I'm in need of some tires for the bike i'm buying and I wanted to see how much the average cost is to mount them. One guy told me 200 bucks for a pair. It might just be that i'm a newbie but isn't that kinda high?
The labor rates in my area vary from Kaw dealers, $52/hr to $92/hr. The one that charges $52 does better work. The parts prices also vary by a great amount. Shop around. A little time on the telephone can save you lot of money.
I just got a set of Dunlops 404's from one dealer for $133 for the set. .
Another dealer installed and balanced both of them for $90. He wanted $60 if I took them off the bike.
What's your opinion of the Pirelli Diablo tires ?
I have heard that they are a fantastic grippy tire when they are warmed up, but have less (average) traction when they are cold.
They are supposed to minimize the squirmy feel when you ride along a crack in the road. I notice this a bit with my Dunlops.
The bike magazines like them, but they do their testing at a track.
I am looking for a set of tires that will have good traction and feel, but not wear out real fast.
And my local shop charges $15.00 to mount and balance a tire.
I just recently replaced my tires as well. I had them mounted and balanced for $40. I bought the tires online for about $110. I suppose I could have bought the tires locally and spent $50 more, but I'm still short on cash.
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