04 Heritage Rear Tire

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by kzoo, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. kzoo

    kzoo Banned

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    So I will be needing a new rear tire soon. Went to the local well respected indy, and he quoted me about $200 for the dunlop 150/80/71H and about another $90 for installation and misc (tube etc.) That included removing and replacing on the bike, spin balance etc...

    I thought that sounded close to what a dealer would charge! Any thoughts?
     
  2. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    That's $100 bucks less than I just payed at a dealer in Minnesota.
     
  3. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Seems high. What tire is that, the D404, the D401, or something else?

    TQ
     
  4. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    I think it is the D404 which is about $130-$150.
     
  5. kzoo

    kzoo Banned

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    That is for the stock 401
     
  6. pigrider

    pigrider Active Member

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    If you don't mind gettin a little dirty you could save $60/$80 by taking the tire off you're self and carry it to dealer to have them mount and balance it and then put it back on you're self. If I remember right the last time I replaced mine it was $150/$160 for the tire plus extra for tube and rim strip but I think total lay out was around $230/$240 with me removing and installing tire, and on a Heritage it's not that big a deal.
     
  7. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I buy my tires from the Motorcycle Superstore. I check out pricing online, and then call them to order. The CSR will put me on hold while the warehouse checks the manufacture date of the tires they have to send me. I do not accept a tire with a manufacture date older than a year from when I receive it. I take the wheels off the bike and carry them and the new tires to a metric indy for mounting and balance: $35/wheel.

    MSS currently have D401 150/80x16 71H for $131.99. Did not price the jewelry.

    TQ