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Author Topic: How much does it cost to have a rear tire installed on a Roadmaster  (Read 843 times)

Offline howie192

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Hi everyone.
 I found my rear tire really low on air so I inspected it and a screw has punctured it so I need a new tire at 3000 miles :-(
 I would like to know or have and idea of how much the cost will be to get it done at the Indian dealer or what you guys have paid
So I have a comparison when I contact the dealer tommorow 



Offline 49Indian

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Re: How much does it cost to have a rear tire installed on a Roadmaster
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 10:51:30 AM »
Same thing happened to me a couple of years ago, on my 2014 Vintage. The owner of a local shop picked up my bike on his way to work and with the new tire, tube and labor it was about $285. The dealer will charge full retail for the tire, about $90 for a tube, $18 for new rubber around the inside of the rim, and labor. I would get a quote from an Indy to compare to the dealer.

Offline Mikekoz13

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Re: How much does it cost to have a rear tire installed on a Roadmaster
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 12:44:54 PM »
I had a rear tire put on my 2014 Chieftain last Fall. If I remember correctly.... About $265 installed by my local indy.
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Offline Chris Foth

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Re: How much does it cost to have a rear tire installed on a Roadmaster
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 02:33:00 AM »
Check around, one into dealer told me $199.00 the other Indian dealer locally told me $369.00. The Polaris dealer told me $215.00 plus install. Install normally around $55.00 but they couldn't be should on the roadmaster as it would be their first

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Re: How much does it cost to have a rear tire installed on a Roadmaster
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 08:19:43 AM »
Hi everyone.
 I found my rear tire really low on air so I inspected it and a screw has punctured it so I need a new tire at 3000 miles :-(
 I would like to know or have and idea of how much the cost will be to get it done at the Indian dealer or what you guys have paid
So I have a comparison when I contact the dealer tommorow

howie192 -

How much did it end up costing you?

Offline RickkciR

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Re: How much does it cost to have a rear tire installed on a Roadmaster
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 07:19:10 PM »
Up in Durango, CO.. .. in a jam .... $350 installed, after the smoke cleared... .. no other options

Offline howie192

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Re: How much does it cost to have a rear tire installed on a Roadmaster
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2017, 02:31:17 AM »
It cost me 420.00 dollars installed on the rear, the tire was 300 bucks without labor and about 1.0 labor to install it came to 420.00. They put a factory tire on the bike, the Indian website sells the tire for 350.00.  I did not price the tire elsewhere or aftermarket or even another brand. I think it was fair and honestly I did not want anyone touching my bike but the Indian dealer as they have done all the work on it.

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Re: How much does it cost to have a rear tire installed on a Roadmaster
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 09:51:40 AM »
It's a shame that you have to pay $400 for one tire every 10,000 miles. I get pissed every time I have to pay $90 for a tube on my Vintage! Nobody else has a front tube to fit that wheel because of the angle of the stem, 30^ or something. Put a cast wheel on the back and I'm looking for something for the front, even though the spoke wheel and whitewall looks good on that model. Hell I just put two Michelins on the wife's car for $320, 90,000 miles.
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Offline ndncowboy

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Re: How much does it cost to have a rear tire installed on a Roadmaster
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2017, 03:01:18 PM »
I got screwed really good at a Harley dealer when my rear picked up a bolt that left a quarter inch hole in the tire. I ran that sucker with zero air pressure for 12 miles just to get to a safer spot off the highway. Nearest dealer that had a tire that would fit was Harley. I'm actually ashamed at how much it cost but it was well over $500. Nearest Indian dealer was over 200 miles so they had me by the short ones and knew it.
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Offline Chris Foth

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Re: How much does it cost to have a rear tire installed on a Roadmaster
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2017, 08:53:18 AM »
I got screwed really good at a Harley dealer when my rear picked up a bolt that left a quarter inch hole in the tire. I ran that sucker with zero air pressure for 12 miles just to get to a safer spot off the highway. Nearest dealer that had a tire that would fit was Harley. I'm actually ashamed at how much it cost but it was well over $500. Nearest Indian dealer was over 200 miles so they had me by the short ones and knew it.
I would have said "thank you very much for taking advantage of a broken down traveler, this is one of the reasons I'm not on a Harley"

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Re: How much does it cost to have a rear tire installed on a Roadmaster
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2017, 02:23:04 PM »
Same thing happened to me a couple of years ago, on my 2014 Vintage. The owner of a local shop picked up my bike on his way to work and with the new tire, tube and labor it was about $285. The dealer will charge full retail for the tire, about $90 for a tube, $18 for new rubber around the inside of the rim, and labor. I would get a quote from an Indy to compare to the dealer.

$90 for a tube? That's an expensive logo they print on the box. I recently put tires on my 1946 Chief. 5.00 x 16 tube at Jerry Greer's was $26.
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Re: How much does it cost to have a rear tire installed on a Roadmaster
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2017, 09:13:43 PM »
...from the Indian dealer in Honolulu about a year ago...
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