Preferred Installer | MotoTireGuy

4.9 of 5 (67 Reviews)

Robert Markowitz

1064 Revere Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94124

(415) 601-2853

www.mototireguy.com

Days & Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-6:30pm | Please call to schedule appointment

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Tire Changing Services

  • This shop employs properly trained personnel for mounting and balancing tires.
  • Mounting / Balancing Equipment: No-Mar
  • Tire Mounting Limitations: No ride-ins for Harley-Davidson, Buell, X-large cruiser/bagger, full dresser, scooters and older pre-1984 model motorcycles but carry-in service is accepted. Shop may also decline service for x-large 200-plus size rear tires.
  • Additional Notes: Please call ahead for assistance finding/ordering the right tires for your bike or to make a service appointment, Payment types accepted include major credit cards and cash. No personal checks or Paypal. Additional labor charges may be applied for bikes with exhausts or other equipment that interferes with normal removal of the front/rear axle. Additional charges may be applied for inner tube installation, rim locks, and air-valve stems. All services require an appointment, so please call ahead.

Additional Services

Tire Service PricesShop Rate: $88/hr

Street Tire

Mount/Balance

Shop Removes & Reinstalls Wheel

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$54.00
Rear
$54.00
Set
$108.00

Customer Brings in Wheel

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$27.00
Rear
$27.00
Set
$54.00

Other Services

Tire Disposal Fee
$0.00 - $2.00
Valve Stem Replacement Fee
$7.00

*Actual Service Prices may vary depending on make and model — Please contact the Preferred Installer for more details.

Customer Reviews

Quick, Easy, Nice Guy

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(San Francisco, CA)

If you're in SF, getting the tire shipped here and riding in for an install couldn't be much easier. Good prices and friendly service. Watch out for gravel on the industrial roads near the shop.

Great service

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(San Francisco, CA)

Fantastic. Highly recommended.

Easiest way to get tires properly installed in SF...

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(San Francisco, CA)

Second set of tires I had installed by Robbie, happy with the experience and results, will be coming back as soon as I have worn out my current set. Easy, convenient, competitive rates, and a quality job...

Robby is the man

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(San Francisco, CA)

If you live in the Bay Area, Robby is your guy. Been going to him for years. It seems every other motorcyclist I know has too. He is a a great guy, very knowledgeable, quick, and reasonably priced. No complaints. BARF approved as well :)

Awesome!

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(San Jose, CA)

Great service! Robbie is a great guy. Super helpful, provided me with lots of maintenance tips and tricks. Excellent pricing compared to others in the area.

He's the man!

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(San Francisco, CA)

MotoTireGuy helped for shipping, gave advices for tires and motorcycle maintenance. I liked the fact that he gives quick replies to emails and even keeps in touch after the job is done. Thanks!

BMW 1150RT TIRE CHANGE

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(SAN FRANCISCO, CA)

ROBBIE IS GREAT HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING AND VERY GOOD AT IT LIKE ARNOLD SAID " I'LL BE BACK"

MotoTireGuy was great

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(San Francisco, CA)

Quick, friendly, and relatively cheap. He even explains what he is doing as he is doing it rather than asking you to 'wait over there' while he does his thing. I highly recommend this guy. He even gave my motorcycle a once over after the installation and made some other recommendations for free.

Left with more than new tires

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(Brooklyn, NY)

Robbie was amazing from initial contact to seeing me off on brand new tires. He explained what was important in matching front and back tires, ideal tire pressure, and also pointed out other aspects of the bike during the tire change such as the wearing sprocket. The change was relatively quick and he had me back on my bike with safety tips. 5 stars. MotoTireGuy was not the closest, but he was definitely worth the trip.

Great Alternative To Expensive Shops

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(San Francisco, CA)

I've used MotoTireGuy a couple times now and have had great experiences. His work is solid and quick, and he's friendly. My only advise is to look at Google street view before heading over because his shop is in a garage and not the easiest to find. Cheers! - Justin

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(pacifica, CA)

THE BEST. Seriously. Very straight forward, very quick, very good. I'll be using him for my tires from now on, period. You should too, if you want it done right AND fast.

