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Old 3 Jun 2006
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Hi folks,
Today the chain on my bike snapped entailing a 13km push in the mid-day sun to find someone with a centre punch. The chain was only 5 days old and replaced my OEM one which disintegrated 6 days ago. It was the only one available and looked like it was for the local 125s and therefore a bit puny but I had hoped it would get me home.
Anyway to cut a long story short I need to fınd someone in Istanbul who deals in big bikes and therefore beefy chains. Help me please!
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ps: sorry I am way too tired to do a search so if this has been covered recently send me the thread!
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There is a Harley shop in Istanbul if you don't find anywhere else to help.
Efsane Motor Service VE Ticaret.
Muallin Naci Caddesi no:85
Post code 80840
Ortakoy, Istanbul
Telephone +90 (0) 2122616265
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Check out the links under Turkey in the country Information pages

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You may already know about the bike shops (mostly accessories, but some parts) in the back streets near where the ferries leave for Kadikoy (on the Sultanahmet side). I can't recall seeing any spares for large bikes, but if they don't have what you're after, they might point you in the right direction.
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Smile istanbul

seanh probably means Gencmoto (if it still exists), the main shop is in Beshiktash on a main street (easy to find)

yes, Gencmoto (you pronounce it Geshmoto) will have a chain for you that gets you back home. buy the best chain they have, because they used to sell a lot crap. And ask about the price before, if they fit it ...

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I believe there is a BMW dealer in Istanbul. Can anyone give me the address?

Also, do BMWs and Japanese bikes use the same type of chain? (Specifically Yamahas)

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Hi Matt,

Done a search on this site for garages in istanbul and found an address from a traveller called Ozhanu which was submitted 4 weeks ago.
He says theres a good mechanic with all sorts of parts for different bikes?

The garage is called pitstop motorbike shop and garage.

Address is Besyol Inonu Cad.Pakten Mutlu sanayi sitesi
No:36/70
Kucukcekmece/istanbul
Phone +90(0) 212 599 09 72 - 0212 624 12 90
Mobile +90 (0) 533 478 10 87 - 0537 2266176

Ozhanu has titled his thread as "A good garage in istanbul,Turkey" just in case you want to search this site for his message.

Also found an address for BMW in istanbul on the Bmw motorcycle owners of america site:

Mototal-Mototas A.S.BMW(sina and umit afyoneri)i think these are the owners?
phone +90/216 347 6171
Address:intas sitesi A
Block no.27
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Service for Harley

If it is a Harley, best to contact Efsane Motor.
If it is just a chain problem, you may ask to Efsane Motor again for a good technician for Harley.
If it is a BMW, my advice will be something else.
Any trouble, please send me a personal e-mail.
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Borusan Istanbul

BMW Representative in Turkey is Borusan Oto. Below are their Istanbul telephone numbers.

Europe Side
Avcılar 0 212 695 40 00
İstinye 0 212 359 30 30

Asia Side
Bostancı 0 216 578 33 33
Çiftehavuzlar 0 216 467 53 14

I recommend
Borusan Oto İstinye
İstinye Mah. Neslihan Cad. No:1/1, Sarıyer 80900 İstanbul | Tel: (212) 359 30 30

I wish I was in Istanbul but I am not.

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Hey Matt
I'm now ın Istanbul for a few days ıf you want to meet up contact me at
cindyentony@hotmail.com
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