. That is of coarse if your willing to drive to Granite Falls.
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