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    I just bought a set of tires from a local dealer and got a very good price. I am overseas so my son took the bike in for mounting. $120 to mount two tires!
    Last time I buy from Central Texas Powersports.

  • #2
    That's exactly what I paid at Maxim in Allen.
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    • #3
      I can mount and balance both for $80 while you wait. Also I have some good deals on tires including Darkside. Call me if I can help.

      Keith
      281.384.7846

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      • #4
        Keith
        You were my next step but I didn't ask the amount of the change. I will probably be coming over for my next set.
        Thanks

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Goldwing Werks View Post
          I can mount and balance both for $80 while you wait. Also I have some good deals on tires including Darkside. Call me if I can help.

          Keith
          281.384.7846
          That is a heck of a good deal
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          • #6
            I can buy my tires at some of the best prices around and then they mount and balance for free when I take them the wheels. I have been buying tires for dirt bikes as well as street bikes from this place (Cycle Rider) for years and you can not get a better deal anywhere, I know, I have shopped around before. I think some of the prices I see you guys are paying is extreme.
            Dave - High up in Arizona - Black Metallic 2019 DCT

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            • socalcamper
              socalcamper commented
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              I've been going to the same place for years... Great crew that works there too.

          • #7
            I get mine done for 25.00 each, But it dose seem to go up by 5 bucks each visit don't mine that much its not easy to run a shop today theres a lot of over head and liability.
            2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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            • #8
              I get my tires online from whoever has the best prices at the time. I remove the wheels myself and pay $35 each for mounting and balancing at the local Yamaha dealer, that's right Yamaha. And they don't care where I purchased the tires. The local Honda dealer wants $65 per wheel if I don't buy the tires from them.

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              • #9
                If you are near a CycleGear they will install tires for $25.00 if you take wheels to them. And I suppose buy the tires from them as well. But the prices are pretty good on ones I have checked.
                Glenn

                2005 Honda Goldwing 30th Anniversary
                2012 Honda Silver Wing
                1974 Honda Trail 90

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                • #10
                  I buy my tires online and remove my wheels and then take them in to my local Honda dealer who charges me $25 per tire + disposal fee. I will never have any work done before finding out the cost upfront. If I feel the price is too high I can call around to get other quotes. I don't like surprises when I get the bill.
                  Location: Vancouver WA Former name: CAWING '04 GL1800
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                  • #11
                    I am overseas and wanted the tires mounted before I get home. This particular dealer said due to liability that they will not mount tires that you do not purchase from them. They have lost a customer for life.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by MD11pilot View Post
                      This particular dealer said due to liability that they will not mount tires that you do not purchase from them. They have lost a customer for life.
                      That must be a dealer that doesn't need customers. Their attitude certainly shows they don't appreciate their customers unless you are willing to only be a customer on their terms. I, like you, would not do further business with them. The good news is, someone who understands customer service has a great opportunity in your area. I'll bet you'll find them with a little effort.

                      As GHMPM posted, CycleGear will mount tires for $25 when you bring the wheel to them. I used them the last tire change. The kid ruined a new Bridgestone. He called me and apologized offering me another tire they had (Dunlop, I think). When I said I preferred stones, they didnt hesitate to expedite getting a new tire in (next day) and waiving the charge for the mounting. Point is, they owned up to their mistake and were upfront about making it right. I certainly couldn't complain about the customer service and will use them again.

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                      • #13
                        I've bought all my Dunlop E3s from Direct Line Parts (our old sponsor on the unmentionable website). Their prices are good, no sales tax collected, and free shipping is included. My local dealer charges about the same prices for installation as mentioned in the original post. If they would install them at no charge or for a nominal fee I would buy the tires from them but even paying the prices charged for installation its cheaper to buy tires online and pay for installation.


                        I'm not willing to risk having anyone but the Honda dealer install the new tires. 2009 and newer Goldwings with tire pressure sensors installed in the wheels are at risk of having an untrained butcher accidentally destroy the sensor then not tell you before the tire is mounted and the bill is paid. We all know they would deny the damage.

