Motorcycle mechanic shop in Lima Perù

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by partireper.it, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. partireper.it

    partireper.it Been here awhile

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    Hi guys, I am now in Lima with an urgent need to find a motorcycle shop (hopefully a honda shop) able to test my battery and regulator and, in case of need, sell me a new battery.
    If you have any info about this please let me know.
    I am with a local CS but he doesn't ride and can't really help finding a motorcycle shop.
    Cheers
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  2. bush pilot

    bush pilot Long timer

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  3. csustewy

    csustewy Motojero

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  4. bush pilot

    bush pilot Long timer

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    Now that I think about it I did have to prod the guys at DSR some. I had to explain that certain Pirelli Scorpion they had in stock would work for the KLR650. And I had to prod the service guys to mount them, it was a Saturday and they weren't to keen on working.
    The tires were reasonably priced and the guys did a fine job mounting them. No fault there at all.
    I was able to do it all in Spanish, if you didn't have much Spanish I can see how a difficulty could arise. The place was pretty busy and I had to maintain some level "macho" to stay in cue for service.

    What really niggled me about the place was the cashier behind a tiny mirrored bulletproof glass.
    You had slip the money into a slot not seeing who you gave it too.
    I did give them a small ration of shit for that circus.:rofl
    They all smiled!
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  5. csustewy

    csustewy Motojero

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    Yeah, my experience was similar, with lots of elbow throwing required to get my questions in, then a curt reply that an MT-21 front tire was not what I should use (I then put one on in Cusco and absolutely love it, by the way). In fact, another customer overheard the exchange and helped me out with some key information to find the brake pads I needed.

    Communicating in Spanish at DSR was definitely a plus for me as well (isn't it always?). And I still don't know where my money went into that mirrored booth, but I got what I paid for, so the circus somehow worked. I bet they enjoyed some heckling about that.
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