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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2007, 7:15 am Thread Starter
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It's my understanding that there are two BMW motorcycle dealers in Victoria, Moto One and Southbank BMW.

Which is the better of the two as a dealership, especially with regards to servicing?

Looking at getting a nice yellow K1200R (failing that, buying a black one and getting some of the panels sprayed burnt orange)...
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 2007, 7:21 pm
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Saba I usually deal with Southbank as they had better trade in prices in the past.Also they are easier to get to for me (live in Horsham).Servicing has always been good and Daniele on the service desk is always good to talk to!They have a good range of bikes and extras but you probably already know that.Hope this helps Andrew
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And they will make you understand that BMW means bring your wallet. Almost $900 for a service, after I had done the lubes and plugs myself. Ringwood for me.
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Must agree with Papilo,they are not cheap !As I will find out this Friday, K1200S in for 10,000 km service!But then I burn a back tyre every 4,000 km? cheers Andrew
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$900? That's double my 1-series.

I'll check out Ringwood sometime soon.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2007, 1:23 am
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My 10000km service (in WA) was about $145.00 with new brake pads and a new later model seat under warranty as well. Cheapest service I have ever had I think.

The only trouble is that the bike was faultless when it went in and had the high idle problem when it left. Nothing was touched that could have caused this but it was fine when I rode it in and it was not right when I rode it out. The next day after a 40k run on the Freeway it had the high idle problem, which still has not been fixed and BMW Australia still can't give me a date when the revised parts to fix it will be available, just like everyone else in the world. Version 9.2 software reduced the problem so the bike is at least ridable though.

I still love the bike, although it is spoiled by the high idle when riding in traffic.

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Haven't had the need for servicing yet since I brought my bike over from the states...but man you guys are scaring me...I better start saving now for my next service.

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I spose the big thing is valve clearance, the shims. Apart from that I guess the clothes could stay on. Any dick can do the lubes, that leaves what? The filter, no problem there.

I point this out cos I was watching a guy build a motor for Honda Australia, he can do anything with a bike, plus he used to race. He claims that once the bike has done say 20000 and the shims have been reset, end of story. He argues that how to stuff a bike up is to neglect oil changes, he does his at 8000k. Last time I changed my plugs at 40000, might adopt the same policy with shims. My ride partner has his done once in a blue moon.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2007, 11:40 pm
 
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Geez Bob, Its lucky I'm getting my services in WA as well.

My first service was just over $100. Hells teeth, $900, that can't be right.

I reckon I could get the bike transported from Karratha to Perth and back plus get serviced and still have some money left for a carton of cold ones for that much, hang on, make that several cartons.

Anyway, like to say Hi to you all, and nice to see some posts in this part of the site.

Rode my new KS back from Perth the other week , not many twisties in that trip.. hehehe.. But loved it all the same.. Wicked machine.

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Just had the 10,000 km service at Southbank BMW on my K1200S.Cost $136.00 ! cheers Andrew
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