My rear Shinko 777HD was $129 mounted and balanced, with me removing and replacing the wheel. I cannot tell any difference at all in the ride with this tire vs the original Dunlop, that got a hole in it and had to be replaced. Been riding on Shinkos for years.
Find an independent shop that mounts tires, usually much cheaper than going through a HD dealer. Mine charges $20 per wheel, mount and balance, if you bring the wheel and tire in. I do this when I get lazy, but usually M&B them myself.
Check tires before every ride, replace when they get to the tread wear indicators, if not before. Riding past them is false economy. Tires are the only thing between you and a severe case of road rash, or worse.
John, Medina, TN - 2003 Honda ST1300 ABS, 2011 Kawasaki KLR 650, 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO
2017 HD Road Glide Special