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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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I am in need of new tires for my 2011 CC. I am going to stick with the Dunlop's for now. My dealer wants about 1000 dollars ( Canadian prices) all in for the work. I have a service manual and was going to attempt on removing wheels myself and buying tires and have them mounted at a different shop. Is this a big job??? I will purchase a jack first and a belt guage. What does everybody think?

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$1000 sounds way high....my local shop charges $50 per wheel to pull from bike, put on new tire and put back on bike (I buy the tires online and bring them there).
You should check out some other bike shops - no need for a dealer for chenging tires.

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Know nothing about where you live but for sure check out the after market shops. Easy to change tires except for the rear wheel they might half to remove the pulley cause of how large it is. No biggie just bolt back on and torque bolts.

If your going to pull the wheels your self loosen all bolts before you lift bike. If you don't mess with the rear wheel axle adjusters you will not need a belt gauge. When you have wheels off sticker a flat blade screw driver in between the brake pads and open them up so wheel will slid in easer. Maybe have a buddy come over for the extra help.

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Had mine changed on my jackpot last week. $470 installed from and back US


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I vote do it yourself. It's good for the soul and the bike. If I was going at it without much experience I would have a local chopper shop swap the old to new for a c note or less (American). You can do some damage with a set of irons and burst an artery in the doing. If you haven't bought the rubber yet, give the independant a shot at it. Tell him what you can get them for. He might not beat it but if you buy from him he might cut you enough slack on the mounting and balancing to make a deal.

The rest is cake with a manual, a jack, patience and a couple (not eleven) frostys.

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I have always done my own work & as mentioned the front's easy- the one trick I use on the back wheel is to use a second small scissor jack to raise the wheel and align the axel holes- that & dab of grease to hold the spacers makes it go smooth- the first time it was a struggle but I got it down now.
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I wounder if you could save a bunch if you came down here to USA

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I just google mapped that location and it is quite a drive to get around the lakes before going across the border. My bet is he would be better off with a local indy than driving to the US. Good to ask all the questions though VJ.

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Everyone convinced me to do it myself so I am starting with the front tire. So remove calipers and loosen pinch bolts. What do you use to loosen axle???

Is it a certain sized large allen socket?

thanks for the info

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I have found several videos on youtube that detail the process of removing and installing wheels on a Victory!

When my Kingpin is ready for new shoes I'll be removing them myself and changing the tires myself on my tire changer! I've been changing tires on my aluminum sport bike wheels since 2007!
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