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Old 02-08-2010, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cost to replace rear tire?

So a couple of weeks ago I ordered an Avon Storm 150/70 r17 and had it mounted by my local dealer. I later found out that that particular tire is not recommended on our 3.5" stock rear rims due to how it's made. So now I have a perfectly new tire (for sale by the way) that is coming off and being replaced with a 150/70 r17 Avon Roadrider which IS recommended on our stock 3.5" rim.
So here's my question; how much should it cost to have the old tire taken off the rim and the new tire installed? The shop want to charge me one hour or labor ($85 +/-). I do have a nice bike lift, should I consider doing this myself?
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I would have said $35-$50.00 depending if it's an independant or a dealer.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I ordered my first set of replacement tires (also Avon Roadriders) from the local CycleGear and let them do the mounting/balancing. I think they charged me $10/tire (or maybe it was $20/tire, I remember something being $20 though it may have been the total).

Not sure if that was only for tires ordered through them.

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It costs me (if I remove and reinstall the wheel) approx $37.00 at a small independent shop to have the old tire removed and disposed of, new tire mounted, and spin-balanced. Of course, I spend an hour of my own time cursing as I remount the wheel, but I chalk it up to therapy. The old Beemer continues to spoil me, with its single-sided swingarm and four lug-nut mounting system.

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Thank you for the replies. David
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If they have to take it off the bike, that's probably right. If you take the wheel off yourself and take the tire and wheel in, it should run between 25 and $30.00.
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I had one done yesterday, it cost me 12.50 ( 18$ or so) including the "disposal tax" on the old tyre.

This was on my 98 Thunderbird. It's interesting that for this bike, which also has a 3.5" rim, Avon recommend a 150 radial, the Azaro ST. Their advice is inconsistent. I would go ahead and stick with the radial.
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I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but two different Triumph Dealers here in Los Angeles (and there are only really three options) quoted me $63 for rear tire change and balancing.

Sounds like as usual, everything costs more in the big city. bollocks.
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