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post #1 of 18 Old 06-14-2012, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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dear fellow v-stromer,

I have just embarked on a long motorcycle trip starting im Halfiax NS and the plan is to drive to Alaska to begin with for those interested here is a link to a blog I am keeping Phillys Big Trip

I am going to need a service and new tyres and I think this will be in the Alberta or yukon region so my question is can anyone recomend a good dealer who can do a 6000-12000km service and set of reasonably priced tyres or would this be cheaper in Alaska US? so any ideas or thoughts and or recomendations please let me know
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post #2 of 18 Old 06-15-2012, 10:41 PM
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dear fellow v-stromer,

I have just embarked on a long motorcycle trip starting im Halfiax NS and the plan is to drive to Alaska to begin with for those interested here is a link to a blog I am keeping Phillys Big Trip

I am going to need a service and new tyres and I think this will be in the Alberta or yukon region so my question is can anyone recomend a good dealer who can do a 6000-12000km service and set of reasonably priced tyres or would this be cheaper in Alaska US? so any ideas or thoughts and or recomendations please let me know
I can't help you w/a dealer, but I am quite happy w/my tyres from Mitas tires at mx1 Canada.

Details are posted in this thread:
https://www.stromtrooper.com/suspensi...sugestion.html

I am sure they would ship ahead to a dealer and you could get your service done and tyres mounted at once.

If you end up with questions enroute from Colombia to Chile feel free to ask.

[SIZE="1"]Trips:
Indian Himalaya:Gangotri-Shimla-Manali-Pavarti-Spiti-Leh-Kargil-Padum-Sringhar-Daramsala (3 mo.--2x)
Kazakstan-Krygyzstan-Tajikistan-Xin Xiang to Lhasa, Tibet on China 219!-Nepal (7 months)
Santiago, Chile to Ushuia Argentina and up to Cusco, Peru (7 months)
Peruvian Andes (3 months)
N Chile - Medellin, Colombia (3 months)
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I can't help you w/a dealer, but I am quite happy w/my tyres from Mitas tires at mx1 Canada.

Details are posted in this thread:
https://www.stromtrooper.com/suspensi...sugestion.html

I am sure they would ship ahead to a dealer and you could get your service done and tyres mounted at once.

If you end up with questions enroute from Colombia to Chile feel free to ask.
I dont know what idea you have of Canada, but he wont go 8000 km across the country off road...and we have alsphalt here...
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dear fellow v-stromer,

I have just embarked on a long motorcycle trip starting im Halfiax NS and the plan is to drive to Alaska to begin with for those interested here is a link to a blog I am keeping Phillys Big Trip

I am going to need a service and new tyres and I think this will be in the Alberta or yukon region so my question is can anyone recomend a good dealer who can do a 6000-12000km service and set of reasonably priced tyres or would this be cheaper in Alaska US? so any ideas or thoughts and or recomendations please let me know
I just picked up a set of Heidenau's in Calgary. Try GW Cycle they seem very honest. Regards, Dave.
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I dont know what idea you have of Canada, but he wont go 8000 km across the country off road...and we have alsphalt here...
He asked about where to get a tyre in N BC or the Yukon, not what tyre to to cross the nation on. I'd take the e-07's, I explore a lot of gravel & I don't press my luck on the Tarmac.

OTH, you are right, if he never veers from the Alcan and takes I-5 and the pan am south, the Mitas tyres are not a good choice

My idea of Canada is limited to the interior BC, W Alberta the Southern Yukon, SW BC (n to whislter) & Vacouver Island.

It has awesome whitewater & skiing, old growth forest, high alpine glacier, rain forest and endless stands of fir. It has countless miles of dirt road to be explored and many very nice paved highways. Much like the USA.

The e-07's are what I'd shoe up in N BC were it me, but he could obviously roll on Anakees or whatever.

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Santiago, Chile to Ushuia Argentina and up to Cusco, Peru (7 months)
Peruvian Andes (3 months)
N Chile - Medellin, Colombia (3 months)
Cartegena, CO to N Chile (3 months)[/SIZE]
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What's he doing with Grey Wolfs bike

Does Grey Wolf know you took his bike? just because you changed the luggage to Trax does not fool us.

Looks like you have almost identical yellow to GW's bike.

If you pass through Vancouver BC PM me if you need anything.

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Thanks for the interesting responses some useful info to be gleaned from the above. Kiwi Canuck I know it may be blasphemous to say anything about grey wolf on this forum but I painted mine first so I guess he must of got the yellow idea from me:jaw drop: and thanks for your kind offer of any help will keep that in mind when I am passing through BC not sure when that will be as Canada is turning out to be larger than I anticipated.
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I just picked up a set of Heidenau's in Calgary. Try GW Cycle they seem very honest. Regards, Dave.
Bought my bike at GW Cycle World. They give little flash and fancy when it comes to their store compared to some (like Blackfoot "megastore style"), but they have lots of selection and good prices. Family run business.

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If you need any assistance when passing through B.C. I would be glad to help out, or just to have a coffee. I'm located in the South Surrey area of B.C.
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