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After 18250mi, I figured it was time for a new set of skins. All said & done I have $370.00 invested in a new set of Metz 880ME tires. 110/90/19 up front & 180/70/15 on the rear. I have to give kudos to a fairly new MC shop where I live "Capitol City Motorsports" for doing the change out. The cost of labor was $73.00. Tires & dynabeads came to $297.00 This young man changed my tires out without an appointment within less than an hour. I will be telling all my fellow riding brothers to give their business to him, he also told me, next time call him first, and let him sell me the tires for a lot less than I could get them online. Very good MC mechanic & works on EVERYTHING!! HD, YAMMY, SUZI, HONDA, KAWI, plus the Brit bikes, and German bikes as well. I hope he does well, as he deserves to do so. We had a very good conversation about the VTX in general & he knew way more than any Honda tech I've ever talked to. This guy will have ALL my business that I can't do myself. Here are a couple of before & after pics of my rear tire:



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Hey Mike, did you pull the wheels yourself, or ride the bike in????..

Gonna be getting a tire machine soon (withiin the next sweek or so), and wondering what that $73 in labor covered...:hmm2:
Pulled the wheels myself, the labor was for at least 1hr, which I did not have a problem with. From the way he talked, next time would probably be cheaper cost overall if I buy tires from him. He is very thorough, and cleaned up the rims and tires when he was through, I've had tires come back and the mess left on the rims was unacceptable, causing me at least an hour's worth of time.
Right on, that's what I thought...Hell just pulling/re-installing both wheels is another hour labor....:hmm2:
Easily another hour of labor, plus, i've done this enough to know that when I re-install my front, I know it's done proper, because if you don't align the forks right, you're wasting time & money, the left side tire wear syndrome only gives the tire a half-life.
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