On 29 May, I took a nail in my rear tire. That afternoon, the TPM warned me about low tire pressure (10 psi low), but the bike was still rideable. I found the nail and called the nearest BMW dealer. They stayed late just for me, and replaced the front and rear tires on my K1200GT with Michelin Pilot Road 2s while I waited. The service manager told me that their tire prices are very good. Your post confirms it.
Pilot Road 2 120/70ZR17 (Front): $136.95
Pilot Road 2 180/55ZR17 (Rear): $189.95
2 weights: $2.00
2 CTRF (California Tire Recycle Fund, $1.75 x 2): $3.50
1 hour labor: $84
EPA waste disposal: $1.00
Tire Disposal: $2.00
Sales tax: $25.57
Grand Total: $446.47
Other notes of interest:
1. I have seen discussions on these forums about different brands of tires for the K1200GT. According to the service manager, not all of them are "BMW approved". The Dunlop Roadsmarts are not approved, for example. The service manager was quite willing to install any tire I wanted, and they stock tires that are not BMW approved for customers who want them. The discussion was merely informational, that's all. The service manager couldn't tell me what bad thing happens (if anything) when you use non-approved tires. Examples of BMW approved tires include Bridgestone 020s (but not 021s yet) and Metzlers. According to the sales manager, the Michelin Pilot Road 2s were only just recently approved by BMW.
2. The Michelins were more expensive than the other tires. I don't remember exactly, but they were about $20 more for the fronts, and $35 more for the rears. I chose the Michelins because I wanted to try a dual compound tire and had read good reviews on these forums about them. The extra cost may be a waste, because I ride mostly slabs. We'll see.
3. There was a somewhat limited selection of tires in stock at the time. I had a choice of four brands of tires. The only BMW approved tires in stock were the Metzlers and the Michelins. I could have asked the dealer to install any brand of tire that I wanted, if I was willing to leave my bike and let them order the desired tires. I didn't have that option.
4. I had 6,600 miles on the original Bridgestone 020 tires that came with the K1200GT. The rears were just at the wear bars, and the fronts were scalloped. That's why I replaced both tires. In addition, if I had replaced the tires separately, I would have paid for an additional hour of labor, which is 2/3 the cost of the front tire anyway.
5. Brown Motor Works in Pomona, CA will be giving a tire seminar on 19 July, including an emergency repair demo. They are not the ones who took care of my tire replacement, but I can vouch for them - they have great people there.