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Offline axpark

BMW Motorcycle Service Shop
« on: 08/01/17 05:30PM »
Can someone recommend a good BMW motorcycle service shop?  Dealers seem to be charging arm-and-a-leg for any type of service.  I need to do an annual service for S1000rr with about 22,000 miles. 

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Re: BMW Motorcycle Service Shop
« Reply #1 on: 08/01/17 05:38PM »
Give Jim at OC Motorcycles in Costa Mesa a call. Service: (714)957-5775
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Re: BMW Motorcycle Service Shop
« Reply #2 on: 08/01/17 09:12PM »
I'd also call Mickey Cohen in Placentia, his techs are honest and they do great work: http://www.cohenmotorsports.com/index.html

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Re: BMW Motorcycle Service Shop
« Reply #3 on: 08/02/17 05:35PM »
BMW is expensive to maintain. That being said, you can do everything at a normal shop excluding resetting the service light, and any warranty work.

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Re: BMW Motorcycle Service Shop
« Reply #4 on: 08/06/17 04:32PM »
Chris (owner) @ Melrose Moto is an easy recommendation.

Super clear & fast communication, good prices, and great attention to detail. It's a small shop (for now) in Hollywood so if that's your area, reach out to him @ (323)366-1623

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Re: BMW Motorcycle Service Shop
« Reply #5 on: 08/08/17 12:04PM »
Escondido BMW has wrench monkey racers that race the S1K .
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Re: BMW Motorcycle Service Shop
« Reply #6 on: 08/09/17 08:03AM »
Thank you everyone for the help!

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Re: BMW Motorcycle Service Shop
« Reply #7 on: 08/10/17 10:33AM »
I personally think it should be against the laws for BMW to have the bike software turning on a service light and charge people to turn it off.  Imagine the smartphone that we all use turns on a flashing icon on the home screen every 3 months and we have to pay to shut it off.

How did BMW get away with this?

Yes, My car has the service light too but it's user resettable.
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Re: BMW Motorcycle Service Shop
« Reply #8 on: 08/10/17 11:53AM »
I personally think it should be against the laws for BMW to have the bike software turning on a service light and charge people to turn it off.  Imagine the smartphone that we all use turns on a flashing icon on the home screen every 3 months and we have to pay to shut it off.

How did BMW get away with this?

Yes, My car has the service light too but it's user resettable.

It's not much different than buying a printer for really cheap, but then having to replace the ink that costs 1/3 the price of the printer, and only one manufacturer makes a compatible cartridge.  It's a money grab, and the razor industry was getting away doing the same until competitors got wiser.  You can buy a reset tool called the GS911 that will reset the light as well as perform diagnostics, but they're selling for $400 on Ebay.  Or you can post to various BMW forums and maybe someone local can let you borrow one for the price of a case of beer, it beats scheduling an appointment, waiting, and paying $50 to have the light reset.
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Re: BMW Motorcycle Service Shop
« Reply #9 on: 08/10/17 12:27PM »
I have a 911GS that I found used on Craig's List. They come up every now and then, and the models vary in price. The cheapest ones, like mine, are USB to a laptop, and have a limited number of bikes they can connect to before they are "used up". The more expensive ones use Bluetooth and don't have a limit of registered bikes. Much as I'd like to help, borrowing one of these would require registering your VIN to it, using up one of the available slots that are available for that tool. Mine was super cheap because only a few of the available VIN slots were still available when I bought it. If you can find a cheap used one, or find someone with one of the more expensive unlimited units, that might be a way to go. The tool does more than just clear the service light. It does all of the dealer diagnostics, and does a bleed-down on the ABS system so that you can change your own brake fluid, which is definitely verboten according to the dealer.

Granted, one of the reasons I have the tool is that my bike is 10 years old, way out of warranty, and I do all of my own maintenance. I really don't care that my official BMW log book isn't stamped by the dealer for every scheduled service it requires. Granted, I have a naked opposed twin, and most of the engine hangs out in the breeze where you can get to it. Changing fluids, checking valves, etc is a breeze on this thing, and I tend to do maintenance work more frequently than the schedule calls for. Parts for BMWs are expensive, and an ounce of prevention, yada yada.

That being said, if your bike is newer and still under warranty, it may be more important to you for warranty and resale if you can show that you've had the bike serviced at a BMW dealership or an authorized service shop. Anyone who shops for my bike if I ever decide to sell it will have to trust my Excel spreadsheet showing when I said I did all of the service.
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Re: BMW Motorcycle Service Shop
« Reply #10 on: 08/11/17 08:21AM »
Anyone have experience getting work done at Riders Revelation in Costa Mesa?  They get great reviews in Yelp...

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Re: BMW Motorcycle Service Shop
« Reply #11 on: 08/11/17 11:46PM »
Yes, would highly recommend.
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