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Old 04-11-2014, 10:47 AM   #21
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Re: DFW tire changes?

I have tires in hand and plan to roll-in with the wheels still on the bike.

NE Tarrant Cycles quoted me $135
GV Kawi Polaris $104
Bikers Bay $100

I was anticipating a number closer to $75-$80 for the pair...
Are my expectations really that far off?

Anyone planning a tech day that has a tire changer? (and an impact wrench so I can change my front sprocket)

ETA: Anyone have any experience with A&R in Haltom City?... Their web site quotes $35/each, which is about what I expected.
http://www.aandrmotorsport.com/store...iew&page_id=32
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:11 PM   #22
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Re: DFW tire changes?

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I have tires in hand and plan to roll-in with the wheels still on the bike.

NE Tarrant Cycles quoted me $135
GV Kawi Polaris $104
Bikers Bay $100

I was anticipating a number closer to $75-$80 for the pair...
Are my expectations really that far off?

Anyone planning a tech day that has a tire changer? (and an impact wrench so I can change my front sprocket)

ETA: Anyone have any experience with A&R in Haltom City?... Their web site quotes $35/each, which is about what I expected.
http://www.aandrmotorsport.com/store...iew&page_id=32
Those prices aren't too far out of line. Most shop rates are between $65-105 /hr and to pull, dismount, mount, balance, and remount, you are looking at well over an hour if the tech knows what he is doing.

I pretty much stopped doing it for folks because I was getting quite a few that had no interest in learning how to work on their bikes, they just wanted someone else to do it but not have to pay for it. So now my rate for outright changing tires is $50 per wheel. If they want to learn, get dirty, and be a part in it, the cost goes down quite a bit.
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:33 PM   #23
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Re: DFW tire changes?

You may call to verify, but two wheel world in Arlington quoted me $20 each to mount mine.
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:43 PM   #24
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Re: DFW tire changes?

Transpomgr, that's a good price for wheels off the bike, wheels on, that's an AMAZING deal.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:19 PM   #25
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Re: DFW tire changes?

I'll have to give Two Wheeled World a call, since I have a front tire I need mounted. I had planned on just bringing the wheel in.

I won't bother Bill, since I know he has an injured hand right now.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:43 PM   #26
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Re: DFW tire changes?

I've had good luck using this link....http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...installer.aspx . Just put in your zip code.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:52 PM   #27
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That was the wheels off price. It was closer to $50 if you ride in.
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:28 AM   #28
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Bates #2 off of 35 and Valley View did each wheel for 30 dollars last time I checked for tubeless, off the bike. Never taken a tube tire in to them but I can not imagine it's any more
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:52 AM   #29
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I've had good luck using this link....http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...installer.aspx . Just put in your zip code.
I was checking out this link (thanks!) and saw A&R listed as $65/$100/$165 (front/rear/set). Very different than their web site, so I called them. They confirmed their price is $35/each on the bike for my ZZR.

Guy that answered the phone was very friendly and took his time to give me an answer, including a few quick questions about appointments (no, first-come only) and best time/day to roll in for quick turn around (hit/miss any day of the week, just call before heading over).

I was impressed enough with the call (and the price) that I'll definitely be giving them a try. Not too far from home for me.

Not sure why the M/C Superstore link prices were so far off. ??

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:41 AM   #30
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Re: DFW tire changes?

When I inquired at the Bedford/Hurst location of Cycle Gear this past weekend about them doing tire changes if I brought in the wheel... The guy said they were usually swamped on the weekends and that it would be better to try "The Bike Doctors" in Haltom City.

http://www.thebikedoctors.net

Anyone ever have any dealings with them before?
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:47 AM   #31
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I rode over to A&R last week and had them change my tires.
Professionally done, didn't have to wait, very friendly folks.
Chatted with the manager about the cost of some future needs...

You know how some shops make you feel like you're wasting their time asking questions?
These guys were exactly the opposite.

Based on this limited experience, I would definitely return here if I needed service.
http://www.aandrmotorsport.com/store...iew&page_id=32

Two very minor quibbles...
- Turning onto their street it looks residential. I almost turned around, thinking I was in the wrong place...
- They turned my fuel petcock off and forgot to turn it back on. I ran out of gas at the end of their street. Took me a few minutes to figure it out.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:48 AM   #32
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I rode over to A&R last week and had them change my tires.
Professionally done, didn't have to wait, very friendly folks.
Chatted with the manager about the cost of some future needs...

You know how some shops make you feel like you're wasting their time asking questions?
These guys were exactly the opposite.

Based on this limited experience, I would definitely return here if I needed service.
http://www.aandrmotorsport.com/store...iew&page_id=32
Based on this recommendation, I took my BRP in for a tire change. Friendly and competent does not cover it. Adrian checked everything of a service nature and made a couple of recommendations. DID I MENTION THEY CHANGE OIL HERE!
These guys made me feel like family! And they are soon moving to bigger quarters in the same neighborhood. Eager to go back, as they have the best attitude I have seen in a long time.
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:18 PM   #33
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Argh. So, I needed tubes for my 2011 Suzuki TU250X... Front tire size is 100/90-18 and rear is 120/90-18. I went to Cycle Gear and their stock was ransacked, so then I ran up to Biker's Bay here in Bedford. There was only one guy working the store, but I told him I needed two tubes and gave him the tire sizes and he came back with a pair of fairly-priced Kenda tubes and I checked out and left. When I got home, I looked at them closer and they are both the same size tubes, 2.75/3.00-18. Is this right? Will those work on my tires sizes?

I cross-referenced a tire chart on some tire manufacturer's website, and it says I would need a 3.25/3.50 for my 100/90 front and a 4.50/4.75 for my 120/90 rear tire.

Is that a hard & fast rule, or will the tubes I was just sold work okay?

/frustrated

Ehhh, nevermind. I'm just gonna return them and get the recommended sizes.
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:33 AM   #34
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Try Swifty's out on Camp Bowie West. Just had 2 done $68.00 out the door mounted and balanced.
I dropped off and they called an hour later that they were done!
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:23 PM   #35
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I've used Bikers Bay in Bedford. They did it right.
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:22 PM   #36
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Try Swifty's out on Camp Bowie West. Just had 2 done $68.00 out the door mounted and balanced.
I dropped off and they called an hour later that they were done!
Did you take the bike in, or just the wheels?
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:19 AM   #37
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Any recommended shops Richardson/Plano/Frisco/McKinney?
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Old 03-19-2015, 02:39 PM   #38
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Any recommended shops Richardson/Plano/Frisco/McKinney?
For price people seem to like Texas SuperSport- he only wants $25 per tire with it off the bike. I get my tires done at RPM Cycle in Farmer's Branch for the metric bikes or The Chop Shop in Hurst for my Harley.
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:03 PM   #39
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Anybody do this on a Monday? I have my tires and need them mounted. ..it's my day off.
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Old 07-06-2015, 03:10 PM   #40
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SLM Racing, the KTM shop in Arlington, is open Monday. Todd is one heck of a guy and his shop guys are pretty top notch if you ask me.
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