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Tires in central america

I will need tires in Central America or Cartehgna, Colombia for my F650 GS any suggestions on the best place to buy them. Thanks.
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Hi Fast103,

I was just at Mario's shop in San Salvador, El Salvador last week and he has Heidenau tires that will fit F650GS. His shop, Motorider, has a facebook page, but I am not on Facebook so can't access to find the address.

Others may know more.

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Hi Fast103,

I was just at Mario's shop in San Salvador, El Salvador last week and he has Heidenau tires that will fit F650GS. His shop, Motorider, has a facebook page, but I am not on Facebook so can't access to find the address.

Others may know more.

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John Downs
Thanks John! very much appreciated.
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I am in Antigua today, Dec. 17th. at Hostal El Pasar de los Años on Calle 5a. Leaving tomorrow for Guate and Honduras.

Where are you staying?

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There's a BMW shop in Mexico City and another in San Jose, Costa Rica. I'm sure they can both help.
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I am in Antigua today, Dec. 17th. at Hostal El Pasar de los Años on Calle 5a. Leaving tomorrow for Guate and Honduras.

Where are you staying?

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John , I am on 2aAvendia Sur # 34 a few blocks from you. come by in the morning if you get this. A brown door. ask for the guy with the BMW.
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if you can make it to Medellin (Colombia), tyres are very cheap there. Best prices I have seen during our RTW last year.
Tyres for bigger bikes (like your GS) will be on stock, multiple brands.
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if you can make it to Medellin (Colombia), tyres are very cheap there. Best prices I have seen during our RTW last year.
Tyres for bigger bikes (like your GS) will be on stock, multiple brands.
Thanks any idea who has Heidenau's in Medellin. BMW in Guatemala City is sold out. Some in Cost rica but they are closed from Dec 21 to Jan 2. I need to be in Panama on Dec 30. Do not really want to ride back to Panama as I have a boat to catch.
I' m also thinking that my friend who is meeting me in Panama bring them from England. Anyone have advice on that?
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if you can make it to Medellin (Colombia), tyres are very cheap there. Best prices I have seen during our RTW last year.
Tyres for bigger bikes (like your GS) will be on stock, multiple brands.
Got a set of Metzeler Tourance tires in Medellin at Moto Shop for $331.00.
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