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post #1 of 10 Old 08-17-2015, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Where to get new tires/chain installed around Phoenix?

Can anyone recommend a reputable place around the Phoenix area where I can have new tires and a chain installed? I'm down in the east valley in Gilbert and will order my own stuff online. Thanks!

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-17-2015, 11:42 PM
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Expect to install new sprockets as well.

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Try it your self it is not that bad. Look up the zip tie method on you tube. a lot easier than you think,

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I would try these guys...they were very reasonable on a rear tire change:
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Thanks guys. I'm not prepared to do this stuff yet since when I go out there I'm essentially on vacation and I'd much rather be riding.

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They want $200 plus tax to install tires, chain and sprockets. 2 hours labor, which I think is way too long for this job.

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That seem about right for the time required,

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Well, I just ordered a set of TKC-70's, DID chain and new sprockets, which should be here hopefully by the end of the week. A local forum member has a HF tire changer so we're going to do the tires. I'll probably hit up the STealer to install the chain and sprockets since I don't have a rivet tool, nor have I ever replaced a chain. 21K on the OEM drivetrain and lubed religiously.

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My chain and sprocket went on my recent trip...labor to change was $130....I thought it was reasonable especially since the front sprocket took 1/2 hr to remove....stuck in there like a big tick on a coon dog.

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Just had Apache Motorsports install my new TKC70's, DID chain and sprockets. The drone from the squared rear tire is gone but now I have whine that disappears when I pull in the clutch and the bike pulls to the right. I'm dropping it back off tomorrow. Price was $195 including tax. I think I'm gonna like the TKC70's but I'm gonna ride some dirt roads here to scrub them in.

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