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Thread: Replacing New Tires

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    Default Replacing New Tires

    Need new tires for my 2009 Ultra Classic. Wolverine HD quoted me $808 out the door price for OEM tires.

    Dunlop sells an "Elite" (BikeBandit.com) tire that from what I have read are the same tire as the OEM, they just do not say "Harley Davidson" on them. Doing the job myself + paying to get the tires mounted and balanced, the total would be $470.00.

    I called Biker Bobs, and to put new tires on the bike (OEM replacements that say "Harley Davidson" on them) the cost out the door is $596. (Installation is free (November 2013 Promotion) if you buy the tires from them, shop supplies are extra)

    With that being said, I do not mind paying the $126 to have both tires changed out a by Biker Bobs.

    I was going to do the job to save the $338 dollars originally. However, saving the $214 dollars and having the dealer do it is worth the peace of mind in my opinion.

    Thanks to Ultra Al and Gas Man for letting me pick your brains!
    Last edited by Klimoman; 11-21-2013 at 07:50 PM.
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    Yeah no worries man. If you want to save that other dough... we can always do it at GMG.

    Also, for everybody else, normally at Biker Bob's they are doing $30 per end install. That isn't SHIT!
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    I'd think Beezer can do way better than that http://beezerscycle.com/

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    Never thought about going to Hell to change my tires...
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    I think he could do better with some of the other tire brands that are offered.
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    That's not a bad deal for Biker Bobs Klimoman. Keep us posted on how they do for you as far as product and service goes.

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    I say go to GMG to do the labor and get them mounted at balanced at "The Shop". Then short drive back to Chris's and put them back on should take more than a couple hours taking your time.

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    Brighton H-D claims to have the lowest tire prices in the state. They have a banner at their website with (minimal) information.
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    Try an independent motorcycle shop. Many times an Indy canget your work done for a substantial savings. Ask around, and talk to othersthat have had repairs or purchased parts from your local independent motorcycleshop. If others are satisfied, then you may be also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedneckMedic View Post
    I say go to GMG to do the labor and get them mounted at balanced at "The Shop". Then short drive back to Chris's and put them back on should take more than a couple hours taking your time.
    I call The Shop (734-671-3509) and he said that he will do mount & balance for $35 at tire if you bring the tires, $25 if you buy tires from him. Might be worth pricing out the small local guy and see what he comes up with. It's his slow season (like most) so he's down to just the one guy (owner... can't remember his name). But that $126 savings might grow towards $200... maybe.
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
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