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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by _lee, May 14, 2017.
I use mine every time I get new tires, to check the shops work...
To avoid the issue of "mis-orienting" a tire and having the wheel & tire imbalances stack up, I balance each wheel by itself (once for all time). Then it doesn't matter in what orientation you mount the tire; you only have to account for the tire imbalance.
Do the dealers complete this when they change out tyres?.
I just change a rear Karoo3 and front TKC 70 out for a TKC70 rear and front. The cost of the tires was $395 in advance for both as they had to be pre-ordered but when I dropped the biked off there was a $95+tax per tire change fee so $190+tax installation fee.
I have not collected the bike yet but just wondered if the $95 per tire is correct and should it include balancing ?.
It sounds a little high but I have done my own tires for years so... rims on the bike it doesn’t sound outlandish. They will most definitely balance them.
I use to do that but I stop on bikes with tps can’t imagine it’s more than a few inches off of the tps. I have never checked on with the tire off. Makes me think I might check a set for giggles. It wasn’t unusual for the true heavy spot of the rim to significantly off of the valve steam.
2 different weights of TPMS:
Maybe there are other shops that charge that, but it seems a bit high to me. In my shop, a typical tire change bill would be:
Tires + tax (usually close to $400)
1.25 hours labor @ $85/hr, no tax
2 x $1 state tire tax
2 x $5 disposal
Labor includes balancing.