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Old 05-05-2015, 01:56 PM   #1
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The Alaskan tire shipping struggle

Has anyone had luck with a distributor on shipping motorcycle tires? I've found Kenda K270's on amazon prime but that's really it. I don't live on the mainland (Kodiak) so shipping is the best and almost only way for me to go. Thanks.
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Old 05-05-2015, 04:05 PM   #2
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Tire delivery

Have one of your Coast Guard friends carry a tire(s) back for you the next time they visit Los Anchorage. I see them at The Motorcycle Shop almost every week.
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Old 05-05-2015, 04:52 PM   #3
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Procycle.us ships up here!
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:31 PM   #4
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When you say distributor, I'm guessing you mean retailer... many will ship via the post office.

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Old 05-06-2015, 10:09 AM   #5
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Warner Yamaha can't order them and have them come up in their regular order? Happy-Trail.com will also ship tires U.S. mail.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:10 AM   #6
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smalltires.com

If you need tires fairly quick and can't find them locally, call these guys. Huge selection of most brands with competitive pricing. I just had two tires, tubes, and liners shipped priority mail for $63.48 and got them in 4 days. Not too bad given their low prices average out the total cost. Free shipping in the L48 of course. What I liked was that they had what I could not find anywhere else and in stock for immediate shipping.
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:08 PM   #7
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I feel your pain.
Just placed an order with DennisKirk for a set of tires that have proven to be nearly impossible to find in stock elsewhere. I love Amazon Prime, but apparently everyone else does too. The particular tires have been out of stock there since the 1st of 2015.
Long story short, the pain in the wallet continues, $150 worth of priority mail shipping paid. (that's like 2 years worth of Amazon prime membership)
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:20 PM   #8
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The fellas at the motorcycle shop said they'd ship down here. I've gotta fly up to "Los Anchorage" for a med appointment so I'll likely just grab them there and check them with my luggage. The coast guard quit running space a flights up there for next month so commercial it is!
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:12 PM   #9
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Has anyone had luck with a distributor on shipping motorcycle tires? I've found Kenda K270's on amazon prime but that's really it. I don't live on the mainland (Kodiak) so shipping is the best and almost only way for me to go. Thanks.
I just priced out a new cruiser rear at motorcycle-superstore.com and they want to charge $10 shipping... That's to Kodiak (99615) by the way, not here in Wasilla.

Kenda's come up as "can't ship" though.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:58 PM   #10
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Twisted throttle just shipped two sets of K60 scouts up here for FREE...they don't have every tire on the market though.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:59 AM   #11
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Didn't we just have one of these threads?
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Old 05-14-2015, 03:59 AM   #12
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Skierd I don't know. I only know of two other kodiak residents on here so I doubt it since I've already asked em.
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