Originally posted by Goetz:
Does anyone know about tyre availability in Central Asia??
I travelled from Tashkent to Italy last summer. There are no mechanics specialized in western bike for all the trip, at least until Turkey.
Nevertheless in Tashkent there is the official importer and dealer of BMW cars (I ride a BMW R 1100 GS). They are also the official mechanics of BMW and, also if they didn’t have specific experience in motorcycles, they were ready to help me.
I asked their assistance to find the oils and the brake fluid (the bike was shipped by plane from Italy to Tashkent so it had to be emptied out when shipped) and for possible problems (battery, etc.,) I could have after the shipment. Actually the air companies don’t permit to bring inflammable liquids, as lubrificants, so I had to find them at the arrival.
The name of the BMW dealer is Sanar Motor (email email@example.com
, tel. calling from Tashkent 1320353, fax 1322795).
My advice is to contact la Sanar Motor well in advance to negotiate with them what you need and the price.
There are official BMW car dealers also in Ashgabad (Turkmenistan) and, I believe, also in all the other capital cities of the Caucasian republic we went through (Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia), but we didn’t contact them.
Have a nice trip