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Old 30 Nov 2005
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Mechanic in Buenos Aires

I have to get my Kawasaki KLE serviced (including valves). Can anybody recommend me a mechanic in (preferably downtown) Buenos Aires? Should I buy tires in Buenos Aires or in Santiago de Chile?


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Try to contact Javier in Dakar motos. WWW.DAKARMOTOS.COM

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I can recommend Javier as well!
About the tires i do not remember the price, but ask Javier how much they are in Argentina and then check the price as well in Chile!

Good luck!
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Yes,Dakarmotos is "the" place in BA.
Javier and Sandra are very friendly.Tires and all around for your bike.Weldings,adjustments etc.
America is a nice continent,not a country.All people who lives in this continent are americans.Discover it in peace!
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Also, Motorbikes. See my good friend Flavio there- 33 Cerritos- close to the Obolisco. Say hi to my bike in the basement!

Back on the road again.

Stuck at home...

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Mariano at Motocare

I wasn't able to meet the Dakarmoto folks when I was in BA, but I've heard great things about them.

I was able to meet Mariano, owner of Motocare, [ Motocare ] and strongly recommend him. I had accumulated many problems between Seattle and Ushuaia, and up to Buenos Aires, through my 8 months on the road, and his team fixed everything in a timely fasion at a very reasonable cost.

I'm in Arica, Chile, now and had a problem with my back axle nut - completely stripped because the axle threads had been damaged. I emailed 5 different mechanics and Mariano got back to me immediately with great advice and offered to look for parts.
[he suggested going to a "Tornero", or a machinist and simply having him re-thread the axle and buy a new nut. $4.50 later all is well and my only regret is that I'm a little embarrased that I didn't think of it myself but it's a good example of Mariano's helpful professionalism. He also sells and rents motos.

Mariano is in the Belgrano neighborhood at:
Libertador 6588

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I agree with Don Quiote about Mariano in Buenos Aires

I also have had good experiences with Mariano and his excellent service department.

I have known Mariano since arriving in Buenos Aires, 2004, when we purchased a Honda NX 400, Falcon and a Honda XR 250 Tornado. He totally supported our five country tour with service and invaluable information. His friend "Pato" does excellent, very creative, frame/rack work too. "Pato" is located a couple blocks from Mariano. Mariano sells and rents bikes as well, and as far as I know he is the only one in BA who rents bikes to indivuals, without a group tour and guide. He speaks English fluently and operates as Motocare at an easy location to find.

Mariano is located at:
Libertador 6588

Hey Don Ouiote, you back on the road? I hate when that happens to back axel nuts, sounds like you need a little SAE... Just give me any excuse at all to ride out.... Charlie Garcia
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Jim, how much did Mariano charge to keep your bike while you were away?

Nuno, good to see you are still alive, i was a bit worried since your blog didnt get updated since your entrance in Brazil(2 month ago)

Edited : oops the message dates from 18 month ago...anybody has news from Nuno?
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