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Old 25 Jul 2003
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Quality Tyre Availability India?

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Does anyone know if it is possible to get qulaity tyres in India? I am looking for a place in Mumbai or a company in India somewhere. I will be fitting an XT 600 for roads in India and for ride home to UK.
Maybe you would advise I shipped tyres to India with me. If anyone is in the know please let me know.

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I couldnt get tyres for my KTM in India at all, they are a sllightly awkward size, but Mumbai is definitely the place with bikes and i saw a couple of XTs there so would assume you can get tyres for them in the city, however you wont have a lot of choice as regards make of tyre... there is also a good mechanic in Goa i met, he had an XT and i am sure would help you find tyres, i posted his details in the Repairs Shops section last Jan/Feb time.

In respect of having stuff sent to you while in India, be aware that the customs will open everything and charge you around 100% of its value in import duty before they will release it to you. I made this mistake with some service parts i needed and it turned into a very expensive exercise, they also nicked a couple of things that obviously looked useful to them!!

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Hello
In Arambol, Goa, 2 metzeler tyres sahara 3 in good condition are available, rear size 140-80/18.
Ask for VJ, a good and friendly Indian mecanician, mainly for local bikes
But last year he repaired big Hondas, ktm and he just did my bmw
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