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Old 9 Jan 2004
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I need help in argentina or chile !

I am now in Salta in the north of argentina.
Does sombody know where I can buy a BATTERIE for a BMW R80G/S - 1985 ???? or is someone now in Buenos Aires or in Santiago de Chile and can ask in the BMW-shop if they have one ??? the size is L 180, B 75, H 170
I have to go out of the country on the 20. of january, so I don't have a lot of time.
please, can someone help me?
thanks, Chris
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Hi Cristel

Post your request to the Buenos Aires community. Some friends of mine there who will get your message own a bike shop and can very likely help.

Good Luck.

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don't laugh, but in brasil when my r100gs battery broke, i ended up replacing it with a 12v 19amp battery for a 750cc kawasaki jetski!! (my original was 12v 25amp)

as long as the physical dimensions are ok and it is 12v it will do. the closer or higher the ampage the better, of course.

if all else fails, buy a car 12v battery (second-hand)and carry it on the seat behind you.

good luck
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Hi Christel:
We are the friends of Mick in Buenos Aires. We have a little shop of parts accessories and service. The battery that you need is an YB18L-A.We doesn’t have this battery at the moment in the shop but next week we can get it. Put in contact with us to make the arrangement to send the battery to you. Our e-mail is in the profile.
Hope we can help you
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Hallo Christel,

wie chris geschrieben hat, kannst du im notfall jede 12-v-batterie einbauen, die von den maßen her in etwa passt (zwischenräume mit styropor oder altem autoschlauch ausstopfen) sowie einigermaßen den amperestundenwert ah der originalbatterie erreicht (sonst ev. probleme mit dem e-starter).
salta ist groß genug, du solltest dort eine brauchbare batterie finden, die dich dann auch mindestens bis zur nächsten echten großstadt bringt, wo du deine originalbatterie sicher bekommen wirst.
wenn du in salta kein passendes geschäft findest, frag mal jose vom "backpacker's" (straße buenos aires). der kennt sich ganz gut aus und ist normalerweise hilfsbereit)

gruß aus freiburg
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Thanks a lot to all !!!!

I found one in Buenos Aires. They will send it to me ! so I will have the original ! I know that I can take another one, but all, what I coud get , have been bigger in one size.
today, I took a car to Cachi ;-)) why not...
I' ll take my time now.

bye, Chris
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