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i am buying tires from hal. where do yall get your tires changed? I live in north ala.
I think most of us mount our own. But check with Cycle Gear, if you have the wheels off they have a good price from what has been posted. There in one in Huntsville. You could try Minor Tire in Decatur but I think they are High.
 

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I live close to Red Bay, Al I have a HF tire changer if you want to get in touch with me we can change them out at no cost to you just to help a fellow winger out. You can let me know. I will be off from work all next week.
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Universal Cycle in Florence. Stopped by there last week and got a quote of $50/tire to remove/computer spin balance and remount on bike.

$30/$35 (can't remember) if you remove and bring them the wheel/tire and you do the remount.

I got tires from Hal and am going Tuesday to give them a try. They have been in business for 28yrs. and have bought aftermarket parts there a long time ago. I will give you feedback on them after the install. Hope all goes well as they are convenient for me.

I checked from Huntsville west to Florence. As Towmotor stated Cycle Gear in Huntsville had the best price but were a little far for me. Minor Tire in Decatur was higher but has a good rep. When calling and checking prices ask if they do static balance or computer spin balance.

Will post back results asap.:cool:
 

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Tire Service - Florence, AL

Tried Universal ATV & Cycle, 418 S. Royal Avenue, Florence, AL today for tire mounting. Great folks to deal with and did a great job. They have a bike lift with the drop out tail which makes removal of the rear wheel a piece of cake. They also have the computer spin balance machine.

Price is $50/wheel - they do all the work. $35/wheel you do the removal/replace. IMHO $15/tire well spent to let them do the dirty work. Brian Carbine is the owner 256-766-0831 M-F 9-5, Sat 9-4(call first for firm Saturday hrs). No appointment necessary, they worked me in within a very reasonable time. His mechanics are lifelong motorcycle guys.

If you need lunch while there, try Staggs Grocery just east of the shop, great real meat hamburgers & fries. Looks rough on the outside but clean as a pin on the inside - nice folks.

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Thanks Mike I am going to universal tomorrow. Ed I appreciate the offer and I may take you up on that next time. I am thinking about getting my own changer and balancer. I would like to have someone walk me through the first time. The only experiences i have is with helping my grandfather change tires on his big trucks. Actual breaking and mounting tires. Thats been 15years.
 

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Thanks Mike I am going to universal tomorrow. Ed I appreciate the offer and I may take you up on that next time. I am thinking about getting my own changer and balancer. I would like to have someone walk me through the first time. The only experiences i have is with helping my grandfather change tires on his big trucks. Actual breaking and mounting tires. Thats been 15years.
I have a balancer that is gathering dust now. Use Dyna Beads and save the money on the balancer and get a better ride.
 

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Thanks Mike I am going to universal tomorrow. Ed I appreciate the offer and I may take you up on that next time. I am thinking about getting my own changer and balancer. I would like to have someone walk me through the first time. The only experiences i have is with helping my grandfather change tires on his big trucks. Actual breaking and mounting tires. Thats been 15years.

Anytime you want to try it let me know and we can use mine the first time I have been out of time with a buddy riding we left Tue morning and just got back Fri evening see you later.

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Tire Change

Remember, for the first 100 or so miles, be careful and don't ride agressive as the new skins need scuffed up a bit to get proper traction. Also, check inflation pressures the following day and frequently thereafter and adjust as necessary. :thumbup:

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I used universal in Florence today and they did a fine job. They gave me a quote of $400 for them to get the tires mount + balance(stones). By the way I checked the tire pressures and made sure the bolts were tight. (they were) I had a friend who had a tire fall off his truck 20 miles after buying tires. Now i think of that and check everything. It always amazes me how much better a bike handles with new tires. I cant help but to think that this is lost on the darkside guys with there perpetually square profile.
 

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I used universal in Florence today and they did a fine job. They gave me a quote of $400 for them to get the tires mount + balance(stones). By the way I checked the tire pressures and made sure the bolts were tight. (they were) I had a friend who had a tire fall off his truck 20 miles after buying tires. Now i think of that and check everything. It always amazes me how much better a bike handles with new tires. I cant help but to think that this is lost on the darkside guys with there perpetually square profile.
You would be amazed at how a C/T handles...
 
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