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Old 13 Jun 2007
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Angry Tyre woe in Dubai!!

I have been trying to get hold of some tkc 80s for my dakar but they are like gold dust and the continental dealer just doe'snt care about bike tyres! I have thought about metzeler but again no one has the karoos in at the right size, making me wait till their next bulk purchase!

So, I have two options, one to wait it out and run the tyres i have into the ground or get some excel rims and get some proper size tyres.

And lets not get started on touratech....

Why is it so difficult!!!

Anyone facing the same problems, any solutions, anyone selling rims/tyres??

Once again much appreciated

Sam

P.s. Hi honey I know you read my posts so hello!! Thats for the wife, before anyone gets any funny ideas
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Why is it so difficult!!!
Woes aside, how was Oman?
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My wife is coming to DXB on Tuesday back from Europe - If you need tires ASAP she can bring set with her - no probs. Back home should be no problem to get tires.

Gimme a buzz if urgent - 0505071135

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I have been trying to get hold of some tkc 80s for my dakar but they are like gold dust and the continental dealer just doe'snt care about bike tyres! I have thought about metzeler but again no one has the karoos in at the right size, making me wait till their next bulk purchase!

So, I have two options, one to wait it out and run the tyres i have into the ground or get some excel rims and get some proper size tyres.

And lets not get started on touratech....

Why is it so difficult!!!

Anyone facing the same problems, any solutions, anyone selling rims/tyres??

Once again much appreciated

Sam

P.s. Hi honey I know you read my posts so hello!! Thats for the wife, before anyone gets any funny ideas
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My wife is coming to DXB on Tuesday back from Europe - If you need tires ASAP she can bring set with her - no probs. Back home should be no problem to get tires.

Gimme a buzz if urgent - 0505071135

BR Dane
BR that is most kind of you, I will take you up on that offer. I shall give you a ring in the next day, once again thanks!

Hey stephano, well what can i say about my trip, not much as it went bust due to my friends not wanting to camp due to the supposed danger from snakes and scorpions!!! (Who knew they can unzip tents). Then I get landed with a months worth of work, so to cut a long story i didnt go

But i have been looking at the maps you sent me and I'm still up for going when things settle down!

How about yourself?
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Off to the UK next week - away from the heat till August. I'm not scared of spiders if you fancy trying Oman again when it gets cooler.

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Off to the UK next week - away from the heat till August. I'm not scared of spiders if you fancy trying Oman again when it gets cooler.

Stephan
That sounds fab, I will take you up on that offer. Enjoy the UK, and lets us know when you get back!

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I checked with dealer in Slovenia and he has them in stock:
TKC 80 - 90/90 - 21'' M/C 54T TL .......................price : 85,69 EUR
TKC 80 - 130/80 - 17'' M/C 65T TL .....................price : 130,67 EUR

Those are tubeless.

So if you are interested - gimme a call ASAP, that I can organize purchase over there.

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BR that is most kind of you, I will take you up on that offer. I shall give you a ring in the next day, once again thanks!

Hey stephano, well what can i say about my trip, not much as it went bust due to my friends not wanting to camp due to the supposed danger from snakes and scorpions!!! (Who knew they can unzip tents). Then I get landed with a months worth of work, so to cut a long story i didnt go

But i have been looking at the maps you sent me and I'm still up for going when things settle down!

How about yourself?
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Well after all that fun and games, I have decided on getting a 1200 gs adventure and it comes with nobblies. The wife will have my dakar! Once again thanks alot for all the help!
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