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varyder
Posted 2012-11-10 9:54 PM (#126507 - in reply to #116787)
Subject: RE: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Visionary

Posts: 8140
New Bohemia, VA

Putter - 2012-06-16 9:10 AM Bought a 250 rear for $185 at dealer in Roanoke, VA.

Great people.  Price for tires are at or below internet prices, and will mount for a song, on the bike.  It's worth the three hour ride, a day trip to get my tires changed.

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victoryvisiontour
Posted 2012-11-22 6:11 PM (#127320 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Iron Butt

Posts: 763
Anderson, IN (48mi NE of downtown Indianapolis)
Called my local Vic dealer and they wanted almost $600 for a set of E3. Plus $72 for mount and balance. I explained that I can get them for $355 including shipping from several places on the net. I told the guy I would prefer to buy local and would pay a few extra dollars to help the local guy, but I could not pay double. I begged him for a discount. He asked the manager and the answer was no. He said, however, bring in whatever tires I buy and they will mount and balance for the same price.

I received the tires and called a nearby HD shop for mount and balance. The guy said they don't work on other bikes. I explained that I have the wheels off the bike and I only need tires mounted to the wheels and balanced. He said again, "we don't touch other bikes". So, I drove an hour to the Vic shop and they did the mount/balance for $72. I asked if they would mount tires on HD bikes. They said, "Sure, it doesn't matter what bike it is when it comes to tire changing".

I have been looking at heated gear. I bought a set while I waited for the Vic mechanic to change my tires. The HD dealer lost out on a $400 sale (plus an hr shop rate for tire change). I wish my Vic dealer could lower tires prices because I would have much rather given him the whole $827 I spent rather than only $472 ($72 tire change plus $400 heated gear).

Why are dealer tire prices so high?

Edited by victoryvisiontour 2012-11-22 6:14 PM
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bigdogtx
Posted 2012-11-22 6:22 PM (#127321 - in reply to #127320)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Cruiser

Posts: 78
victoryvisiontour - 2012-11-22 6:11 PM

Called my local Vic dealer and they wanted almost $600 for a set of E3. Plus $72 for mount and balance. I explained that I can get them for $355 including shipping from several places on the net. I told the guy I would prefer to buy local and would pay a few extra dollars to help the local guy, but I could not pay double. I begged him for a discount. He asked the manager and the answer was no. He said, however, bring in whatever tires I buy and they will mount and balance for the same price.

I received the tires and called a nearby HD shop for mount and balance. The guy said they don't work on other bikes. I explained that I have the wheels off the bike and I only need tires mounted to the wheels and balanced. He said again, "we don't touch other bikes". So, I drove an hour to the Vic shop and they did the mount/balance for $72. I asked if they would mount tires on HD bikes. They said, "Sure, it doesn't matter what bike it is when it comes to tire changing".

I have been looking at heated gear. I bought a set while I waited for the Vic mechanic to change my tires. The HD dealer lost out on a $400 sale (plus an hr shop rate for tire change). I wish my Vic dealer could lower tires prices because I would have much rather given him the whole $827 I spent rather than only $472 ($72 tire change plus $400 heated gear).

Why are dealer tire prices so high?


Send a copy to the HD dealership owner and remind them that times are tough and a "profit" is a profit......
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Bluto
Posted 2013-01-26 7:56 PM (#130142 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Cruiser

Posts: 75
McHenry, IL
Just picked up a front and rear from Honda Direct Line (same size as the Gold Wing) for $299 delivered to my front door. Sale is good through the end of January.
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Turk
Posted 2013-01-28 7:16 AM (#130184 - in reply to #130142)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Iron Butt

Posts: 612
Bluto - 2013-01-26 7:56 PM

Just picked up a front and rear from Honda Direct Line (same size as the Gold Wing) for $299 delivered to my front door. Sale is good through the end of January.


Are you sure they are actually E3 radials, and not D207s ?

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Bluto
Posted 2013-01-28 7:43 AM (#130186 - in reply to #130184)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Cruiser

Posts: 75
McHenry, IL
Turk - 2013-01-28 7:16 AM



Are you sure they are actually E3 radials, and not D207s ?



