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Discussion in 'Canada' started by shipwrek12001, Feb 1, 2014.
Two tires is $150+...
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Huh!?... Pete's 5 minutes from my place. Have been living in the region for 12 years and I didn't even know. I guess when you're not in that mindset (superbike) you don't pay attention all that much.
I guess I'll have to stop by his shop some day.
Small place in the building behind the RV dealer.
I've had good results with Pete's Superbike.
Tires are fresh, prices are good and you get your tires quick.
Have you heard about Heidenaus?? :huh
'Cause they look pretty much the same...
I've been using K60 Scouts on my big KTM Adventure for the past 16 000 kms, but I'm ready to change them to Mitas, which I bought from MX-1, like every one else!!
I was very impressed by the Heidenaus, I just want to give a shot at the Mitas and see how they fair...
Yeah. If Heidenaus or Mitas offered tires in the sizes I need, I probably wouldn't have posted.
Golden Tyre offers the sizes I need, and they are the only manufacturer who has a DS tire in those sizes. Strange combination that is...
I guess I'll be ordering from a US dealer, since the Canadian distributor of Golden Tyres is only interested in selling enduro tires.
Thanks for your input Outbacktaz.
And what size tires are they?
Stock sizing is 3.00-19 and 130/90-16. So 90/100-19 and 120/90-16. Not the normal DS sizes...
I'm looking for 80/20 road/off-road tires that will mainly be ridden on gravel when "off-road". I'd prefer to not mix and match brands or models if possible, price is also a factor. The GT 201 is the best looking compromise I've found so far.
Oh, I see. But can't you play with size as well? Like, on my KTM Adv, the standard size is 150/70-18 in the back. I went for a 140/80-18 this time 'cause the right size was not available... They received the 150 in the midst of winter...
I haven't found too many 16" rear 80/20 DS tires with a matching 19" front, but that may be me not searching well enough. I was pretty excited when I found the GT 201 in sizes that would work. Until I called the Canadian distributor and was told that he wasn't interested in bringing them in... WTF? He doesn't want my money??? :eek1
Kenda has their K761 in 100/90-19 and -16 so at least I have some options. Though the front would be a tight fit and the rear skinny...
<sigh> I'm open to suggestions.
I had Mitas E-09 and enjoyed them, but they wear really fast on pavement at my normal 130kph. If you're going to stick with gravel, you'd likely get excellent life out of them. I note that you're having trouble finding sizes, so you may already have evaluated Mitas / Mx1Canada, in which case you might just want to grab a DRZ or KLR. :) Either way, best of luck!
Thanks. I hope you have no problems finding shoes that fit your feet, 'cause by your logic... (shudder)
I've found tires that should work for my needs, just not in Canada! So I'll have to spend my $ with a US dealer. So be it.
I'm looking for dunlop 908r tires...
Canada's MC 179.. free ship
Dual SPort plus 185 + ship
Pete's Super bike 155 + ship...
Dam they don't give those tires away...:huh
Just made a tire purchase from Canada's Motorcycle, when I went to check out they knocked $10 off for buying more than one tire.
Pete's seem to have the cheapest price on the d908rr whether stateside or in Canada. A mile from the border and haven't bought a tire in Canada a few years now.
I would think with the dollar on the decline I should grab a few before they rise in price a bit.
Hard to beat that tire for those that actually get dirty with the big bikes.
Good wear and good traction offroad.