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Old 02-13-2013, 07:26 AM   #1
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KTM Service in Cabo San Lucas?

We're in Cabo and one of the boys has blown both fork seals on his KTM 530 after a hard ride down the peninsula.

Can anyone recommend a shop where we could find service and/or parts?


Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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Do you know the size of the seals you need, or are your just on a dealership tit kinda thing?
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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You may be interested in THIS

The info could be dated, but Stickfigure (Jeff) stayed at my casa and is a reliable guy.

You may want to take note of the KTM parts source comment he made.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:35 PM   #4
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The other move I'd consider is calling a KTM dealer in the U.S. and having those seals sent to Cabo - you have a major airport right there. DHL might be a good carrier.

I would think fork seals would tend to be generic, but what do I know.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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Lastly, what luck to be in Cabo waiting for parts!
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:58 PM   #6
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I was stuck in Matzatlan for three days waiting on parts one time. It really sucked. Not!
The parts never showed and I had to ride all the way back home to Colorado with no clutch. Not ideal but beats not riding.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:00 PM   #7
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We're in Cabo and one of the boys has blown both fork seals on his KTM 530 after a hard ride down the peninsula.

Can anyone recommend a shop where we could find service and/or parts?


Thanks!
One of our group had a blown fork seal replaced on his BMW 1150GS in La Paz one year ago. There was a BMW dealership there that seems to work on European bikes and he had the parts. AFAIK, that's the best resource in Baja Sur. I also had the Honda dealer work on my XR carb 2 years ago. He's about a mile down the road from the BMW dealer.

Honda Dealer: 875 Abasolo, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

BMW Dealer is now called Moto Baja, just checked Google : 3408 Abasolo, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Tel 612-12-3-39-07 That's off the street sign Street View.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #8
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Send me a pm, I have an American friend in Los Barilles, about an hour north of Cabo, if you still need help. He has bikes and lots of connections.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:06 PM   #9
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Suggestion: Look for cross over parts, maybe like for an XR....

It's rare that seals are made for just one application/bike.
Same with bearings, etc.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #10
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Headed for cabo manana , be there in 3 days or so. I have a pair of WP 48mm fork seal on hand... let me know if you want them and I will throw them in my tail bag. good luck.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:12 PM   #11
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Headed for cabo manana , be there in 3 days or so. I have a pair of WP 48mm fork seal on hand... let me know if you want them and I will throw them in my tail bag. good luck.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:00 AM   #12
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Just heard from hosebag. They're in ciudad constitution with a drz thet has a bad battery. As far as i know, the seals for the 530 have not been replaced.

Anyone know of a place to get a battery in constitution?
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:18 AM   #13
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First of all, a big thank you to all who replied, very much appreciated. We managed to do fork service in Cabo and so far the seals are holding up.

We now have a new situation :-)
After a very long day on some brutal two track, we had one of the bikes due about 50k short of the highway. Dead battery and no real way to diagnose, so we towed it with the 690 to the highway, riding into the setting sun, up and down hill, through washes and silt beds, then grabbed a taco and some gas and headed north 100k to Ciudad Constitution towing the bike in the dark.
(Yes, we did break a bunch of cardinal Baja rules.)

We're now sourcing another battery and checking the alternator output.

Thanks again amigos!
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:53 AM   #14
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The adventure begins when things stop going according to plan, or some such saying.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:51 AM   #15
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Exactly. I was supposed to go with these boys, but i'm here is frozen hell instead. I'd trade places in a second!

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