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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-15-2014, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Don't know how it happened or for how long it's been there, but last weekend I noticed a nail in the rear tire. I would have removed it and plugged it, but it was well worn anyway and in need of replacement.

Called my dealer, they wanted over $700 for new tires and installation. Asked if I could buy my own tires and have them mounted, they said no, that it's a 'new trend', people having "internet tires" put on were coming back to the dealer complaining about wheel/tire vibrations, etc.

Long story short:
Bought new tires and tools to do my own mounting, for almost half of that. And, if all goes well, I'll have tools for going it next time.



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Great time for a "how to change your own tires" guide. Maybe take some pictures of your gear and such and more of us will get busy in our garages instead of feeding some dealer's ego on thinking we're buying their BS.

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Find a small bike shop to do it. One by me does it for $28. And if you use dyna beads you don't need to balance it. I do my dirt bike tires and the street tires look a lot harder. If you do yours, still use the beads, they work great and can be found on eBay cheap. Good luck.

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I'm going to do it myself. I want the experience. I've watched plenty of vids on youtube so of course that means I'm an instant expert anyway



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I'm going to do it myself. I want the experience. I've watched plenty of vids on youtube so of course that means I'm an instant expert anyway

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Watch your fingers Broggs .

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Yes, oh Fingertipless One!

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Sometime back I picked up the setup from Harbor Freight (on sale for $40 plus $40 for the MC tire attachment) but there are much better ones on the market. Tractor Supply has pretty much the same thing for $69. Someone did some mods to the HF system to make it much better. To see click HERE.

The NoMar machine is what I wanted but could not afford at the time so I picked up some accessories, like the "Yellow Thing" and the "Mount/De-Mount bar", from NoMar and combined them with the HF system. Looks like they have a lot more accessories now.

In the video below she is using a profesional model NoMar changer but the basics are all the same when using a smaller home garage model.

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Something's wrong 700 bucks sounds extremely high. Did they give you a price breakdown? I'm courious how much they are getting for a tire.

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That was a complete 'wheels-on-the-bike' installation cost. I could not believe it. So, I'm doing something about it.
I tried. I really tried to give my shop the business, but they blew me away with that quote. About the only thing I buy from them anymore is oil, and that may change too.

Note: I would NOT hesitate to buy another bike from them, but I'm not too keen on the service end of things anymore.

Besides, I'm a tinkerer, and I gotsta tinker!



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HyperLites, LED driving lights, Lloydz dyno 105+H and 117+T
Arlen Ness blinkers, KlockWerks KlipHanger bars, Avon grips

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