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Following the accident last weekend, my pride and joy (motorcycle!) has sustained damage. Two mechanics drafted into the police station fixed the engine coolant reserve tank to get me on my way; however, there's more to repair. I've found a place to camp in Dakar that has a motorcycle garage next...

Since the rim was fixed in town, I've addressed other aspects of the motorcycle and prepared my kit for imminent action! A huge thank you to Just, the owner of Bab Sahara where I am staying, as he's allowed me to use his workshop and tools. Shelter from the 35+ C afternoon heat has really helped...

There are many ways a dent in the rim can be fixed, and I'd pondered most whilst considering advice from friends and availability of tools. I was leaning towards using a car jack to push the bend out. However, I was chatting to the owner of the auberge and they suggested just using a hammer. He had...