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Old 27 Jul 2011
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How to get oil in Samarkand?

Hi fellow travellers,

I'm currently on the way to Samarkand with a broken shaft drive. It's leaking. I'm riding a BMW 1200 GS Adventure (2006 version). Does anyone know how to get oil for the shaft drive in Samarkand? According to my manual I should use a
Castrol SAF-XO.

Do you know whether I could use another type of oil instead? And how about a good mechanic nearby?

Thanks for your help guys.

Cheers,
Wolfgang
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Try to get something with this: SAE 90 hypoid gear oil, API Class GL 5.

Brand does not really matter, GL 5 & SAE 90 does.
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Thank you for your reply! I hope I will get the oil!
Greetings from Bukhara
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does not sound like broken shaft drive but damaged final drive seal- easy to replace if you have a spare-
oil yeah as above works - get the fully synthetic if you can.
gud luck fella
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Hello Wolfgan, were are you know? I'm in Samarkand right now, with an old R100GS, some issues with the shaft, makes noise and has hard spots when i turn the wheel...

I'm thinking of putting my bike on a truck to go to kazakhstan, how did you bring you bike here? On a truck?

Thanks for your help

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