KTM Service in Cabo San Lucas?

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  1. Hosebag

    Hosebag Difficult but Useful

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    We're in Cabo and one of the boys has blown both fork seals on his KTM 530 after a hard ride down the peninsula.

    Can anyone recommend a shop where we could find service and/or parts?


    Thanks!
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  2. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Do you know the size of the seals you need, or are your just on a dealership tit kinda thing?
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  3. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    You may be interested in THIS

    The info could be dated, but Stickfigure (Jeff) stayed at my casa and is a reliable guy.

    You may want to take note of the KTM parts source comment he made.
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  4. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    The other move I'd consider is calling a KTM dealer in the U.S. and having those seals sent to Cabo - you have a major airport right there. DHL might be a good carrier.

    I would think fork seals would tend to be generic, but what do I know.
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  5. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Lastly, what luck to be in Cabo waiting for parts! :ksteve
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  6. Assfault

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    I was stuck in Matzatlan for three days waiting on parts one time. It really sucked. Not!
    The parts never showed and I had to ride all the way back home to Colorado with no clutch. Not ideal but beats not riding.
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  7. The Walrus

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    One of our group had a blown fork seal replaced on his BMW 1150GS in La Paz one year ago. There was a BMW dealership there that seems to work on European bikes and he had the parts. AFAIK, that's the best resource in Baja Sur. I also had the Honda dealer work on my XR carb 2 years ago. He's about a mile down the road from the BMW dealer.

    Honda Dealer: 875 Abasolo, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

    BMW Dealer is now called Moto Baja, just checked Google : 3408 Abasolo, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
    Tel 612-12-3-39-07 That's off the street sign Street View.
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  8. adventure girl

    adventure girl Donde esta la playa?!?

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    Send me a pm, I have an American friend in Los Barilles, about an hour north of Cabo, if you still need help. He has bikes and lots of connections.
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  9. Lone Rider

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    Suggestion: Look for cross over parts, maybe like for an XR....

    It's rare that seals are made for just one application/bike.
    Same with bearings, etc.
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  10. bajamcguide

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    Headed for cabo manana , be there in 3 days or so. I have a pair of WP 48mm fork seal on hand... let me know if you want them and I will throw them in my tail bag. good luck.
    Reguards, Tim
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  11. Lone Rider

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    Nice offer.
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  12. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    Just heard from hosebag. They're in ciudad constitution with a drz thet has a bad battery. As far as i know, the seals for the 530 have not been replaced.

    Anyone know of a place to get a battery in constitution?
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  13. Hosebag

    Hosebag Difficult but Useful

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    First of all, a big thank you to all who replied, very much appreciated. We managed to do fork service in Cabo and so far the seals are holding up.

    We now have a new situation :-)
    After a very long day on some brutal two track, we had one of the bikes due about 50k short of the highway. Dead battery and no real way to diagnose, so we towed it with the 690 to the highway, riding into the setting sun, up and down hill, through washes and silt beds, then grabbed a taco and some gas and headed north 100k to Ciudad Constitution towing the bike in the dark.
    (Yes, we did break a bunch of cardinal Baja rules.)

    We're now sourcing another battery and checking the alternator output.

    Thanks again amigos!
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  14. tricepilot

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  15. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    Exactly. I was supposed to go with these boys, but i'm here is frozen hell instead. I'd trade places in a second!

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    You do what you have to do. The rules are laid out to keep you out of trouble. Like said, it is these little unplanned for adventures that make the trip memorable!
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  17. Lone Rider

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    So true.
    It is what it is....
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