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Exclamation BMW Mechanic in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Needed ASAP

Folks,

My friend and I just recently arrived in Ulaanbaatar via Europe and Russia on our BMW 650 Dakars (2005 & 2006 models).

Not too surprisingly, after thrashing around for 10 days in the deserts and mountains, we're in desperate need of a machanic here in the city that can fix our bikes and give them the "once over." (We managed to blow out a front fork seal, and both bikes need rear suspension work - i.e. blown rear shock(s) and hydraulics, with possible swing arm damage.) If you have any information of someone that can help in this regard, please contact me here, or via email at cog365@yahoo.com, as soon as you can.

Our plan is to be in UB until the 14th of July, then it's back to the States for a month...(meaning, the bikes can be worked on while we're out of town) then a return to UB in mid-August to ride the bikes back to Europe via Russia.

Again, any info would greatly help.

Thank you in advance

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Angry Go to Irkutsk

You will probably be better off riding or trucking your bike to Irkutsk. As far as I remember, it is mostly paved from UB to Irkutsk. A decent Russian mechanic can fix anything.
Or you may want to take off the trouble parts and take them to the states with you.
As far as I know, there aren't any BMW mechanics in Mongolia.
But ScottW is they guy you want to talk to if he is still in UB.
In anyone knows, it is him. Search for him on the HUBB.
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Hello,
If it was me and I was returning to the USA I would bring the rear suspension along and maybe the leaking fork leg as well. I believe the rear shock on the F650 is either Japanese or a Sachs, either way Works Performance can rebuild them for you(hopefully fast). I doubt it can be done correctly where you are unless you are carrying spare parts and find a very smart suspension guy.
Well that's what I would do.
I hope you are carrying a head gasket and water pump parts. I have seen them fail on your model.
Check the steering head bearings in case you need to find replacements. Chain and sprockets and brake pads are always suspect as well. No mechanic can do you any good without fresh spares.
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Dennis: Unfortunately I have left UB for good, so I can't help you out in person. You will not be able to find any of the parts you need in Mongolia. As for mechanical help, your best bet is to get to the motorcycle club that is located about 100 meters NW of the US Embassy. It is located on the big ring road, in a brick building in back of a gas station. There is a large poster on the wall that says "Storm Riders Motorcycle Club" in English.

One of the leaders of the club is a guy named Pujee who has a BMW R1100GS. It's silver and is often parked at the gas station. He does not speak English, so you'll have to find a helpful local English speaker to help you communicate.

The guys at the club are willing and generally decent mechanics but don't have any specialty tools, nor any parts.

Hope this helps.

-Scott
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Think Scott has the beings of a fix..
Go to the bike club .. arrange it so you can strip the bits that are broken and take them with you to USA, repair the bits there and then return.

Be careful to only take the bits you really need to have fixed .. like the rear shocks. The fork seal is easy .. you 'll need to expose the broken bits on the swing arm pivots and links to the shock to say what bits need replacing there.. alternatively you could just get all the bits - assuming that the swing arm (and possibly other bits) has not been damaged .. best to strip and look.

Do not leave the bikes in bits while you’re away .. reassemble into one bit per bike other wise things may disappear while you’re away...
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BMW Mechanic in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 2013

Hi all - does anybody happen to know a good BMW mechanic in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia there now? I can't seem to find any updated info on mechanics that are relevant this year.

-Sophia
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Hi all - does anybody happen to know a good BMW mechanic in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia there now? I can't seem to find any updated info on mechanics that are relevant this year.

-Sophia
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Ask at Oasis, maybe they might know one, so many bikers pass by that place.
Internet site:
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(GPS 47.91155 , 106.98137)
(Google maps: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=47.91...=18&iwloc=near)
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As Frank mentioned you should do the fork seal your self. You actually should have fork seals with you on a trip like this, as you should have a variety of other small spares, like the water pump, seals and a bunch of other stuff. They don't cost a lot of money and are small. Especially with two identical bikes you are traveling with. I'll be more then happy to PM you my list of Dakar spare parts / tools I used on several trips. When you are back in the US you can get them. Get the manual on a PDF and change the fork seals your self.

I can give you my low mileage 2007 rear shock, just pay shipping, but I suggest you email Klaus at Hyperpro in NJ (epmperf.com) and have him build one for you. That is what you need for a trip like yours.

You will need to disassemble the rear suspension to see what else is broken. Again, not a very complicated job. Find anybody with two right thumbs and they can do it. Take lots of pictures as you go along and mark parts, so you know how it goes back together again. And don't loose any of the rollers. What do you think is broken? Before you left you should have lubed the rear suspension rollers and replaced the main bolt. If you did not the rollers may be all busted up by now and the bolt about to break.

PM me if you need further detailed info.

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Hi all - does anybody happen to know a good BMW mechanic in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia there now? I can't seem to find any updated info on mechanics that are relevant this year.

-Sophia
Maybe this business is still there?
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As Frank mentioned
in 2006, 6 years ago .. you missed the date there KP...
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OOOOOOPPPS, did not notice that year.

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Ask at Oasis, maybe they might know one, so many bikers pass by that place.
Internet site:
Willkommen in der Mongolei
(GPS 47.91155 , 106.98137)
(Google maps: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=47.91...=18&iwloc=near)
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Thank you so much! That's where we tried to get help!!
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No worries! It's the HUBB that has the information, not me.
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I'll be in UB in 3 or 4 days if you don't get your problem resolved. I'm not a BMW mechanic but with enough , ducktape and wire, we can fix anything.
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