Hrm, well, I may try this little bike shop downtown. Would a Yamaha or Honda shop be able to put the tire on my gsxr?Jason said:$35-$45 is the average for tire mounting and balancing. Unless you can do it yourself or find someone a couple bucks cheaper you're reallly SOL.
Bother balancing when you do the front.User Name said:Just change it yourself. I recently put a new rear on mine after getting a flat and it was a piece of cake. Here's a web site that goes through how it's done.
Since you most likely don't have a press to brake the bead, you can just use a small bottle jack - place the base on the sidewall of the tire and put the whole thing under the frame of a truck. As you jack, it'll pop the bead before it lifts the truck much. I then used one tire iron and 2 large screwdrivers and the tire came off the rim with relative ease. I didn't bother too much with balancing, I just put the dot painted on the sidewall of the new tire (indicating the lightest part of the tire) over the valve stem (usually around the heaviest part of the rim) and it seems fine.
If you know someone who's done it before, get them to help. Once you've done it once, you'll never again pay a dealer to do it.