I order my tires and tubes from the internet.Chaparral Motorsports has given me the best deal,so I have gotten my tires/tubes from them for many years.
I used to take my tires and wheels to a shop to have them remove the old tires/tubes, and install and balance the new tires/tubes. They charged me ¤40.00 for the procedure including disposal of the old ones.
But this spring they went out of business,so a freind talked me into doing it myself (ourselves).He has the tools, so we did it. It took us about 2 hours, and we balanced them with DynaBeads.
I get around 10,000 miles on a set of tires.I installed new tires at 14,000,26,000,36,000, and 47,000 miles.
Here is how I did it. The procedure is simple if you follow the directions in the Kawasaki shop manual, or the Clymer's manual, or both like I did.
Remove the exhaust pipes.
The bike up on my Sears motorcycle jack.
Removal of front brake caliper.
Front wheel removed.
The rear wheel off.
I have no more photos of this operation, but you can get the idea.