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Old 07-09-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Good Suspension Mechanic in Salta, Argentina

Hello Gang,

My rear suspension damping reservior is leaking again on my stock 2001 Kawasaki KLR650. Does anyone know a good mechanic in Salta or Jujuy who can rebuild it for me? This is just a patch until I find a replacement aftermarket shock. Thanks!!

Mi suspension de atras esta rota y necesito reglarla. Algien conoce a un mecanico bueno que puede ayudarme? Mil gracias!! Lo siento para mi espanol horrible!

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Old 07-10-2013, 06:22 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your shock leakage, but certainly a fix can get sorted out. A search on the HUBB turned up a few options:

For example:

Dr. Bikes DiBez
Gorriti 393
Salta capital
tel: 0387 4216 387

e mail: drbikesdibez@hotmail.com
site: Bienvenidos - Dr. Bikes Di Bez
facebook: drbikesdibez

(from http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...in-salta-19640)

There were a few others that were mentioned in that same thread (as well as other threads), but the one above had the most recent and seemingly highest recommendations.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:07 AM   #3
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If you are going to Tucuman, I know a very good place where ypu can rebuild it, and you will not have to replace
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:35 AM   #4
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I've got an excellent guy in Mendoza if you make it that far and still need help.

Suspension woes start here.

Here's the post with my Ajar experience, great guy.

I don't think I put the address out here so let me know if you're interested and I'll hunt it down.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:34 PM   #5
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There are very good mechanics right there in Salta. They are all in a certain area south of the plaza. Ask around.

Mendoza fuck that's over 1000 kms south for crying out loud! You ever try to ride 2 kms on a blown KLR shock, fogetaboutit!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:04 PM   #6
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I don't know why anyone would ride a KLR so I can't answer that question.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:21 AM   #7
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Mendoza fuck that's over 1000 kms south for crying out loud! You ever try to ride 2 kms on a blown KLR shock, fogetaboutit!
That's nothing. I totally blew a shock on Paso San Francisco (puked ALL oil out) and made it all the way to BA before I did anything about it. Yes, it was a bouncy ride.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:05 PM   #8
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I don't know why anyone would ride a KLR so I can't answer that question.
The mysteries of life never cease! I got 80k miles on my trusty steed and still going strong. Go figure.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #9
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95,000 on mine...but the shock blew out at 80k.

OP, for whatever it's worth the OR shock in your KLR is not designed to be rebuilt. In the event that you find someone to do a rebuild (which shouldn't be that difficult), it's likely it won't last. Keep that in mind when thinking about where to invest your time and money.

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Old 07-15-2013, 05:36 PM   #10
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95,000 on mine...but the shock blew out at 80k.

OP, for whatever it's worth the OR shock in your KLR is not designed to be rebuilt. In the event that you find someone to do a rebuild (which shouldn't be that difficult), it's likely it won't last. Keep that in mind when thinking about where to invest your time and money.

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I damaged my shock pounding along ruta 40 and the rough wet shit between Tingo Maria and Tarapoto. While on the boat from Yurimaguas to Iquitos I watched incredulously as all the oil from the shock dripped out onto the deck of the big ferry. Now I have two moab shocks now, one spare. Which I'll use on a second KLR I just bought in the USA.
And for anyone out there thinking about a shock for the KLR the Moab is a mighty fine choice and Rick is exceedingly good about customer service IME. It's worth having a KLR just to have quality people like Rick provide service. Frankly the Moab shock transforms the bike significantly. With a properly rebuilt front fork the overloaded travel bike actually handles quite well, despite the frame flexi action.
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