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Old 21 Sep 2009
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Finding a decent garage in southern Croatia/Serbia/Montenegro/Kosovo for a service

Hi,

I'm in Dubrovnik at the moment and have a week sort of off here, in Kotor and maybe Korcula. After 4000km on the road I'd like to get the bike serviced before my next 1500 miles around the Balkans and then 3000km to get back home. From here the route's going to be: Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Italy, France and Spain (then the ferry from Santander back to Plymouth, UK).

Can anyone recommend a garage for a minor service in one of the above places, preferably as close to Dubrovnik/Serbia as possible?

Many thanks,
Charlie
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If you fancy the ride up to Split -- it's a great ride -- I can strongly recommend Mr Toni Radič. He's an ace mechanic.. used to work for a big dealer, now operates out of his back garden and relishes getting things fixed without resorting to expensive official parts [and, sometimes, processes..]

Tell him Mike with the Bonneville sent you, and the homemade shock absorber lasted all the way to Athens.

Message me or em ail mikewith [squiggly at] hotmail dot com for Toni's contact details.. if I can find them.. or just ask any bike rider in Split.

Or, closer to home, ask around in the Bikers Caffe [sic] on the hillside overlooking Dubrovnik.
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