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Old 08-21-2013, 12:09 PM   #16
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At least in Argentina you are not going to have problemas finding tyres for the XR, but I would avoid them buying them here because they are very expensive and not worth it
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:19 PM   #17
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You pretty much can find what you need here. Basically the easiest to find are Kendas. I run them on my DRZ400 and there of shop to find them. Basically, don't be too picky. And plan on spending a day finding and fitting them.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:34 AM   #18
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I'm riding my XR650L from Seattle to Argentina. I'm estimating 20-25 thousand miles by our route. I'm worried about the availability of tires along the way and how to find them. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to source tires and what the availability is along the way? Thanks!
In Chile, MotoAventura stocks Heidenaus. They have stores in Santiago, Osorno and Punta Arenas. Most other brands are also available, at least in Santiago.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:08 AM   #19
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!! Warning !! **thread hijack imminent**

OK, to inject something different here (that probably isn't worthy of its own thread):

My bike is packed into a shipping crate. It has one half-used Metzler Karoo II front, and a new on the rear.

Off the bike I have a set of Anakees (I believe).

Q: Which set of tires will I want to start with in the Santiago/Valpo area and expand outward from?

I haven't planned a route. I will probably start with 2-up riding northward from Valparaiso, over to Valle Maipu and then probably crossing the Andes to Argentina for wine tasting in Mendoza.

Return to Santiago to let my companion fly home, then probably into the desert, northbound.

Go with the streety tires for the 2-up, then back to knobbies for the Salar and desert land? Or, stick with the street setup until it is roached then go with knobbies when in Ecuador or Colombia?
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:33 PM   #20
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Go with the streety tires for the 2-up, then back to knobbies for the Salar and desert land?
I would go with this one. Crossing the Andes means that you are going to ride on tarmac.
A friend of mine went to the Salar and it started raining. He was using Metzeler Tourance and fell like 8 times trying to get out of the mud.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:37 AM   #21
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Crossing the Andes means that you are going to ride on tarmac.
Not necessarily true. It all depends on what type of roads you seek out, and there are a lot of options. My wife and I crossed the Andes a few times, mostly on dirt. 2 examples: north of the major Libertadores crossing (paved road Santiago-Mendoza) at Aguas Negras, and south of Libertadores at Paso Icalma. We did cross at Libertadores once, too. More examples listed at the bottom of this page: http://motojeros.blogspot.com.ar/p/s...ica-andes.html

Even so, I still generally agree with your thoughts on tire selection. A more aggressive tire made a huge difference in mud and soft conditions, even 2 up. But we found more mud/soft stuff much further north and south than the Santiago-Mendoza region you're looking at.

FWIW, the best 2-up combination I found - balancing availability in Latin America, cost, tread wear, traction on and off road, and overall confidence - was an MT-21 front with MT-60 rear. (And believe me, I don't say that to start a which tire is best thread. I say that so that you have a reference for where my thoughts are coming from, as well as a specific combination and tread pattern to compare options to.)
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:35 AM   #22
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Thanks very much for these opinions.

I've never run anything but full knobbies on the KLR. They wear through pretty quickly, but i felt that they gave me more flexibility for wet offroad travel.

I have a VFR for my more road-oriented travel.

But, I have a feeling that when we are 2-up, I will just be on pavement. My companion is totally new to riding, and though she is adventurous, I think that our trip segment should be mellow and a good introduction for her. I'll pop on the road oriented tires, and keep the knobbies for the north of SA.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:39 PM   #23
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Vinnie sold me on the mullet set up, knobbie up front and a DS tire in the rear. It extends your tire change interval by quite a bit. I typically used 2 MT21s to one rear, usually a 140 Scorpion, Karoo, Golden, etc..
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:06 PM   #24
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+1 on the 21, my favorite front tire in Latin America and very good one for the money, the back just needs to be round and hold air for most of the riding Knobbies for the really good stuff

Flip that MT21 back and forth and it will wear to the cords evenly lasting long time.
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+1 on the 21, my favorite front tire in Latin America and very good one for the money, the back just needs to be round and hold air for most of the riding Knobbies for the really good stuff

Flip that MT21 back and forth and it will wear to the cords evenly lasting long time.
.. our first MT21 did 10647 km the second one did just 5000 km ... I think we got dud which makes that an expensive round.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:32 AM   #26
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.. our first MT21 did 10647 km the second one did just 5000 km ... I think we got dud which makes that an expensive round.
Take it you didn't take the time to turn the tire in reverse rotation every 2/3k km either. You can be lazy about making a knobbie last, maybe you've been riding way too much of the pavement then
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:47 AM   #27
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maybe you've been riding way too much of the pavement then
Two up with luggage on a big twin, nothing's going to last a LONG time.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:35 PM   #29
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I'm riding my XR650L from Seattle to Argentina. I'm estimating 20-25 thousand miles by our route. I'm worried about the availability of tires along the way and how to find them. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to source tires and what the availability is along the way? Thanks!

Hello,
You can find Michelin Anakee II, Continental TKC 80 and Heidenau K60 Scout tires in Touratech Peru

Address : Av Los Faisanes # 196 - Chorrillos / Lima
Email : ventas@motoviajerosperu.com
Website : www.touratech.pe
GPS Location: S 12° 10' 860" W 077° 00' 122"

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