Why would I go anywhere else?

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(Sunnyvale , CA)

Cheap, knowledgeable, fast, and careful.

Again, Another Awesome Install

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(saratoga, CA)

MotoTireGuy has got to be the best tire installer I have ever worked with. Very fast, always happy to work with you, and a great experience all around. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

The ONLY place to go in Bay Area for Motorcycle Tire Installations

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(Foster City, CA)

Robbie is an amazing guy. I am a novice motorcycle rider and my tires were showing up cord. Not only did Robbie quickly change the tires that I got directly shipped to him but he also gave me amazing tips for tire maintenance. I would highly recommend him and would always go to him for any future tire service.

Moto Tire Guy, Best In The Bay

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(San Francisco, CA)

I went down to the Moto Tire guy a few weeks ago. I ordered my tires to my house and rode down with them to be installed. Rookie mistake. When I got there I had ordered the wrong tires. He got me online. Got me the correct tires. Looked my bike over. Told me what needed attention. Sent me to the best mechanic in town and my bike is happier then ever. And so am I. Super nice. Super professional, the only person who will be changing my tires. Don't bother going anywhere else.

THE place to go!

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(san francisco, CA)

Robbie, is a great guy to have your new tires mounted. He is very informative and has a great reputation in the MC community. I brought my bike in just after getting it and was really happy with my experience. Robbie is THE MAN!!

Excellent!

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(Redwood City, CA)

This man is very professional and knows what he is doing! This was the 2nd time using his services and we are thankful to have found him and will continue to have our tires changed at his shop when needed. P.S. He has a sweet kitty named Photon! :)

Robbie is the best!

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(San Francisco, CA)

If you live in or near SF, there's no other place to go. Everything was really easy - just have the tire(s) shipped to him, make an appointment and you're set.

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(San Francisco, CA)

Top Notch Service and very accommodating, recommended installer!

Awsome.

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(san francisco, CA)

Fast and at a good price. More importantly he takes good care of your ride as you watch.

Robbie's the BEST!

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(San Francisco, CA)

Robbie is a fast, knowledgeable, friendly, tire guru.

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(SAN FRANCISCO, CA)

Moto TireGuy is highly recommended. Service is fast and fair.

Excellent Service

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(Oakland, CA)

In and out in 20 minutes. Will keep going here everytime.

Great experience

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(San Francisco, CA)

Robbie was great. It was good to chat with him while he worked, and he was sure to point out a couple of maintenance things for me - knew I should have ordered brake pads too. Walked away with some valuable tire pointers.

Excellent

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(San Francisco, CA)

Professional, cheap, and great service. I will go again, and again, and again. Highly recommended to anyone living in San Francisco.

Staight, Efficient, Informative

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(San Francisco, CA)

Excellent service, was done in 45 minutes, and had informative tips to gently convey.

New Tires The EZ Way

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(San Carlos, CA)

Thank you MotoTireGuy

Great local service you can trust!

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(San Francisco, CA)

Robbie (MotoTireGuy) is awesome. He had left a business card on my bike several months back so when it came time to get new tires I gave him a call. He helped make recommendations on what tires to consider and let me know how the process worked. I ordered a set of tires from http://motorcycle-supe... on Thursday, and they arrived straight to Robbie's garage on Monday. Robbie left me a message that they arrived and I called back to schedule an appointment. I was stoked to get something same day, especially since it was supposed to rain the rest of the week I wanted to get it done ASAP. Robbie's garage is a chill environment, some good classic rock plays through an old stereo, there's a mini fridge w/ soda and water, posters and some chairs to wait in. Robbie is helpful and points out some maintenance recommendations or potential issues, lubes the chain, and checks your brake pads. He had a set of tires mounted and balanced in less than 45 minutes. Chattdd w/ Robbie for a few minutes afterwards until his next appointment arrived and then he helped jump start my bike since it wouldn't start due to a weak battery. I definitely recommend MotoTireGuy w/ two enthusiastic thumbs up. I will refer all my rider friends and definitely go back when its time for more tires.

