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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 01:23 PM
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A couple of years ago my power sports dealer went from $100.00 to $175.00 then to $225.00 in short order . I called around and found a dealer on the other side of town for $135.00 and had them do it . The next time I needed tires I talked to the manager of my local dealer (the $$225.00 dealer) I told her that I could get it done for $135.00 across town , and asked if they would match the price ?


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Two Bridgestone TH01 tires ordered $195 and change with free shipping.

Shop quoted me $500 plus for two tires, R&R the wheels, and mount and balance tires. He said the labor was high because the exhaust had to be removed. Darned if I can see why. I sure hope he's wrong.

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Thanks for the response. I used to mount the rears on a GL1800 Goldwing, and they were the worst I've ever tried. I finally reached an agreement with a buddy who would come help me with mine when I needed it, and we mounted all his here as well, and I'd help him. An extra pair of hands was invaluable. I do the tires on both my other bikes by myself without a lot of drama.

The Mojolever seems expensive, but it's been a lifesaver on difficult tires. I also added a yellow thing from NoMar, and it's a big help.

I'll report back how it goes.

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anybody that has changed a GL rear tire can easily put a a rear tire on the 650, you fall into the master tire changer category

I don't think you will have any issues, good luck

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Two Bridgestone TH01 tires ordered $195 and change with free shipping.

Shop quoted me $500 plus for two tires, R&R the wheels, and mount and balance tires. He said the labor was high because the exhaust had to be removed. Darned if I can see why. I sure hope he's wrong.

Wish me luck.
100% wrong for a Burgman 650 on having to remove exhaust. For a Burgman 400 then 100% right.

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anybody that has changed a GL rear tire can easily put a a rear tire on the 650, you fall into the master tire changer category

I don't think you will have any issues, good luck
I quoted that just because I enjoy so much being considered a master at anything anymore.

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100% wrong for a Burgman 650 on having to remove exhaust. For a Burgman 400 then 100% right.
Ah. He obviously remembers the last 400 he had in the shop. Thanks for the clarification.

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I can use a mount/dismount bar on the front, but I end up using a couple of very slim dirt-bike spoons for the rear. I use a piece of cut-up shampoo bottle as a scratch protector, and Ruglyde for lubrication.
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I can use a mount/dismount bar on the front, but I end up using a couple of very slim dirt-bike spoons for the rear. I use a piece of cut-up shampoo bottle as a scratch protector, and Ruglyde for lubrication.
Some use shampoo or dish soap. I use NAPA brand RuGLYDE. I also use it to rub on old dried rubber door and window seals. It is rubber based, not soap.


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Boy and I swapped out his rear tire on his Honda Reflex a few weekends ago. It is a 12 inch tire. Cold tire. First tire either of us swapped out. Lots of learning, grunting, a huge bruised knee when the outside bead popped over the wheel rim, and about 6 hours.

Only real tools we had were 3 tire spoons.

Like I said, it was a learning moment and a great time between father and son. He got to pop the beads when airing up the tire.

First and major issue was forcing the tire to sit against the wheel rim in order to air it up (to pop\seat the beads). Had to use a cinch strap around the circumference of the tire to seal it up.

We used Windex as our lubricant.

So, if a 49-year old IT guy, and a 22-year old teen can do it.. you can.

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Boy and I swapped out his rear tire on his Honda Reflex a few weekends ago. It is a 12 inch tire. Cold tire. First tire either of us swapped out. Lots of learning, grunting, a huge bruised knee when the outside bead popped over the wheel rim, and about 6 hours.

Only real tools we had were 3 tire spoons.

Like I said, it was a learning moment and a great time between father and son. He got to pop the beads when airing up the tire.

First and major issue was forcing the tire to sit against the wheel rim in order to air it up (to pop\seat the beads). Had to use a cinch strap around the circumference of the tire to seal it up.

We used Windex as our lubricant.

So, if a 49-year old IT guy, and a 22-year old teen can do it.. you can.
I'm a 70-yar-old IT guy without the 22-year-old son. I may be in trouble

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well, but your profile says you're retired. That means no pressure. We had to make sure we got his bike done that afternoon else he'd not have transportation the next day. hhahahaha.

Since you've done swaps before, am sure I'm not telling you anything new, but to put it on the post for proper posterity (and with feeling), breaking the old bead was not fun. as was the cleaning of the old rubber off of the wheel rim. Had a single C-clamp that I used to use for changing out tie-rod ends of my trucks in my youth. Used it to pop the beads of the tire. First bead popped out fine, but that other one took about an hour of finageling (no idea if that's spelled correctly). On the rear, make ample use of the brake rotor to hold your tire spoons down while you slip the next one in under the old tire (when trying to remove tire from wheel).

But, the 14" tire for Burgy should be a tad bit easier than the 12" of my son's Reflex.

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