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Old 11-06-2012, 03:46 AM   #1
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Question Need new fron tire Continental TKC80

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we are at the moment close to Perth and need another new front tire. It should be the Continental TKC80, 90 90 21. In Germany I would pay incl delivery 60 EUR, 80 AUD. Here I found 200, excl del. And yes has to be the TKC80. No tire discussion please... I made my choice long ago and live with it well...

Any idea where I can fond one in or around Perth for a resonable price? Or an address in the I-net, I didnt found any online dealer which have a functioning site... sorry mnates but AU is in the stoneage regarding any internet related services... coverage, speed, e-shops... all, 20 years back in time... asia was there much better...

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Old 11-06-2012, 04:13 AM   #2
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try here

You could try here: http://www.tyresforbikes.com.au/

or here: http://www.biketyrecity.com.au/

Both respond to emails, but not quickly. A phone call might be better. You remember how to do that, right?

I don't think you will find it much cheaper though.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:32 AM   #3
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Hi,

we are at the moment close to Perth and need another new front tire. It should be the Continental TKC80, 90 90 21. In Germany I would pay incl delivery 60 EUR, 80 AUD. Here I found 200, excl del. And yes has to be the TKC80. No tire discussion please... I made my choice long ago and live with it well...

Any idea where I can fond one in or around Perth for a resonable price? Or an address in the I-net, I didnt found any online dealer which have a functioning site... sorry mnates but AU is in the stoneage regarding any internet related services... coverage, speed, e-shops... all, 20 years back in time... asia was there much better...

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:02 AM   #4
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Hi,

we are at the moment close to Perth and need another new front tire. It should be the Continental TKC80, 90 90 21. In Germany I would pay incl delivery 60 EUR, 80 AUD. Here I found 200, excl del. And yes has to be the TKC80. No tire discussion please... I made my choice long ago and live with it well...

Any idea where I can fond one in or around Perth for a resonable price? Or an address in the I-net, I didnt found any online dealer which have a functioning site... sorry mnates but AU is in the stoneage regarding any internet related services... coverage, speed, e-shops... all, 20 years back in time... asia was there much better...

cheers Sascha

Go to a bike shop that sells them and buy one like the rest of us do. You are not special are you? PS you are not in Germany.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:35 AM   #5
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Sascha most bike shops will stock the tyre that you are after and it 'should' be cheaper than $200 for a front tyre. A bike shop will quote you a price fitted. If you wish to fit it yourself you will need to tell them that when you ask for the price. Unfortunately you cannot directly compare Australia to Germany or Asia. As you would have already realised Australia is a huge country! I hope you have success and enjoy travelling our beautiful country.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:09 AM   #6
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You could try here: http://www.tyresforbikes.com.au/

or here: http://www.biketyrecity.com.au/

Both respond to emails, but not quickly. A phone call might be better. You remember how to do that, right?

I don't think you will find it much cheaper though.
OK, thank you, did already this afternoon, per email though, if there is no relply I will call them...


I thought in a forum like this we could get some local information, tips, where to... whatever... Thank you rvt, will try to call them tomorrow.



" You are not special are you? PS you are not in Germany."
I think that everyone is special, aren´t you? We like this country and we enjoy travelling here a lot. This is definitely not Germany or the rest of the world. Thats why we are here though...


Cheers Mate and thank you all.

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:47 PM   #7
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Sascha most bike shops will stock the tyre that you are after and it 'should' be cheaper than $200 for a front tyre
Ya reckon?

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #8
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sorry mnates but AU is in the stoneage regarding any internet related services... coverage, speed, e-shops... all, 20 years back in time... asia was there much better... cheers Sascha

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Old 11-06-2012, 03:35 PM   #9
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How to win friends and influence people.
Sadly he is correct!!

He did miss the 'Australian suppliers are thieves' bit though!!

Shit choice of tire!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #10
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Thank you Willy! Just what I am looking for. Will contact them...
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #11
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Sadly he is correct!!

He did miss the 'Australian suppliers are thieves' bit though!!

Shit choice of tire!!

I daresay he is correct, but he is probably only speaking about the commercial side of things.

I quite like the choice of tire for what he is doing (Travelling). The TKC80 is a strong and good wearing tire in IMO. 18150Km on the front of an 1100GS isn`t bad, and one will be going on the front of my R100GS, eventually.

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Old 11-06-2012, 04:53 PM   #12
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:55 PM   #13
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I daresay he is correct, but he is probably only speaking about the commercial side of things.
Right, actually I don´t really understand what’s going on in this thread. I did not want to say anything that we don’t like this country or the people living in. Sorry if this came along bad, maybe because we are not native speakers it sounded to strong. Again sorry for that! And obviously we solved our internet issue otherwise we could not post in here...

I simply want to buy a tire which I said in our opinion and for our purpose and experience is the best fit for us and our bike. Was driving it b4 on front and back. The back one disappeared within 4500km. So I have a different choice for that. The front tire lasted 16.000km and was still OK when we change it, but there was no choice as were going to Laos we knew there are no tires available at all in our size...


Thank you all! Have a good day!

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:15 PM   #14
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The back one disappeared within 4500km.
The Heidenau K60 Scout is good for the back, the one in the pic also has 18150Km on it. Mitas E07 is also a good strong tire and wears well.

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:16 PM   #15
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There are a few reasons why European-made stuff is cheaper in Europe than it is here - just one is the desire of every motorcycle parts-importer in Australia to drive a Porsche 911. A new one. Every year.
Unless they work for a well-known Melbourne import agency, in which case it's a new Ferrari. Every year.
Another is the distance things have to travel to get here. You will have noticed already that we're a long way from the suburbs of Munchen.
Another is the way the value of your Euro has crumbled in the last two years; you can ask your Irish, Spanish and Greek friends about that.
Some would suggest that if price is an issue, you will find some pretty good stuff coming out of Asia these days. Being patriotic comes at a cost.
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