Robbie is the fantastic

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(San Francisco, CA)

if you don't already know, Robbie takes care of business. A+ service!

Great experiece!

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(San Francisco, CA)

MotoTireGuy was awesome - explained the whole process and called me the day the tires arrived. He had me in and out of there in a jiffy! Highly recommend him and will definitely be a repeat customer.

Simply the best!

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(San Francisco, CA)

My experience here was unbeatable. Quick, affordable, pleasant. I was even given a free PBR while he installed the tire. Don't look anywhere else. Robbie is your guy!

Excellent Service, great guy

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(San Carlos, CA)

Rob clearly is a Zen master in tire changing. Was ready to go when I showed up, got the bike on the life in a matter of minutes and was done about 20 minutes later. He treated the bike like it was his own, checking it over as he went, all the while answering questions as he worked. A true professional providing a great service.

Fair Prices And Great Service

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(San Francisco, CA)

What took me so long to figure this out? Great online tire prices and MotoTireGuy to do the installation.

Robbie is great, but you guys misspell my name

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(Oakland, CA)

I've been going to Robbie for four or five years to get tires installed. I keep going to Robbie because he's quick, he does the job right, and his services are priced fairly.

Moto Tire Guy

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(San Francisco, CA)

My first time using his services, was very impressed by the speed and professionalism with which he mounted new tire with wheel on bike. He was ready for me as I rolled into his driveway, and was done with the job in about 25 minutes. would recommend him to any SF Bayarea bikers, especially given the reasonable cost for mounting.

First rate experience

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(Arcata, CA)

Robbie is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Excellent, fast service. I will use him again.

Great service!

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(Walnut Creek, CA)

Nothing but good things to say about Robbie at MotoTireGuy. Excellent and quick communication right from when I ordered and status updates on the delivery. Scheduled the install for my convenience after work hours. Cheerful and friendly to talk to during the installation. I actually had an issue with a tire, not related to his installation, and he again was quick to step in and help me resolve it. Plenty of businesses seem great until you have a problem and it's during those times when you really know if you're dealing with a good place or not. Thanks!

MotoTireGuy Is the Guy!

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(Pacifica, CA)

This is the second time I have used Rob, He is quick, He is very flexible and does a great job!

Fast service at a reasonable price

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(Pacifica, CA)

Moto Tire Guy is a small operation, but it works just fine. He was flexible with appt times and went right to work when I got there, finishing in about 15 minutes. Although the garage could be cleaner, it certainly didn't affect the service any. I would recommend Moto Tire Guy. Buying your tires at Motorcycle Superstore and then having Moto Tire Guy put them on is a deal that can't be beat.

Great service

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(San Jose, CA)

Very professional. Helped explain certain things to me too, such as adjust my chain, lubing it, checking my brake pads.

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(Walnut Creek, CA)

Excellent in all regards.

Simply awesome

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(San Carlos, CA)

Rob is a great guy, his prices are very reasonable and he does great work. I always take all of my tire work to him, and I have always been very happy.

Preferred Installer

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(San Rafael, CA)

Robby at Moto Tire Guy was great. Called me to keep up to date with the delivery, and was very accommodating of my schedule. I brought my bike in for the tire change (front and back), and I was out of there in under an our. Very professional and knowledgeable. I will go back next time I need the tires changed again. Thanks, and keep up the good work, Andre.

The Best!

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(Half Moon Bay, CA)

I'm never going to have to look for a tire installer because I've found the best! Thanks again!!!!!

Trouble-free, professional, quick, friendly, convenient--what more to ask (or say)?

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(San Francisco, CA)

Weekend availability is a MAJOR plus for working stiffs like me!

Best in the area

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(San Francisco, CA)

Robbie is hands down the best person in San Francisco to have install your tires. He's quick, full of information and does a great job. I also like that he is close and will bend his schedule around you to get your tires installed. Quite the professional as well. I recommend him to anyone looking to get tires put on their bikes. On or off bike you cant beat his prices. As a bonus his shop cats are cool too.

Excellent!

