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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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how hard is it to remove/replace tires?

i got a great deal on a set of track DOTs (Dunlop N Tech with about 12 miles on them) and was wondering how hard it is to change my own tire. the local bike shop wants to charge me 35.00 each. that seems kinda steep. i'd rather do it myself. anybody done this? if so how big of a pain was it? and waht about the balancing?
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Spooning is a pain in the ass, I wouldn't attempt it. I would look for another shop, normal for a nonstealership is $20 per if you bring them a wheel. Or invest in a no mar.

sportbiketracktime.com has a shop where you can get a pretty good deal on michelin track DOTs. Don't know anywhere with Dunlops.

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Depends if it's $35 for taking the wheel off the bike. My shop charges $15 to dismount, mount, and spin balance a wheel and tire that I brought in. He charges $18 if it has a tube. Also charges $2 for environmentally disposing the old tire. Plus, he does it as I wait. I found him on Craigslist.
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I got a nail in the rear tire of the R6 and bought a tire online. Local shop wanted $18 if I took the tire off the bike and $36 if I just brought the bike in.

I took the tire off and reinstalled it myself.
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i'll just wait til the weekend and head up to the next town to see what i can get done. i cant wait to get these tires put on. i got two sets for $200.00 the guys team switched their sponsor over to pirrelli and gave me a great deal.
thanks for the info before i got into a pain in the a** job and was pissd
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Congrats! Great deal! So stop being frugal and get it done right! Take em off yourself and most shops will mount and balance for 20 each!

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-14-2008, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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thanx guys, i just got a call from the dude i got the tires from and he said he'd do it for me. this dude is the s**t! oh yeah, it aint being frugal.................... i'm straight up cheap if i can be. thanks again!
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get dnya beeds if you want to start changing them out yourself, makes balancing them a lot easier



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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-16-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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My brother in law races amature 600 superbike class and replaces tires every race even though they have a massive amount of tread on them how much would be a machine to mount them easily as free tires indefinitely is a pretty sick deal at local bikeshop it $35 each i think and i dont like that
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To do it right without scratching/flucking up your rims? I'd get someone who knows what they're doing to show you if you really want to learn to do it yourself.
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