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Old 11-07-2012, 06:24 AM   #16
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You can get Sinkos and Tourances in almost any city in Mexico. If you must have Anakees, the cheapest way to get them would be to buy them in the US, then cross the border with them, go to a paqueterria and send them to yourself somewhere down range. It might cost you $30 to send them anywhere in Mexico. I think that with your tracking number and an additional charge, if there is a change of plan you could have them redirect them to you to a different city.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:06 AM   #17
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I found anakees on mercadolibre. They work out at $500 per pair. That's about $150 more than the US.

Definitely follow SR's advice and bring them with you. I haven't found a US supplier that will ship them to Mexico.

Its a shame they aren't sold here. They seem like the ideal tire for the riding I do.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:50 AM   #18
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The Tourance is an excellent tire BTW.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:59 AM   #19
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The Tourance is an excellent tire BTW.
I may have to look at them again. I have some pretty reliable recommendations on the Anakees. I'm looking for something that will deal with occasional dirt usage and not take off in whatever direction they feel like. I thought it was me, but I'm assured trail wings don't help the situation.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:00 PM   #20
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Here in DGO the 150-70-17 Tourance is about 3,800 pesos including instalation, which is worth about 50 pesos in Mexico. So $290 USD vs. about $170 USD in the US. I stock up on tires when I go to the US.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:41 PM   #21
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I'd leave the US with a new set of K76 Heidenau's
Awesome tire and they will get you to Bogata.
Those are a 80/20. I have the K60 Scouts on my 990A,
but we like remote routes.

There you will find suitable tires.

That's how I do it.

Then, depending on your route, you can get to Lima, maybe Santiago.
But at least put a new rear on in Lima if your cutting across Bolivia
to Argentina.

I'm leaving in a few weeks, have fun.

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:25 PM   #22
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Conti Trail Attacks are good. Anakees were available at two locations here but limited selection and pricey.
I've had matched sets of Bridgestones, Tourances, Anakees, and Contis. The Bridgestones wore the best but were skittish, the other three types were pretty much the same for me.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:08 PM   #23
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I'd leave the US with a new set of K76 Heidenau's
Awesome tire and they will get you to Bogata.
Those are a 80/20. I have the K60 Scouts on my 990A,
but we like remote routes.

There you will find suitable tires.

That's how I do it.

Then, depending on your route, you can get to Lima, maybe Santiago.
But at least put a new rear on in Lima if your cutting across Bolivia
to Argentina.

I'm leaving in a few weeks, have fun.

Max

+1 on the K60's they should net you 10000 miles. Likewise on the last two sets of Tourances I got 10000 miles on the rear, the front was probably good for another 8000 miles but these tires seem to cup on my 1150GS so I replace them both at the same time

Air down the Tourance a bit and they work just fine on gravel tracks. Not so much on wet clay.

And take the advice not to leave the US without brand new tires. You won't be happy at all the screwing around you will do just to get the last 3000 miles out of your current rubber
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:17 PM   #24
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Anakees in Cabo San Lucas

Thanks for all the suggestions. In luck; I am in Cabo San Lucas now. Taking to ferry from La Paz to Topolobampo on Tuesday and dropping south after the Copper Canyon train ride. A friend of a friend is flying down to Cabo San Lucas on the 11th and is willing to carry a new set of Anakees. Good to go. Blog at; www.motorcycleexplorers.posterous.com
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:17 PM   #25
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Worse than what?
Do you know what goes on in Lower Alabama?

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Old 11-14-2012, 03:29 PM   #26
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Do you know what goes on in Lower Alabama?

Dirty
Butcheries, cracklings, and a mess of good lies....
And there are other things...some people don't want to know about...
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