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Old 30 Jun 2008
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Part Delivery to Far East ( Help ? )

All,

My bikes rear shock started leaking oil and I'm about to start the 1500 km bone jarring road to Chita ( if you ca call it a road ? ) I'm stalling to find a replacement.

I'm trying to find a new, second hand, working replacement part.
Moscow BMW do not have one in stock.
My Tokyo BMW dealer does not have any in stock.

Can anyone advice as to a German or European Dealer that may have this item in stock, who are helpful to motorcycle travellers.
( I'm happy to DHL he item in, if I can find one )
Bike - 1992 BMW R100GS
Part No.: 3353 2322 734

Any help would be much appreciated.

C
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i guess you are the man in blagoveschensk?
we tried to find this part and it seems there is no such shockabsorber in whole eastern europe.
your chance is to find local motocross team and ask for help. cross fingers they have an ancient CZ cross bike ( Slava was told about it) - it may suite. anyway cross people are real engineers and i'm sure they can find the way out.
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I'll ask here in Zagreb, maybe they have one.

You know, leaking absorber isn't a big problem, weight is on the spring.
As your bike is heavy and probably packed with stuff, you even won't see a differance when driving.
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Motorbelka & Nixa,

Thanks for your replys. Yes, I'm in blagoveschensk.
The bike club here have been very helpful and rebuilt the shock. I'm heading off tomorrow (west). But I was hoping to find a shock and have it meet me half way or even in Moscow.

Motorbelka, you mentioned that there is not one in Eastern Europe, any idea where I could find one, in Europe. Not being from Europe I'm a little lost as where to start. Any advice on any BMW dealers that are actively helping travellers.

Any advise, any at all , would be appreciated.

BKM
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official bmw dealer in MSk can take an order for this thing but it costs around $1000 and delivery time is a month
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