Yup. They were at my front door friday afternoon.
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cujo19
Posted 2013-01-28 8:07 AM (#130188 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: RE: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


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I bought a set of E3's from Honda Direct line for $299 ,they were del to my door in 4 days, Rehoboth ,Ma
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Turk
Posted 2013-01-28 8:41 AM (#130189 - in reply to #130142)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Iron Butt

Posts: 612
Bluto - 2013-01-26 7:56 PM

Just picked up a front and rear from Honda Direct Line (same size as the Gold Wing) for $299 delivered to my front door. Sale is good through the end of January.


Do you have a link?

When I did a search, I came up with this site --> http://www.directlineparts.com/byBrand.asp

front E3=169.99, rear E3=219.99




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DrRadar
Posted 2013-01-28 8:48 AM (#130190 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 12
http://www.directlineparts.com/product.asp?pid=2381&str=0&mdl=&mdy=...
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Turk
Posted 2013-01-28 9:13 AM (#130191 - in reply to #130190)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Iron Butt

Posts: 612
DrRadar - 2013-01-28 8:48 AM

http://www.directlineparts.com/product.asp?pid=2381&str=0&mdl=&mdy=...

Awesome, thanks!


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mr.b
Posted 2013-04-24 11:16 PM (#137563 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


New user

Posts: 2
Amherst NY
Did you guys know that the CCT's tire sizes are exactly the same as the GL1800 Goldwing. I know, I've had 6 of them. This opens up your choices of brands. I've tried Metzeler 880's, Avon Cobras, Bridgestones, Dunlop 250 series, and the Elite 3's. Metzelers handled great and were fairly long lasting at 14K miles. The Avon's come in second, followed by the stones, and my last choice would be the Dunflops.

I can't wait to use up these ()^*(P%$% Dunlops and get some real tires on my 13 CCT.

Just my 2 cents worth. Hope to help someone.......
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Strike
Posted 2013-06-13 12:24 PM (#140417 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Cruiser

Posts: 62
San Diego, CA
Just paid $249.00 for my rear tire (180/60R16) last night at my local dealer here in San Diego. Ran over a screw somewhere, and only had 6k miles on it.
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ByteN2it
Posted 2013-06-13 9:13 PM (#140459 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Tourer

Posts: 482
Beer Collins, Colorado (there is no fort)
The last few tires I've bought through Jake Wilson-An E3 180/60 R16 is going for $205 there with free shipping. I now have Avon Cobras front & back on the Vision-a new Cobra the same size was $192.
A set of Dunlop E3's $350 & a set of Cobras $353-best prices I could find-Brian

http://www.jakewilson.com/p/52/-/343/750/-/22918/Avon-Cobra-AV72-Re...

Edited by ByteN2it 2013-06-13 9:21 PM
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Riverdawg
Posted 2013-06-14 12:25 PM (#140477 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: RE: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Cruiser

Posts: 160
Camas Washington
Pro-Calibar Vancouver WA, new set of E3s mounted and will also change out my break pads which I'll supply, 20 mile biek check, $550
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Riverdawg
Posted 2013-06-14 1:10 PM (#140478 - in reply to #140477)
Subject: RE: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Cruiser

Posts: 160
Camas Washington
meant $450, tires, breaks and 20,000 mile service
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johnnyvision
Posted 2013-06-14 6:48 PM (#140487 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Visionary

Posts: 4199
check out these guys
http://wingstuff.com/shop/tires?sitesync=done
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gr8punkin
Posted 2013-07-09 5:15 PM (#141387 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Cruiser

Posts: 161
Albuquerque NM
I just went to directlineparts.com, and order front and rear for $309 with free shipping. I'm happy with that, and cycle gear will mount and balance for $40 per tire. I'll call around some more and see what some of the other local shops will charge me to do it.
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johnnyvision
Posted 2013-07-09 6:40 PM (#141393 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Visionary

Posts: 4199
$218 for rear http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Product/dunlop-elite-3-radial-touri...
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DrDecay
Posted 2013-08-06 4:53 PM (#142633 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: RE: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Cruiser

Posts: 277
Apopka, FL
Just purchased a front Dunlop E3 yesterday. Prices have indeed gone up, but not terribly. RockyMountainATVmc.com had the best prices at $154 + free shipping & no tax. Shipped same day. Should be here tomorrow. So far, I'm extremely pleased with their service. A couple things; rim strip & valve stems coming from a different location and should arrive 2 days later. Still not bad.

Also purchased an E3 rear for a buddy at the same time... $206.

