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Old 01-05-2013, 06:43 AM   #1
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Good Mechanic in Los Antiguos, Argentina

Hi,

At the moment I'm stuck in Chile Chico, Chili with a shaft problem with my BMW R80 GS from 1992.
Its a rebuildable shaft and they are sending stuff to Chili from Holland, but it can take more than a week probably two weeks. Maybe i want to drive to Los Antiguos in Argentina, only 10 km, to put in a secondhand shaft that i probably
can get out of Mendoza.

Does anybody know a good mechanic in Los Antiguos where i can maintain the bike and where they can send the shaft too. Maybe this will be a quicker option the waiting for two weeks.

Thanks, Chris

PS this is the part that i need. Anyone have a idee where i can get one in Chili

http://www.bmwboxersupplies.com/krui...an-pi-276.html

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Old 01-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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Los Antiguos is a little town and you won't find a mechanic. You should find they way to get to Comodoro Rivadavia or Rio Gallegos.
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You are not giving much details as to what driveshaft it is. Too bad I am not home to check specs I do have a few BMW driveshafts on my bench and one is a "rebuildable" from our Canadian specialist. Same U-joints anyway across all the BMW range and for many years and different HPs.

In any case if, and only if, your U-joint is the same size as an OEM BMW you are looking for an Elbe 106 series. Elusive them....! Check there for sizes/specs:

http://www.drive-lines.com/elbe/temp...ies=ELBE%20106
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Los Antiguos is a little town and you won't find a mechanic. You should find they way to get to Comodoro Rivadavia or Rio Gallegos.
Thanks Manolito, for your reply. Maybe we try to drive to Comodoro Rivadavia. Any contacts there?

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You are not giving much details as to what driveshaft it is. Too bad I am not home to check specs I do have a few BMW driveshafts on my bench and one is a "rebuildable" from our Canadian specialist. Same U-joints anyway across all the BMW range and for many years and different HPs.

In any case if, and only if, your U-joint is the same size as an OEM BMW you are looking for an Elbe 106 series. Elusive them....! Check there for sizes/specs:

http://www.drive-lines.com/elbe/temp...ies=ELBE%20106
Sorry don't have any details of the shaft unfortunately, but thanks for the site. Iwill check it out.
Hope to have more info on monday about the shipment of the parts and the used shaft from Mendoza.
Where are you situated?

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Thanks Manolito, for your reply. Maybe we try to drive to Comodoro Rivadavia. Any contacts there?

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Have friends there. I'll ask for recommendations.
I live in Rio Gallegos and I can recommend one or two. There is one in Calafate but I don't think he can fix it ASAP
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Sorry don't have any details of the shaft unfortunately, but thanks for the site. Iwill check it out.
Hope to have more info on monday about the shipment of the parts and the used shaft from Mendoza.
Where are you situated?

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Sorry way too far from you otherwise I'd lend you a used OEM driveshaft, could get you somewhere, maybe not too far but still....somewhere.

Don't know about your specifics but don't ride that bike too long with a bad front U-joint, very hard on the transmission output bearings/seals, something the PO of my GS found out the hard and very expensive way.

And something I also found out the hard way myself way back in 1992.
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