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Old 26 Jun 2004
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Excellent bike shop in Salta.

We have just been through Salta, Argentina and had a our forks serviced, values checked, carb checked and primed for altitude (including stripping and rebuild lessons for me!)in a shop called Motomax. The guys in there were fantastic. The bike was done in 24 hours and the bike is now running much better.
Highly recommended. Its On San Luis 951, tel number (0387)431 4770
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Old 8 Sep 2004
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We went to the Motomax in Jujuy which was recommended all over the region too. They´re good but ask for the prices first.

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I went to Motomax in Salta who were good for servce but did not have fork seals.

Around the corner (same block) is a warehouse called La Caldera with an excellent range of generic parts, eg brake pads, fluids etc.

Off to find a good mechanic.
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Old 23 Oct 2008
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Thumbs up even better mechanic for big bikes

We just had serviced our KLRs in Salta. MotoMax said: "adjusting the valves is very complicate and you will not find shims". So we went to a mechanic,who a rider of a Transalp recomended us. Guillermo(San Juan 1522, Tel.: 154096780) was the perfect guy for us. He knows the KLR very well and had a many different shims in his shop. The ones which he didnt have, he made from car-shims.
He also knows the Hondas very well.
Made a good job and cheap!
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Old 22 Jan 2011
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salta repair shop

OK, I just replaced a damage piston on my KTM LC4 adventure ( due to bad gas in the area ).

I got great help from this shop in Salta, Argentina:

Dr. Bikes DiBez.

It is owned by 2 brothers ( Luis and Daniel DiBez ). They mostly work on sportsbikes, however they have great mecanical knowledge of everything motorcycle. They also provided me with some room in their shop to prep the bike for engine removal, and helped me in other manners ( finding parts... etc ) . Here are their co-ord.

Dr. Bikes DiBez
Gorriti 393
Salta capital
tel: 0387 4216 387

e mail: drbikesdibez@hotmail.com
site: Bienvenidos - Dr. Bikes Di Bez
facebook: drbikesdibez
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Old 17 Jul 2011
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Dr Bike Salta Mechanic

Another recommendation for Dr bike. Very helpful and friendly mechanics.
Re-jetted and cleaned my TT600R for altitude.The carb hasnt got the easiest removal,they were able to do it the same day.
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+1 for Dr Bikes in Salta

My brother and I rolled into Salta with two broken bikes after the south west circuit in Bolivia. One blown shock and one sheared off foot peg. Less than 48 hours later we rolled out again with two fixed bikes thanks to Luis at Dr. Bikes. Great guy he even took the time to walk us to a broker for some cheap insurance for Argentina and Chile.
Highly recommended.
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Old 27 Sep 2015
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Anyone know of a place in Salta to get a shock resprung? Mine is woefully undersprung at the moment.
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Old 17 Nov 2015
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I guess you found out yet C-M, anyway I wouldn't have been of any help...

I'm also in Salta now and just get my motorbike out from Guillermo & Benjamin's workshop (San Juan 1522) : globally really satisfied of their intervention, I instantaneously felt I was talking with people knowing their job and my bike, unlike what I'd been feeling in previous workshops (at least talking of 600cc+ category).

Reasonable price and quite fast job, and despite we didn't fully correct the problem I came in for (direction oscillation while heading straight around 30km/h), it clearly improved (except while braking :P). I now might need also to change the tyres to see if this problem fully disappears like this... but would prefer to do it in Bolivia instead of Argentina, high price difference.

They changed steering bearings, added pre-load on front suspension and changed the forks oil, I took advantage to change the motor oil & filter, and they shifted 7cm forward my panniers on their supports, in a bit less than 2 days and for 2.200 AR$.


Ride safe, ride far !
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Dr. Bikes still going strong

I was having some electrical issues with my bike and read about Dr. Bikes here, so I went there. Very knowledgeable and helpful people who even speak some English. They fixed everything within two days for a very reasonable price. Would definitely recommend them.
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