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Old 12-07-2012, 02:44 PM   #136
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Another thing you will need to consider if you intend to spend any time on the highway is there is very little respect for small bikes from other road users over here. If you can't keep up with traffic you are very likely to end up under it

I would suggest at least a 450. There isn't much single track riding here and the big dunes suck up an aweful lot of power. You might not fancy sand at the moment but wait until you've seen it. It's pretty impressive, as are the vast expanse of wadi's to expolore
Interesting. I really appreciate all the feed back. I have heard that the number one cause of death is traffic accidents, and this includes pedestrians. I guess this confirms it. On the rural roads high speeds are the norm?
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:07 AM   #137
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Does anybody know how long I can keep the bike on UAE plates while living in Oman? I've been thinking to keep both residency visas (UAE and Oman) and keep the bike registered in Dubai, to avoid the hassle with export/import etc...
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:48 AM   #138
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I did a short loop through the desert near the AUH airport. Itching to do a good off-road track near Fujairah this weekend (either Fri or Sat). Will post up the route soon....
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:54 AM   #139
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Rear tire in Dubai

Hey there,

Looking at changing my rear tire...ideally the Michelin Desert 140-80-18 (found one at 975 AED...is that correct!?), or the Conti TKC80s (Same size, none available), or the Dunlop D908 (Same size, less desirable), or the Pirelli equivalent...any leads?

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:17 AM   #140
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Hey there,

Looking at changing my rear tire...ideally the Michelin Desert 140-80-18 (found one at 975 AED...is that correct!?), or the Conti TKC80s (Same size, none available), or the Dunlop D908 (Same size, less desirable), or the Pirelli equivalent...any leads?

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I bought some Heidenau K60's in that size a week ago from 2xwheelers. It looked liked like the had a few different brands in stock with tread patterns similar to the TKC's but I never asked what they were.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:19 AM   #141
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I bought some Heidenau K60's in that size a week ago from 2xwheelers. It looked liked like the had a few different brands in stock with tread patterns similar to the TKC's but I never asked what they were.
Thanks for the prompt response...was there yesterday...only TKCs in 17s, and the Heidenaus you mention...
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #142
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Thanks for the prompt response...was there yesterday...only TKCs in 17s, and the Heidenaus you mention...
saw this on dubizzle a few days ago saying they had conti's in stock

http://dubai.dubizzle.com/classified...dlPTk%3D&pos=2

again I have no idea what sizes they have
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:10 AM   #143
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saw this on dubizzle a few days ago saying they had conti's in stock

http://dubai.dubizzle.com/classified...dlPTk%3D&pos=2

again I have no idea what sizes they have
Thanks - will call tomorrow...
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:24 PM   #144
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Nadim, did u try sebsports ? he's a fellow inmate on Dubai4x4. My friend got his TKC80 in 140/70-18 for his 990Adv a week ago from them.... i think it was old stock so he got a good deal too.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #145
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I did a short loop through the desert near the AUH airport. Itching to do a good off-road track near Fujairah this weekend (either Fri or Sat). Will post up the route soon....
OK, here's the route guys. Its all wadi/off-road and the only tarmac section would be the road leading to Kalba OR Fujairah. The dotted line is the track.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:32 AM   #146
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Pirelli Dubai much more reasonable (350-375 for a rear tire):

AL Hawai Tyre Company al Qouz branch.
TEL : +971 4 3390033
FAX : +971 4 3395505

Going for the XC Mid-hard for dual sport...it is deep for sand too when deflated...they have the Pro but I feel it won't last as much on the tarmac in the heat...once a year for 350AED won't hurt the bank...975 would!
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:52 AM   #147
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vendor middle east thread?

Sounds to me like a vendors and supplies thread for this part of the world might be a good idea. Who's in?
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:57 AM   #148
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Sounds to me like a vendors and supplies thread for this part of the world might be a good idea. Who's in?
Agree, or at least a sticky
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:59 AM   #149
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Guys, anybody joining up for the ride ? if yes, Fri or Sat ?

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:33 AM   #150
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bikes have arrived from Qatar. Going to Dubai tomorrow for a ride on the enduro bike and will be getting the 990 adventure registered this week. So should be ready for some rides out.

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