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Where to buy motorbike tyres

Ok, I've found a fair few threads on where to buy bicycle tyres in CH, but nothing about motorbike tyres. Ricardo is "empty" even for normal tyres.

So - where to buy? Natively or "over the border"?

I need Pirelli Rosso ii's, in r17 120/70 and r17 240/45.

Still haven't worked out why my Diavel munched its front tyre in less than 3,000km.
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Old 21.05.2012, 19:21
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Re: Where to buy motorbike tyres

Here is one which I used last summer.
http://www.motorradpneuhaus.ch/

They are very cheap (IMHO). However, they also cocked up 3 times before they finally ordered the correct size and model for my Honda ACE front tire. (ACE is gone now)

If you dictate the exact model to them via email, I think you are safe.

(I am unsure if it is ok to post URL of a motorpneu shop here, if not kindly remove).
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Old 21.05.2012, 19:26
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Re: Where to buy motorbike tyres

I'd have sort of expected the rear to go, but the front is less obvious.

CCRacing in Zurich. They're a bit odd - for example, they refused to leave a voicemail when my tires came in, so I didn't find out until I called them a week later - but food prices for Switzerland, and they'll take care of disposal and such of the old ones.

Warning: they underfilled my tires, as they didn't know my bike needs higher pressures. But otherwise ok.

http://www.motorradpneuhaus.ch/

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Old 22.05.2012, 01:48
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Re: Where to buy motorbike tyres

346 for a full of new boots for the Diavel. As expected the 240 rear bumped it up.

Cheers guys!
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Old 22.05.2012, 04:58
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Re: Where to buy motorbike tyres

Another one to try is http://www.reifendirect.ch/ but already checked and no difference for the ones you want.

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Re: Where to buy motorbike tyres

Hi all,

just a quick question on the quoted prices - are they fully fitted ride-in ride-out or is fitting additional??

Will need a new front soon enough.

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Re: Where to buy motorbike tyres

Fitting is additional (I'm assuming).
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Re: Where to buy motorbike tyres

http://www.reifendirekt.ch/Motorradreifen.html

Tyres can be delivered to the workshop. They give you a choice of workshops in your area, which you pay separately, prices shown when ordering.

I had excellent service for 4 car tyres.
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Re: Where to buy motorbike tyres

Fitting is extra. About 20-25chf per tyre with balancing.
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Still haven't worked out why my Diavel munched its front tyre in less than 3,000km.
Reifendirekt.ch - Always fresh tyres in stock that are just a few weeks old instead of years. Fast delivery.

As for the munching tyres: Is that in the middle of the tyre or at the edges? Depending on how hard you break and if you do a lot of motorway miles, then the middle can be worn down quicker than usual. If it's the edges that are worn, then that's a lot of hard cornering. I'd say you’re doing it just about right....
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Re: Where to buy motorbike tyres

Tyre pressures affect tyre wear very quickly. If the middle wears out faster, the pressure might be too high.
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Tyre pressures affect tyre wear very quickly. If the middle wears out faster, the pressure might be too high.
And also too low! A low pressure increases the footprint on the road which also increases friction and heat. The result is faster wear.
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Fitting is extra. About 20-25chf per tyre with balancing.

ha i wish - nearly every bike shop in basel charges 50 - 75 per tyre for fitting and balance NOT including removal or installation of the wheel.

i found a dealer that just charged by the hour - 4 tyre changes was 100chf
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Ok, I've found a fair few threads on where to buy bicycle tyres in CH, but nothing about motorbike tyres. Ricardo is "empty" even for normal tyres.

So - where to buy? Natively or "over the border"?

I need Pirelli Rosso ii's, in r17 120/70 and r17 240/45.

Still haven't worked out why my Diavel munched its front tyre in less than 3,000km.
It's a good job you brought this subject up. I went down to the basement to check my tires and found that the front is illegal and the rear is not far off after just 3000Kms! Though, that's not too surprising for the OEM tyres supplied with my Fireblade. (Dunlop Qualifier) These are crappy tires so have now just ordered a new set of Bridgestone battlax S20s from Reifendirekt.ch

The reviews on the S20s looks very promissing and a colleague who just fitted them to his bike has told me they are very good. Even in the wet. perhaps you could give them a go?
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It's a good job you brought this subject up. I went down to the basement to check my tires and found that the front is illegal and the rear is not far off after just 3000Kms! Though, that's not too surprising for the OEM tyres supplied with my Fireblade. (Dunlop Qualifier) These are crappy tires so have now just ordered a new set of Bridgestone battlax S20s from Reifendirekt.ch

The reviews on the S20s looks very promissing and a colleague who just fitted them to his bike has told me they are very good. Even in the wet. perhaps you could give them a go?
Last week (as with most summer starts), the police stopped and inspected 1300 bikes on Albispass.

Please check your tires. A fine of 300-400chf is just worth it. Not to mention if you crash because of bald rubber.
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Bringing this threat up which was kinda old :P

Besides reifendirect.ch, anywhere else? perhaps in Zurich area?

Also, has anyone considered going to Germany? if so which mechanic?

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