Edited by DrDecay 2013-08-06 4:55 PM
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ByteN2it
Posted 2013-08-06 5:56 PM (#142635 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Tourer

Posts: 482
Beer Collins, Colorado (there is no fort)
Jake Wilson is where I got my last few sets 154 for the front free shipping also-I went with the Avon Cobras on the Vision and got a nail in the back tire that had about 7,000 miles on it so I never got to fully evaluate it-was starting to show some scalloping on the sides and a narrow flat band down the middle-replaced with an E3 on the road.
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Monkeyman
Posted 2013-08-10 6:06 PM (#142803 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Iron Butt

Posts: 1066
Peru, IN
I bought one of the new multi compound (rear) E3s yesterday to replace a new car tire (don't ask). I paid $260 from the dealer. Probably about the same (including shipping) online. Still scuffing it in so I can't comment on performance. I hope it lasts the advertised 20k miles.
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varyder
Posted 2013-08-11 6:36 AM (#142816 - in reply to #142803)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Visionary

Posts: 8140
New Bohemia, VA

Monkeyman - 2013-08-10 7:06 PM I bought one of the new multi compound (rear) E3s yesterday to replace a new car tire (don't ask). I paid $260 from the dealer. Probably about the same (including shipping) online. Still scuffing it in so I can't comment on performance. I hope it lasts the advertised 20k miles.

getting ready to order one myself, I might do it at the dealer this time, the one 3 hours away that will do it from the bike for a mere $40 or so.

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Monkeyman
Posted 2013-08-11 7:07 AM (#142820 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Iron Butt

Posts: 1066
Peru, IN
Seems as good a reason as any for a short "cruise".
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Boots
Posted 2013-08-30 12:49 PM (#143829 - in reply to #105462)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Tourer

Posts: 597
New Mexico
Rocky Mountain ATV
Front Tire
3 Business Days
Total: $153.99
Tax: $0.00
Shipping & Handling: Free!
Amount Paid: $153.99

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com


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bigfoot
Posted 2013-09-10 1:42 PM (#144317 - in reply to #137563)
Subject: Re: Dunlop Elite 3 prices


Tourer

Posts: 494
Akron Ohio area

mr.b - 2013-04-25 12:16 AM Did you guys know that the CCT's tire sizes are exactly the same as the GL1800 Goldwing. I know, I've had 6 of them. This opens up your choices of brands. I've tried Metzeler 880's, Avon Cobras, Bridgestones, Dunlop 250 series, and the Elite 3's. Metzelers handled great and were fairly long lasting at 14K miles. The Avon's come in second, followed by the stones, and my last choice would be the Dunflops. I can't wait to use up these ()^*(P%$% Dunlops and get some real tires on my 13 CCT. Just my 2 cents worth. Hope to help someone.......

Metzelers does not make a tire for the Vision, CC, CCT, or CR.

You can verify that by going to their website or calling them.  They won't even hesitate to tell you NO.  

The Honda Goldwing has virtually the same curb weight as the Vision Tour.  The Honda has a carry weight of around 406 pounds while the Visions carry weight is 98 pounds higher. The Goldwing can ride on tires with less carry weight (GVWR=1316) and stay in spec.  That does NOT mean the Vision can while still maintaining it's much higher GVWR=1414).

I've averaged over 14,000 miles on every set of standard E3's I have had mounted to SCREAM.  Each set was replaced before any wear bars were in contact with the road.

Spend more money on a really accurate pressure gauge and you'll spend less on tires.  You can also start using your front brake more, a lot more, than your rear brake which will increase the amount of miles you get on each set of tires.

The new E3 MT (Multi-Tread) tires are now available and I highly recommend them for increased mileage and less singing and more grip in the turns.  They require 41 PSI in the front and rear.

The E3's advertised in the link provided above are most likely the old stock of standard E3's.  I would call them to make sure that you are getting the new MT versions of both the front and rear tires.

I presently have 11,000 miles on my rear E3 MT and it has yet to sing in the turns and I can guarantee that I'll get at least 4,000 more miles out of it before it hits the wear bars.  The tire looks brand new. 

I would never mount a tire on my motorcycle when the manufacturer of the tire says it doesn't fit.  

I also would never mount a bias ply tire on my Vision.

 

 

 

 

 



Edited by bigfoot 2013-09-10 1:44 PM
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