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Old 08-04-2015, 07:17 PM   #41
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Re: DFW tire changes?

I'll second the SLM recommendation. I stopped in there before my Colorado trip, and they stock a lot of RAM mount stuff.
Anyone want to walk me through a tire change in a few weeks? On my trip, I decided I could use a tire on a Sunday. All that was open were HD dealers, and their tools "don't work on other makes". They would have sold me a tire, but had no tools for sale or rent. If I knew what I was doing, I could have found a shady place and screamed profanities at it for an hour or so before getting it back on the road. As it was, I just had to baby it home. It's worth beer and/or reasonable money to get it done. Heck, I have a garage and tools, maybe if someone wants to teach and there's enough interest, we could do a tech day. It will be a couple weeks as I'll want to do my chain and sprockets at the same time.

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Old 08-04-2015, 09:52 PM   #42
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I've done a tire tech day at my place before, and would certainly be willing to host another one but probably not until the weather cools down a little bit. So.....October?
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:07 AM   #43
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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.
Not sure if I followed up on this recently but Texas SuperSport was no longer open for business last I checked. I think it was about 6 to 8 weeks ago. He was great when he was open. Sucks to see it go.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:31 AM   #44
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It's been almost 2 years since this thread was active.
Is there anyone changing tires in or around Ft. Worth?
Myself and a friend are going to Big Bend and are a little upset with the way Freedom Powersports have taken over DFW and hammer people.
Am I being unreasonable letting $154 to change two tires upset me?

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Old 05-02-2017, 10:24 AM   #45
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Was it on bike? If they are doing it with you riding the bike in and then taking over from there I guess its a little high but not terrible compared to what I have paid for on-bike tire changes? I think the Freedom I stopped at which was the old Honda Suzuki North charged around 135. That being said I'd probably just call the mobile guy and find out what his prices are and have him come to you.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:36 AM   #46
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Frank at Monkey Wrench Cycles (east Ft Worth) is a good bit cheaper if you bring the wheel in, detached from the bike.
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Old 05-02-2017, 11:27 AM   #47
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Re: DFW tire changes?

I did this a couple of years ago and haven't looked back.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NO-MAR-CYCLE...8AAOSweW5VLo5b

That $154 would probably cover 40% of this. After 3 or 4 more changes it's paid off. Plus there's no drive time back and forth and it's always open. The initial price hurts a little but I figured I'd be riding several more years so it would and has paid for itself sometime back.

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Old 05-02-2017, 11:58 AM   #48
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... That being said I'd probably just call the mobile guy and find out what his prices are and have him come to you.
I saw a mobile guy driving up 820 one day and I wondered about him. I don't remember the name that was on his van and I had never heard anyone talk about him. I'm curious about the idea.
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:13 PM   #49
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I did this a couple of years ago and haven't looked back.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NO-MAR-CYCLE...8AAOSweW5VLo5b

That $154 would probably cover 40% of this. After 3 or 4 more changes it's paid off. Plus there's no drive time back and forth and it's always open. The initial price hurts a little but I figured I'd be riding several more years so it would and has paid for itself sometime back.

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I just bolted a NoMar to my shop floor on Saturday. 4 tires on my own bikes and it's paid for.
I might do tires for others. And I do have a lift in the shop.
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:39 PM   #50
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It's been almost 2 years since this thread was active.
Is there anyone changing tires in or around Ft. Worth?
Myself and a friend are going to Big Bend and are a little upset with the way Freedom Powersports have taken over DFW and hammer people.
Am I being unreasonable letting $154 to change two tires upset me?

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If you brought the bike in then I think $154 is pretty reasonable. If you just bring in the wheels, I've seen $30'ish per wheel be fairly common.

If that is too expensive, then I always tell folks to go buy their own tire changing equipment.
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:16 PM   #51
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Reasonable advice. The equipment and time it takes to change a tire and balance it (not forgetting that, are we?) are not trivial. Tires are a consumable item on bikes, just like gasoline. It should be considered a legitimate and inescapable cost of engaging in the sport.
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:49 PM   #52
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Reasonable advice. The equipment and time it takes to change a tire and balance it (not forgetting that, are we?) are not trivial. Tires are a consumable item on bikes, just like gasoline. It should be considered a legitimate and inescapable cost of engaging in the sport.
Exactly. Having changed more tires than I can remember or even count, I have gotten pretty good at doing it and it is still about 30-45 minutes to dismount/mount/balance two tires off of a bike, and that is if nothing goes wrong and I am hustling to get it done. Tires on a bike that I know like the back of my hand, it will usually be around 1.5 hours to put the thing up on stands, pull the wheels, and then to the tire change and remount the wheels. With a bike I am unsure of, take on an extra 20-30 minutes just to makes sure I don't over/under torque something, or I pull things off/put them back on in the correct order.

That is quite a bit of time, effort, and equipment all for not a bunch of money to keep a shop in business.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:07 PM   #53
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Ok. Thanks for the help honest assessment fellas. Seems the general consensus is $154 will be fair to a little high. I would do it myself but the balancing is an issue for the rear wheel on a single sided swingarm bike. I wanted to throw some Shinkos on for Big Bend and then put the Pirellis back on at home. Now we're talking $300. Not good.

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Old 05-02-2017, 09:13 PM   #54
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I would do it myself but the balancing is an issue for the rear wheel on a single sided swingarm bike. I
Depending on the bike, not a problem at all.
http://www.marcparnes.com/
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:12 PM   #55
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Just a note regarding TWTers who are kind enough to help us out: even though they don't ask for anything in return, it is customary to tip them with a gift card or something. I usually use Amazon gift cards; everybody seems to like them.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:50 PM   #56
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Just a note regarding TWTers who are kind enough to help us out: even though they don't ask for anything in return, it is customary to tip them with a gift card or something. I usually use Amazon gift cards; everybody seems to like them.
Others prefer ammo.
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:05 AM   #57
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Others prefer ammo.
I figure Amazon gift cards are the current universal currency for those of us who don't use bitcoin. After the apocalypse, ammo will fulfill that role.
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:24 AM   #58
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Depending on the bike, not a problem at all.
http://www.marcparnes.com/
Thanks DFW. I shot an email to Marc this morning about the VFR1200X. Sounds like a good possibility. Appreciate your help, and everyone else as well.

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Old 05-03-2017, 09:40 AM   #59
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The other advantage (like all work) doing it yourself is, you know how it was done. Is the tire turned the right way, is the dot placed over the valve stem, I thought they were replacing the valve stems, etc...
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:32 PM   #60
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I don't remember the price but give them a call
http://thracing.com/

same for
https://www.yelp.com/biz/bikers-bay-bedford

both have been reasonable
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