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Conti Twinduro's are really rare anywhere in Latin America. Your best bet is to get one sent from home or from the US. You don't need an address - DHL, Fed Ex etc will usually let you pick up from their depots. Either that or switch to whatever rubber is available - generally Pirelli, Metzler or Chinese cheapies. Sorry, amigo.
Hi. I had two new TKC80's fitted at the BMW distributor in San Jose about six months ago. I just emailed two weeks ahead and they had them sitting there waiting for me when I arrived.
Contact Julio Salazaron email@example.com or on his cellphone (506)290 4031 and he should be able to sort you out.
And yep, TKC80's are as scarce as hens teeth but it's amazing how well they can last once the tread's gone
I've only just got internet access, and read your two replies and also had a couple of replies to emails I sent to BMW dealers etc. Actually the CR contact you quote above (Julio Salazaron) has replied and has one sitting there! Needless to say it now has my name on it.
You're not kidding either about tyre life when the knobblies wear out! See this post (the LAST time I was desperately looking for a TKC80!!!):
In case you still need to look for a tire, Pirelli MT21's are readily available everywhere here in Costa Rica. Not sure what the price will be on the Conti., but the MT21's are a bargin(made in Brazil) at less than $50.
Why would want a knobby on the back of a 1200, anyway?
Dan in Managua.......shame shame....living in Managua for almost a year.......and can't find TKC's??? Go to Casa Pella at Plaza Espana and ask for Gustavo in parts....they carry tkc's or can or them for you...he is a great guy.
Jes had to tease you a little. he he he
I got 10,500 miles out of my front by the time I got to LA! Granted there were no knobs left in the middle. With the rear particularly, if you hit some deep sand or the like and the tyre's dug in, you've got a lot more grip than a smooth tyre, particularly if the pressure's dropped. I've been close to being stuck a couple of times with TKC's, mainly in sand, but have managed to just keep some momentum there which I would doubt if I'd had smoothies on.
I think the high mileage could in part be due to over 2500 miles (25%) being on gravel/dirt roads (Dalton, Dempster, Campbell and a few smaller ones here and there in British Columbia and Utah), combined with not much braking, especially compared to roads in the UK (or here in Mexico for that matter).
Anyway, sounds like CA is awash with 'em after all! To be honest I found them hard enough to find even in Canada and US compared with UK.
I've had 33,097km (20,565miles) out of a front TKC80 on my R1200GS. Still had more rubber/knobs left than yours, too!
I always run a TKC on the front, and a Metzler Tourance on the back - get about 20,000km from the Metzler. But I keep very high pressures in them:- 43psi rear and 39psi front, no matter whether dirt roading or bitumen.
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