I ask my dealer how much it will cost me to replace the rear tire on my vintage and he said $386.00. Is it reasonnable price?
No. Even if they thrown in mounting, balancing, changing fee and re-aligning the belt drive (some do, some charge). Their COST on that tire is well under $200. Add mark up, shipping, they are still trying to make a $100 profit on each tire even doing the mounting. Can't blame them for wanting to make money to stay open. But they drive off customers when the price is too high. Then they don't have enough customers and they raise the prices again to make enough money. Instead they could lower their prices, get more people in, including other bikes and eventually make even more money when these people buy other goodies in the shop. It is just common business sense that a lot of them don't seem to pay attention too.
Yes about 5000 since and very happy with elite 4's on chieftainProbably on the high side of normal but you can find lower.
A friend of mine just put Dunlop's new Elite 4 tire on his Goldwing. Not too many miles under his belt but really happy so far. Anyone try them on an Indian yet?
An hour and 15 sounds about right to do a tire, given removal, tire change, balancing, install, & belt alignment. I generally pull the wheels off myself and take them to a shop where it's usually $40 to change and balance.I can't see why it would take that much time to change the rear tire. I did mine and I don't think it took that long.
Which dealer? Call Full Throttle Power Sports, 9143 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA. Great prices, good service. Had both tires changed on my Chieftain. 1.5 hrs in and out.