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Hello guys!!! I need your help. I'm in Galati Romania right now and I need a repair shop for my moto BMW 1200 GS Adventure. Any ideas??? THX!!!



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You don't mention what the problem is, but there is a BMW shop in Galati:

Atlas Motors
Strada Domnească - Parcul Eminescu
Galați 800215, Romania
+40 236 418 018

Or a bit south of where you are:

BMW - APAN
DN22B Km4
Brăila, Romania
+40 339 401 888

Now they only list cars, but any BMW dealer can get parts home for bikes.


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casperghst42 thank you very much for your immediate response and your help!!!
In my last trip in Hungary, as I was driving, I heard a terrible noise-at a moment- in the right cylinder, and the engine went off with full of fumes coming off from the exchaust. I repaired the damage, 4.000 euros, and with almost a new engine I'm doing the round of the Black Sea. Today I noticed tha t first I had an alarm Low Level Oil (after Costanta, Romania), I refilled it, and in Galati I heard my engine making a high noise (maybe from valves)..... and I don't like to risk it....and I prefer to visit a shop repair.



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casperghst42 thank you very much for your immediate response and your help!!!
In my last trip in Hungary, as I was driving, I heard a terrible noise-at a moment- in the right cylinder, and the engine went off with full of fumes coming off from the exchaust. I repaired the damage, 4.000 euros, and with almost a new engine I'm doing the round of the Black Sea. Today I noticed tha t first I had an alarm Low Level Oil (after Costanta, Romania), I refilled it, and in Galati I heard my engine making a high noise (maybe from valves)..... and I don't like to risk it....and I prefer to visit a shop repair.



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Hi Jefe,

My pleasure.

Have you asked on Advrider (GS Boxers - ADVrider) or UKGSer (1200 GS Hexhead - ::. UKGSer.com .::) there will be someone there who can help you diagnose the problem....

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You don't mention what the problem is, but there is a BMW shop in Galati:

Atlas Motors
Strada Domnească - Parcul Eminescu
Galați 800215, Romania
+40 236 418 018

Or a bit south of where you are:

BMW - APAN
DN22B Km4
Brăila, Romania
+40 339 401 888

Now they only list cars, but any BMW dealer can get parts home for bikes.


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Latest news.....

The first one in Galati (Atlas Motors) is closed, and the second one (BMW - APAN) serves only cars as you said Casper, and tomorrow morning I will try to find out if I can resolve the problem, in IVAS Suzuki, in cooperation with my mechanic from Greece.....

To be continued....



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Hello,
Didnt hear about a mechanic in galati or smali but I remember a guy who makes enduro routes and has a mobil service, a nice panel van minibus with all equipment and a space to transfer bikes to the workshops if problem is big..

May be a faster solution.

Cristea Bogdan +40 723 187254

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Hello,
Didnt hear about a mechanic in galati or smali but I remember a guy who makes enduro routes and has a mobil service, a nice panel van minibus with all equipment and a space to transfer bikes to the workshops if problem is big..

May be a faster solution.

Cristea Bogdan +40 723 187254

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Hummmm,

There are two official BMW bike dealers in Romania:

Automobile Bavaria
Soseaua Bucuresti-Ploiesti nr. 53A, 013685 Bucuresti, Romania
0040212006263
motorrad@automobilebavaria.ro
Automobile BavariaAutomobile Bavaria BMW Motorrad | Noul R 1200 GS

Grup West Premium
Calea Clujului nr. 300, Oradea, Romania
+40 259 477 796
motorrad@grupwest.ro
BMW Motorrad | Grup West Premium Oradea

But nowhere close to where you are.


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Hummmm,

There are two official BMW bike dealers in Romania:

Automobile Bavaria
Soseaua Bucuresti-Ploiesti nr. 53A, 013685 Bucuresti, Romania
0040212006263
motorrad@automobilebavaria.ro
Automobile BavariaAutomobile Bavaria BMW Motorrad | Noul R 1200 GS

Grup West Premium
Calea Clujului nr. 300, Oradea, Romania
+40 259 477 796
motorrad@grupwest.ro
BMW Motorrad | Grup West Premium Oradea

But nowhere close to where you are.


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Good morning Casper!
ADAC loaded my moto from Galati and brought it in BMW Bavaria in Bucharest, where I'm now. My moto is in the service and I'm just waiting.....


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