Can't Locate Tires I Want

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Chat Lunatique, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Chat Lunatique

    Chat Lunatique aka El Gato Loco

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    My 2010 1200 GS needs new rubber. I got all the spoons, bead breakers, rim protecters, etc. but cannot find anyplace that has the tires I want.

    Looking for Michelin Pilot Road 3 Trail Tires front and rear. Road 3 but no Road 3 Trail. Out of stock everywhere on the internet that I searched. WTF? Can anyone steer me in the right direction to an online source?? Thanks!!
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    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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  3. Chat Lunatique

    Chat Lunatique aka El Gato Loco

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    Thanks hendrik, but I do know how to Google.

    Revzilla is out of stock

    Yer second link is for Pilot road 3, not road 3 trail

    You can't tell if they are in stock till you enter an order. I'm trying to find someone who stocks them, but thanks for the 30 second try. I've been at this for days hence my OP.
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  4. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Same here, no luck. Gotta be patient I suppose or go with some other set.

    Either PR3 Trails (want to see,what all the hype is about) or trusted Conti Road Attack 2s for me. :deal
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  5. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    Yep, I see that now, edited my post.
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  6. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    Chaparral says they are in stock $159.88 Front out of stock rear in stock.

    Ebay

    Google shopping. I know you said you can google but do you click the shopping button?

    http://www.shophms.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Michelin-Pilot-Road-3&CartID=0


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    Michelin's Pilot Road 3 Trail tire is ideal for such motorcycles as the Triumph Tiger 800, Suzuki V-Strom, Yamaha Super Tènèrè and the BMW GS series.

    Sure Sellers:
    • Features Michelin’s latest-generation 2CT dual-compound technology
    • Soft rubber compound on the tread shoulders and a wear-resistant compound down the
    middle
    • All-new “XST” X-Sipe technology offering full-depth sipes that evacuate water underneath the tire by allowing additional draining capacity of the tread while breaking up water film
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  7. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Maybe you should change your choice.....

    Tires are like oil....everybody has an opinion...I get the ones that are low cost and provide good performance. These days, that's Bridgestone BWs.

    The Dunlops I had been using are no longer available (607s). The Michelin Anakees are too expensive and the front cups.

    Never had Metzlers...didn't need them. Contis and others are too costly.

    I found that these folks have good prices on good tires so, I got some.

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.co...ridgestone-Battle-Wing-BW502-F-Rear-Tire.aspx
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  8. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    why? no one is telling you to change yours.

    tires help our bikes stay connected to the pavement, can't say that for oil.

    why not let others get what they want? it's their money after all.

    i'm going to remain patient and try out the PR3s and if i don't like them i'll go back to my time-tested Conti Road Attack 2s which i like very much.
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  9. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    You are correct on all counts. I was suggesting a change, not demanding one.

    Tire choices are very much like engine oil...often chosen based upon a perception not necessarily on fact. Some choose tires based upon looks. Others have vast experience with various brands and sizes while others still choose based upon the comments they read herein.

    I fully agree with you, tires and oil perform very different functions that are not related to one another.

    And yes, we are free to choose most everything that affects our lives..........
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  10. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    The problem seems to be across all types of tires.

    I talked to my local automotive tire guy (decades of experience), and he said it is due to low demand over the last two years. It seems people really cut back on tires (either not driving, or driving them till the threads show), leaving tire manufacturers with too much inventory rotting away on the shelves. This year, they decided to drastically cut production, and now people want tires (go figure). My car tires were backordered "indefinatley" at the local shop, and 2-weeks on Tire Rack (I guess the big guys get priority). When faced with long back orders for my dual sport, I ended up buying a mismatched set of third and fourth choice tires.

    If you can wait a month or so, placing your back order with a huge retailer will likely get you the fastest results.
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  11. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    just ordered a set of Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires for the GS......now in stock at Motorcycle Superstore.

    :D
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    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    I'm waiting for the Karoo 3's to appear before Spring! (for the GS).
    :clap

    Have Pilot Road 3's on the RT...love 'em. Nice in WET weather, too.
    When I bought them this past Spring...I had to buy each one at a different source.
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  13. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    See? You followed my advice after all.......Motorcycle Superstore. :rilla
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  14. bone13

    bone13 Been here awhile

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    This seems to happen with Michelin every year...
    The last two years in a row the Anakee 2s went on backorder for at least a month and a half come fall.
    I'm learning with Michelin to buy an extra set to have on hand when I ready for a new tire. Then replace the spare. But then again I rely on my bike as my primary transportation which means I go through at least 2 rear tires a year... no need to worry about them going bad in my garage.
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    We have the trails in stock now.

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  17. BMW JEEP

    BMW JEEP Been here awhile

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    I just called a friend of mine that works in the parts dept. at A&S Powersports in Sacramento and he checked with their supplier and he can get those in about a week and ship them to you.
    A&S's number is 916-726-7334. Choose the parts extension (6), ask for Fred. He can get them at this time.

    Good old A&S, they always seem to be able to get a hold of things whenever I ask. They have access to a lot of after market stuff thats not on their website.

    Good luck,

    Curt
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  18. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    i love supporting the local dealer, but why not order thru Motorcycle Superstore? :confused
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  19. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    Tires are round and black. Some have different grooves than others. Otherwise, tires ON your bike are better than tires in a warehouse somewhere. Go with tourances or Anakee 2s, I guarantee they are 99% as good with on road and wet performance, and as a bonus, you can actually ride your GS on gravel and dirt as it was designed to do. The PR3 is strictly a road tire.
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  20. Chat Lunatique

    Chat Lunatique aka El Gato Loco

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    Thanks to all! Chapparel delivered em a couple of weeks ago. $286 with delivery for the pair.

    Seems they were on backorder for quite a while.
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