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Urgent KTM parts in Almaty

Hey guys,

Through some posts i thought i could get some parts for my KTM Adventure LC4 here in Almaty. I mean sprockets and chain(and also oils seal from drive shaft). But even riding around with a local biker the whole day didn't bring any solution. Can anybody help with advice or maybe a place where i can get them fast? They can order them but takes at least 3 weeks, which i don't have at the moment.
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There is no quick and easy way to get stuff like sprockets, filters or seals in places like central asia ... you need to take them with you.

Your quickest option is probably get someone to buy them in Antwerpen and DHL them to Almaty ... hoping they dont get stuck in Kazakh customs.
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ktm dealer in almaty

Hi there, i will be in Almaty in few days and the ktm website reports an official KTM dealer in almaty, do you have any updated info on it?couldn't you find the spare parts at the almaty ktm dealer?ciao enrico
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Hi there, i will be in Almaty in few days and the ktm website reports an official KTM dealer in almaty, do you have any updated info on it?couldn't you find the spare parts at the almaty ktm dealer?ciao enrico
I think it would be very optimistic expecting anything from the "dealer" in Almaty. Eurasia Motors is a company that gobbles up distributorships ... they are distributors for probably 20 different brands of motorsports products in Kazakhstan (cars, boats, snowmobiles, skidoos etc). All they want to do is make margin by selling new ones - its a sales organisation.

I have no reason to think the KTM "distributor / dealer" is any different from the BMW motorrad "dealer" in Almaty. If you want to buy one, they take your money, they place an order with the factory, you wait 3-4 months, and then they call you and tell you its arrived. Thats pretty much it. If you want service or parts, its a case of "you must be kidding me". Dont expect anyone there to even know where the frame number is, or engine number. As for spare parts, or service ... all I can say is it not like a "dealer" in the west.

To put it in perspective KTM (bikeland) in Moscow has some spares in stock, but thats about the only place in the CIS (they sell a total about 250 KTMs a year in Russia, mostly in and around Moscow). There is a KTM "dealer" in Barnaul too. Last I heard (2009) they sold 4 KTM bikes in a year. And 2 of those were to staff. So that gives you an idea how many spares they will be carrying ! As for Almaty ... well thats another rung lower down again.
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I'm sorry but I agree with Walter ... There isn't much in the way of bikes in central asia, let alone KTM. There are two small shops, one in Almaty and one in Bishkek that have generic parts and that's pretty much it.

If you need something KTM specific, your best bet is having someone post it from home and pray that customs won't gobble it up forever.

If you don't have anyone at home who could post parts for you, I can put you in touch with a very efficient KTM dealer, they have sent me parts to many places around the world, they usually have everything in stock, and they even do pretty good long distance diagnostics over the phone or by email
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If you've had a search and tracked down Stoppy Stars (they ordered us generic stuff like sprockets and chains in from the US in a week back in 2008) and My Town Moto and the other couple of bike shops and are still having no luck then get someone to DHL bits in.

When we were there we received a DHL package from Melbourne, Australia in 3 days. It contained some bike parts, a guide book and some other random gear. We encountered no customs problems.

As for the drive shaft seal, maybe an industrial supplies place could find you a suitable (though non-genuine) replacement if you get desperate.
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Folks, you have warmed up an ancient topic. The OP has long since moved on (I assume ).
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