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Tyres in Buenos Aires

Hello

anybody can suggest me a shop where I can buy enduro tyres like Pirelli MT21 or MT 60 in following size:

front 90/90 - 21 rear 120/80 - 18

Thank you in advance

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Javier at dakar Motos should be able to help you
he is on this site - do a search for his details
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Thank you for your reply.So I guess it is not difficult to get the tyres that I need.

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however....

however....Javier is a great guy and going to him will get you a good cup of coffee and good chat besides of all the bikes shops he is the only one in BA that regularly contributes to this website and offers help and advice...in English!

give support where its due!
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Lisa , by law every Argentine should learn a second language al school, normally it is English...sometimes portuguese, so school age kids make great translators. And half of Argentina is of Italian descent, so Giuseppe should feel very comfortable
all you need is the yellow pages (paginas amarillas)
or ask anyone on a bike to show you the way to a bike store in their town
It really is a piece of cake to enter a bike shop and write what you want, tyre specs are pretty universal.
Argentina is a country about the size of India and not all people happen to be riding in front of Javier's shop when they need something...
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Do i feel animosity against Javier here?
Half argentina italian????? I would rather say spanish.
Giuseppe asked and at least three other members are recomending also Dakarmotos.(including me here)
One detail,at dakarmotos you get the tires changed too! Most shops sell only! No tire changing involved.
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Yep, tyres are pretty easy to come by in BA, less easy in other parts of the country(Patagonia). Its a good idea to make contact with Dakar Motos as they ship tyres around the country if you are really stuck. Javier will also be able to help you with other things (like spare parts).
Like Lisa says , Dakar Motos is more than just a bike shop.Good guys.
Hope this helps
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Guiseppe

Even if you didn't want tyres, I'd still urge you to go to Dakar Motos. Stay a night or two to get the full flavour while Javier changes your tyres. I camped in the garden there for two weeks last year whilst waiting for my boat back to England: it was brilliant! If "La Posta" didn't exist I'd say it was unique.

Just do it

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ok my friends,

It is good to know that there are many shops with tyres but it is better to go to Dakar Motos for a lot of reasons.The problem is that I have my bike stored in a garage (friend of mine) in the other side of the city (Villa Celina) and Buenos Aires is not really a small city. Anyway I will try to go to Javier and follow your advice.

Thanks

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Here is the main shop for motorcycle parts in Buenos Aires. In my opinion they have the greatest inventory and prices.

Avant Motos
Avenue Pueyrredon 981 Capital Federal
Argentina CP 1032
info@avantmotos.com.ar
www.avantmotos.com.ar

This shop is located in the heart of downtown Argentina and they stock a variety of motorcycle parts at great prices. I was able to find a chain and brake pads for my 2001 bmw f650. The guys at the shop even let me do a return after a month which is a rare thing to come across in Latin America.
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What has all this to do with the original question?

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Half argentina italian????? I would rather say spanish

BCK, I am argentine you pompous ´..... dont tell me what my country is made up of, before you correct others with the little finger, google it,



The majority of these European immigrants came from Italy and Spain. Italian immigrants arrived mainly from the Piedmont, Veneto andLombardy regions, initially, and later from Campania and up to 25 million Argentines have some degree of Italian descent, around 60% of the total
I think your response is not helping anybody.I am also argentinian born.So all your overeacted responses are far from friendly and educated.Abviously you dont know Lisa Thomas!to respond her like that.......makes me feel sorry for you.
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Javier, just like some few others, is using this board for marketing purposes. Their service niche suits perfectly this forum clientele but i do understand waterfox s reaction, the "Dakar moto" subliminal message popping up at every question about Argentina/Buenos Aires can be irritating.

If Fantic is not on a tight budget and needs to be reassured about not getting "boludoed", it might be the right direction. If he s at ease with the argentine psychology and has been travelling in South America for a while, no reason to cross the whole town for a specific tyre.

If you stop in Mendoza, you ll get all the tyres you want at better prices, due to the proximity of Chile.

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Javier is using this board for marketing purposes.
Really? Where? I've never seen any.

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the "Dakar moto" subliminal message popping up at every question about Argentina/Buenos Aires can be irritating.
Really? To whom? Anyone who's been to or done business with Dakar Motos is delighted and, as a consequence, wants to recommend it. It's quite open; there's no sublimation at all. What is irritating is criticism, however mild and well intentioned, of two people whose prime motivation is to help moto travellers. It's much much more than just a tyre shop.

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If Fantic is not on a tight budget and needs to be reassured about not getting "boludoed", it might be the right direction. If he s at ease with the argentine psychology and has been travelling in South America for a while, no reason to cross the whole town for a specific tyre.
If Guiseppe didn't want help, he wouldn't have asked for it. For all we know he might have been staying in Florida Vicente Lopez or somewhere nearby.

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As you mentioned, Mick, this repair workshop is not specialised in tyres, that s why there is no reason to recommend it in that specific case. This is what leads to a viral marketing interpretation.

Your message would seem less biaised if you avoided the use of superlatives like "Anyone who s been to". Your statement is actually an asumption. What suits your expectations might not suit everybody's: the intervention of several travellers with less enthusiastic feedbacks on this thread is an evidence.

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como estas phillipe?Todo bien?

hi,let me explain you one thing here,there is not a single specialized bike tire shop in argentina.I used to purchase directly from the only pirreli outlet store(only bikes),but pirelli moved into small retail like it is today.That was 14 years back!So most shops have some tires and sizes,never everything in stock!.you order and a few days later you collect them.as said before no change service is involved.
I can understand that you don´t like Dakarmotos,he asked you to leave the place remember?Why was that?... i let you the answer.
Fantic asked simply for a good place,he got many options.Is that a poll?
Fantic: hope you find the best solution and service to your request!
Best wishes Phillipe!
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Vielen Dank für deine GrüBen, Karl.

I indeed had a strange experience there 3 years ago, which contrasted with the reports on this board. If responsabilities are certainly shared, this makes me naturally sensitive to this topic.

Fortunatly, this was one of my rare moderatly negative experiences in Argentina, Argentines being culturally welcoming, open minded and empathic people. I actually fell in love with the country, but that first contact was not very inviting.

I think you can agree on the fact that if some people feel free to advertise a commercial service on a non commercial forum based on their positive experience, it is fair that those who had different experiences can counterbalance it to get a representative average feedback.

You are welcome to come and drink a mate by the pool side in Vicente Lopez next time you go shopping @ Carrefour, I ll be staying in the area for at least a month.
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