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Old 26-08-21, 10:12 PM   #51
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sounds expensive to me, especially as the SV is only a 160(?) rear section.

This is a site i use to price up tyres, as they're always good on price and don't run on deals/discounts.

Tyres here, 250 for a set

Add on fitting, and you should not be over 300 - i'd expect to be paying 290 fitted to the bike and 280 if it was to loose wheels.
I thought over 300 was a bit dear but I haven't had tyres fitted for a while .
Put it another way ,how much should you expect to pay for having tyres fitted to the bike ,balancing, disposing of old tyres etc (excluding cost of actual tyres )? I thought it used to be about 20 a tyre but not sure.
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Old 27-08-21, 11:24 AM   #52
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20 is about right fitted to the bike.
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Old 27-08-21, 04:53 PM   #53
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I thought over 300 was a bit dear but I haven't had tyres fitted for a while .
Put it another way ,how much should you expect to pay for having tyres fitted to the bike ,balancing, disposing of old tyres etc (excluding cost of actual tyres )? I thought it used to be about 20 a tyre but not sure.
this all depends on where you go. you might be surprised at your local bike dealers prices. round my way the kawasaki shop is the best prices if you take in loose wheels. you have to book for on bike fitting which can be two weeks.

pay peanuts get monkeys. find a reputable fitter and stick with them. make sure that they use rim protectors, if they dont walk away and never go back. i had a brand new rim scraped coz they used a "no mark" bar without a rim protector to mount onto the machine head.

some of these mobile tyre fitters are good and they come to you, might be worth paying that little extra for the service.
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Old 28-08-21, 09:40 PM   #54
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this all depends on where you go. you might be surprised at your local bike dealers prices. round my way the kawasaki shop is the best prices if you take in loose wheels. you have to book for on bike fitting which can be two weeks.

pay peanuts get monkeys. find a reputable fitter and stick with them. make sure that they use rim protectors, if they dont walk away and never go back. i had a brand new rim scraped coz they used a "no mark" bar without a rim protector to mount onto the machine head.

some of these mobile tyre fitters are good and they come to you, might be worth paying that little extra for the service.
I think 330 should be enough to pay for a good fitting by a reputable dealer.
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Old 29-08-21, 09:33 AM   #55
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I'm not sure i'd want to be paying 80 for fitting over the cost of the pair of tyres . . . .
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Old 29-08-21, 11:38 PM   #56
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I'm not sure i'd want to be paying 80 for fitting over the cost of the pair of tyres . . . .
250 tyres,11 delivery ,so 69 fitting for 2 tyres. Does seem a lot !
Suppose it depends how much dealer pays for tyres.
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cheaper than public, and probably with rebate too on the back end.

By online and take it somewhere local for fitting. Most places will do it as a walk in, and about 20 fitted to the bike (per wheel)
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Old 30-08-21, 10:13 PM   #58
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cheaper than public, and probably with rebate too on the back end.

By online and take it somewhere local for fitting. Most places will do it as a walk in, and about 20 fitted to the bike (per wheel)
Don't want to drag the a*se out of this but I suppose in my case if I bought tyres on line I would then have to take them for fitting to shop in car and then go back home for bike,26 mile round trip, then go to shop on bike for fitting. If I then had to dispose of tyres myself it would be another trip back in car to shop then trip to tip -------- maybe not worth the hassle after all unless there was a fitter nearby, but thanks for comments.
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You can strap the tyres onto the bike, they're not that big! And tyre shops dispose of the old tyres for you, so no need to worry about that.
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Old 31-08-21, 03:43 PM   #60
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You can strap the tyres onto the bike, they're not that big! And tyre shops dispose of the old tyres for you, so no need to worry about that.
Not too sure how you would strap 2 tyres on to the bike ! In the past I have ridden with one tyre over my shoulder but I wouldn't fancy doing it now .
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