Traveler needs help!

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by luckybum, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. luckybum

    luckybum old n tard

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    I'm not sure where this should be posted so, moderator, please relocate if required. My friend Stan is on a trip from Canada to Ushuaia and is currently stuck in Osorno, Chile, with a trashed chain and sprockets. Here's a link to his blog for the full story.

    http://stanontheroad.wordpress.com/

    He's riding an '07 KLR 650 and has been unable to find replacements locally. Does anyone have a local contact that might be able to help?

    Thanks!
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  2. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    I haven't read his blog.
    520 chains should be available many places.
    The sprockects with correct bolt pattern should be a different story.
    He should talk to many people, and get to the 'moto' section of towns.
    In some towns, the moto shops are kinda grouped together on a block or strip.

    Some chain sizes are very common all over the world.
    Why not make plans for future sprocket needs.....

    Good luck to him, truly.
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  3. ChileGS

    ChileGS ChileGSer

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    Talk to th epeople at the Motoaventura office in Osorno.

    They rent BMWs iot KLRs but they usually have someone who speaks English and can be very helpful.
    I think Sonia is in that office, ask for her.
    Contact:


    General Manager: Roberto Baum C. roberto@motoaventura.cl / motoaventura@telsur.cl
    Marketing and trips Manager: Sonia Dvorachuk sonia@motoaventura.cl / motoaventura@telsur.cl
    msn: soniadvorachuk@hotmail.com / skype: motoaventura
    Telephone: 0056 64 249121 / 0056 9 98298077
    Telephone secretary: 0056 64 249123/24 – 0056 9 98868050
    Workshop and main office Osorno:
    Gregorio Argomedo 739
    S 40ª34´53.2”
    W 073ª06´24.3”
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  4. ChileGS

    ChileGS ChileGSer

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    Just read his blog and seems he has been into Motoaventura already.

    If they cant point him in the right direction I dont know who can.
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  5. Indebt220

    Indebt220 n00b

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Yes I have spent a few days with MotoAventura, such helpful people.
    All options dried up so I talked to Sierra Cycles in Sierra Vista Arizona, the helped me after my accident, and they are sending with UPS or FEDEX a set today. Maybe Friday? Maybe in customs for three years?
    Retain a sense of humour at all times.
    This problem arose after the Kawasaki dealer in Santiago gave me a new sprocket last week, it lasted 1000km!
    Said the chain was good for 10,000km!
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  6. Manolito

    Manolito Patagonia guide

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    Take this info with you. It's from Punta Arenas but they can ship everything to you.

    Alejandro Lago
    alelago44@gmail.com
    Phone number: 09 640 1233
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  7. markharf

    markharf Been here awhile

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    Someone posted on horizonsunlimited.com about six hours ago offering 2008 KLR "spare parts" in Santiago. Didn't say anything about which parts, where, for how much, why.....
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  8. luckybum

    luckybum old n tard

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    Stan,

    I've forwarded a PM from an inmate in Santiago with an '08 KLR650 that he's parting out. I'm not sure if the parts interchange but will check. His contact info is included.
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  9. E-Bum

    E-Bum Been here awhile

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    Same exact thiing happened to me a month ago. I had new chain and sprockets put on in Temuco (600km south of Santiago). In Ushuaia the chain was completely spent. Lo and behold, the dealer had installed cheap knock off chinese sprockets and ate up my chain. I got very lucky and found a guy with a huge stockpile of parts in Ushuaia and got a new DID chain and Yamaha front sprocket. Ushuaia is chock full of tiny garages full of parts, as they're big on motos and quads down there.

    Unfortunately I can't help much with the Osorno area. I would have the Kawasaki guys call all the Kawasaki dealers in that region to see if they have any in stock.
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  10. Indebt220

    Indebt220 n00b

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    Thanks for the info, I hope to get a set of drive parts from Sierra Cycles in Sierra Vista in Arizona, they have FedEx them, arrive Friday, maybe!
    They were good guys, helped me a lot after the accident last September.
    You are probably right, the sprocket is cheap and maybe the dealer was right about the chain it should have lasted with a good sprocket.
    Doesn't excuse his actions.
    Thanks to all the inmates
    Stan
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  11. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Chains and sprockets live together intimately.
    It's always best for them to meet/mate when they are all new, or equal.
    A forced marriage always causes rough times in a relationship.
    Some, more so than others...

    Best of luck. :thumb
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