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post #1 of 6 Old 02-27-2011, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Troubles with 2008 in Punta Arenas

I am in Punta Arenas,Chile and I am having problems with my 2008 and need to know how is the guikiest way to get parts here. I need I think a new ring and thermostat. I have been having troubles with oil consumption, about a litre a day and just had the top end worked on and still having troubles. Now the radiator has just gone dry and antifreeze is everywhere. Anyone know a good menchanic here. Need some real support here. Help. The bike now has 50,000 hard miles on it all in South America over 2 years here and I have just done valves adjustments. Mechanics striped a valve cover bolt and now I just found out after a crash in Boliva. Cam and races were sanded and probably redone in Ushuaia and now I think the rings are gone. How do I get parts down here and where.
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-27-2011, 04:15 PM
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Here is information from an earlier thread, in an attempt to locate parts for another rider in Chile:


http://www.kawasaki-chile.com/index.php

Headquarters: Avenida Francisco Bilbao 2124 Providencia, Santiago

Service and Parts: [562] 730-7707

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Help fill in some blanks, please. Are you from South America, or travelling through there? If travelling, where is home base? Is the bike in a shop now? Are you able to transport the bike?
Maybe with some more information, some suggestions will come forth and get you going.....

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Bike problems in Punta Arenas

I am going to look into repairs tomorrow. The bike is in a campground here and I can ride it to a shop. It will make it anywhere in Punta Arenas. I know I'm gonna need parts, but where can I get them guick or in resonable time. Base is in Lima Peru far away
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Recent information, gleaned from Horizon's Unlimited:

Bike mechanic:

Alejandro Lago
Street Ona 0471
Punta Arenas
S 53°08.792'
W 70°53.816'
mobile +56-96401233
phone +56-61212737
email: [email protected]

Appears to be a real shop, skilled technician, as evidenced by this photo image





It appears he can help with transportation to the shop



Mr. Lago is affiliated with Motoaventura, a motorcycle rental and tour business.

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its great how quick this guy got help thanks for him...
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If you can get a good diagnosis, parts may be found in unlikely places....the KVF650D8F Brute Force 650 ATV uses the same rings, piston and some other internal components as the KLR 650, as do some other products. Once you are sure of your part needs, expedited shipping can get you most anything money can buy in short order. If you have enough money. As I don't have enough money, I'm better at the expedited, low budget form of crisis intervention.

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