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 Well, I saved a $100.00

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PostSubject: Well, I saved a $100.00   Thu 02 Jul 2015, 16:50

I got new Bridgestones mounted for my 2007 (new to me) Swing. This scooter has 18,000+ miles on it and has been somewhat abused, really kinda beat up. I have been working on the cosmetics and it is looking much better.

Back to the $100.00---- I bought the tires from a local Yamaha/Suzuki/Honda dealer with whom I have had prior experience on my Yamahas and also got a new tire for the (now gone) Gold Wing.

Paid about $180.00 for the two tires, knowing that if I shopped around I could probably save a few bucks, but by the time I would pay shipping and spend time comparison shopping, I felt I would just buy from them. They charge $20.00 a wheel for mount and balance if you buy the tire from them and bring the wheels to them. They charge an additional $20.00 (total $40.00 per wheel) if you don't buy the tires from them.

If you take the scooter to them and they do all the work there is an additional $100.00 ($60.00 rear, $40.00 front) charge. I took the wheels off, now have them back on, everything works fine. Rear was a little complicated, but thanks to this forum it wasn't all that difficult. Saved the extra $100.00!

This also gave me the chance to inspect the brake pads and do some cleaning on parts that may never have been cleaned since this scoot was new.

So it's thanks to (I think) honda_silver for the front wheel instructions and to leroybeal.net for the rear wheel removal pics and instructions. I probably could have got it done, but these helped a lot and also provided torque requirements.

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PostSubject: Re: Well, I saved a $100.00   Thu 02 Jul 2015, 18:30

Scooters do seem to eat tires faster than big bikes. I know my Goldwing got a lot more miles on tires than any of the scooters I've had. On the other hand one rear tire for a GW will buy both tires for a scooter so it's a wash in tire operating expense. My scooter has less than 5000 miles on it and is close to needing a new front tire. At least it's wearing evenly from edge to edge on the tread, no flat center band on either tire.
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PostSubject: Re: Well, I saved a $100.00   Sat 04 Jul 2015, 05:17

I just had a new reartyre (Bridge stone) fitted on my 2014 A7.I got 7500mls out of the last one. On my last Silver wing I usually got 6-7000ml out of the rear tyres and 11,000ml out of the front. Like yourself I take the wheel off myself and have a new tyre fitted and balanced.I paid £53. I don't know what that equates to in dollars but, I was paying £95 for my Honda Deauville tyres 6years ago. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Well, I saved a $100.00   Sat 04 Jul 2015, 09:37

Old Limey that equates to around $97CDN. That seems on the high side for tire mounting! I paid $65CDN (35GBP) last year for two tire installs and i thought i was getting ripped at that price!! I removed and remounted the tires myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Well, I saved a $100.00   Sat 04 Jul 2015, 11:56

My last tire change was $15., I was glade to give him $20. That was last week, and he charges $60 \ph for mechanic work on my car, no taxes for Chase payment. ( small town perks) Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Well, I saved a $100.00   Sat 04 Jul 2015, 12:36

The price I paid included the tyre.I take the whole wheel and they supply the tyre, remove the old tyre fit and balance the new tyre.
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PostSubject: Re: Well, I saved a $100.00   Sat 11 Jul 2015, 08:19

ive been using ..NEW MICHELIN CITY GRIP URBAN/TOURING SCOOTER TIRE REAR 64S, 150/70-13 from ebay
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