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Best shop in lima peru

Any good experiences in lima peru with particular Mechanics. I believe i need my valves checked and possibly adjusted and do not have the tools to do it myself (nor the knowledge unfortunately). Any recommendation would be appeciated?

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Again, Any ideas on a good shop in Lima for my KLR would be appreciated.

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You sound impatient.

Try this: google search using the terms site:horizonsunlimited.com mechanic Lima Peru. Then do the same substituting ADVrider.com. Then try the Communities page on this site.

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Yes, you can read an impatient Post

My bike was in a shop, waiting for parts. While waiting for 4 weeks my bike went over its importation permit. I got it out of the shop on the 7th of March and extended my permit(i think) untill the 26th of march with quite a bit of expense and time(aduana in lima). i have heard horror stories of peru and the confiscation of peoples bikes that go over their Permit time. Anyway, not to cry about it, but all this followed a robbery of all my stuff in Puno, my friend and riding buddy getting in a trip ending accident in La Paz and me getting in a bad accident in Nazca where i aggravated a lower spinal back injury and got a pretty bad concussion. So, my impatients comes from the fact that i do not know if i can get another extension and my bike seems to be having the kinda problems that might not get me 1300 kms to the border and i need it fixed ASAP. Plus, i have my oldest and dearest friend coming down to meet me back in Lima on the 26th to go to the jungle of Peru with. Time crunch.

That being said i will search the other websites as you suggest. thanx Markhauf.

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I had work done on my KLR summer of 2010 at Desert Sport Racing. I grabbed the address from a much older post:

Desert Sport Racing
Colina 480
Lima 18 - Peru
Tel.241 0484 445 0462

This shop is an *option* but I can say that I did not have the best experience there. It would probably be safe to say that they are used to smaller bikes and seem to be a Honda shop. For example:

The mechanic stripped my rear brake calliper pin hex heads (admittedly the must have been seized -- but he shouldn't have gone on to strip a second one) *but* the shop did manage to take my calliper somewhere to get the pins extracted, and then "new" ones fabricated out of bolts at a rough machine shop. Got me down to Buenas Aires and then some. Another example was that my new fork seal was insert backwards and was fixed by a guy in La Paz (Bolivia) who works on (and assembles) the KLR police bikes.

To my mind, checking the valve clearance on a KLR is fairly easy and doesn't require really specialized tools but maybe things you are not carrying. *If* you need an adjustment, however, you require valve shims. I would suspect these might be hard to come by as, if not a specific size to KLR, they are certainly not universal.

I do not remember the name of the other shop I had visited with a friend, (I can ask him and see if he remembers -- he lives Cuzco) but he purchased a "blank" rear sprocket which we got machined to fit his KLR. This shop may be another option -- at least for parts. *Perhaps* they carry valve shims.

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Any good experiences in lima peru with particular Mechanics. I believe i need my valves checked and possibly adjusted and do not have the tools to do it myself (nor the knowledge unfortunately). Any recommendation would be appeciated?

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You could trawl through the forum for recommended repair shops, especially the one for south america:-
Recommend - Repair Shops - The HUBB
Or look through the forum for south america - all of the regional fora tend to get similar queries about bike repair locations.
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Barbacci - Los especialistas de la Moto. is the place I was thinking of.
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Endurance motors

I would suggest that you check out Endurance Motors. It is in Surco on 3628 Av. Thomas Marsano. They are listed on Peru's Kawasaki website, too. The Manager is a very knowledgable guy named Cristian and speaks English very well. He might be your best source for parts because he knows what is available for Kawasakis and he has plenty of contacts who sell used parts. I bought a rear shock through him, also had my rear tire replaced for 20 soles. I saw at least 4 KLRs in his shop.

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