                        A tire monkey at the Honda dealer broke a sensor when my tires were changed the first time three years ago. The service writer told me and advised me a sensor was on order and the tire would be dismounted and the new sensor installed at no charge in a few days as soon as the part arrived. The tire monkey was gone when I visited the next time.
                        Harvey Barlow
                        Crosby County, TX
                        2010 Goldwing Level II Pearl Yellow (sold at 93,000 miles)
                        2014 Goldwing Level II Pearl Blue (sold at 27,000 miles to forum member)

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                        • #14
                          $30 per tire mounted and balanced

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                          • #15
                            Two brothers in Lawrenceville,Ga
                            $30.00 each mounted and speed balanced.

                            They love talking about Guns and Bikes.
                            Owner a master automotive machinist and bike builder.

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                            • #16
                              Originally posted by gr8phun View Post
                              They love talking about Guns and Bikes.
                              Owner a master automotive machinist and bike builder.
                              Sound like great guy's.
                              John

                              Dark Sider 1020
                              Michlin Alpin PA3 ZP
                              Centramatic Wheel Balancers

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                              • #17
                                If you're around the middle of Oregon, I mount and balance for 80.00 for both ends and if you bring me the wheels it's 20.00 each.

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                                • #18
                                  Originally posted by Buckwing View Post

                                  That must be a dealer that doesn't need customers. Their attitude certainly shows they don't appreciate their customers unless you are willing to only be a customer on their terms. I, like you, would not do further business with them. The good news is, someone who understands customer service has a great opportunity in your area. I'll bet you'll find them with a little effort.

                                  As GHMPM posted, CycleGear will mount tires for $25 when you bring the wheel to them. I used them the last tire change. The kid ruined a new Bridgestone. He called me and apologized offering me another tire they had (Dunlop, I think). When I said I preferred stones, they didnt hesitate to expedite getting a new tire in (next day) and waiving the charge for the mounting. Point is, they owned up to their mistake and were upfront about making it right. I certainly couldn't complain about the customer service and will use them again.
                                  Just like I like to say...
                                  "It's not a problem if you make a mistake. It's a problem if you don't take the appropriate action to correct the mistake." They gave you an option, you countered with a reasonable alternative, and they went the extra mile in expediting shipping, AND not charging you for labor they really had to do twice(sort of). I'd definitely go back to them.

                                  I have an independent shop down the street that will mount a tire(off the bike) for $30. Although last time I had my wife drop off the wheel, and they charged $50. I wasn't happy with that, but will discuss it with them next time I go in to get a tire mounted, and find the price ahead of time. There's also Mission Motorsports who had a deal where they would mount a tire purchased from them for free if you brought the wheel in off the bike. Their tire prices were the same as the online prices I was finding at the time.
                                  Costa Mesa, CA
                                  2012 RED GL1800

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                                  • #19
                                    Originally posted by glarson3 View Post

                                    .......There's also Mission Motorsports who had a deal where they would mount a tire purchased from them for free if you brought the wheel in off the bike. Their tire prices were the same as the online prices I was finding at the time.
                                    Wow, finding a local source for tires at a competitive price to internet prices and getting free mounting sounds like a great deal. I think I'd be all over that. The last time I checked tire prices at a dealer (in Ohio where I bought the bike), he wanted over $200 more for a set of stones than I bought them for from HDL. Plus, there was an added charge for mounting, but I cannot remember what that charge was quoted at.

                                    I'll be getting tires by springtime; I think it might be wise to check some NV dealers/shops. I don't have any problem doing wheel RR. In fact, I prefer doing that myself. Regardless, $120 really seems to be an outrageous price for getting tires mounted and I hope I'm never forced into a situation needing to pay that price.

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                                    • #20
                                      Local shops near me charge anywhere from $30 per tire to $75 per tire. Those are the prices when the tires are purchased elsewhere. The $30 place has done okay but sometimes scratched rims or tires mounted with the tread in the wrong direction have been seen from them by more than one person. I now have a tire changer in my garage and take care of all tire mounting and balancing on my own. Its starting to turn into a small side business as more friends find out I have the ability to do it myself.
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