Good rear tire in Nicaragua

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by renimus, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. renimus

    renimus n00b

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    I'm in Nicaragua and will be here for another 10 days or so before moving down south. Riding 2009 KLR650. Was wondering if anyone has recommendation where I can buy good rear tire. I've already been to number of bigger and smaller stores in Managua including Kawa dealer and Casa Pellas, also mercado - no luck. Right now I'm close to Rivas where I also checked stores and mercado with no luck. I got 130/80/17 and ideally would like to stick with this size. One size up or down would work too though, as long as it's good quality tire.
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  2. AndyT

    AndyT Been here awhile

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  3. Robbbb

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    Hey, were you able to find a place? I'm headed to nicaragua tomorrow and need a rear for a 2009 KLR
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  4. Reaver

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  5. TeeVee

    TeeVee His mudda was a mudda!

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    i've got a new set of michelin t-63's i can sell you in managua.

    pm for more details
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  6. pepelopez

    pepelopez Been here awhile

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    Best bet is try to make it to costa rica, and get them here, better options in san jose, i can go to the shop and see what's in stock, :freaky
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  7. Robbbb

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    Hey teevee, thanks for the offer but I think I'm looking for something a little less aggro as I don't do much more than basic offroading and I do a lot of wandering/mileage so I dont think it is the best tire for me.

    Ideally I'd make it to Panama City, because I am going to catch the ferry and likely fly home from Cartagena so I could just choose tires at home and bring them back. I am a little more than 1mm from the bar (the little limit in the tread that signals for replacement) and I'm 766 miles from Panama City (in Leon).

    I think I'll wait til I cross into Costa Rica, see where I'm at, and decide if I want to source in CR or just push on to Panama.
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  8. Robbbb

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    Wow Pepe thanks for the offer, it's really generous. If you could just provide me w the number of the shop I'll give them a call and if my Spanish fails me maybe I'll take you up on your first offer. :D
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  9. Reaver

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    He successfully did it for me!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/A1-Motorcycles-CR/810965435614185

    If it's possible to make it to Panama it'd likely be cheaper.
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  10. pepelopez

    pepelopez Been here awhile

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    just for an idea, i bought a metz tourance for $260 rear, and a TC80 front for $160, not cheap here, but i got what i needed to pass the inspection:freaky glad to help anybody coming through, even canadians on BMW's:D
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  11. pepelopez

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    OK, made it over the shop, as of today, they have 8 tourance rears, and 2 fronts, $260 for the rear, $240 for the front. they can change them too..:freaky
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  12. Robbbb

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    Thanks Pepe, I'm in Liberia now and it looks like the tire will likely make it to Panama City. My plan is to ride another 80ish miles to Puntarenas and then make a decision about heading to San Jose to get the tire. In the past 500 miles I've been checking the tire daily and haven't noticed a difference. I'm still about a millimeter of tread before recommended replacement.

    Thanks again for your help. I took down A1s address in case I decide to make the detour.
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  13. pepelopez

    pepelopez Been here awhile

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    Glad to help, good luck with the trip, A1 is 100 meters from my shop, let me know if you come by, and i'll buy the beer... :freaky
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  14. pepelopez

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    Hey Robbbb if you get tyres in panama, let us know what you found and for how much, if it's a good deal, might be worth a 3 day trip to buy tyres there:freaky
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