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Old 16 Aug 2009
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Turkey, Best Mechanic in Istanbul


I've just had my cam replaced on my 2006 KTM 640 Adventure after a catastrophic failure by a very competent mechanic. He mainly works on Jap bikes and BMW's and had never worked on a KTM before but took his time, understood how everything worked and used his seemingly infinite supply of contacts including KTM dealers, friends with KTM bikes and university lectureres to repair my bike before I head further East. It is now in better condition than when I left the UK. He now likes KTM bikes because of their ingenius simplicity.

He is located in a huge industrial estate where there is nothing but garages, bodywork shops and tool and parts shops. Whatever you need doing, can be welded, pressed, drilled or ground there!

All the people who work in the area are ridiculously friendly and the food from the small shops is cheap. Its much better than the touristy area of Istanbul, so much more genuine.

His address is Ataturk Oto Sanayi Sitesi 2. Kisim 9 Sk. No 294 Maslak, Istanbul.

Email akkartalersoy@yahoo.com

GPS: 41.1152,29.0189 - Google Maps

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Yes Ersoy was very helpful and had a good space where he let me work on my bike. He was out of town my first week in Istanbul and had some bad experience with two other shops. 0(212)285 93 16 and 0(532)608 80 23
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Email contact

Does anyone know a working email address for Ersoy? Alternatively a telephone number? I am confused by the telephone numbers in the preceding post.
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If its the best KTM.service you are looking for, here is the link.

Mehmet Zeki Avar
''Friendly Pit-Stop in İstanbul'' https://www.facebook.com/mehmet.avar.12?ref=tn_tnmn

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Kuzgun Motor's

I would also like to recommend Abdurrahman at Kuzgun Motor's Adventures. Very competent and professional. Also, they are amazingly friendly people who will go out of their way to help you.
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Just was at Ersoys Workshop on last Thursday. Really nice and friendly person. Was really helpufll to me.
The GPS cordinates help a lot. He is curently in the Number 294 on the first floor, just be carfull when going up and down, stay on the outside as it is slippery, especially with a motorbike ;-)
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