check your insurance
If you carry a travel-insurrance, check the conditions!
Some travel-insurrance companies (travel not vehicle-insurrance) include policies about spareparts and/or even change of transport (hire a bike/car/taxi) for the time it's not repaired.
Mostly if your means of transport is broken and cannot be fixed by a 'official' mechanic in three working-days or spareparts are not at hand.
Our insurance-company would have paid shipping spareparts all over the world with DHL (24hour delivery!) in the case we couldn't find spareparts for our 1986 TLC in Africa (checked and confimed several times) didn't need it tho.
I supose you could also watch out for truck-repairshops and such, although it's not Africa I supose there is also a great deal of bushmechanics going on overthere. So there must be a good deal of local knowledge to cope with 'temporarly' repairs and workarounds or even make new ones!
bart & sophie
Last edited by Sophie-Bart; 11 Jul 2007 at 14:12.