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Talking tires in mexico?

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we are about to enter mexico from california, our rear tires (130/80-17) will last for another 1k miles, how hard is it finding tires in mexico, is it wise to buy the tires in california and carry them with us ?
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we are about to enter mexico from california, our rear tires (130/80-17) will last for another 1k miles, how hard is it finding tires in mexico, is it wise to buy the tires in california and carry them with us ?
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Since about 95% of the motorbikes in Mexico tend to be 150cc or smaller, you'll have a bit of a tough time finding larger size tires - especially away from the larger cities. They'll also tend to more expensive than stateside.

My advice, especially since you have only a measly 1000 miles left on them, would be to replace them in California before crossing the border.
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What Tires In Mexico!

It will be much easier to get tres in the US. You will pay about double here in Mexico City and will have problems getting them. I spoke to a guy with a BMW 650 yesterday and he paid $1,700pesos for a rear tire. As you are in California get tires at Chaparral yu will get mail order prices and they will fit them for you. If you take the wheels off it will be much cheaper.
If you plan on coming to Mex City, which I feel is a must see, send me a PM or contact me through the Mexico City community. We will be happy to guide you into the city, put you up and show you around.
The rainy season seems to have started now so I hope you have your raingear.
We will be away for 4 days so if you send a message I will answer on Monday
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Check out this link. It will give you an idea of whats available in Guatalajara.
http://www.motoenlinea.com/llanta.html
I've sucsesfully ordered from these guys twice before, no problems and overnight on the bus.
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thanks all

thank you very much for your kind answers, sorry it took us so long to answer but we are on the road and dont always have internet acces.
we plan to visit tomorrow at chaparrel, hopefoly to find some rear tires.
thanks patrick for the tires review. we are riding two klr650, and you can visit our site as well, pepole are telling us that mozila firefox doesnt read it well so please try with explorer.
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