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post #1 of 12 Old 08-07-2007, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Who shipps tires to Canada?

I'm in toronto and frankly just don't have time right now to make a run for the boarder to pick up tires, but having to pay more for a rear tire then a set from the states would cost me is not sitting well. So does anyone know who is willing to ship tires into canada? Motorcycle Super Store will with FedEX but I havn't been able to find anyone else.
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-07-2007, 09:49 PM
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Good luck with it.

Brokerage fees from couriers will negate much of your savings.

The dollar is certainly to your advantage right now though.

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If your going to ship the tires see if they will send them USPS (US postal sevice). I've had parts shipped up to me and they were no brokerage fees. If you use UPS the fees are about $50.00 by the time the add all the extra charges then there is duty (if applicable) and taxes.

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If your going to ship the tires see if they will send them USPS (US postal sevice). I've had parts shipped up to me and they were no brokerage fees. If you use UPS the fees are about $50.00 by the time the add all the extra charges then there is duty (if applicable) and taxes.

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UPS and FedEx don't charge brokerage fees when using their expedited services (next or 2nd day) It's expensive, but it still costs less than regular ground + brokerage. Plus you get it quick

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problem is most US tire places won't ship to canada period
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post #6 of 12 Old 08-08-2007, 05:44 PM
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Have you tried G Bourque (506 383-4585) in Dieppe, New Brunswick?

When I need tires I buy from these guys - they're cheaper than GTA dealers. They ship but I don't know how much they charge. I head East each summer to visit family and if I buy tires I bring them back with me.
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UPS and FedEx don't charge brokerage fees when using their expedited services (next or 2nd day) It's expensive, but it still costs less than regular ground + brokerage. Plus you get it quick
You sure of this?

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Here's the not very helpful website:

http://www.gbourque.com/

MJM, what kind of tires are you bringing back from down home (mine, too!)? Like Metzelers? Michelins?

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You sure of this?
"Ummmm.....pretty sure". (that was my disclaimer in case I'm wrong)
The last couple of times I ordered farkles I chose next or maybe it was 2nd day air and there were no brokerage fees. I'll have to dig through their respective web pages (UPS and FedEx) to find out what qualifies but I think it applies to all the expedited services.

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Here's the not very helpful website:

http://www.gbourque.com/

MJM, what kind of tires are you bringing back from down home (mine, too!)? Like Metzelers? Michelins?
Drifter, you're correct about the website - luckily the staff are the opposite.

I'm guessing you're asking what tires I've brought back for the Wee, but since my bike has only 4,400 kms to date I haven't had to replace the tires.

I got some Bridgestone BTs for earlier bikes, and some Dunlops for my previous bike - a KLR 650 - yes, I'm a convert.

You from the Moncton neighbourhood?
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