January 31, 2000 GMT
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News News News.. and it is all good. There is a BMW shop/mechanic in Cairo.. A long and lengthy process to hook up with this chap but suffice to say another traveller not a biker introduced us to him around 10.00pm last night. This morning we have a reconditioned gearbox fitted (with a kick start.....wow)
We were back in our tent by 1.00am feeling like it was all a dream.

The day before the stripped barrel stud was repaired on the side of the road by another helpful Egyptian in the centre of Cairo. Its all happening so fast. The mechanic works on all the Police bikes and appears to have ample experience. For the reference of future travellers we have enclosed his address and name.
Business... Hanan 8 Rasha Exhibition For Motorbike Name.......Fawzi Zaki Address... 4 Hamid Radwan St., Hadaik Elkabba, El Girag Station, CAIRO.
Tel......4831471.....Mobile 0101593878.

Only problem is he speaks no English so we recommend an interpreter. Cost of the gearbox plus labour and a new rubber boot for the driveshaft was 287 Eng. Pounds. A bargain. He placed a 5 year guarantee on the box . We will contact him when we come back up from Sth Africa and let him know how it is going. This may also be a contact for tyres as we had difficulty getting tyres and he indicated that he stocked tyres as well. Its coming together now. Many thanks for help on this one. Sudan visa took 4 days to process and the Ethiopian will be done today so we will be on the road soon after two dusty weeks in Cairo. Thanks again for your help. Regards Ken & Carol.

On the way to Luxor via the western desert, Egypt.
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On the way to Luxor via the western desert, Egypt.


Posted by Carol Duval at January 31, 2000 01:01 AM GMT
 


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