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Into Perm - to get David's bike repaired

Meeting a genius mechanic

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On our way into Perm following David's off-road excursion (i.e.CRASH) we stopped and did online searches for Kawasaki agents, Kawasaki Motorcycle Dealers and Kawasaki Repairs - all yielded the same address so we headed directly there.

After much searching, walking up and down the street at the reported location and questioning locals as best we could, we concluded that although it is listed as a Kawasaki Motorcycle Dealer the premises actually housed Kawasaki Medical Supplies so we set out in search of "motorcycle repairers" and this led us eventually to find Alexey Ushkov at AlexsBK59 (#alexsbk59 on Facebook)

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Simply put, WOW! What a find Alexey turned out to be.

One look at his immaculately organised workshop and we knew we had found a real motorcycle enthusiast, from the part-finished customs he was building to the exquisite race bikes and wide range of road bikes (Harleys included) at various stages of repair in the workshop areas.

Despite him having limited English and us no Russian he immediately started cataloging the damage to David's bike while disassembling it and starting the repairs. This was about 2pm, he advised that the bike would be ready at 8pm, fixed. He dropped all other work and waded into fixing the damaged Kawasaki.

He insisted he would wash both David's and my bike as part of the job to remove 7,000km of Siberian road-kill and dirt.

A guy that was working on his own bike in the workshop then offered to take us to our hotel and bring us back to the bikes when they were ready.

What unbelievable service!

Alexey straightened David's handlebar, straightened the mounts to his RHS crash bar, aluminium welded the handlebar bracket, fabricated a new bracket to replace the one torn from the windscreen mount, straightened the foot-brake, made new mounts for the RHS pannier, cable tied up the tail-light holder and removed and refitted both tyres to get rid of the grass. He then water-blasted clean both our bikes which were ready for us to collect when we returned.

The cost? EXTREMELY REASONABLE and a fraction of what it would have cost at home.

We cannot recommend Alexey highly enough. If you need work done on your bike and you are anywhere near Perm then he's your man.

exalex@bk.ru #alexsbk59

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Me picking up my CLEAN bike to take it back to hotel. Safety first, All The Gear, All The Time :-)
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The two clean bikes at our hotel in Perm. Ready for tomorrow's adventure:
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Posted by stevecrownz 05:05 Archived in Russia Tagged perm #alexsbk59 Comments (0)

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