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where I can get suzuki parts in Chile?

does anyone know where I can get suzuki parts in Chile?
I'm stuck in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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That covers a lot of bikes, how about telling us what bike model and year, then what parts you want. Suzuki are prevalent down south, but mainly in the smaller sizes

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That covers a lot of bikes, how about telling us what bike model and year, then what parts you want. Suzuki are prevalent down south, but mainly in the smaller sizes

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Any Suzuki dealer should be able to get a part for my DR650.
This part to be specific,
http://www.thecaferacer.com/plug.jpg
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PROMOTO - Distribuidor Oficial de Motos Suzuki en Chile

Suzuki Chile - Motocicleta

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Hey Ricky. Not sure, but maybe if you poke around suzuki.cl...

Might think about having the part shipped from the states to DHL / UPS in Antofagasta and hitching a ride down and back? Also Antofagasta has a motorcycle club and a lots of large cylinder bikes, maybe someone from that club is a member of the Chile HUBB community if you email them via HUBB communities. I ran into them when riding thru Antofagasta and enjoyed quite a night of camping and partying (there's a decent beach tent site on the south side of town) ...

Just curious, what happened to that plug?

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Well, thanks for trying guys.
I tried very hard to locate the part, went 70 miles out of the way to a Suzuki dealer only to be told that they could not order it for me. I was willing to stay for days waiting but finally went to a machine shop and had one made.
What happened to it?
Well, I happened to it if you must know.
I was on a very rough route from Yuni Bolivia to San Pedro Atacama (don't go the way I went!) when bike bike (coated with dried salt) started to sound like a two stroke so I though I might have burned a valve. the problem was my carb needle, it was not seating properly, easy to fix. Soon I was happily zooming across the sand once again, that was until I realized that I was also loosing my oil. When I took some stuff apart I had failed to snug the cap, it was beyond stupid! I used duct tape, a water bottle cap and the bottom of a can over the next couple days. Anyway,
When I arrived to San Pedro on Fri, I changed the oil and filter.
Tonight I flushed the engine and changed the oil again. Yeah, I have my fingers crossed.
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Those empty cans do come in handy, eh? Good luck with the machined replacement and your travels south. Oh yeah, I saw you mounted the SW Motech top box, looks pretty cool...
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I´m in Salta now, spent the night in a hotel parking lot, Argentina is way to expensive for me.
Yeah, the machined part is really freaking cool, all bronze! And no leaks!
So after flushing the motor with kerosene and changing the oil twice, it seems fine. Not smoking (that I can see) and not using any oil...yet.
The only problem I have now is with my title.
In the state of Oklahoma, we do not have the tag or motor number, only the frame number so I got harrased today North of Salta by the cops.
Shortly before they decided to let me go, they (the cops) offered to let me buy them lunch. I pretended not to understand and told them thank you but I´m not hungry and left.
Today I photoshop´d an extra line to my registration (including motor number) and will visit adunana in the morning in effort to get my import paper corrected since it didn´t have my motor number either. If they refuse (and they might) I´ll just deal with the cops as I encounter them.
Pretty silly, breaking the law to stay square with the cops.
Anyway Mark,
Most of your suggestions on the DR have worked out great! I like the box and should have gotten the same rack that you have as well. It´s longer in the back and mine had to be rewelded in Peru. I only wish I had bigger saddle bags so I could move more weight down low.
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