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Honduras - Parts/Mechanic for KLR

Those that read the "Guatemala - outstaying welcome" thread will be familiar with my plight. The menace that is the bloke who was "looking after" my 2004 KLR 650, failed to maintain her aswell fail to do the paperwork. I've got a few resulting mechanical problems, but the one that preoccupies me is the degree to which the sprockets are currently worn. It seems I'm about to lose the chain any minute.

So, anyone know of a good "taller de motos" in Tegucigalpa, and does anyone know if a chain & sprocket set for a KLR is likely to be available. I don't know if these are standard moto parts, but I do remember having to get a sprocket made in Venezuela.
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Fella I know here in Managua has a locally-bought KLR650. I'll see him tomorrow, ask about spares and let you know. You should be able to wring another couple of hundred miles out them, no?
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Thanks Dan, I appreciate that. I intended to try and get this sorted in Managua, but chain has started slipping already. I'm still 150km North of Teguc, but I'll do my damnedest to get over the border.
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Sorry, Monkey, it's a dead end. Spoke to my boy, he had to get his last chain and sprocket set fed-exed from Europe. That might be your best bet - find an online kawasaki dealer in the US, tax your credit card and just plot up somewhere and wait.

Give us a shout when you get to Managua if you fancy meeting up for a pint and a chat.

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Thanks for trying Dan, I´ll PM you soon. Mollydog, your advice is welcome. You know a lot - thankyou, but you sound bloody patronising sometimes. There´s probably a really nice guy in there, trying to get out. I don´t really feel to blame for my bikes condition, cos I didn´t have much choice and I´m just making the best job I can of the situation.

All has been sort of resolved anyway - Got 12 kms outside of Comayagua, and the slapping and clanking was getting desperate. The bike was about to do something spectacular. I limped into town at 20kms an hour and everyone knows this really good guy at "Colmotos". Within a couple of hours, we had located cheap chain and sprockets, got a guy to weld the old bits to the new bits, and before sundown they were all fitted. I know it´s not the best, but for $75 and an afternoon, I´m back on the road. It will get me as far as Panama, won´t it?
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........Within a couple of hours, we had located cheap chain and sprockets, got a guy to weld the old bits to the new bits, and before sundown they were all fitted. I know it´s not the best, but for $75 and an afternoon, I´m back on the road. It will get me as far as Panama, won´t it?
Congrats, SM.

San Jose should have something, eh?
Maybe now is the time to have 'freshen up' your steed with parts expressed in to.....where ever. Limping hurts....

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Thanks for your input fellas. I got to Esteli, and there was quite a bit latitudinal movement in the rear hub. Plus...the hole in the front sprocket wasn´t quite in the centre. No problems though, got a second-hand one and had it machined, aswell as replacing all the rear bearings. Now in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua and fingers crossed, all seems cushty. Maybe San Jose will have something, like a rear tyre for starters.

Thanks for the company Dan - nice one!
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Good to hear you're still rolling.

Let us know what you find...and where.
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Top, nice one, sorted

See you in Medellin, man. Good luck with the dash to Panama.

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