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Old 01-07-2013, 07:23 AM   #1
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BMW tires that scary?

Let me start off by saying I found a place, finally. But I have called 10 different places to get my new heidenau's mounted and every place either says they can't mount tires I bought for insurance reasons or they are not interested in mounting them on a BMW or a brand they haven't heard of.

Yes I have heard the sidewalls are stiff on these things but really?

Thus ends my rant.

On a side note since I am taking the wheels in myself should I take off the front rotors or am I ok to leave them on?
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:35 AM   #2
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The jury is still out on the k60's, I think that's why people are uneasy about mounting them for you. You can leave the front rotors on, not an issue when mounting tires.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:39 AM   #3
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I leave my rotors on when I take in wheels to have the tires changed.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:28 AM   #4
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thanks guys
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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I change the Heidenaus myself, just try to lay them in the sun for a few hours first to soften the rubber.
I leave the rotors on when I change my tires, just put a towel under it.
Mix a little Dawn dish soap with some water and spray liberally, it will make the job easier, removing and installing.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:39 AM   #6
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I change the Heidenaus myself, just try to lay them in the sun for a few hours first to soften the rubber.
I leave the rotors on when I change my tires, just put a towel under it.
Mix a little Dawn dish soap with some water and spray liberally, it will make the job easier, removing and installing.
Put a tire on it, the rotors fit in the gap under the second or old tire!
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:58 AM   #7
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Put a tire on it, the rotors fit in the gap under the second or old tire!
That would work also.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #8
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Most dealer/indy shops won't mount tires you bought from somewhere else. It has nothing to do with brand or style.

They don't make anything on the tire sale and would need to charge to much to mount and balance them to get the profit margin back. It's all about the, Benjamin's
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:09 AM   #9
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Most dealer/indy shops won't mount tires you bought from somewhere else. It has nothing to do with brand or style.

They don't make anything on the tire sale and would need to charge to much to mount and balance them to get the profit margin back. It's all about the, Benjamin's
+1; I once even got a lecture as to how "I was screwing over their shop for even asking". Needless to say, I don't do business there any longer...
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:11 AM   #10
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Dang! mounting tires isn't that tough. I have four of those 6-8" cheap tire irons and some dish soap, changed every tire i ever bought (unless they did it free).

I did learn something new today tho! set them in the sun for a while to soften them up. good tip there!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:12 PM   #11
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Dang! mounting tires isn't that tough. I have four of those 6-8" cheap tire irons and some dish soap, changed every tire i ever bought (unless they did it free).

I did learn something new today tho! set them in the sun for a while to soften them up. good tip there!!
I also do my own tire changes. When they arrive at the house, they get stored inside until I'm ready to mount them.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:55 AM   #12
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Most dealer/indy shops won't mount tires you bought from somewhere else. It has nothing to do with brand or style.

They don't make anything on the tire sale and would need to charge to much to mount and balance them to get the profit margin back. It's all about the, Benjamin's

This.

There is no issue with mounting tires, just the dealer wanting to fleace you more.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:18 PM   #13
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This.

There is no issue with mounting tires, just the dealer wanting to fleace you more.

Yes Sir! They actually get mad when you ask them to mount tires you purchased elsewhere
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:55 PM   #14
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Yes Sir! They actually get mad when you ask them to mount tires you purchased elsewhere
I was under the gun to get my wifes tires changed on the bike I just got her, 2004 BMW F650GS, so I could have it ready for her to ride after she passed her MC test in October of last year. I took the tires to local dealer #1 who asked for my receipt for the tires in my hands. I said I bought them else where and was told that they do not install tires not purchased at the store. The next dealer said he would do them, in 8 days at a cost of $80.00 each tire. I changed them myself. It takes a while with no machine and the last time I changed a tire for a dual purpose bike was about 2007. Practice for my future bike when I figure out what it will be.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:25 PM   #15
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... local dealer #1 who asked for my receipt for the tires in my hands. I said I bought them else where and was told that they do not install tires not purchased at the store. The next dealer said he would do them, in 8 days at a cost of $80.00 each tire. ...
Some of you guys have seriously shitty local dealers - I'm sorry to hear that.

Back in the UK, my local car tire store has the equipment to change bike tires but doesn't sell the tires. I bring in the (mail-ordered) tires on the back of my old airhead RT and they help me remove the wheels, mount the tires for me and chat with me while they're doing it. Last time I insisted on paying double because they were only going to charge me 5 (about $8) for the entire operation.
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