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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Install Cost Voyager?

How much are you guys and gals paying for labor on the install of a rear tire for a Voyager 1700? I picked up a Commander II for the rear and I am getting wild estimates. One dealer quoted $450 just for the labor!!!
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I had the best luck going to an independent ownr shop and paid 45 dollors for mount and balance rear and 30 dollors for front.

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Thats high. But the rear wheel is a pain in the butt to remove. I bought my Commander II online and had a buddy with a tire machine mount it. I pulled it off the bike myself

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30~50ish seems about right for all the shops out here. Independant shops tend to be a smidge cheaper than the dealers. Often you'll get a discount if you buy the tires from the shop. One near me has a 'free mounting and balance' sale every year, where, you guessed it, they mount it for free (when you buy it from them of course).

Place nearest me, front or rear, is $50 if you bring the tire in. $25 if you buy the tire from them. That's for any 'cruiser' If they have to remove saddlebags there's a surcharge, and bikes like Honda Goldwings are upwards of $100 to get a rear tire replaced.

If you're looking to save a few bucks, take the wheel off yourself and bring it in. Most places won't charge very much at all for the mount/balance if you do that.

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I just purchased a Commander II here in Canada for $217 Canadian and $35 to mount and balance.I removed and installed Wheel/tire on Voyager and a bit of a pain but not complicated.I would think an extra hours labour to re and re the rear tire if I had the dealer do it.
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I dont have a lot of independent shops around me so I end up going to Iron Pony (stealership would be my likely alternative.) I am probably going to look a little harder for an independent when I need my rear tire installed though as Iron Pony charges $80 for the rear. I paid $60 for the front.

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Mine was just the other day from the Kawasaki Dealer in Hutchinson,Ks. They ordered the tire and removed the rear tire, mounted and balanced. Tire was $ 205.00 and the remove,mount and balance and place back on motorcycle was $ 70.00. plus Kansas sales tax @ 8 %.
Didn't feel this was bad comparing to what amount of labor involved with removing hard bags and taking down one side of the exhaust.
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supply and fit the commander 2 was $300 in ozz with tax
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Originally Posted by GTS1998 View Post
How much are you guys and gals paying for labor on the install of a rear tire for a Voyager 1700? I picked up a Commander II for the rear and I am getting wild estimates. One dealer quoted $450 just for the labor!!!
OMG Need to shop around Dude. 450 just for the mount. I would say that place just dont want to mess with your tire and is trying to scare you off. That would scare me off. I have had a couple tires mounted on rear out on the road trips for less than 300 bucks including tire, mount, balance and labor.

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Just got a quote from my local moto shop. $135 to mount front and rear on my 900 classic belt drive. It may be different if belt, chain, or shaft are in play. I do not know what the new nomads have, but that may be why it is higher for your bike. Ironically, the gentleman also said it would be more if saddle bags were in play. I told him I had throw over just under the seat and he asked me to take them off? Wow, he couldn't even pop the seat off to do this, it would have costed me more. Needless to say, I am searching for a better deal, and one more customer friendly... Good luck...

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