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Old 03-19-2007, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rear tire installation from HD dealer?

Anyone have a ballpark estimate on what I should expect the local HD dealer to charge me for putting a new rear tire on my RK?
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Usually about 1 hours labor plus parts. You just have to find out what their labor rate is.
Depending on the amount of accecories on bike and condition it may be as much as 1.5 hours, but no more.
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...plus the tire & tube. Take $300
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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...plus the tire & tube. Take $300
And a credit card for backup.
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ask the guy in parts, that you've become friendly with, who does his tires... go there.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Anyone have a ballpark estimate on what I should expect the local HD dealer to charge me for putting a new rear tire on my RK?
I'm assuming you want them to remove/replace the wheel. A competent mechanic can remove the wheel, install new tire, and reinstall wheel in an hour. So you are looking at a minimum of one hour labor plus cost of tire. A new tire shouldn't be more than $150 and labor shouldn't be over a $100, so $250 (plus tax) would be a fair price. If they quote more than $300 then i'd look elsewhere.
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I had a rear flat last November, and had to have it towed to the dealer (HOG came in handy) and it cost me $258.09 total...my a$$ still hurts from that one, so I would guess that $300 for the bagger would be about right...well, wrong but it's the going price.
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I'm lucky to have an indy near me that provides free installation on tires that are purchased from them. I'm paying around $170 for a rear tire installed on my Dyna.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Last fall I had mine replaced on my Road King Classic. I went with the stock whitewall Dunlop (which works fine for me) and paid $258 tire, labor and all.
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I'm assuming you want them to remove/replace the wheel. A competent mechanic can remove the wheel, install new tire, and reinstall wheel in an hour. So you are looking at a minimum of one hour labor plus cost of tire. A new tire shouldn't be more than $150 and labor shouldn't be over a $100, so $250 (plus tax) would be a fair price. If they quote more than $300 then i'd look elsewhere.
Any Harley service writer worth his pay will find other things that need doing, you, While you is here......That is what my comment about bringing along the credit card was, because you don't want to have to go home for it.
I always go to the indie's shop, I only buy what is not readily available or is so inexpensive that the higher price is negligable
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I had the HD dealer I go to in Ohio quote me $220 for a rear tire with brakes 2 springs ago. they are very low priced for a HD dealer though. I bought some Metzeler tires, Lyndall Z plus pads and had a friend who knows his chit put them on for me with my help. I think I got it all done for around $300 not including lunch and some green I gave him.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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And the final cost was...

First off, thanks to everyone for giving me some very accurate ballpark estimates. This was the first time the HD dealer was doing anything to my bike, so I really wasn't sure what to expect. Thanks to everyone for at least helping me to have an idea what it might cost me.

I had the rear tire installed today, so I wanted to give everyone a report on what the final cost was. I just had the stock Dunlop tire put on and it cost me a total of $251 and a few cents for the tire and labor. You guys were dead-on!
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