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Old 03-19-2009, 01:49 PM   #21
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i've had a plug back out of a tire on me while cornering doing some "spirited" riding.

SCARY AS !

i keep a plug kit in my "trunk" and will only use it to get my home if i am out riding somewhere, then it's off to javi's for a new tire. plugs suck.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:20 PM   #22
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That's cool that they would recognize the issue and address it. Their old prices on labor is what caused me to buy my Pitbulls. In fact, I bought my rear Pitbull from Stubbs along with a helmet, gloves, jacket and TONS of parts for my bike. Also, now that Mancusa moved from 45 in League City, Stubbs is the closest Suzi shop to me. Don't get me wrong, I love Stubbs. I have spent a lot of money there, but with times being what they are, you gotta look for the savings.
I under stand that is why we came down on the labor. I still have people call in and get mad though when I quote them a price for labor, then they tell me they bought there own tire. If you bring your own tire in labor goes up. If you bring your tire in we are loosing money.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:42 PM   #23
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That's cool that they would recognize the issue and address it. Their old prices on labor is what caused me to buy my Pitbulls. In fact, I bought my rear Pitbull from Stubbs along with a helmet, gloves, jacket and TONS of parts for my bike. Also, now that Mancusa moved from 45 in League City, Stubbs is the closest Suzi shop to me. Don't get me wrong, I love Stubbs. I have spent a lot of money there, but with times being what they are, you gotta look for the savings.

I would think that if you live in Dickinson, La Marque is still closer than Stubbs. I believe they moved there to use the Honda name to get people to come in and look at bikes so that they might get lucky and sell and occasional Suzuki.
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:03 PM   #24
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dont be cheap get a new tire
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:08 PM   #25
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If any of you are forced to use plug kits, be sure that they use the glue to keep the plug in the tire. Have used them in the past and had pulling the plug out to patch.
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Thanks for all the feedback. I guess i should have posted on here first and THEN made an INFORMED choice. Like i said "knee-jerk reaction. Won't make that mistake again. U guys rock!! Thanks again oh.... and i left the tire with them. (knew i shoulda kept it)
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Thanks for all the feedback. I guess i should have posted on here first and THEN made an INFORMED choice. Like i said "knee-jerk reaction. Won't make that mistake again. U guys rock!! Thanks again oh.... and i left the tire with them. (knew i shoulda kept it)
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I've heard mushroom plugs are good stuff.
I take my wheels off the bike and bring them to the shop for the tire install.
Super fuggin cheap that way. Plus, I know I won't scratch my wheels or anything else for that matter
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Discount Tire/Pasadena Cycle doesn't charge a labor charge on sportbikes, just cruisers, it takes tween 3 and 5 minutes to remove the clip,nut and axel on a sport bike and IMO I ain't paying for it to be done, bike shops need to start thinkin about the real world not some world where they make money hand over fist for the consumer
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In the rear, within one inch of the center line I would patch it.

here's the kicker: a bad patch leaking will just cause the tire to go down in air and become flat. ITS WHEN CORDS ARE DAMAGED you have a serious problem.

Grind down the inside, lay rubber cement and do it right if you're going to do it. Still, stay away from patching holes too large, between rubber layers and especially on the sides of the bike since they will flex constantly during riding.
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Business is business and if you don't like it, go to another shop or do what YOU can to cut the costs. In Houston, that's a pretty simple solution. In other parts of the USA, that may not be an option.
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Business is business and if you don't like it, go to another shop or do what YOU can to cut the costs. In Houston, that's a pretty simple solution. In other parts of the USA, that may not be an option.

and thats why I don't go to bike shops, cause they have a bad attitude and think that everyone owes them somthing, the mechanics don't know anymore than I do so I'll fix it myself, gets done faster and cheaper
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Discount Tire/Pasadena Cycle doesn't charge a labor charge on sportbikes, just cruisers, it takes tween 3 and 5 minutes to remove the clip,nut and axel on a sport bike and IMO I ain't paying for it to be done, bike shops need to start thinkin about the real world not some world where they make money hand over fist for the consumer
tell you what you can go to them and come and see me when the f*ck your up. We have had SOOOO many bikes come to us with so much stuff they did wrong. I have seen brake calipers not put back into the groove and lock up rear wheels, axel nuts not re tightened. By the way there is also chain and brake on rear, included in a rear tire change is chain adjustment, clean and lube. I can tell you for a FACT with what we pay our tecs we are not making money hand over fist. It takes AT LEAST 45 min to change a rear tire, and that is if everything goes right.
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and thats why I don't go to bike shops, cause they have a bad attitude and think that everyone owes them somthing, the mechanics don't know anymore than I do so I'll fix it myself, gets done faster and cheaper
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It takes AT LEAST 45 min to change a rear tire, and that is if everything goes right.
Hate to say it but that's a bit long especially if you really mean at least. I can remove a wheel and put it back on in 10 minutes(now that i've done it a few times) and normally if the tire machine is available about another 5-10 minutes(depending on who's doing it. Not starting anything just saying.
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Tom @ Discount is one of the few really good guys left in the business. I have spent lots of money there in the past. His tire prices are low because he doesnt use a tech billing at $75 an hr to bust tires.

I have had dozens upon dozens of tires changed there in the past, and never once had a problem.
Tom is a great guy, and runs a good show.
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His tire prices are low because he doesnt use a tech billing at $75 an hr to bust tires.
But you pay the price of the bike mechanic up your stuff cause he isn't doing his job good enough.
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I don't personally have a prob with Discount. However, I've heard quite a few horror stories about their shop. Plus, I know better places to take my stuff anyway
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But you pay the price of the bike mechanic up your stuff cause he isn't doing his job good enough.
guess I am misreading it. Are you referring to Tom or the bike shops?
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I don't personally have a prob with Discount. However, I've heard quite a few horror stories about their shop. Plus, I know better places to take my stuff anyway
I have seen first hand some of those horror stories. We have a head sitting in my shop that one of there people was changing a air filter dropped a bolt could not find it, replaced it..... Well guess what it was in the head. Have fixed at least 3 brake lines and calibers from them not getting it in the groove.
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Hate to say it but that's a bit long especially if you really mean at least. I can remove a wheel and put it back on in 10 minutes(now that i've done it a few times) and normally if the tire machine is available about another 5-10 minutes(depending on who's doing it. Not starting anything just saying.
That all depends on the bike and the condition of everything. Think the fastest I have ever done MY OWN bike is 30 min maybe. Honda flat rate is 1.3 for changin rear tire on 600rr and they usually under quote. All we charge now is half hr to change sport bike tires.
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