Tyres - what where to get them.

Discussion in 'Technical & Motorcycle Services' started by DavidFL, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Marco

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    Matey

    m also after good helmet,,Flip helmet to be exact,, Nolan 103 or BMW System5 or similar...
     
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    Update: I ordered the Dunlops through a local MC shop, gave them Dumrong's number and price, makes shipping easier; with shipping and mounting it came to 5,500 - I thought it best to let the "professionals" install 'em. The front tire arrived after one week, when I asked for the rear - "no have" - they tried to sell me different rear. I refused and waited another three weeks, rear tire arrived. After installing they managed to tip the bike over, there it was lying on its side! No scratches or dents, but bent brake lever. All in a day's work.
    No tire recommendations from CB400 riders?
     
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    I'm runnin GT501 rear. I'm on my third one.
     
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    Just got a new PIRRELLI CORSE front fitted at Bira by Graham of High Side Tours very reasonable 5700 Baht for a superb tyre.

    Good man Thanks .I will use him for rears next time .

    Jerry
     
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    My experience with this store is:
    2 emails - no response within 4 days
    Telephone conversation (in perfect Thai): Does not carry big bike tyres, only caters to mopeds.

    Just thought you may want to know.... :)
     
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    I spoke to Pat's wife Charlie yesterday and agree, she's a cheerful and friendly character! She says they only carry Pirellis. Unfortunately they did not have my front rubber and didn't expect it to be available until a month from now.

    At 16,000 km I can't afford to wait any longer, so I'll have to get my tyres from elsewhere. I will stop by Pat's store some time soon though to check for other stuff.
     
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    Thru a recommendation I ended up at Dumrong today. Via Big Bendum, that is. But more on that later... :)

    Dumrong does run around like a chicken without head and probably served at least a dozen other customers while I was there getting my tyres changed: A pair of Bridgestones for my Shadow Aero was 7,400 baht incl. 1 rear inner tube (had a flat when I wanted to leave the house this morning! :roll: ). Service was a little on the slow side, but his staff was very friendly and service minded. Oh, and Dumrong was so busy I didn't even get to talk to him about his mother... :wink:

    Update on Big Bendum (Ek Paiboon): I bumped into them today en route to Dumrong. They do have lots of big bike tyres, I saw that with my own eyes! God only knows what moron answered the phone the other day...
     
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    I'm looking for some tyres for my CBR 400 as the rear one has an old calked repair job done to it! :O :)

    The price me dealer is quoting me (tyres are in stock) is 5,000 for the rear (a 160 jobbie) and 2,500 for the front (120).
    Both are Bridgestone.

    I'll enquire at the local big bike dealership and see what they say tomorrow...
     
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    Yes, good stuff, but please let us know the end result - what / where / how much for your tyres?
    Right now we just know you're looking for tyres from a dealer & have a quote of 5,000 baht for a rear & 2,500 baht for a front "from a dealer" & will ask "a local bike dealer."
     
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    I just bought a Michelin Sirac (made in Thailand) from Pairoj Thanondonsuk for 3200B + 150B delivery to Koh Chang. Size 130/80-17. They also have IRC, Bridgestone & Dunlop. However, for the KLX rear they only have Dunlop, which don't last as long.

    Contact:

    toger05 at yahoo dot com

    Near July 22 roundabout, Bkk
    Tel 02-222-7535, 623-0775-6
    Fax 02-223-4678
     
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    I'm not happy with my Dunlop GT501s - maybe it's the dusty/dirty streets, but these tires don't inspire much confidence. I'm riding mostly in town and sometimes have the feeling I'm drifting a bit if I go into a turn a bit fast, and when I brake the wheel locks up abruptly and way too early. It's not an old tire, the two last digits are 07, but it feels like one.
    Next time I'll go with something better - can't expect much from the GT501 since the price for the pair is the same as for a hi-quality front tire.
     
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    Yamaha FZ6
    Pirelli Supercorsa Diablo III, I buy these from Graham at Bira

    XR440R
    Serious offroad with some road involved Pirelli MT-21's awesome tires but wear fast on tarmac - max 3000 km on tar, you don't care as they are cheap (2000 baht a pair) and when in mud, rots or deep sand you love them. You feel you can ride up a tree with them on.

    Mostly tarmac, with a bit of gravel, logging road and some offroad Bridgestone Trailwing TW 301 / 302, they do it all not impressive as the MT-21 but good enough for most occasions.

    Buy these from Showpow
     
  14. DavidFL

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    Finally some Michelin Anakees, at least for the rear of the Africa Twin. A good tyre in the dry & on the asphalt, but not on the dirt or in the wet (where the Bridgestone Trail Wings rule for the AT.)
    As soon as the front Trail Wing wears out an Anakee will go on there too, (until the rains start.)

