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Kawi Dealer $565 MBPR3's Estimate!

$565 estimate new M PR3's installed front and rear M & B complete job.

Additional $3 for each lead balance weight used?

$86 install fee. $20 additional fee for each tire I bring in and did not purchase from them!

Question? Does this sound about right?





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$565 estimate new M PR3's installed front and rear M & B complete job.

Additional $3 for each lead balance weight used?

$86 install fee. $20 additional fee for each tire I bring in and did not purchase from them!

Question? Does this sound about right?
Donno... I am gonna be doing tires this winter myself. Are you dropping off the bike or taking in the wheels?

I plan on removing the wheels.. Not sure if I am going to purchase the tires myself or not. My dealer is good about price matching online so the cost of the tire should be up to me. I will be at their discretion for labor. Their fees are posted but I have not looked on the board for tire fees.

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My local Kawi dealer charges about $20 a tire to install, if I bring the wheels in. They don't care where the tires were purchased. $86 to pull both wheels off the bike and mount/balance tires would be a good price, but the extra $20 per is BS. I'd shop around. Find a good price on tires at amazon or the superstore, usually free shipping. Then find a shop that will mount them for less than $100 if you bring the bike in (I'm assuming you don't feel comfortable or don't have the tools to pull your own wheels?).
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I paid ~$300 for my PR3's and had a local garage install them for me. Grand total was $400. I think you're getting ripped off
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I paid 550$ to install mine, bought the tires from them.
I was in a rush, but next time I'll shop more around....

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Being moto only taking the tires off and bringing them in isn't always an option... But the tires online. Look on craigslist, usually there is someone local that will change them out for 50-60 bucks on the bike.

90 per wheel is insane.

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$565 estimate new M PR3's installed front and rear M & B complete job.

Additional $3 for each lead balance weight used?

$86 install fee. $20 additional fee for each tire I bring in and did not purchase from them!

Question? Does this sound about right?


Hell No....Don't Do It...

Look Here...http://www.jakewilson.com/p/52/-/348...otorcycle-Tire ... http://www.jakewilson.com/p/52/-/343...otorcycle-Tire


You can find a tire installer in your area here... http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Installer.aspx ..Just put in your zip code... You can also have the tires ship to the shop you want to install them..

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Actually that's about right, being the tires are $303 alone here: http://www.motosport.com/motorcycle/...D-3-TIRE-COMBO So your looking at $262 for mount, balance, shop fees, tax, disposal fee, etc. Plus you know their charging you a little more for the tires than what you can get them for off a website.

I hope to one day get stands and just have the tires mounted and balanced at cycle gear.

Edit: It's like another 11 bucks or so when you select our sizes.

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I had my tires put on for $35.00 a wheel on the bike at a shop i found on the link i provided above. Just so happens they do great work there so now i get any work i don't do done there..

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I paid right at $300.00 for RP2 front & rear at my favorite shop. Then pulled the wheels and they charged me $30.00 each to mount and balance them. $360.00 total.

I could have taken the tires and wheels to my regular tire guy and he'd done the job for $40.00 for both. The tires I could have ordered offline for $280.00. You can save a bundle by ordering tires off line IF you have a good tire man to mount and balance them. If not it can cost a lot more to get them on if you can't do it yourself. BUT I would rather buy local if I can because one day I'll need something and if the shop's gone what then? And these guys have been good to me so it was worth the extra.

I think I'd look around if I were you. The first place I checked was over $150.00 more for the job.

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go find a small independent mechanic. I use to go to my dealer for tires, and they would horribly over charge.
the independent guy for me stocks very little stuff, but he will have the tires there within a day or two for me. When shipping and price are all factored in he usually is within the online dealers buy a close price. he will mount up tires that I bring to him off the internet, but charges quite a bit more for it. When I buy the tires from him I pay $30 per wheel.
I save money going to him and I'm happy that I helped out a local guy.

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Sounds high to me. Last week I had a set installed for $500.00 including levy, taxes, installed wheels on bike.
And that is in Canada where we always get screwed on prices.

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Had PR3's put on at the Kawi shop in Goleta, CA (near Santa Barbara) in May 2013.
Front tire: $130.99
Rear tire: $154.99
Labor to replace front/rear tires: 0.6 hrs $51.00
Shop supplies: $1.99 (e.g. wheel weights)
Tire disposal $8.00 (mandatory in CA)
Total: $346.97

No muss, no fuss. Since I'm not ADV this bike, I don't care about trailside tire change skill set for THIS bike. If I was riding off-road, MX, enduro, whatever, I'd bite the bullet and get the tools and skill set to do field changes...but for this bike, nah...got better things to do. Seemed fair to me.

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Seems high, Jake Wilson and Sport Bike Track Gear have the lowest prices on tires. Michelin's have a soft sidewall and is fairly easy to change at home with a couple of tire levers. The most important thing in changing at home is to use a good tire lube, NoMar has a great one. Cycle Gear will balance them for free. If anyone is close to Huntsville, Al let me know and we'll mount and balance at no charge takes less than an hour.
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About $640 for PR3s this year, installed and purchached from the installing shop. Tires are EXPENSIVE in Canada.

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$565 estimate new M PR3's installed front and rear M & B complete job.

Additional $3 for each lead balance weight used?

$86 install fee. $20 additional fee for each tire I bring in and did not purchase from them!

Question? Does this sound about right?

Seems expensive. Suggest shopping online for a good price on tires. Install them yourself. It'll take 15 min a tire after it is removed from the bike. Find some you tube videos on how to do this. Get some dyna beads at your local auto tire shop to balance the tire (1 oz for front, 2 oz for rear) and throw them in the new tire (with a piece of folded paper) before you spoon on the top bead but after the bottom bead is on. Lots of support on this forum for changing your own tires.

What you'll need:
- 3 tire spoons/irons
- a bead breaker
- rim protectors/Tropicana containers cut up work well
- an old cardboard box layed flat on the floor to protect your wheel when you lay it flat.
- to remove the front and rear wheels you will need pit stands to support the bike. Also very handy for other maintenance tasks like oil changes, chain lubing, cleaning, etc. Cheap at Harbor Freight/Princess Auto. The rear swing arm is threaded for the install of spools ($10 on ebay) to lift the bike by.




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PR-3s on Amazon... No tax, free shipping:
Front - $137.56
Rear - $170.01
Total - $307.57

$565 is WAY too high.

EDIT: Try this forum to find a reliable place to have them mounted: http://pnwriders.com

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About $640 for PR3s this year, installed and purchached from the installing shop. Tires are EXPENSIVE in Canada.
That's far too much money, unless you had other work done on the bike at the same time. You can get PR3's from Pete's Superbike (Canadian supplier) for about $365 with shipping and taxes.
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Thanks for all the great information.

I now know what to do!





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I just bought the pr3 last month from motorcycle super store and had them installed locally. Total cost $330 .Now if you count the tools I had to buy. To remove my wheels The front and rear pitbull stands used off Craigslist $110 Front adapter pin for the front stand $8. 14mm Hex key from sears came in a 4 pack with other hex sockets $45 so grand total for first set of tires with tools I had to purchase $493.
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