Travis, I mounted the tire myself on my bike. They say the hardest part is getting the bead seated. But I had read that you should polish the bead of the wheel like you would the wheel itself. Then use plenty of lube (Not soapy water as the soap will remain and corrode the wheel over time) when assembling the wheel/tire.
I did this and the tire seated on the bead at about 32 lbs.
And, I balanced the tire myself too........ I used air soft BB's. The bike rides smooth as butter and tire/balancing and all cost me about $65. I now have about 10,000 miles on my tire and it shows very little wear at all.
I also installed a rear motorcycle tire on the front of my bike as the tread is deeper on the rear tires and it should last longer as well.
2002 VTX1800R Corbin Young Gun Seat, Programmer III usb, Saddlemen saddlebags, Stealth Fairing, shop built lowers and highway bars, desmoged and 1800 "C" risers.