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Old 02-02-2014, 01:51 PM   #16
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I'd like to see a Canadian distributor carry Golden Tyre's GT201 DS tires. They are available in the US, but the Canadian distributor isn't interested in bringing them in...
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:36 PM   #17
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I just checked Pete's - for an 18" Michelin T-63 rear for the WR250R, they charge $19 shipping. Tire price is pretty darn good for Canada ($77). With HST, $108 all-in. If I add a front tire, the shipping goes up to $25.

I bought the same size T-63 in the US from Motorcycle Superstore in 2012 for $61, free shipping, no tax. Shipping is a killer here, compounded by paying 13% tax on it.
I cannot remember which vendor it was, but with the cost of shipping, it was cheaper for me to order a pair of Shinko E705s from Gnarly Parts in BC because shipping there is (was?) free.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:54 PM   #18
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Same here.

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Mitas would be nice if he carried it.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:10 PM   #19
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... Gnarly Parts in BC because shipping there is free.
With $150 order.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:14 PM   #20
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Mitas would be nice.
MX1 in Richmond BC sells Mitas. Free shipping anywhere in Canada for orders over $99
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:24 PM   #21
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With $150 order.
Two tires is $150+...


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Old 02-04-2014, 06:13 PM   #22
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Huh!?... Pete's 5 minutes from my place. Have been living in the region for 12 years and I didn't even know. I guess when you're not in that mindset (superbike) you don't pay attention all that much.

I guess I'll have to stop by his shop some day.

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Old 02-05-2014, 08:58 AM   #23
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Huh!?... Pete's 5 minutes from my place. Have been living in the region for 12 years and I didn't even know. I guess when you're not in that mindset (superbike) you don't pay attention all that much.

I guess I'll have to stop by his shop some day.

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Old 02-07-2014, 09:08 PM   #24
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I've had good results with Pete's Superbike.
Tires are fresh, prices are good and you get your tires quick.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:13 PM   #25
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I'd like to see a Canadian distributor carry Golden Tyre's GT201 DS tires. They are available in the US, but the Canadian distributor isn't interested in bringing them in...
Have you heard about Heidenaus??

'Cause they look pretty much the same...

I've been using K60 Scouts on my big KTM Adventure for the past 16 000 kms, but I'm ready to change them to Mitas, which I bought from MX-1, like every one else!!

I was very impressed by the Heidenaus, I just want to give a shot at the Mitas and see how they fair...
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:06 AM   #26
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Yeah. If Heidenaus or Mitas offered tires in the sizes I need, I probably wouldn't have posted.

Golden Tyre offers the sizes I need, and they are the only manufacturer who has a DS tire in those sizes. Strange combination that is...

I guess I'll be ordering from a US dealer, since the Canadian distributor of Golden Tyres is only interested in selling enduro tires.

Thanks for your input Outbacktaz.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:48 AM   #27
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And what size tires are they?
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:37 AM   #28
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Stock sizing is 3.00-19 and 130/90-16. So 90/100-19 and 120/90-16. Not the normal DS sizes...
I'm looking for 80/20 road/off-road tires that will mainly be ridden on gravel when "off-road". I'd prefer to not mix and match brands or models if possible, price is also a factor. The GT 201 is the best looking compromise I've found so far.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:10 AM   #29
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Stock sizing is 3.00-19 and 130/90-16. So 90/100-19 and 120/90-16. Not the normal DS sizes...
I'm looking for 80/20 road/off-road tires that will mainly be ridden on gravel when "off-road". I'd prefer to not mix and match brands or models if possible, price is also a factor. The GT 201 is the best looking compromise I've found so far.
Oh, I see. But can't you play with size as well? Like, on my KTM Adv, the standard size is 150/70-18 in the back. I went for a 140/80-18 this time 'cause the right size was not available... They received the 150 in the midst of winter...
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:29 AM   #30
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Oh, I see. But can't you play with size as well? Like, on my KTM Adv, the standard size is 150/70-18 in the back. I went for a 140/80-18 this time 'cause the right size was not available... They received the 150 in the midst of winter...
I haven't found too many 16" rear 80/20 DS tires with a matching 19" front, but that may be me not searching well enough. I was pretty excited when I found the GT 201 in sizes that would work. Until I called the Canadian distributor and was told that he wasn't interested in bringing them in... WTF? He doesn't want my money???

Kenda has their K761 in 100/90-19 and -16 so at least I have some options. Though the front would be a tight fit and the rear skinny...

I'm open to suggestions.
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