$35 a tire off the bike is the best I can find in the Little Rock area.
Motorcycle don't lie!
$25 at Cycle Gear. They have to be off the bike and you have to buy the tires from them.
Really, anything under $40 is reasonable. I'd expect a little more if they're on the bike, especially a rear wheel.
"Roads are just a suggestion, like pants."
Wowsers! I don't feel too bad about my local shop charging $30 a tire when off the bike. There are places that will charge less around So Cal down to $15 per tire but I don't have a spare car. Last time, I did my own tire since I had couple of spoons and I've got the scratches to show for it. I kinda wish I paid $30 to avoid the scratches...
2014 Red NC700X - Givi FZ1111, Shad Comfort Seat, Moose Racing 47L Expedition Trunk, Barkbuster Storm, Adjustable levers, Denali Light Bracket, generic LED driving lights
When i moved to Knoxville 8.5 years ago I bought a Cycle Hill (Nomar) tire changer, a Mark Parnes static balancer and an Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor. All in was $810. I keep a spreadsheet for all maintenance and it has 161 tires installed using this setup (on my bikes and probably 40 or more on other's bikes). At $25 a tire my cost would have been $4,025 so $8050 at $50 a wheel. I have probably spent another $100 in tire lube and wheel weights but either way the setup has saved me a lot of money.
The convenience of being able to change tires anytime I want is priceless. If I ordered a set of tires from Riders Domain right now they would show up at the house tomorrow. They are under 24 hours to my door as long as I get the order in by 9PM, mostly because their depot is only one state away. My cash rewards every year gets me at least one free set of tires, usually more.
Not for everyone but if you go through tires like me it is the only way to go. We only get about 2,500 miles out of a set of tires due to the technical mountain roads and corner speeds so we could save a lot of money of we quit having fun. I know, right?
watch CL etc and you can find tire machines cheap. I paid $200 for my Coates 200.
I have purchased my tires from Cycle Gear, they usually match price. When I buy them there, it is $25 for mounting per wheel. A few back, I had steel valve stems put on for $10 (they don't have to be changed).
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