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(San Francisco, CA)

This process of buying my tires online and having MotoTireGuy do the installation and balance on my bike was awesome. Robbie is very professional, got my tires installed in under one hour and saved me at least $50 compared to what I would have spent at a retail motorcycle shop.

Gotta like that Mototireguy

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(Belmont, CA)

great guy and resonable rates with quick service. Thanks Robbie!

Great Job

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(Riverbank, CA)

Nothing much else to say, other than Robbie really did a quick job and made sure the tires were on nice and tight. Easy going and will offer you a beer or soda and just make you feel like a friend while he does the job out of his garage. A+ job.

Awesome!

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(San Francisco, CA)

Perfect location and fast, friendly service!

MotoTireGuy is a great asset to the SF Moto Community

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(San Francisco, CA)

Robbie was great about getting me into his shop late in the evening so I could get a set of tires installed. Totally professional, in a clean shop, and great workmanship. I'll definitely be going back to him (along with this website's tires) for my next set!

Incredible Service

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(San Francisco, CA)

This was simply an awesome transaction from start to finish! First, Motorcycle Superstore had the tires I wanted in stock and on sale. Secondly, they shipped them directly to my installer and got them there a day ahead of schedule (even during the busy holiday season!) Finally, the friendly service at MotoTire Guy is unmatched. I was in and out in about a half hour and pair a fraction of what other local installers quoted me. I can't recommend Motorcycle Superstore and MotoTire Guy enough!!!

Professional, patient and pleasant

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(San Francisco, CA)

I put Robbie through the ringer in terms of re-scheduling and hounding him with calls all day to coordinate. He showed the utmost professionalism and patience in making an installation work for me. Very fast service and nice guy!

THE BEST INSTALL!!

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(Fairfield, CA)

Robbie was GREAT! the cost of having him install my tires was about half the price that everyone else was charging. Rob is VERY friendly and offered great advice on riding gear and bike maintenance. i will NEVER use a different installer again. Robbie is the MAN and is my preferred installer as long as i am in the area. i highly recommend him to everyone.

robbie is best

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(san francisco, CA)

screw dealers with their overinflated prices and dumb mechanics. Robbie does is for 1/4 of what Munroe had quoted and he does not do it for charity.

Great price and job

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(richmond, CA)

You can't go wrong with Moto Tire Guy. Great price for the service and he won't mess your rims up.

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(Oakland, CA)

Excellent service

MOUNTED TIRE

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(SAN BRUNO, CA)

QUICK & PAINLESS

Good Installation

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(Sausalito, CA)

Very friendly and helpful.

Wonderful service

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(San Francisco, CA)

Installer was fast and efficient and showed me some things I needed to look into on the bike as he installed the tires. Many friends recommended him and I certainly can understand why.

perfect install

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(South San Francisco, CA)

Did it quick and was helpful expalining tire pressures

Job Well Done

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(San Francisco, CA)

It looks like I had the same results as the other reviewers. I got a great low price on my tires and then expert installation at a very fair price. Thumbs up to MotoTireGuy

Great Installation, Fast & Friendly Service

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(Berkeley, CA)

Robbie's service was great! The Preferred Installer program is awesome. I understand now why Robbie is the #1 Preferred Installer in the Bay Area! Thanks again! Chris

Another Happy Camper

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(San Francisco, CA)

Very happy with the quick professional service. Never thought that motorcycle tire installation and service could be this easy.

MotoTireGuy rocks!

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(Emeryville, CA)

I couldn't believe how easy it was! I was skeptical of how it would go because the pricing was so reasonable. I just dropped my bike off and an hour later it was done! Location is close to food and entertainment, shop is clean, service was friendly and professional, and pricing was great! What more can you ask for? I will definitely go back when these tires wear out.

Great Service!

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(El Sobrante, CA)

MotoTireGuy (Robbie) did a great job. Highly recommended. I plan on using his services again the next time my bike needs tires.

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(Oakland, CA)

Robbie is fast, thorough, and effective. He does not disappoint. I've dealt with him probably a half dozen times over the past three years, and I plan to continue doing business with him.