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Exclamation Labor price check install sprockets and chain in VA

I intend to have a shop install the DID c/s kit and wanted to know what that should cost and if I have a tire installed on the rear what overlap should be deducted.

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what is overlap?
also labor prices vary greatly. Get a phone book and call a few shops in your area to get an idea.

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Overlap is when two labor operations at full when separate are less when combined and reduce the amount of time over all. Like timing belt and water pump on your car. Removing the rear wheel is required for the tire and for the sprocket on the rear. So it would be expected that the time to remove and install the rear tire would be deducted for one of the labor operations. I'm just dbl checking price. Ill keep shopping or just buy the chain tool if they are out of reasonable range.

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I see.
Are you able to change your own tire? It's easier than you think it is.
Same goes for the chain. Proper chain tool is a must but it will be the useful one in your collection.

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I've changed car tires on a tire machine. Changed bicycle tires. Never motorcycle tire. Sure I could figure it out. I was mainly trying to determine as little as I install a tire or chain whether I need to make that investment or pay a professional. Also if my local shop was way out of line I was probably going to reconsider.

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I just changed my rear tire and chain and sprockets on Sunday. Took me a few hours but I did a lot of gunk cleaning too with the chain off. If you were a little closer you could bring it over and I would help you with both. Might be a haul carrying a tire with you though.

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Around here they wanted like 120 to install tires. Chain and sprockets are pretty easy, never done tires, but for what it would cost you could get the tools and never have to pay a shop again.

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If you have the parts it will only be a labour cost. Do a ring around for a time estimate.

I can't supply a realistic time as every job I do takes twice as long as I get in there and clean bits as I pull parts off!

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How do you balance the tire at home? One of those bubble balance deals or what?

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Around here they wanted like 120 to install tires. Chain and sprockets are pretty easy, never done tires, but for what it would cost you could get the tools and never have to pay a shop again.

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$120!

The dealer down the street is $50 if you buy the tire from them.

But

Zee's Custom Motorcycle Frame Polishing and Custom Sportbikes in Chesapeake that will do it for $15 if you pull the wheel off the bike.

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How do you balance the tire at home? One of those bubble balance deals or what?
Like this

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Dyna beads are way easier. Just sayin....

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Hey finally something cheaper in New Zealand than the USA! $25 to fit and balance a tyre if you are supplying the tyre. Often free if they supply the tyre and you just bring in the wheels.

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$120!

The dealer down the street is $50 if you buy the tire from them.

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Zee's Custom Motorcycle Frame Polishing and Custom Sportbikes in Chesapeake that will do it for $15 if you pull the wheel off the bike.
Well that was both tires, and I didn't buy from them. If I took the wheels off it would have been half that though. Next time i'm mounting my own tires

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Around here they wanted like 120 to install tires. Chain and sprockets are pretty easy, never done tires, but for what it would cost you could get the tools and never have to pay a shop again.

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WOW a $120 is a rip off even for two. I bought tire online and had the local Honda shop mount and balance for $25 per wheel. The chain and sprocket you can do on your own, if inclined to do so.

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Did you look at a link to the thread I posted above? All info you want to know is there

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watched my grampa do that.
old school or snake oil?
doing dynabeads this year,
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I haven't tried to change a street tire yet, but the chain is easy. The tools to do it yourself will be the same price (or cheaper) than having the dealer do it one time, and you'll have the tools to do the job again in the future.

I've heard great things about Dyna Beads, I'll try those in the future - I wish they could be used in cars too.

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cars, trucks, big rigs anything.

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Did you look at a link to the thread I posted above? All info you want to know is there

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cars, trucks, big rigs anything.
I've wanted to use them on my car to get rid of the unsightly wheel weights, but their website says only antique & classic cars, not modern cars:

We don't market to cars, SUV's or minivans due to the overall style of those tires, which usually have a low aspect ratio. We classify tires with a low aspect ratio "low-profile". Low profile tires often need lateral balance correction that can only be rectified with the use of standard wheel weights applied to both the inside and outside rim.
So that means that while Dyna Beads should not be used as the sole balancing method for these tire types, you can use Dyna Beads as a "Maintenance Amount". Using a combination of weights and Dyna Beads results in higher tire mileage and a reduction, or elimination, of future rebalancing requiements.

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