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Offline maria41

Can I get thi stuff in Namibia?
« on: June 01, 2018, 05:03:15 pm »
Hi everyone,
We are making our way to Namibia. We will be in Sprinbok tomorrow.
We shipped our bikes from England. We noticed that the shippers removed some essential items from our luggage.
We need to replace that.
Most important will be the K&N air filter oil. We also need a mini can or WD40 ( or local equivalent) and good quality chain lube.
( so far this is what we realised is missing  :xxbah:

Can we find that in valwys bay or Keetmanshoop?  We were not planning to go to Windhoek, but if we must, kindly let us know of your suggestions.

And if by chance any wIld dog-er is in sprinbok, let me know. Although we do not have local SIM card yet, so we rely on WiFi for communications.

Thanks a lot in advance.
( and sort for typos, my iPad is knackered!)

Offline Xpat

Re: Can I get thi stuff in Namibia?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 07:28:38 pm »
Hi everyone,
We are making our way to Namibia. We will be in Sprinbok tomorrow.
We shipped our bikes from England. We noticed that the shippers removed some essential items from our luggage.
We need to replace that.
Most important will be the K&N air filter oil. We also need a mini can or WD40 ( or local equivalent) and good quality chain lube.
( so far this is what we realised is missing  :xxbah:

Can we find that in valwys bay or Keetmanshoop?  We were not planning to go to Windhoek, but if we must, kindly let us know of your suggestions.

And if by chance any wIld dog-er is in sprinbok, let me know. Although we do not have local SIM card yet, so we rely on WiFi for communications.

Thanks a lot in advance.
( and sort for typos, my iPad is knackered!)

You will get WD40 in every hardware shop - you should be able to get one in Springbok or any bigger Nam town without issue. I believe you should be able to get chain spray in Springbok as well, but you might need to ask around a bit. K&N airfilter oil - not sure. Ask around in Springbok, and you will probably get foam airfilter oil, just not sure if it will work on K&N.

You could get lucky in Windhoek or Swakopmund (there is official Yamaha dealer in Swakop, there are BMW, Yamaha, KTM and other dealers in Windhoek). I would recommend to call them upfront and they will be able to tell you if anybody in Nam may have something like that. They will for sure have foam airfilter oil - but you might get that one alread in Springbok.

Offline Xpat

Re: Can I get thi stuff in Namibia?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 07:30:47 pm »
Also - rather open new thread in Planning a Ride section, it is much more frequented. This one is a bit abandoned - not many people come here.

And one more thing - in Namibia they have very tood overnight delivery service to major towns. So if you for example locate KN oil in Windhoek, but are not going there but rather to Swakopmund, you can ask them to send it there. It will be there overnight.

Offline hedleyj

Re: Can I get thi stuff in Namibia?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 08:33:47 pm »
The name to look for in springbok is MIDAS. they are a general automotive spares chainstore.

Over the border in Namibia. They also use the brand MIDAS but are better known as CYMOT. There is a CYMOT in Keetmanshoop and also in Walvis bay, in fact they are in most larger towns in Namibia.

Enjoy the ride
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Offline Ian in Great Brak River

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Re: Can I get thi stuff in Namibia?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2018, 01:21:13 pm »
In Swakopmund the Yamaha dealer is Duneworx, give them a call on 064 401 081 they have a well stocked spares dept.

Enjoy Namibia!

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Offline Xpat

Re: Can I get thi stuff in Namibia?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2018, 02:08:31 pm »
Ian, you left the country code out  :).

Here is thread with contact details for variety of biking dealers in Namibia, including Duneworx:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=224425.0

Offline maria41

Re: Can I get thi stuff in Namibia?
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2018, 08:06:16 pm »
Thanks  guys. The most important thing for us the the K&N air filter oil. We cross into Namibia tomorrow and we will follow up on those suggestions once we are in  a town.
Thanks  so much for your help  :)

Offline Xpat

Re: Can I get thi stuff in Namibia?
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2018, 08:10:06 pm »
Thanks  guys. The most important thing for us the the K&N air filter oil. We cross into Namibia tomorrow and we will follow up on those suggestions once we are in  a town.
Thanks  so much for your help  :)

Call them first, otherwise you will find yourself running in circles. If you call them upfront they may be able to source it even if they don't have it stock right now.

Offline GRAVELTRAVEL

Re: Can I get thi stuff in Namibia?
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2018, 09:19:18 pm »
If you get stuck in any way please feel free to give me a call. I live in Walvisbay and the stuff you are looking for is easily found here. +264 814150463 or e-mail me on martin@dme.com.na. IEven if you dont need anything specific maybe we can share a drink if you come this way.

Martin