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Old 23 Nov 2009
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Mechanical HELP needed in Austin, TX

ATTN: Austin riders

I am currently on route to TDF from A2, MI. I've run into some suspension and oil leak/valve issues in Austin. I have the replacements parts in hand that I had shipped to a friend's house, along with a little knowhow and some of the necessary tools to perform the repairs. However, I am having second thoughts about doing them myself as I have yet to reach Mexico. Ideally, I'd like to have the bike up to spec before I get to the border. If anyone out there has some availability and would be willing to lend me hand, I'd greatly appreciate it. Alternatively, if someone can recommend an affordable shop here in Austin that'd be open to teaching me a few things; I'm also on a real tight budget and did not foresee running into these problems so soon. I'd prefer to work through these issues with someone as I believe it is a great learning opportunity for both parties. Not to mention that it makes for a better story and cooler adventure! I look forward to hearing back from y'all. Thanks for your time.

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Best in Texas BMW dealer Austin

Their is a really good BMW dealer in Austin called Lone Star BMW. Their website is: www.lonestarcycle.com or you can call them at (512) 451-7979.
Their address is 10600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753. Good luck. Ken

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You may want to go to KLR650.net
The link below is to their Central Texas forum.
Central Texas - KLR650.NET Forums - Your Kawasaki KLR650 Resource! KLR Forum
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I found a local Austinite-ADVrider who's been very helpful and informative. I couldn't of asked for anyone better. We installed a new progressive rear shock and are making the necessary valve adjustments. Hopefully the oil leak will subside once the new gasket is in place. Thanks for all y'alls support!

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