|There are still remnants of the war that happened only 2 years ago|
Upon arriving, HJ asked Nissar (the helper at the Osh Guesthouse) if he knew someone who could fix/look at the front fork. After a bit, he came back and said he knew someone and that the next day they would go there together to see if the guy could fix it.
|The market in Osh is one of the largest in Cental Asia|
|This old soviet plane was placed in the main park in Osh|
We ended up running into Jeremy the first night on the street and he joined us for a bit of dinner. Eric also came down for a bit before heading back to the hotel to where he had just checked in. It was nice running into some of the Tashkent crew again in a different city. We are still amazed at how these guys make their way cycling little by little.
The next day HJ went with Nassir to the “master”. The first guy worked on car suspensions and
when he saw the motorcycle suspension, he recommended going to see another
guy. They headed to the other shop where
they met a large Russian guy with a Kawasaki 1400 and a big iron cross tee
shirt . He said he could fix the fork and
walked away. After about 20 minutes,
Nassir asked again about fixing the fork and the guy said to follow him. They jumped on the bike trying to keep up
with the guy down a dirt road. They
finally arrived at a sort of house where there were bikes and parts. There were three (HA-looking) guys there that saw the
fork, took it off and apart and realized that the BMW dealership in Tashkent had put in the
seal upside down, which was causing the leak.
They affirmed that the oil was indeed good oil, put everything back
together and even commented that the bottom part of the fork was quite old
looking – a bit strange since the forks were rebuilt before we left.
|HJ and Nassir getting ready to get his fork seal fixed|