Decent cost on Avon Cobras

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  1. Dalan

    Dalan Supercharged

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    How hard can it be to buy tires.

    Their computer down last week, could not get pricing. Then told me they can't mount a 240 series.

    Salem shop wants $641 for Avons installed. Mount for "free". Dennis Kirk has a pair at $385. I guess the free mounting is $256 bucks?

    Called Harley -Triumph dealer where I got the Roadster. They want $100 each for mounting on the bike. Could not locate tire info. No call back.

    What are you folks paying? This turnip does not want to donate blood.☹️
     
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    I usually pay around $130 for the front Avon and $200 for the rear. With the frequency with which the rear needs to be changed, the general dealer tech ineptitude (over-torquing things, not greasing splines, etc.), and your turnip not wanting to donate blood, you should really look into getting a stand and learning how to remove/reinstall the wheels. I bring the wheels and new tire into the local Triumph dealer and generally get the front tire swapped/balanced for $20 and the rear $30.
     
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    EasTexRIII Uneasy Rider

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    www.rockymountainatv.com has best prices on Avons $127.88 (140/75R17) & $233.88 (240/50R16)
    Quite a few members on this forum have ordered from them + free shipping :thumbsup:
     
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    1olbull Riding Motor Since 1950

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    Rocky Mountain ATV . . . $234 rear & $127 front
    Avon Cobra AV72 Rear Motorcycle Tire | Tires and Wheels | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC
    Avon Cobra AV71 Front Motorcycle Tire | Tires and Wheels | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

    Shop near me charges $50 per tire to remove, mount & balance.
    NOT SO BAD, Amigo!
     
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  5. Dalan

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    I am going to buy spoons etc. No way I am paying that cash. I already have a bead breaker.

    No issues breaking an old 8ply truck tire. I can cut the bead with a grinder blade. Get splines lubed, try dyna beads.

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    I let my son have my old stand. Taking one of my three floor jacks and fabricating a mount to clamp to the rocket. Weld a small outrigger to jack for stability.

    The tractor bucket can collapse a bead with zero effort. Look forward to upgrade from Metzlers. Down to cords on rear.
     
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    That rear tire will beat your butt big time. Wide wheel with little drop in the center. To get off the old tire, I had to cut the bead with a small cut-off wheel, being very careful not to touch the rim. I use Ride-on in all my bike tires. Balances and acts as a sealer too. Some tire guys hate the dyna beads when changing a tire, as they fall out everywhere and sometimes jam up the machine. At least that's what I was told.:)
     
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    Yea the beads work good, but ride on balances better plus seals any nail/screw punctures :thumbsup:
     
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    Here in oz where I'm situated it's $390 au rear & $290 au frt balanced i do the r/r of the rims from the bike. Don't like watching the tire bin swapped very tight fit (freaks me out)but my tire man knows his stuff. Also l clean inspect,grease the spline detail rim & inspect rotors & wheel bearings.you gotta know you're ride intermittently
     
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    I have always changed my own tires. I just cut the old tire off the rim, way easier. For the rear I go to my local tire shop and they put the tire on the rim, it fits in a regular car tire machine. They usually don't even charge me because it takes them under a minute. I wrestled the front tire on with irons. I used irons meant for car tires, not little tool pouch irons.
     
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