bike death on the Honduras/Nicaragua border

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by Boomer84, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Boomer84

    Boomer84 Adventurer

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    I've got major engine problems which will involve seriously stripping the engine down to install a new drive shaft. Does anyone know of a good place to go for a mechanic and a place to rest?

    in danli and were heading south but can turn around if needed. The bikes not safe to ride though.
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  2. Airhead Wrangler

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    Year, make, and model of bike would be useful.
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  3. markharf

    markharf Been here awhile

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    Don't know much about those driveshaft-equipped bikes, but comfort and reliable mechanics are easily found in Granada. I'd head that direction rather than back toward Tegucigalpa. First likely stop will be Esteli, pop. 100k+, which is in a reasonable location if you've got to spend some time--hills, trees, and moderate temps. It's not hard to find trucks to transport stuff in either Honduras or Nicaragua.

    You stand a much better chance of getting useful information if you state bike make, model and year, say something specific about what's wrong with it, plus indicate your own mechanical abilities and inclinations--i.e., do you need a mechanic, or just parts, or just time and a place to work on the bike?

    Good luck.

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  4. Boomer84

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    Thanks for the replies guys. It's a Honda transalp xl650v5 2005. Don't see meant around here.

    The party that needs replacing is this: 23220-MCB-610 it's called a shaft counter and is the shaft that drives the front sprocket on the dive chain. It requires taking the whole engine apart as it is pretty much the last piece to come out.

    never taken an engine apart in my life and will need a good mechanic to help or do the work.
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  5. salcar

    salcar Riding 4 Health

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    Hi Boomer, we have a few riders coming this weekend from the US and Canada. They might be able to bring the part down from the US. There are couple mechanics that know how to work on the big bikes and might be able to help.

    Let me see if I can track down their contact info. Also, let me know if you are still planning to come to our place and when as we have several guests.

    Best regards,
    Salvador
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