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John in NC

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Check out SouthWest Moto and find someone who will install your tires if you bring in the wheels. I don't know about the 880's but $400 is on the high side for tires.

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I have yet to buy mine from SW Moto although I give them the courtesy of pricing my tires. I have been able to have the local BMW dealer beat the price and install them for free. I take them the tire and pick up later that day. Works great for me.

 

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I have been able to have the local BMW dealer beat the price and install them for free

 

So what is the out the door $$$ amount? And which local dealer?

 

Stan

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ME880's

$260.80 incl tax, mounted and balanced, I take in the rims.

$280.80 incl tax, mounted and balanced, I leave the bike.

 

Those are for an R1100, can't think the rear price would be much different for the 1150 size.

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Just curious what people around the country are paying for a set of Metzeler ME880's installed? Last year it was $400 here.

The ME880 (bias) on the rear of my bike is about $100 at Motorcycle Pro Shop (online). I install and balance my own tires, since it is a pretty simple procedure, and that way it gets done right!

 

I have never used an ME880 on the front.

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ME880's

$260.80 incl tax, mounted and balanced, I take in the rims.

$280.80 incl tax, mounted and balanced, I leave the bike.

 

Those are for an R1100, can't think the rear price would be much different for the 1150 size.

 

Wow. Only $10 additional cost per wheel for removal and remounting? That's practically free.

 

 

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In March,I paid $240 to SW Moto Tire for Metzeler 880's for a '98 RT which includes that oddball rear 160/60VR-18. Honda shop charged me $16.25 per tire to mount & balance new tires (brought them the loose rims & new tires) plus $3 shop fees for a total of $37.63 with the tax. Total investment was $277.63. Bike had a relatively new Dunlop on the rear and a 60% Dunlop on the front when I picked up a screw. Don't you just hate that? I can see why some of you have tire changers and balancers; you could spend big bucks in a year just on tires if you ride a lot of miles. I was at the local Harley shop the other day- there was a chopper there on the showroom floor with a rear tire that looked to be like 16" across; I don't know what the heck size it was, but I'll bet that the guy who picks up a screw or nail in that rear tire would probably be in shock when he got the bill for a new rear tire (assuming he replaced it).

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I just bought a set of Z6's from American Motorcycle Tire for $240 OTD + $30 to mount and balance at an independent shop in Newport Beach and I tipped the tire changer $5 for a total of $275.

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Metzler Z6 tires for a 2004 R1150RT at Cross Roads BMW in June 2006:

2 valve stems $13.32

4 wheel weights $21.60

1 Metzler Z6 Rear Tire $155.99

1 Metzler Z6 Front Tire $127.99

NJ Tire Tax $3.00

Mount&Balance $123.75

Shop Supplies $8.04

Tire Disposal $8.00

Total Cost $461.69

 

Cutting the twisties on what feels like a new machine Priceless!!!!! (sorry, I could not help myself)

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Metzler Z6 tires for a 2004 R1150RT at Cross Roads BMW in June 2006:

2 valve stems $13.32

4 wheel weights $21.60

1 Metzler Z6 Rear Tire $155.99

1 Metzler Z6 Front Tire $127.99

NJ Tire Tax $3.00

Mount&Balance $123.75

Shop Supplies $8.04

Tire Disposal $8.00

Total Cost $461.69

 

Cutting the twisties on what feels like a new machine Priceless!!!!! (sorry, I could not help myself)

Wow, that's amazing, mount and balance $123! Wheel weights $21 - I hope they have BMW embossed on them in gold leaf, you could get a lifetime supply for that price.

 

I trust you won't be going there again.

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I have been able to have the local BMW dealer beat the price and install them for free. I take them the tire and pick up later that day. Works great for me.
Very sweet... Last time I tried my dealer was more expensive on both the tire and the mounting, so I bought the tire from Cycle Gear and had them mount and balance ($20).
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Delivered price from SW Moto Tire. Great service. I mounted them myselfs with a friends No-Mar Changer (another post) Balancing is easy and cheap. You could pay for a N-Mar with 3 sets of tires at the $123 rate! Wow, our closest dealer is 120 miles away so the local shop isn't a good option for us.

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I've purchased from SW tires and will second what others say. Recently they were shut down while they were away from the store so I checked out Ride Direct since other members here have mentioned them as well. http://www.ridedirect.com/

 

I was able to get a set of Conti's for the RT for slightly less than SW. thumbsup.gif They arrived practically before I finished typing the order. Nothing against SW tire, this is just another option. No affiliation, etc.

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I also just purchased a set from SW moto. Great price, fast delivery. They gave me some decals too. thumbsup.gif

 

Delivered price from SW Moto Tire. Great service. I mounted them myselfs with a friends No-Mar Changer (another post) Balancing is easy and cheap. You could pay for a N-Mar with 3 sets of tires at the $123 rate! Wow, our closest dealer is 120 miles away so the local shop isn't a good option for us.
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