Suzuki SV650 Riders Forum banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
88 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm being quoted 335.00-450.00 for front and rear roadtec z6 tires that's including bringing in the bike and mounting and balancing what is everyone paying for the same package?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,270 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
88 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,244 Posts
JCCC said:
I also was going to the on line route but everyone in my area charges between 50.00-65.00 to mt. and balance and some won't do it at all unless you buy the tires from them.
Where are you? Maybe some people in your area know where you can get one mounted cheaper.

For reference, I just bought a rear Z6 for my 650 in the stock size from a local dealer. With tax, mounting, and everything, I paid $146. There's a local place here in Cleveland that will mount and balance for $20/tire.
 
G

·
I pay the local shop about 120 bucks to mount mine,  drop it off, come back later.   But they go over the bike and check all the crucial stuff while its there.  If I had the rims off its much much cheaper, but I aint bothering with that crap,  I have the tires put durring the work week.  Saving $100 sure as s**t isnt worth doing it on my day off.

Oh from SWMOTOTIRES it was $204 for the tires shipped(120/160 60's). It was still cheaper then what the shop charges if you order the tires from them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,244 Posts
kevinb120 said:
Oh from SWMOTOTIRES it was $204 for the tires shipped(120/160 60's). It was still cheaper then what the shop charges if you order the tires from them.
That's where I would have likely bought mine if I was getting a pair together. However, I just bought the rear. After shipping was factored in, it was cheaper to pay a little more for the tire and get it from my local guy. FWIW, the price for just the tire was $119, about $10 more that SWMOTO, but if you only buy one tire, they charge $15 shipping, so it was just about a wash.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
197 Posts
I got mine both for around 215 and another 20 for mounting both of them. I brought the wheels in though and had actually removed the rear tire. I was going to change myself but ran into issues. The local shop I got mine from I do a lot of business with so they usually cut me good deals on stuff.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,973 Posts
Should be ~<$215 for a pair of Z6's; www.swmototires.com waives shipping if you buy a pair... ;)


In my experience, I have found small moto shops willing to mount and balance tires for $20-30 per tire not including valve stem replacement (if necessary:~$2 per) and tire disposal fee (~$3 per) if you bring them the wheels off the bike and the new tires. Should take less than 30 minutes if they can get to it right away and do a good job. This is what I have done for the last 6 years, but I am currently looking at the Harbor Freight motorcycle tire changer to further reduce my cost...


Bringing in the entire bike for the mechanic/technician to take the wheels off would run me ~$40-50 per tire: it takes a certain amount of his time to remove the wheels and reassemble when done, so that's what you're paying the extra scratch for. The hassle factor also increases as you have to either ride to the shop wearing your new tires as a hula skirt, buy the tires from the shop, or get a ride back home/have a friend pick you up and drop off the new tires. Oftentimes you must drop off the bike and they'll get to it when they get to it, so you're out of a bike for the time being and must get another ride back to the shop when the bike is ready.


These prices reflect conditions in and around the north metro area of the Twin Cities; prices and policies may be very different in your neck of the woods...


HTH
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
432 Posts
kevinb120 said:
I pay the local shop about 120 bucks to mount mine,  drop it off, come back later.   
$120? Wow! The labor rates must be high where you live. So you're talking $350 to get new tires.

I bring bare rims in with my tires and pay $6 each for mounting. Then I balance at home with a Metzeler balancer. It's easy.
 
G

·
Well thats full R&R and the guys will check just about everything on the bike too.  Its about half that if you buy the tires from them.  It's not worth it for me to get dirty plus having to pull both wheels, clean up, go to the shop, pick them up, remount them and clean up again to save about 90 bucks and loose a day off... Plus i usually have sundays and mondays off and none of the shops are open.  Next time around will just be the rear so I'll pull that one, hell my bike has a built in stand its cake, but not both at the same time is a PITA.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top