Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > BMW Tech

BMW Tech BMW Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to BMW riders only. Questions comparing which bike is best etc go in the "Which Bike" forum.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

7 Litre Camel Tank Lets You Explore More, Click to Find out More!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 3 Mar 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: No fixed abode
Posts: 68
Old style airhead mechanics in Turkey - enclosed are details (Adana + Fethiyer)

1. ADANA


Just to reiterate Ekke’s earlier post in answer to my plea. The below mechanic is a top-quality old style BMW airhead mechanic based in Adana, on the south coast of Turkey, a little before the Syrian border.

Enver Akbas
0322-352-5294 (int’l: +90-322-352-5294)
M: 0532-667-4525

To find his workshop, just head for the city centre – merkezi. He’s fairly close to the giant new white mosque there. Or do what I did – stop at the first BMW Auto dealer in the suburbs on the ride in. Turkish are so helpful, just pass them his number, they’ll call him and Enver will come and get you.

Enver speaks no English, but Erhan who helps him speaks a little, while there’s always someone around the sooq who can speak some. Besides, they know their business so well they see and hear what needs to be done. You just point and have faith you'll be treated very fairly.

It was a pure delight being there. Everything about the people and the place is quality: all three working together on your machine, no smarty-pants speed which is invariably sloppy, but just good old fashioned rhythm, and working with pride as though it were there machine.

And great value. For USD 300, I got: fully-cleaned carbs, which were then balanced once the valves were checked (all by hand and ear) + new head gaskets and cleaned head covers since some of the desert had crept into the covers; new oil-pressure thingamejig nut which had been leaking; new brake shoes and cleaned drums (oil had leaked in through knackered seal from bevel drive), change of oil incl boron coating + oil filter . . . plus they made and fitted a brace for my sub-frame – an amazing job which took half a day, incl spray paint.

Overall, a whole day's labour + parts + lots of tea and the company of splendid people. He must have a dozen old airheads about the place, along with a mint R60 he was checking over while I was there.

Have attached three pics for those interested - the R60 + my R80 G/S.



2. FETHIYE
I have also heard of another old-style airhead mechanic near FETHIYE – Göcek - on the South Eastern coast, 20 mins from Dalaman Intl airport. He works with a bike touring company called Bike Turkey. Contact Robert Khodadad. He also offered to store by bike free for a month. I am arranging things from Ankara, however, so didn’t take him up on his generous offer.


I got his details by contacting OMM on line (Turkish bikers group).


E.mail:robert@bike-turkey.com
Web: Bike Turkey Home
Office: +90 252 645 2450
Fax: +90 252 645 2449
Mob: +90 533 662 4886



All the best,


Bob
Attached Thumbnails
Old style airhead mechanics in Turkey - enclosed are details (Adana + Fethiyer)-dsc_0011_1890.jpg  

Old style airhead mechanics in Turkey - enclosed are details (Adana + Fethiyer)-dsc_0017_1895.jpg  

Old style airhead mechanics in Turkey - enclosed are details (Adana + Fethiyer)-dsc_0048_1907.jpg  

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Syrian consulate in Adana Turkey? mika Trip Paperwork 2 8 Dec 2009 16:39
Enfield mechanics ın Turkey??? olafharleman Repair Shops, Europe 2 5 Oct 2007 20:53
Last Airhead John Ferris BMW Tech 3 24 Nov 2006 17:33
The Look - do want a choice of this new style OR a version of the old Style? Grant Johnson Website Feedback 17 27 Jun 2006 18:50
Quick question guys: Antalya to Adana Mohannad Route Planning 4 19 Jun 2005 19:09

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:53.