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I was riding with a mixed group last saturday. (My 109, a kawasaki, a yamaha, and several harleys) The group decided to check out a local Harley dealer. I yelled at my buddy on his Ultra Classic that he was gonna be spending some cash on his wife in the apparel dept. He just rolled his eyes and said "I know!!" Little did I know that I'd be the one ponying up the cash. As I got off my bike i heard that sound that no one wants to hear. That evil hiss coming from my rear tire. I rolled the bike forward to find a nasty chunck of metal sticking out of my tire. My AVON tire with one season on it ruined and I'm 40 miles from home. I guess it couldn't have happened in a better spot tho. The service dept got it on the lift right away and replaced the tire. The service tech took it for a test ride when it was finished, I didn't think he was coming back! He was gone a long time. When he got back he had a smirk on his face. I think he liked it! Thanx Clinton Harley Davidson!
 

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i hear harley dealers place shards of sharp metal near their entrance in order to get business from people needing their tires repaired. :joke:

at least if it was going to happen, it happened in a place where you were safe. :bigthumbsup:
 

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OUCH. $220 for the tire is sticking it to him. but in that situation he was in a catch 22.
did they at least throw in some lube with that?
Yea that's too much for the tire but much cheaper than a tow to the nearest suzuki dealer whom may have stuck it to him also. When you have a flat on a mc your kinda at the mercy of whom ever is near your location. I would have gladly paid the price to get back going. :doorag:
 

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Yea that's too much for the tire but much cheaper than a tow to the nearest suzuki dealer whom may have stuck it to him also. When you have a flat on a mc your kinda at the mercy of whom ever is near your location. I would have gladly paid the price to get back going. :doorag:
I usually do all my own work, tire changes included. Yeah I could have got a tire and done it myself a hell of a lot cheaper. But I would have had to have the bike towed and then I would have had to order the tire and wait for delivery before I could get it back on the road. Cost of tow, new tire+ shipping, and who knows how many days of not riding in this beautiful weather. I'm saying an hour later, fixed, and back on the road. Money well spent!
 

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Yeah, the Harley gods were with you, he could have said "get that Jap crap outta my shop!"
 

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Here in South Texas, $35 each, mounted and balanced, carry in. 60 bucks each if they do it all. These are not dealer prices! They do the $80/hr thing.
 

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why? what is a good price for a tire change. i need to replace my front tire soona. what should i expect to pay? i'll bring them the tire they just gotta mount it
35-40 bucks in Australia long way to come for a tyre change lol.

guess in the situation K9ER was in they could charge what they like .

thats why they call them stealers i guess:edit:
 
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