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Old 11-28-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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How much should a tire change cost?

I'm going to order some BT-016's for my bike, and I was wondering how much I should expect to pay to have a place mount/balance them on my bike. I don't know if Cycle World does this, as i have one by my house, or if I should just go to a local stealership like Reeva Yamaha. Anyone have any ideas how much it should cost total?

I'm looking for the cost of the tire install, not the cost of the tires themselves. Thanks.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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I believe it's about $10 to get the tires mounted and about another $10-15 to get them balanced. (per tire)

I went to a car tire place close by, but they couldn't balance the tires. Took them to the dealership to get them balanced.

You could always call around and ask.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
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So w/ tax, about $50-55? That seems low, but I guess it's not a big job, or I'm just used to businesses in south florida overcharging the shit out of people for everything!
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:19 PM   #4
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where are you located since your posting from a Verizon Wireless IP, I cant tell. Do you mean Riva Yamaha in SoFla?
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:21 PM   #5
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ok, yeah Riva Yamaha will rape to the tune of $75 per tire, I use race for them and the service dept tried that shit with me. Cycle Gear in Sunrise will be alot cheaper, you might even be able to buy the tires from them instead of ordering them.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:24 PM   #6
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I'm in Boynton Beach (Palm Beach County). I can get down to Sunrise no problem! Yes, I did mean RIVA, lol. I figured they'd probably be the most expensive.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:26 PM   #7
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up here its like 50-75 per tire at most places if you have them do it
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:27 PM   #8
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I'm in Boynton Beach (Palm Beach County). I can get down to Sunrise no problem! Yes, I did mean RIVA, lol. I figured they'd probably be the most expensive.

Yeah, when I raced MX for them they were Riva Yamaha, not the Mega dealer they are now. I had a sweet deal for MX, then when I bought my R1 they gave it to me kinda cheap(8100 otd). But the Service Dept tried to rape me, I said no thanks and found a place cheaper. I dont think I have been back to Riva since!
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:33 PM   #9
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Will depend on a couple of things too, are you bringing them the bike or just the wheels and are you buying the tires from them.
I can't find anyone round me that will fit tires I buy somewhere else and it will be cheaper if you are just taking them wheels off the bike.
I finally found a place that is good for tire prices (not always as cheap as the best online price) and charges $22 to fit and balance, local dealer wanted nearly $50 and was expensive for the tires.
Morale of all that is really shop around.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:37 PM   #10
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i pay 50 bucks for both with tires off
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:47 PM   #11
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take the rims off the bike instead of taking the whole bike and its usually a LOT cheaper.

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Old 11-28-2009, 08:52 PM   #12
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Another good tip is to visually inspect your wheels WITH the person PRIOR to leaving them with said person.

Reson being, they will probably take a little extra care to not mark up your rims (because they already know you're OCD from making them inspect the wheels with you). And if they do damage them, you have some leverage. I've gone so far as to get a written document saying the rims were in "such and such condition" prior to handing them over. Then again I should prob be in a straight jacket...
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:54 PM   #13
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Another good tip is to visually inspect your wheels WITH the person PRIOR to leaving them with said person.

Reson being, they will probably take a little extra care to not mark up your rims (because they already know you're OCD from making them inspect the wheels with you). And if they do damage them, you have some leverage. I've gone so far as to get a written document saying the rims were in "such and such condition" prior to handing them over. Then again I should prob be in a straight jacket...
+1... although I've never went so far as the documentation hehe but my tire shop knows me
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^ Sweet hover bike Steve.
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Another good tip is to visually inspect your wheels WITH the person PRIOR to leaving them with said person.

Reson being, they will probably take a little extra care to not mark up your rims (because they already know you're OCD from making them inspect the wheels with you). And if they do damage them, you have some leverage. I've gone so far as to get a written document saying the rims were in "such and such condition" prior to handing them over. Then again I should prob be in a straight jacket...
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^ Sweet hover bike Steve.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:35 PM   #18
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a place here in orlando tried to bend me over to a tune of 90, so i started poking around my local sportbike meetup group...turns out there was a guy literally 5 miles from me that graduated from mmi that has a tire machine and balancer in his garage...25$ mounted and balanced...goto meetup.com and try and find a local group...
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:16 AM   #19
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I had my rear tire changed and balanced for 30 bucks here in ohio
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:50 AM   #20
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I change my own tires, pretty easy as long as you're not mounting sport touring tires, all the tire spoons and tools needed cost me about $20. Talk to some of the local racers in your area, some of them may have cheaper sources.
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