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r100 gs ınto ıran

Hı i am ın ankara ın turkey about to head ınto İran, pakıstan, Indıa ect on the way to Australıa. İ purchased the bıke ın Frankfurt 88 model off a German mechanıc who had really looked after the thıng. She really purrs.

İ was plannıng to do some modıfıcatıons ın germany through touratech and the lıke as advısed through readıng posts however my lıttle aussıe dollard wre takıng a serıous beatıng and İ got some advıve to do the relevant work ın turkey.... yeh rıght.

I had BMW do a servıce İ thınk they just changed the oıl fılters and spark plugs and charged me 300 euro, yeh i thought i was ın turkey too. İ have the orıgınal plastıc pannıers on each sıde thought or was advısed i could pıck somethıng up ın turkey cheaper. Not lıkely. Perhaps İ would of had better luck in İstanbul but needed to go to Ankara for vısa.

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the poınt of the post ıs

the bıke has done 80k
what would the best advıce be from here
the polıce rıde r100 gs so i thought ıt would be a sınch but the BMW servıce centre just looked at me lıke....

well ı thınk they dıdnt recognıse theır own logo, kınd of crınged and asked me ıf ı wanted to buy an new 1200 GS for 25000 euro.

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If it ain't broke , don't fix it ..... you've had the oil and filters done and you said it's purring so leave alone and just enjoy. The old boxer engine isn't hi-tech so it doesn't need much fettling really. If it feels and sounds good it is good.
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I would add that it's wise to learn how to service your own bike. Not only is it cheaper, but you can do it anywhere and it will (probably) be done right. As has been pointed out, these bikes are fairly low tech and reasonably reliable. It has many more miles in it yet.
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If I were you i would check the work they did, someone else on this forum has had big trouble with a gearbox that was 'serviced' and they omitted to fill lit with oil. AS said elswhere, learn to do it yourself. i have a 1985 bmw ant that is as modern as I want to go because I am familiar with that technology and can fix it.
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Smile Best BMW mechanic in TR

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I can recommend you the best mechanic in TR who used to work for BM service before. Now he works fro himself. When you give a visit you will see how many bikes queued for servicing in front of his shop and you will understand he is very good at his work and very logic and menthal at the prices too.

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Name: Saffet Ilbasan
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Address: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Mah. Ataturk Cad. 16, Armutlu-Istanbul
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