Suzuki DR650 engine pull-apart in Mongolia: UB or Novosibirsk?
Firstly, thanks for replying to my last thread asking about tyres. We're all sorted there now. I'm beginning to feel like a nuisance on this forum - we have another problem, this time more major:
One of the Suzuki DRs is having engine problems. It is not rideable. We have pulled it apart as much as possible but need specialised tools to pull apart the rest of the engine. We may also need spare parts (ie crank shaft bearings).
We are currently in west/central Mongolia, near a little town called Tariat.
It seems like the two possible places we could go to pull apart the engine are head back to UB, or put it on a truck and take it onwards to Novosibirsk (we were heading back into Russia anyway before going into Kazakhstan).
Does anyone have thoughts on which of these places is more likely to have the equipment required to pull apart a Suzuki DR650, and which is more likely to have parts?
Also, if we go to Novosibirsk, does anyone have ideas on how we should get the bike there?
We have two weeks left on our Mongolian visa and one month left on our double-entry russian visa.
We would greatly appreciate any thoughts/advice anyone has!!!