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Old 28 Sep 2003
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17" KLR rear tires in Mexico City

Yes, I know it's an old topic, but everyone kinda avoided giving an answer for Mexico city.. My tyres are shagged and with my (particularly) crap spanish phoning round dealers in this huge city is not an option.. so does anyone know of a good place to start to find klr 80-20 (road bias) rear tyres in Mexico city or nearby? (preferably south)
From the other posts I see there is not problem once I get to Guatamala, but I'm not convinced the tire will last that long.

If I've missed the post then call me wally but point me at the info please....
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I don't know about Mexico city, but you may try Puebla. There is a mechanic in town who even though doesn't sell tires, is very helpful and may know where to get them. I don't have his adress with me right now. It's around Calle 23 poniente. It's a small shop but he is known to be a specialist in BMW airheads. I think his name is Alejandro.
In Guadalajara you may try Rogmar (maybe they also exist in other towns). One option is to find a Honda shop and ask there. They usually know the tire places and can direct you to one. You will probably only find Pirelli MT60 made in Brazil in stock. Anything else usually has to be ordered.
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Ok, I´m answering my own question, but since this may be usefull to the beemer guys in 2 weeks, there is a great place in Cuernavaca (BMW rally on 15th) Jose speaks english and can get Metlers for you in 3 days max.

Jose Gomez
Euro Scooter
Emiliano Zapata No. 913
Col. Buenavista, Cuernavaca
(01 777) 313 88 40
102 21 65
euroscooter ((a t)) prodigy {.} net {.} mx

How to find it. Come in on the route libre from mexico. When the road becomes 4 lane with an island in the middle it's about 1/2 a mile down on the right. Look for the KTM in the window.

Alternatively, go about 2 miles north from the city center along Morelos, which becomes Buenavista.

Because I don't want to carry the tire, he's even set me up with someone further south. I'll let you know if he's worth knowing about. (I may regret this....)

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Ok, I did regret not getting the tire there.. the other place lied about having the tire.. (when will I learn?)

However, one way or another, I ended up getting tires and parts in Merida at a place called Bicimotos, on the intersection of Calle 59 and Calle 74. Mario owns the place, and speaks excelent English. I was told about him by the Kawasaki dealer in Oaxaca.. who has no KLR parts.

Anyway, tires take 2-4 days depending if you get Dunlop, Pirelli or Avon. Prices are not over inflated (I paid 880 pesos for a MT60 rear, got it in 2 days). Kawasaki parts take 5-7 days although he has some in stock and some non oem parts too, which are a LOT cheaper.

Also worth noting is the fact that they have good mechanics at this place, with the mechanics department being run more like a Euro/American operation than a mexican one, except for the number of disassembled bikes. Hourly rates reflect this, but are still very reasonable. (500 pesos for two guys, one for 3+ hours, the other changing the tire)
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