    And the shop: Piston Shop, Chiang Mai. Tel 053234344.
     
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    I purchased 2 new Perelli ST Angels for my FZ1 Faser the other day from Yamaha Square CNX organised thru Oat ( speaks a bit of English ) for 12,900 baht fitted and balanced in 1 hour. They offered a good professional service ( so they have finally got there act together ) and at the same rates I could get the tyres sent up from Bangkok.

    Phone 084-0468846 Oat 119 Prapokklao Rd, T. Sripoom A. Muang Chiangmai - I would recommend them.
     
  16. TonyBKK

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    Very happy with the stock Bridgestone Battlax BT021 tires on my Ninja 650R!
    13000kmBattlaxBt021SSR.
    Got over 13,000 km out of them and they weren't quite down to the wear markers- Probably could have gotten another 1000km out of them but didn't want to push my luck with a long ride to Nan coming up.

    13000kmBattlaxBt021aSSR.
    Contrast that to the stock Dunlop Roadsmart on my ER6n which lasted only 8000 km and the Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa Pro which was an AWESOME tire but lasted only 7000km.

    A new Bridgestone Battlax BT021 rear from Kawasaki cost me 4815 Baht, installed and balanced.
    2010Ninja650R7.
    Ride On!

    Tony
     
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    Good on Tony

    from where you got them? or just rear? as im looking (As you know) as well..58V front and 79V rear,,,hard to find :cry:
     
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    Hey Marco,
    The benefit of buying a bike from a brand that has dealers across the country is that they stock the tires for their bikes. I bought the tire from Kawasaki as they had it in stock at a great price and installation was free.
    Good luck finding tires for the Panzer Wagon! :mrgreen: (Have you inquired with BMW Thailand?)
    Ride On!
    Tony
     
  19. Marco

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    Hey Marco,
    The benefit of buying a bike from a brand that has dealers across the country is that they stock the tires for their bikes. I bought the tire from Kawasaki as they had it in stock at a great price and installation was free.
    Good luck finding tires for the Panzer Wagon! :mrgreen: (Have you inquired with BMW Thailand?)
    Ride On!
    Tony
    Tony tony Tony,,,Scooter tyres has every one,,,LOL(Franz like word Scooter) Those are actually tyres what fit to PW also but (Yes there is always BUT(T)) hard compond number is the one what might be missing,,,
    do you have number to some one inside there whom i could check, PLSPLSPLS :oops:
     
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    I ordered some Continental TKC80's a couple of weeks ago from "Pilot" at bid bendum, his phone: 089 111 5962.
    I got one front size 21x90-90 and two rear size 17x150-70, the prices were 3,000 for the front and 5,400 each for the rear. Delivery from Bangkok to Korat was 200 baht. Must say I was pleased with the service, after the first phone call all communication was by email, he updated on the shipment arrival at the port and when he could send them etc.
    Now I need to get them fitted and give them a try.
     
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    Just collected a pair of Metzeler Tourance delivered from Paddock in Bangkok to MaeChan yesterday. (Last pair done 15,500 miles on Bonnie T100) Khun Tiderat is no longer importing them & has his remaining stock on sale. Bought the last pair from him & his service is second to none - just a pity he has stopped selling them. Not a tyre I would recommend for those who wish to go round corners with knee down & elbow on the verge but very good for general purpose use!
     
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    Hi All,

    I came across these guys exibiting at the Bangkok Bike Festival a few weeks ago. They had Plenty of Metzler, Bridgestone and Dunlop sport and enduro tyres in stock. Based in central Bangkok.

    Pure Motor Sport
    Khun Pure (Speaks English)
    Tel: 02 2223789 Mob: 081 8216663
    http://www.tyrethailand.com/main/default.aspx

    Website Thai & Eng
     
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    Hi Craig

    i Just(3min ago) called that 081-8216663 and gentleman told me that you have called to wrrong number, when i asking if they are pure motors and Kun Pure and if they are selling Metzeler tyres..??? :cry:

    02 2223789 did not answer
     
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    Marco,

    These are the numbers given on their website:02-222 3789, 02-223 8214, 081 621 6663

    It looks like that Craig made a mistake in the mobile number (should be 621 6663 instead of 821 6663) and there is also an additional land line number mentioned
     
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    Thanx Auke

    and i just spoke with the Khun Pure and will get price together with Installation on Wednsday and as always they have front tyre but not rear tyre,,,but it's on the way ad arrive around march 9 or 10th(This year)
    .
     
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