I am new to the HUBB... well, not exactly, I have been reading it for a while but just signed up to post - today I signed up to ask about the BR-319 but found a great thread about it and was side tracked to look for tires and found this post.
So I found this Marquez store and it's a chain of motorcycle shops. The one mentioned in this post I found at S 03 07.480' W060 00.111'. They did not have any tires for my KLR in stock but they referred me to another store (L Marquez) that had one 130 80-17 Pirelli MT60. Make a long story short, they are ridiculously expensive and if possible buy tires before you get here - I was quoted 450 Real for just the rear (264 USD)! I bought my last set (Metzeler Sahara 3) in Bogota for 273,000 Pesos (151 USD).
Just my thoughts and figured if someone really needs a tire the GPS coordinates may help. Another shop I found quite useful, and the guy spoke some Spanish, was a tire shop on the same street at S 03 07.460' W060 00.336'.
P.S. If you're curious, I decided not to do the BR-319 since one tire costs as much as the boat (for me and the bike!) from Manaus to Porto Vehlo (R$ 450).
P.S.S. I'm in Cuiaba now and today I found out that tires are very reasonable at the Paraguay border. If going South to North you may want to buy them at the border; if North to South in Venezuela:-) A simple opinion that may save you some money:-)
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