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TANZANIA - bike service/spares places?
« on: May 16, 2017, 07:50:02 am »
Hi Customer of ours is now approaching Dar Es Salaama, having entered Tanzania:


"Hi Chris: Since I left Cape Town I have covered about 8,000 km. Most of Namibia, northern Botswana, southern Zambia, and the length of Lake Malawi. A stunning ride thus far! I will try to keep posting a photo a day as I go north.
So far my tyres are holding up ok. I try to stay between 80 - 90 km/hr on these TKC-80s and that seems to do the trick. However, there are a couple service items I may need to tackle in Tanzania. Did you mentioned you knew a decent moto shop in Dar es Salaam? (you had mentioned a place you may ship tyres to) If so, could you help point me towards a contact or location?

All the best!
Eric"
So we have shipped tyres successfully before, but are now looking to assist Eric with Dar Es Salaam service info, thanks!
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Re: TANZANIA - bike service/spares places?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 08:10:00 am »
What bike is he on? I can send a couple of numbers if you post his contact.

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Re: TANZANIA - bike service/spares places?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 08:17:21 am »
2015 V-Strom - been halfway round the World on it!

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contact: Eric Bernath <twowheelsonejourney@gmail.com>

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Re: TANZANIA - bike service/spares places?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 08:19:59 am »
Hi Customer of ours is now approaching Dar Es Salaama, having entered Tanzania:


"Hi Chris: Since I left Cape Town I have covered about 8,000 km. Most of Namibia, northern Botswana, southern Zambia, and the length of Lake Malawi. A stunning ride thus far! I will try to keep posting a photo a day as I go north.
So far my tyres are holding up ok. I try to stay between 80 - 90 km/hr on these TKC-80s and that seems to do the trick. However, there are a couple service items I may need to tackle in Tanzania. Did you mentioned you knew a decent moto shop in Dar es Salaam? (you had mentioned a place you may ship tyres to) If so, could you help point me towards a contact or location?

All the best!
Eric"
So we have shipped tyres successfully before, but are now looking to assist Eric with Dar Es Salaam service info, thanks!
Chris

Chris, there is a new member "Roburt" on the 1150 section he lives in Tanzania, maybe he can help.

Oh yes my FD may arrive at your shop today.  :biggrin:
the air is cooler and more petroleum-distillate infused in a garage, this clarifies the mind and helps with the understanding of all things mechanical. In contrast, air in the house carries the latent bi-products of sanitation chemicals and room air fresheners. This, in turn, causes the testicles to retreat slightly, reducing mechanical aptitude by an order of magnitude. Then again, maybe it's just that the beer fridge is in the garage.
 

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Re: TANZANIA - bike service/spares places?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 08:39:36 am »
Hi Customer of ours is now approaching Dar Es Salaama, having entered Tanzania:


"Hi Chris: Since I left Cape Town I have covered about 8,000 km. Most of Namibia, northern Botswana, southern Zambia, and the length of Lake Malawi. A stunning ride thus far! I will try to keep posting a photo a day as I go north.
So far my tyres are holding up ok. I try to stay between 80 - 90 km/hr on these TKC-80s and that seems to do the trick. However, there are a couple service items I may need to tackle in Tanzania. Did you mentioned you knew a decent moto shop in Dar es Salaam? (you had mentioned a place you may ship tyres to) If so, could you help point me towards a contact or location?

All the best!
Eric"
So we have shipped tyres successfully before, but are now looking to assist Eric with Dar Es Salaam service info, thanks!
Chris

Chris, there is a new member "Roburt" on the 1150 section he lives in Tanzania, maybe he can help.

Oh yes my FD may arrive at your shop today.  :biggrin:
thanks, Welsh, BOTH point noted, appreciated.
Chris
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 09:03:19 am »
KTM het 'n Handelaar met werkswinkel op die Skiereiland, Steveindar sal heel moontlik die adres he.
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 09:18:47 am »
KTM het 'n Handelaar met werkswinkel op die Skiereiland, Steveindar sal heel moontlik die adres he.

HI Guys, will do this in english :-)

There is a dealer here in TZ for KTM, they are the only work shop I know of that work on biger bikes (all the other small local shops do <250cc).

The lady I alsways contact details is listed bellow she normally is quite active on email so send her a message. There office did move to another location not far from where they were so might be a good idea to get there new address as well. The problem you will have will be the spares, they normally only have ktm spares, but I am sure you will be able to ship up. They should also have tires.

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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 09:21:24 am »
thanks, Roburt - detailed reply  :thumleft:  , have passed on your info to Eric.
Appreciated!
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 06:09:32 pm »
Contact Denis @ +25578454064. Belgian dude born in Kenya, living in Dar. Not quite swahili yet! Tell him what you need and he'll troll around and find stuff. Also has space to camp at his plot and tools enough to do your own work if you want. English is fine, swahili better and French even better. Used to run the KTM workshop in Dar. KTM (Busara) service has gone downhill fast since although mostly due to management and slow sales.  S
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 08:41:57 am »
Contact Denis @ +25578454064. Belgian dude born in Kenya, living in Dar. Not quite swahili yet! Tell him what you need and he'll troll around and find stuff. Also has space to camp at his plot and tools enough to do your own work if you want. English is fine, swahili better and French even better. Used to run the KTM workshop in Dar. KTM (Busara) service has gone downhill fast since although mostly due to management and slow sales.  S
excellent feedback, as always, thanks, Steve!
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 10:25:57 pm »
Very glad to see this thread exists - while I am more interested in something like an XR250L for simplicity and ease of maintenance, it is good to know where the resources for TZ are as I may be moving there within the next year
 

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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2018, 07:48:43 am »
I have a cousin.......  Yes I have family.....  That lives in Amani.../

If anybody needs his number give me a shout and I will pass it on
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2018, 09:09:15 pm »
I have a cousin.......  Yes I have family.....  That lives in Amani.../

If anybody needs his number give me a shout and I will pass it on
A biker turd?

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« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 07:27:18 am »
I have a cousin.......  Yes I have family.....  That lives in Amani.../

If anybody needs his number give me a shout and I will pass it on
A biker turd?

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Nah... He is just a turd....  A little one at that  :lol8:
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