good mechanic in Santiago Chile

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by s rider, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. s rider

    s rider Adventurer

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    Hi there !

    I have a Yamaha Tenere 2010 and i want to do a check up of the bike before going to Bolivia / Peru. I think the best place should be Santiago. Do you know a good mechanic that can help me ? Or if you recommend to do the revision more north of Chile ? Thanks :)
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  2. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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    Johnny Motos is your man. I serviced my Super Tenere there in September (much of which I did myself - Johnny let me use his space and helped out on a few things) and I was back there in January for a valve clearance check. Good guy and reasonable prices for Chile.

    https://www.facebook.com/johnny.motos.7


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  3. s rider

    s rider Adventurer

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    Thank you very much :)
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  4. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We agree. We will be going back to him to finish off what we did not have time to do in January. Sara
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  5. csustewy

    csustewy Motojero

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    Another alternative is Oscar Villablanca at:

    JJO Motos
    Copiapo 330
    Tele 634 7244 / Cel 08 570 8491
    Email oskarvr@msn.com
    GPS: S 33 deg 27.172 min / W 70 deg 38.102 min

    Oscar let me use his shop space and tools for some basic maintenance, but I would have gone to him in a heartbeat had anything else come up. He was highly recommended by multiple locals at the parts stores on Lira (GPS: S 33 deg 27.423 min / W 70 deg 38.217 min). I don't know if he speaks English.
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  6. s rider

    s rider Adventurer

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    thank again for the detailed info. I have realized that it will be useful a phone number and address also for Johny Motos because on facebook it seems to take some time to respond. Gracias !
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  7. SteveTheLocal

    SteveTheLocal Been here awhile

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    Carlos Ramerez at Motouring Chile is a great guy and very professional. All the local ADV'ers will know him.
    Email him first at carlos@motouring.cl.
    Two thumbs up from me.
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  8. leo_chile

    leo_chile Adventurer

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    Hi! I live in Santiago, and I have a 990adv, cb900f, Ktm 530, etc etc.

    For me the best and professional workshop here is Mimoto. (www.mimoto.cl)

    Claudio, the owner, prepares bikes for the Dakar Rally, with a lot of experience on big adventure bikes.

    address: avenida cuarto centenario 785
    tel (+562) 22049215


    Carlos Ramirez, is really good too
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  9. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    +1

    Claudio from Mimoto is the man :thumb
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  10. ChileGS

    ChileGS ChileGSer

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    I have been taking all my bikes to Claudio at MiMoto since 2003.
    First competent and honest mechanic Ive found.

    But ive been in Uruguay for a year. Has he moved from Av Italia con Santa Isabela?
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  11. leo_chile

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    Yes!, he moved about 3 months ago to a pretty cool new workshop
    Claudio's email is mimoto2.0@gmail.com
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  12. ChileGS

    ChileGS ChileGSer

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    Glad things are going well for him. Not so good for me as my apt was 3 blocks from his old shop, but I will still take all my bikes to Claudio.
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