Tire mounting questions

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  1. dino71

    dino71 New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone in New Jersey mounts there own tires, I was wondering if you could mount a rear tire for me. I was also interested in buying my own No-Mar machine so any advise would be great. I am just sick of being a slave to my local Honda dealership. Also if anyone knows of a shop that can do a rear SSSA wheel and is reasonable then please let me know.
     
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    Hi, Dino. I just replaced my front and rear tires today. There is a shop in Garfield (running his own business out of his garage) doing a decent job. He charged me $50 for both ( or $30 each). Call Steve at 973-246-4885. After I cut my hand trying by myself few years ago, I do not attempt replacing tires anymore. Not worth the time and sweat.
     
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    There's a dealer near me (Montgomery Cycle) that will mount and balance tires for $31.00 each, and $21.00 each if you buy the tires there. And he will do all he can to match on-line tire prices. Maybe you can find a dealer nearby who will do similar.
     
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    I'm about to purchase either a NO-MAR tire changing machine or something like it. I will leave the tire thats on there now that has some life albeit a little squared off but I am only going to ride about 800 miles on it before the season is over.
     
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    Just a quick note on mounting new tires: Look for the manufacturers ink stamping on the sidewall. Nothing more than a small painted dot or something similiar. Its the factory tire balance location, indicating where the tire should be aligned with the valve stem.
     
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    Hi - another NJ guy here! Thanks for the lead, i'm in monmouth county- by Red Bank. I have yet to take my bikes to a stealership, and I'm also looking for someone who can do tires.
    peace.
     
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    I love Red Bank, my friend now owns the old "CHUBBIES" bar and just remodeled it. I am in Edison now and will buying either a NO-MAR tire changer or something like it in the next few months. There are some awesome restaurants in that town.
     
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    Lazy Dino...

    I did both my tires with 2 regular spoons and the nylon rim protectors. U can do it 2. To break the bead i just bolted a 2x4 to a stud in the garage with a 2x4 hangin off to press on the tire. shazam... bead broke. then its just some patience. I got em balanced at the honda dealer just throwing the tech a tip.

    I donno what the crosslinking policy is but this guy used to do a buncha people's stuff on the cheap. I've never been to him but he seems to get a lotta forum support to.

    Tri State Sportbikes dot Com - got robbed!!!
     
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    Give me a shout when you plan on riding through this area, and i'll take you through Sandy Hook & Atlantic Highlands- some nice areas.
    peace.
     
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    Gawd./ Garfield brings back fond memories. I used to go to a shop there by the name of JWRacepart. Small freaking world. Matter of fact thats where I got my VFR from. I dont miss NJ, just McCarter Highway where I used to tear ass. South FL is a much better way of life. Enjoy ur winter.
     
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    My neighbor has professional Snap-On tire machines & I have all the necessary stands & rear wheel balancing adapter for a VFR. He does all my tires. $50-$60 (both) off the bike & $110-$120 (both) on the bike.

    I live 8 miles south of McGuire AFB in Browns Mills.

    KC-10 FE out...
    :plane: :usa2:
     
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    Comparing McCarter Highway to South FL is like comparing Roseann Barr to Jessica Alba. They just shouldn't both be mentioned in the same sentence.
     
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    .................you philistine. Hey Mikey you gonna' make it this weekend?
     
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    Can't make it. Too much traveling the past few weeks, and too many more trips coming up. No time at home...

    Enjoy and ride safe.
     
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    Hey rustedroot. I bought dunlop bias ply for my 86vfr700f. Told the honda dealer about the blue balance dot, & they paid absolutely no attention to it at all. Now I wonder if they even balanced it.I try to not look at the dot which is 90 degrees from the stem, as i can feel my face getting red hot. They also put a nice scratch on the near perfect white wheel rim.
     
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    yet another post reminding me to do it myself,
     
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