new metzler

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by caseyleiser, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. caseyleiser

    caseyleiser Active Member

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    Had a rear tire blow out in Washington State. Got a new metzler wide whitewall installed at the nearest H.D. dealer. Cost me 219.25 for the tire and $93.75 for mounting and balancing. Does that seem right? Seems high to me, Maybe I,m just getting cheap in my old age.
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    A bit high, but not "out of the ballpark...!" Probably could have gotten a slightly better deal...but you were out in the "woods" and sure beats putting it up on a flatbed and looking at it thru the rear window of a tow truck...been there and certainly a decent deal when put in perspective.
     
  3. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Beggars cann't be chosers brother. I personlly think you got ripped. That would be over $350 Canadian for a rear tire.
    kemo
     
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  4. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    did they take the tire off the bike? that is shop time at 75.00 an hour or so. it doesn't seem too bad for the convenience. I figure any time I pull in to the dealer I shouldn't be surprised by the price.
     
  5. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Sorry to say this, but if those are US dollar, yes, they saw you coming. You might have been in a nine-line bind and at the mercy of the HD dealership. Where I get my tires, the Metz 880 WW MU85B16s are $156. Free S&H, and then having the tires mounted and balanced at the nearest metric shop for about $35.

    But if you are in a bind, and need the tire NOW, you have to pay what you have to pay.

    TQ
     
  6. caseyleiser

    caseyleiser Active Member

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    Thanks for the input guys, seems about half n half on whether I was gouged or not. At least they got me back on the road, that,s the main thing.
     
  7. springer03

    springer03 Active Member

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    well within ballpark for local dealer. might be a little cheaper thatn they do it.
     
  8. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    i think ya got ripped to i paid under than for a set michilens
     
  9. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    sounds like Seattle prices, don't forget Washington state has about 9% Sales tax.:no If your from "out of town" you can get out of paying the tax on the "goods" but they'll still get you on the "Service"