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Sometimes the word "stealership" applies! I just had a rear tire installed on my Street Glide. I called 4 different "indys" in my area and they quoted me a price within $10 of each other. This was to ride the bike in, purchase the tire, have them remove the rear wheel, mount and balance the new tire, and then reinstall the rear wheel (not an easy job on a Harley bagger, btw). Every "indy" was between $292-$300 for the whole thing. They also have rent to pay, employees to take care of, etc.
I then called the Harley Davidson dealer in my hometown, and they quoted me a price of $425, and that was with 30% off on a tire sale they had running at the time! They wanted MORE for just the tire than the "indys" were going to charge me for the whole thing. And they acted like they were giving me a great deal with that price. When you can get the very same service done for $125 LESS at lots of other places, than you can at a Harley dealer.....then to me<--------THAT is the epitome of a "stealership".
Last edited by Diehard; 04-09-2019 at 09:59 PM.