Tire needed in oaxaca

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  1. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    I'll need a rear tire for my KTM 1290 SAR
    A 150 x 18 is needed. A Conti TKC 70 would be ideal.
    I'll be arriving in Cuidad Oaxaca in a couple of days and staying for a few weeks . So one shipped to me will work or if someone can suggest a Moto shop in the city with tires.

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  2. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    I found a thread that reported success with online merchant Mercado Libre in Mexico for tires. I just checked and it looks like they have exactly what you need. I added a link below. Looks like free shipping. They delivered a tire for the guy to Overland Oasis in Thule, 10 miles East of Oaxaca (could probably deliver to where you will be staying or to a shop). Calvin is your man at Overland, his contact information is on his webpage.

    Conti TKC 70 150/70-18 LINK

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  4. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Cal as usual " You Da Man" ! I'll go there Monday
    and see what they have .

    Max
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  5. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    I remember this guy had a small, but well stocked shop in CDMX and he sells online. I haven't bought anything here in ages, but looks like the store has been growing, so he may have the tire you need if you can't get it locally from Moto Vazquez. Either that or the MercadoLibre @Tricepilot suggested, have it shipped to OAX and installed at any shop there.


    https://motohouse.com.mx/llantas-para-motos/


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  6. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Arrived in Oaxaca Sunday . Staying at a beautiful AirBnB Bonnie and I rented in a nice part of town .
    I'll be out Today checking out shops with tires for sale and who can mount tires professionally on my bike .
    Mercado Libre has a couple of tire options that will work . Our host will help me with the particulars of buying
    online and shipping .

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  7. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Sourced a tire from Marcado Libre . They have a wide range of choices with good prices and quick delivery .
    I'm checking out shops for the installation today . Usually I'd do that myself but the rear tubeless is a beast to
    unseat the bead .
    Thanks to our AirBnB hosts for the help and upcoming tour to Oaxacan sites .

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    They also have a 400 acre coffee finca overlooking the Pacific we're planning on visiting next week .
    The kind of experience you dream of having when visiting a new place .

    Also made another new friend !

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    Not quite as impressive as Jonz's friend !

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    Is there a particular Artist you like in San Martin Tilcajete ?
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  9. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Absolutely ! We've bought a few small Alebrijes
    And I have an understanding of the features and painting detail fine quality examples must have.
    We really didn't see anything in Oaxaca City that met our criteria . I actually feel the quality has deminished to an unacceptable level as more tourist flood in to the town.
    So taking the advise of @SkizzMan we traveled out to Tilcajete and visited the couple who are arguably putting out the highest quality works available.
    Zeny Fuentes y Reyna
    They are zapotec artists working together to create induvidule works infused with the spirit
    and knowledge learned from their cultures
    three thousand year history. They also have more artisans making very high quallity pieces .
    Zeny and Reyna's creations are usually sold to dealers around the world as soon as they are completed.
    When we arrived he had one of the few tour groups he allows to visit his workshops getting demonstration of the making of his pieces. Tourists stopping by randomly are only shown a
    small collection in the front room of his business.
    Where I was standing when we caught each other's eye. Passing through to the main workshops I introduced myself and mentioned
    Mark's referral.
    Talk about making a short story long
    The tour group went to a side room for lunch
    and Zeny stopped carving and began what turned into a four hour conversion with me about his work , culture, artistic creative process, mescal
    children, motorcycles and his twin turbo Mini.
    Bonnie and Reyna hit it off as well .
    Awesome day.
    These folks are at the cutting edge of their art form ,transforming the traditional into highly sophisticated carved and painted creations.
    We were able to buy a just completed object
    Which they say and we feel is infused with
    the spirit of the Buho and the Night .
    Reyna and Zeny only worked on this object
    at night to imbue that magic into this object.
    We spent more time together today completing
    various details of the transaction .

    Max
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  10. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Buho de la Noche

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  11. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    A gift from them

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    Buenas Noches
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    Very nice Max that is truly a wonderful piece!
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  13. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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  14. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    I love that town. I could spend days looking at that artwork, simply amazing. I really like the porcupines, with the painstakingly handpainted quills (no pun) as well as the crazed rabbits.

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  15. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    We also love the area . That's why we rented a house in Le Reforma for two weeks.
    Enjoying cooking most of our meals with local ingredients sourced at the big marcado in el centro .
    And of course
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    Max
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  16. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    That's great, I would move to Oaxaca in a heartbeat if I could, I almost did a couple of times.

    I bought a huge porcupine in that same store. I had no room for it, so I removed all the quills in order to fit the porcupine in my bike. My kids had a great time trying to replace all the quills back in the correct placement. They are all different lengths, needless to say, it took a while.
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    jimmex Guero con moto Supporter

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    Great stuff Max. Give Bonnie a hug and enjoy the rest of your trip. Saludos.
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  18. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Our Buho needs to have a special wood box made and it needs to be carefully wrapped for shipping.
    They are taking care of all of that . For shipping I decided to have it shipped to Noglas, Son. That saves
    some money but I also didn't want some ham fisted custom agent damaging the work while tearing into the box
    for inspection. We're only 90 minutes north of Nogales so we will drive down, park on the U.S. side, walk over
    get a cab to the fedex cab back and carry the box through customs.

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  19. OtterChaos

    OtterChaos Guzzi Sud!

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    I like how you framed the photos to hide my Moto Guzzi, don't want anyone thinking oh look yet another KTM but check out the Italian over there.
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  20. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    tripping as usual dude . there's is more going on then whats spinning around in your head .
    the photo was composed to give folks a view of the house Bonnie and I rented . since we were on a moto trip the bike which we are riding is a contextual element . By definition " depending on or relating to the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea "

    Max
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