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Old 15 Nov 2010
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spare parts

im visiting turkey for the first time heading to istanbul.
can anyone tell me where i can find a good place to buy some parts for my bike?
its a suzuki GSXR (year 2009).
i need to get a motor chain, and a BMC air filter.

appreciate the help guys.
thank you in advance.
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Old 16 Nov 2010
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Hi and welcome to HUBB.

Look on the left side of your screen. Scroll down until you see "Community". Click "Contact a community" there, choose an appropriate community in Turkey and write away your request. I'm sure you will get some helpful replies.

Good luck.

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Hi BikerChick,

There's a Suzuki dealer in central Istanbul. It's on the main road very near Tophane tram station which is just across the Golden Horn. Assuming that you're staying in Sultanahmet (it's where all the hotels, guesthouses and hostels are) it's incredibly easy to get to which is no small consideration as Istanbul is simply VAST! Can't remember the name (sorry!) but am sure one of the Turkish members on here will know it - they're quite an organised bunch.

If you do stay in Sultanahmet try the Istanbul hostel. They're really nice and we stayed there this summer (for a long period after my wife was hit by a cab!). Nowhere in Sultanahmet has off street parking that i'm aware of but the Istanbul hostel is right opposite the Four Seasons hotel and so we parked on the corner by it and took advantage of the 24hr security and doormen - it helps that they're all bikers too so the guys at our hostel would take me over to help with any problems we had. The guys at the hostel sit opposite all the time for added 'eyes' and are very protective if they know the owner. The whole area's now some sort of pedestrianised zone so it's pretty quiet - a rare thing after riding through the city! If you stay there a practice run on the metro will run exactly along the route and pass the dealer so you'll know exactly where you're going.

One thing, do get in touch with them (they speak English and give them advance warning about the part you need as we found that some parts had to be ordered in and took quite a while (fortunately time we had!)

Hope that's of some help, but if you need anything more get in touch.
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There's a Suzuki dealer in Karakoy, very close to Sultanahmet, they can probably help. I think this is the Tophane one mentioned above.

Tel: 0090 (0) 212 249 55 21
Email: hedef@satis.suzuki.com.tr
Address: Kemeralti Cad, 59, Karakoy, Istanbul
Suzuki - Way of Life! / Suzuki Satis Merkezleri

Call them or send an email, someone will speak enough English to help.
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