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I'm going to replace both tires on my 95 aspencade for the first time. I was thinking of buying E3's off the internet ($300) and having a dealer install. I can remember from my 1200 that it is not cheep. I know there is a good bit of labor time involved.Can you give me an average price or hours required for front and rear tire install.Thanks
 

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i had the dealer install a dunlop 404 on my 1200 wing, cost about $100 for the rear. when i got the e3's i had an independent shop do the install, $140 front and rear
 

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lunger, most places have both on bike and off bike pricing for tires, call and ask. When I had tires put on, my bike was already in for some warranty service, bought E3 tires from the dealer and had them installed while the bike was on the lift. Total cost was $532
 

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I just had my local Honda dealer mount a set of E3s on my 1200. Bought the tires from them and total cost (including tires) to remove wheels from bike, mount, balance and new valve stems was $412.63.

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Thanks for the replies. the last time I had tires put on my 1200. I also had some other work done so I can't remember (thats happening more and more) exactly how much I paid. But I was thinking the installation cost more than the tires. About $800 for Bridgestones and the install. I also believe they would not quote me a price and charged by the hour. Maybe I'll shop around a little. thanks again
 

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Hi ! for every one well I would say what you paid is about average. A tire rotation is about $50 or so give or take ten dollars, a battery could run as high as $90 or more depending on where you purchased it and the window is the high dollar item here and could be as high as $200. Then the labor to perform the tasks, so $450 is actually probably a good deal. You just go near garage and do barging about charges to fit both tire. I think you like me idea
 

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Hi ! for every one well I would say what you paid is about average. A tire rotation is about $50 or so give or take ten dollars, a battery could run as high as $90 or more depending on where you purchased it and the window is the high dollar item here and could be as high as $200. Then the labor to perform the tasks, so $450 is actually probably a good deal. You just go near garage and do barging about charges to fit both tire. I think you like me idea
Well, I must admit I'm somewhat confused by this post. I've never had the tires rotated on my Wing nor have I had to have work done on the window. That said, however, Welcome to the forum Finklea from the Keystone state.
 

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There is NO ROTATION on a Goldwing, the tires are Different Sizes...May God Help the Uninformed....
 

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I believe I paid 75.00 for Rear Tire replacement and Balance and 25.00 for Front Tire Replacement and Balance here in Texas. I paid 150.00 each for Dunlop Elite 3's. I have seen them on the web for 125.00 w/ free shipping but decided to Support my local Tire Installer and also, should I have a Failure under Warranty, I could simply go back to the local guy and get it adjusted. Another reason I considered the local guy was I can make sure of the DOM (Date of Manufacture) on the tire itself, be careful as sometimes the online folks will send you a tire that has been on the shelf over a year, so paying a little more for someone local could be well worth it. Just my Opinion....
 

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funny that everyone is talking about DOM, Goodyear plant makes tires with DOM 2 years in advance to compicate for storage and delivery anyway, are you really getting tires that are new?
 

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I take about an hour and a half to change out my front tire and the rear takes 2-3 hours depending on if I'm in a mindset to get it done. One of the last times I did it, it was 95 degrees outside with 100% humidity, down right ugly, sweating uncontrolably, so it took a little longer.
 

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Not being that inclined to do my own work anymore, I'd call about three shops and get quotes for doing the changeovers. Get pricing with them supplying the tyres, and with you outsourcing them and them doing the work only. Newer GL's with ABS and the airbags will likely take a bit longer as there is a bit more removal and re-assembly work. Always do a thorough before and after inspection list and make sure nothing is amiss when you pick the bike up.
One huge bonus to doing the wheel removal yourself is being able to clean the wheels of all that hard to get road grime and brake dust that can be such a pain when the wheels are on the bike.
 

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I think I am doing ok with a new E3 rear tire installed for $225.00 by my local motorcycle mechanic. I am ordering it through him and he is changing the tire, just to clarify. I probably should have the front one changed also but I think I can squeeze a few more thousand miles out of it. I will have the front tire changed before the season is over. I have put over 15k on the rear before I needed to change it. How is that for tire mileage?
 

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I think I am doing ok with a new E3 rear tire installed for $225.00 by my local motorcycle mechanic. I am ordering it through him and he is changing the tire, just to clarify. I probably should have the front one changed also but I think I can squeeze a few more thousand miles out of it. I will have the front tire changed before the season is over. I have put over 15k on the rear before I needed to change it. How is that for tire mileage?
I had a tiny screw in my rear so I would say I had to change it out a few thousand miles before its time. She still had good service tread at 13,000 miles. It was a Dunlop E2. A very noisy tire to say the least. My E2 front tire is still road worthy at 14,200 miles. It has minor cupping and the left side wear difference. I'm going to nurse it through the year.
 

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I had front and rear tires brand new with my wing purchase. I had an independent mechanic do the work and he charged $130.00 for the install. He said it took him 3.5 hours and gave me a break on the labor! By the way rotation would be a real laugh!!
 

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I just rotated the air in my tires, front to rear. Man, what a difference!
 

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Installin tires

I get front an rear tire changed for $70 on the bike and balanced on my 08 GW....one of the reasons I live in a small town
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