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Old 8 Apr 2006
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BMW GS Rear tyre needed

I´ve managed to puncture a rather large hole in the side wall of my rear tyre of a BMW R850GS while in torres del Paine national park.

I´m now looking for a continental TKC80 or metzler karoo 150/70 B17 before tackling ruta 40. I´ve popped an emergancy 19" tube inside to get me down the mountain, but obvoiusly want a fresh one for heading north.

Can anyone recomend a dealer or a place that will ship one down here at a not extortionate cost. Thinking going to El calafate or Rio Gallagos could prove cheap and easier as Argentina is genrally cheaper than Chile.

Better still is any one carrying a spare down here that i could buy off them. A long shot i know, but soe people are very prepared!

At the minute my time is cheaper than air freight.

Any ideas gratefully recived.

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Mike

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Hi Mike

This is your man.

Helped me no end, and others. Stay at Paraguaya 150, secure off road bike parking and good people.

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thanks a lot mick.

i met him last week, with another biker that was getting their Dominator rear changed. Didn´t need his services then. what a differance a week makes. Have emailed him, so just waiting on a reply and costs. Timed it badly with the weekend now, but at least the suns out today!

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Mike...we've got a tyre for you

Mike...

We've emailed you today (06-04-02006) about your tyre.

I'm posting here if you've not been to your emails?

You can have one of our spares, no prob's. We've emailed Javier and Sandra at Dakar Motos and told them to expectan email from you. You can arrange timeand place delivery with them.

If you've sorted something else out in the mean time drop us a line and let us know.

Cheers, hopefully see you soon.
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Try in www.motoaventura.cl Sure Sonia and Robert can help you.

If not in Santiago the Metzeler distributor is MX Las Condes, I'm not sure they web site but was mentioned in this forum many times.
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