Buying Inner Tubes Online: A PITA.
It was that time again. I'm putting on new tires so figured I'd throw a new tube in each of them. Time to try to find inner tubes online. It's easy to find inner tubes, but has anybody else noticed what a cluster it seems to be on most websites to find the size you actually need? Maybe it's just me....
I started with the old standbys, Rocky Mountain ATV and Motorcycle Superstore and tried the "Search By Model" feature that seemed to offer every size of tube except for what the KLR runs. I already knew what sizes I needed but thought this would save me some time and effort. It was useless.
After that didn't work, I tried picking inner tubes I was interested in; Plain Jane regular inner tubes, no "Heavy Duty" or "Ultra Heavy Duty" offerings. I found quite a few different tubes available, but nary a one listed the sizes I needed in the dropdown boxes.
I would imagine had I simply called any of the online sites I visited and told them what I wanted, they would have had them and it wouldn't have been a problem, but I didn't feel like interacting with any humans during this process.
I spent like half an hour going to different sites and looking for the tubes and finally just googled "inner tubes for klr650" and the Schnitz Racing site popped up offering plain IRC tubes for both tires and I could order them with just a few clicks.
So, I just bought them there. $13-something apiece which isn't bad. I probably could have eventually found them at a lower price somewhere else, but there's a lot to be said for paying a little more for convenience. Plus, maybe I'll get a cool Schnitz Racing sticker I can put on the KLR.
"Schnitz Racing? You got the 705 Kit In There?"
"Nah, IRC Inner Tubes!"