I would just like to let you know about some great service in Izmir.
i had my bike shipped with others from Australia (with GET ROUTED) to Izmir when the bike was unloaded the battery was completely dead - i had just replaced it for this very reason - anyway after pushing it along the wharf -with some help- Get Routed's "fixers" were on the phone and in minutes directions to a shop down some back road were given. as it turned out it was only another 3km push past all the other guys at the servo who's bikes had started
( down the road past other shops this gleaming shop glass floor to ceiling with bemmers, and others in the window, guided round the back, well what a surprise tiled workshop floor, tools all hung in order above workshop benches. the shop had a few gs's in there, any way to cut the story short my bike was diagnosed and a new battery fitted - lots of things going through my mind having just fitted a new battery-the mechanic took the bike out for a test ride came back plugged in a box !! showing me throttle imbalance, adjustment made job done.
along with this problem my mate had paperwork issues so i asked if he would store my bike for a week till replacements were DHL'd from AUS, no problem at all !! of we went by car for a week touring around.
so i guess i had better tell you where to find them ???
the business is called and you will find them at
Umurbey Mah. 1525 Sk No: 14 Alsancak-Konak-Izmir
phone 0232 422 53 13
mobile 0537 442 47 19
Ikarus Motor : İzmir
if you need any riding gear there is a shop not to far away selling Dainese, Arai, Schuberth etc looked to hold a good range of clothing,boots, helmets, gloves etc etc (wouldn't look out of place in any capital city - i mean that) the guys at the bike shop will get you there
Bozkurt Cd, No: 46/1 Kahramaniar, Izmir
phone 0232 446 14 97
and last but not least
1475 Sokak No3 Liman Alsancak, Izmir
phone 0232 421 56 09
this hotel was suggested by GET ROUTED and has turned out to be acceptable. its Very close to the wharf, bike shop, and shopping mall restaurants etc. there is a high rise parking across the road and looks to be very cheap and secure
Turkish people have been very friendly and helpful and google translate rocks !!!!!!
have a blast