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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2011 XC and recently order a new front tire on line. So I called my Victory Dealer up here in the Great White North who I have always dealt with. I wanted to know how much it would cost to put the new front tire on.

They said $150. WHAT!!!!!!!!!!! I almost dropped my phone.
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if that's just to install...holy holy that's ridiculous!

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If that included the tire, that's a steal. If not, it's still a steal...but a steal from you, not for you. Man...that's like 2 hours labor most places. I just don't believe that. My dealer only charges 1 hours for a new tire installed on the bike...for a rear wheel!

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I am from the Kingston area, bought a front tire from Canada's Motorcycle. Unique Cycle a small bike shop installed and balanced my tire for 35 dollars including tax. He said he would match the online price if I bought from him next time which I will.

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I am from the Kingston area, bought a front tire from Canada's Motorcycle. Unique Cycle a small bike shop installed and balanced my tire for 35 dollars including tax. He said he would match the online price if I bought from him next time which I will.
Depends on the bike but most places will charge 20-40/tire if you bring them the wheels off the bike and 40-80 if you bring them the bike. MOST places will also either include mounting/balancing or at least discount it 50%+ if you buy the tire from them as they know most people would rather buy online these days. It's still a ways before I can do it but I have every intention of buying my own tire machine in the next year or two. A fully pnuematic setup can be had for about a grand or so delivered. It's not a top tier product by any means but for a DIY'r that's only changing tires a couple times a year it's good enough and beats paying someone else to scratch my wheels.

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I am from the Kingston area, bought a front tire from Canada's Motorcycle. Unique Cycle a small bike shop installed and balanced my tire for 35 dollars including tax. He said he would match the online price if I bought from him next time which I will.
I also get my tires from Canada's Motorcycles and none of the dealers can come close to their price. I have a friend I ride with that has a tire changer and balancer that do my tires that saves me a few bucks.

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I had previously replaced my back tire at the dealer which included new pads, 650 dollars, ouch, won't do that again. It would of been nice if they were able to at least adjust the belt correctly so it did not chirp. I guess I will have to do that myself.

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I have a 2011 XC and recently order a new front tire on line. So I called my Victory Dealer up here in the Great White North who I have always dealt with. I wanted to know how much it would cost to put the new front tire on.

They said $150. WHAT!!!!!!!!!!! I almost dropped my phone.
my front Pirelli Night Dragon 90/90/21 was $150 fitted and balanced ride in ride out at Gold Coast M/C Tyres.
the rear 180/55/18 Night Dragon $320 fitted and balanced ride in ride out, done in half hour tops and no disturbance of the belt drive at all, so no need to adjust.
I think I got a good deal.

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If you have a lift and know which end of the screwdriver is the handle, you can remove the wheel yourself and take it to an independent shop that charges way less. The only "special" tool you'll need is a 5/8" (16mm) allen socket to stick into the right side of the axle shaft.
I'm 77 years old and recently did a two wheel tire change. Are you gonna let this old fart show you up? Huh kid?

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If you have a lift and know which end of the screwdriver is the handle, you can remove the wheel yourself and take it to an independent shop that charges way less. The only "special" tool you'll need is a 5/8" (16mm) allen socket to stick into the right side of the axle shaft.
I'm 77 years old and recently did a two wheel tire change. Are you gonna let this old fart show you up? Huh kid?
at the prices I pay 'ride in ride out' I wouldn't bother getting my hands dirty

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