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Picked up a construction nail in my rear tire. It was the original Bridgestone. I called all of the local dealers in Las Vegas, not one of the 3 stocked the tire. The quotes were as high as $158.00 for tire and install. One of the dealers was very reasonable but said 6-8 weeks for delivery of the tire.
Well, Dennis Kirk had the tire in stock and I had it in 4 days. Here was the problem, none of the dealers would mount the tire because I didn't buy it from them.
The local car tire guys wouldn't do it, we don't do motorcycles!
So I took it off, less than 30 minutes to remove the wheel, found a custom "hot rod and bike" guy and he said "no problem" 10 minutes later, all done with balancing, no charge! was I surprised! of course I made it worth his time.
15 minutes to reinstall.
It's a Pereli on the rear, still the Bridgestone on the front, bike handles fine. I'm happy.
 

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My dealer will happily mount a tire not purchased from them for $44, plus a $5 tire disposal fee, plus tax and shop costs. :shock:

You can buy a Pirelli via the internet for around $50 shipped. So ordering it through this dealer for $66 and getting free installation has been my best alternative. They do the entire job including wheel removal and replacement.

Did the dealers you talked to want similar fees? Or did they just refuse to install the tire? If they just refused, they were throwing away business.
 

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garyw0cki wrote

Here was the problem, none of the dealers would mount the tire because I didn't buy it from
You got some funny dealers in Las Vegas
And I don't mean in the casinos . :?
 

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To Paul, just said no, don't want the business. One of the dealers, the only one I would do business with, said 35 bucks. That's riduculous, took the shop 10 minutes. I think the Suzuki dealers discourage business from the Burgman owners, at least in LV. Too bad.
GB
 

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Just finished reinstalling the front tire on my motorcycle this afternoon.
Took me over three hours. The first time I got in on I couldn't hook up the speedometer cable & had to take it off & start over.
The list of problems I went through would fill a book. Now that I know how to do it I still may never do it again. Makes me wonder if the fourty dollars they charge is really all that much. I wondered if the disc brakes were going to be a problem & they turned out to be much worse that I had thought they could be. Other big problem was getting the axle all the way in.
 

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There is not a gasket on the manifold, just 2 4mm bolts. Sounds like the front tire is much more difficult to change.
 

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Oh yes there is!

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Hi Norm, I didn't see it and it didn't fall off when I had it apart. Must have stayed on the studs.
 
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