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Old 05-11-2009, 12:55 PM   #21
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Unless you own a tire changer (I don't) it's around $125 for mounting alone. Oil changes are double your car and that's doing it yourself. Valve adjustments and spark plugs and the next thing you know you have $900 into the bike for the season (w/ a set or two of tires).
I don't think I spent $200 in the last year I owned my Camry. And don't even get me started of proper shimming....
Really? $125? Heck, double that amount and you can have one of them 'spensive NoMar changer setups. I think I have maybe $220 built-up in my entire setup over the last five or six years, balancer included.
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:20 PM   #22
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Really? $125? Heck, double that amount and you can have one of them 'spensive NoMar changer setups. I think I have maybe $220 built-up in my entire setup over the last five or six years, balancer included.
I just take my wheels to Cycle Gear and the manager mounts my tires for free. Their tire prices are the same as the online stores, often less when you add in shipping. The local independent shop tried to tell me "they have old tires that are stale," but I really don't believe that.
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:25 PM   #23
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$125 for mounting tires?! OUCH! I'm glad I live in rural MN. It's maybe $40 here.
Yep- it's bad when your friends at the shop can only get it as low as $85 for mounting. It's ain't the old days. Almost want to buy into a NoMar changer with a group of friends.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:15 AM   #24
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I can change just about any tire with my home made bead breaker, some Moto-Race tire irons and rim protectors.

Balance with Mark Parnes balancer. The balancer was $100, but it has paid for itself several times.

The 12 inch tires on my YSR50 were a Beeeyoch to mount.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:15 PM   #25
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So $30 on the bike is good then?
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