Friendly BMW repair shop
I'd like to point out "Auto Umhlanga" just north of Durban in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, as a very useful address for BMW motorcycle repairs. They made a great effort to get my bike repaired immediately, although they were booked out completely for at least a week.
Before that I had contacted the BMW workshop in Pinetown, about 20 k's west of Durban. They offered an appointment in one weeks time. When I asked for an earlier date, because I was just bypassing Durban, they suggested I should drive to Johannesburg or Bethlehem, both a few 100 kms away :-(
Only when we pause to wonder
do we go beyond the limits of our little lives.