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Old 07-20-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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What is the best source for new Moto tires?

Any recommendations for a shop to sell and mount a new set of tires?
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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cheapest will be 2 wheel toys, but its a bit of a drive for you. Their prices include mount and balance, you just bring your bike up to the shop

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Most shops will charge extra if you buy the tires elsewhere. For tires you can usually find a really good deal online (sometimes more than a hundred dollars less), but factor in the added mounting cost when you are tallying your tire expenses. I only buy online if the price difference is more than $100, local businesses are worthwhile.
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Excellent. Will be on the phone in the morning to see which one has my size.
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Definitely not the cheapest, however Motorcycles unlimited has wonderful and knowledgeable employees. They wanted what I remember to be $200+ to install a 160/60 tire on a Ninja. I had Two Wheel Toys mount and balance my new tire for less then $150.

I recently ordered my front tire online, for a killer deal. Online shops have great prices. I paid $100 for a Michelin Pilot Power front tire. And got my tire balance from Harbor freight. It was a struggle, but ill will probably do it over again. Ordering the tires online was super easy, plan ahead, order prior to needing them.
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Personal experience here...

Wild west Honda had a sale going. I went to Cycle Gear to see if they can match it. WildWest told me 119 + tax for the rear S20. Cycle Gear said their COST is 118.
I have not been to TWT but for 150 mounted and balanced... that's pretty golden. I refrain from ordering tires online because sometimes, those tires sit in the warehouse for long long long periods of time. Might be an issue, might not be. Just personal preference to me.

Also, if the difference between online and intown is 10-20$.. help out our in town guys. If they all close down because of internet competition, you might have to wait 3-5 days just so you can do your oil changes.. or valve adjustments... etc.
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Wound up going to Wild West. It was only a mile closer than Two Wheel Toys and 3 closer than Motorcycles Unlimited but an easier route. Thought they were a little pricey. The rear tire was 180 after being quoted 134 and the front was 145 after being quoted 109. Mounting was 99 so not sure what extra fees they put on the tires. But they mounted them and did some other work quickly and thoroughly and I am back on the road and quite happy.
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Wound up going to Wild West. It was only a mile closer than Two Wheel Toys and 3 closer than Motorcycles Unlimited but an easier route. Thought they were a little pricey. The rear tire was 180 after being quoted 134 and the front was 145 after being quoted 109. Mounting was 99 so not sure what extra fees they put on the tires. But they mounted them and did some other work quickly and thoroughly and I am back on the road and quite happy.
To be clear, you paid $82 more than you were quoted for the tires and you left happy?
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We have a few tires on hand. Just hit me up and I can get you some prices.
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To be clear, you paid $82 more than you were quoted for the tires and you left happy?

Ditto...

Did you tell them you were a MH member?
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Cycle Gear has some pretty good prices occasionally when they go on sale. Picked up a set of BT016 pro for $199/pr.

Right now though, Wild West Honda takes the cake. Bill will just about give them away to earn MH member business. Really cool guy to talk to. After picked up two sets of tires recently, I checked with him on some other stuff and Bill quoted me some great prices. I know I won't buy anything locally or online without checking with Bill WWH.

BTW, you need to ask for Bill specifically. Not everybody there at the parts counter is authorized to give big discounts to MH members.
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Wound up going to Wild West. It was only a mile closer than Two Wheel Toys and 3 closer than Motorcycles Unlimited but an easier route. Thought they were a little pricey. The rear tire was 180 after being quoted 134 and the front was 145 after being quoted 109. Mounting was 99 so not sure what extra fees they put on the tires. But they mounted them and did some other work quickly and thoroughly and I am back on the road and quite happy.
sometimes you gotta speak up and let it be known that you talked w/ so-n-so and he quoted you $, and tht person might need to know that you came from "motohouston". you shouldn't bendover and take it like that.
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sometimes you gotta speak up and let it be known that you talked w/ so-n-so and he quoted you $, and tht person might need to know that you came from "motohouston". you shouldn't bendover and take it like that.
is suppose his name is "bender" for the right reasons.

If it were a dollar or two, I won't say anything, but $80+ difference, I'd ask to speak with a mgr.
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That is a lot of difference, and a pretty large amount percentage wise...
there must be more to this than I am hearing, I can not see any good vendor quoting you one price and then charging you another with out having had to do something they were not expecting. WWH is not a new kid on the block and if they did this kind of thing, we would have heard of it before...
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Then again; my brother does go hundreds of miles out of his way to have Motorcycles Unlimited turn a wrench for some stuff. I guess it would come down to whether or not tire mounting is something you'd consider important enough to want to have Patrick's guys do for you.
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Wound up going to Wild West. It was only a mile closer than Two Wheel Toys and 3 closer than Motorcycles Unlimited but an easier route. Thought they were a little pricey. The rear tire was 180 after being quoted 134 and the front was 145 after being quoted 109. Mounting was 99 so not sure what extra fees they put on the tires. But they mounted them and did some other work quickly and thoroughly and I am back on the road and quite happy.
Next time try 2 wheel toyz, they stick to thier price quote , ask for Clayton.
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