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Old 22 Jul 2013
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BMW Service / shipping in the Stans?

Having a bit of a failure on this one. I was working out how to get spare parts to me, and followed the advice given here (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-ship-to-71290) and was in the process of shipping everything to Ulan Bataar.

Found out today that everything has been shipped Standard instead of Express, and so it will take another 10-15 days to arrive.

My visas (for here or the next 4 countries) wont last that long, and so I have to leave without the parts.

Now, I need to reship/or ship a new set of parts somewhere else, and i'm back working out where's least bad in the Stans? Ideally I'd get a BMW service somewhere there too, but Almaty, Kaz and Baku, Azerbaijan aren't particularly responsive.

Any ideas?

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From my recent experience there I am sure there is no BMW or any other bike service in Azerbaijan. Georgia seemed a lot more relaxed as far as customs was concerned so might be a better place to have parts shipped to but again there are very few bikes there and I saw no mechanics at all. Turkey is the next place where there are good, professional looking bike shops if you are going south of the Black sea.
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probably Kyrgyzstan. There are a number of HUBB members living in KG, maybe they could suggest a shipping address.
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