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Old 05-20-2015, 01:35 PM   #1
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Tyres and fitment in Ireland

G/day,

I'm running out of tread depth, can't understand why, they were brand new 9,000k's ago back in Oz

The bike is a F800GS, I'm currently in Westport,(Matt Mallory's actually) filling in time waiting for the ferry to the IOM in 10 days time

Any suggestions as to a good shop that can replace both front and rear?

I'm easy as to where the shop is, location not an issue as I have the time to get where ever, so long as they give good service.

Tyres not shot yet, probably 1000/1500 left on the rear, 2000+ on the front.

Any suggestions, especially 1st hand knowledge/experience greatly appreciated.

PS free Guinness to who ever comes up trumps.

Cheers

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Old 05-22-2015, 01:29 AM   #2
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Talking Tyres .....

Hey Chris....

I don't know any shops in Ireland,but here in Mildura you can get some




Hope you get plenty of photo's of the IOM...


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Old 05-22-2015, 02:26 AM   #3
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welcome, good to see that you made it

would you like to give us a clue as to what type your looking for & roughly which area your in
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:30 PM   #4
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ireland tires

pm wheatwhacker in cork. he might know.
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Old 05-22-2015, 03:21 PM   #5
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Hi

welcome, good to see that you made it

would you like to give us a clue as to what type your looking for & roughly which area your in

Black and round

Seriously, I'm running Tourance front, Shinkco(sp?) rear, currently in Galway, heading to Tipperary tomorrow night for 2 days, to watch the Hurling semi final on Sunday

Have bike, will travel

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Old 05-23-2015, 10:22 PM   #6
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We can install tires here.
Order them from eiretires and they will have them here in a few days.
Type "kinsale" into your GPS.
My place is filling with Aussie bikers fast all headed to the IOM
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:51 AM   #7
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Just to let people know, found a m/c shop in Cork, "Ross M/C" run by Damien, called in yesterday at lunch time and he said no problems, have a Michelin Anarkee rear in stock, be here at 9.30am tomorrow when we open.

He didn't have a 90/90x21 in stock, said he could get it by Thursday, no big deal as it still has k's left in it, so just fit the rear.

Turn up at 9.30am, leave the bike with him, wander up the street to have a great coffee, return at 10.15, and the bike is ready to go. Excellent service

Compared to prices in Oz, tyres here are cheap, 130Euro(200Aus) less a 10E rebate from Michelin. In Oz they run at about $300.

Fitting and balancing was 30E.

I was glad I had the new tyre fitted, as it rained all the way up the M8 motorway.

BTW it replaced a Shincko which seems to be unavailable over here. That lasted 10,500k's and am very impressed with it, especially considering the cost, about $160 Oz from memory.

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