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big bike tyres in thailand

can anyone give me a contact for tyres for a BMW 1150GS in thailand, malaysia or singapore, cheaper is better because i'm from yorkshire !
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You should be able to get them through Yut. He's an experienced BMW mechanic (and a lovely guy) who usually has half a dozen beemers for sale so I presume he gets tyres from somewhere. I wouldn't rely on him answering his emails, but here are his details:

Name: Yongyut Pol-Isariyakul
Nickname: Yut
Company: Dynamic Motors
Email Address: dynamic@samart.co.th
Adress: 259/1-2 Visuttikasat Rd.
Bangkhunprom
Pranakorn
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Tel: ++66/ 2/ 282 9999

Failing that, there's a big BMW dealer in north east bangkok which deals with bikes - you'll get tyres there, but they might not be that cheap.

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IRC make OEM tyres for big hondas and they are based in Thailand. you could look them up and call/email. there are stascks of big bikes out there in the tourist towns so you'd be able to beg/borrow/steal something. eg hire a Yamaha R1 or VMax for $10 for the day and swap tyres?
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There are two square blocks of tire shops in Bangkok across from the downtown train station. Mostly Dunlops and Asian knockoffs, but the front Dunlop I had put on lasted 18,000kms...Good Luck
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actually had a bit of luck today at the BMW dealers, one guy with an '1150GS adventure' wants to change his knobblies for road tyres and i really need some knobblies for 'laos and cambodia', jobs a good un i reckon....71 pounds for two tyres only done 3000km. thanks to everyone who helped with the replies, i'm sure the info is good for all those coming this way.
tried to get a test ride on the new 1200GS...all the way to laos and cambodia...they refused me !
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Good to hear things worked out with the tires.
To bad about the R1200gs test ride, would have been good to know how those fiber optics handled the heat, and mud, and dust, and..., in Laos and Cambodia.
Cheers, Peter
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