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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 10:49 am Thread Starter
 
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Looking for a service dealer!

Can anyone suggest a competent and honest dealer in the desert area close to Palm Springs, CA? Last year I had my service done at Irv Seaver in Orange. I enjoyed the experience but the dealership is just a little too far away.
Thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 12:29 pm
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Your closest dealer would be Malcolm Smith in Riverside about a 1hr. ride. Ph# 951-687-1300. I use North County BMW in Escondido, ph#760-520-1288. But it might be a little too far unless you come over the mountain. Both are very good dealers.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 12:31 pm
 
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I did a quick dealer seach from the www.bmwmotorcycles.com
Looks like you don't have much of a choice. My suggestion, get a disney annual pass so you have something to do while your bike is in service. There might be an independent mechanic closer, but I don't know of any.

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50.0 miles MALCOLM SMITH MOTORSPORTS 7563 INDIANA AVE.
RIVERSIDE, CA 92504 (951) 687-1300 Map Directions

61.7 miles BMW MOTORCYCLES OF NORTH COUNTY 499 HALE AVENUE
ESCONDIDO, CA 92029 (760) 520-1288 Map Directions

70.7 miles BROWN MOTOR WORKS, INC. 885 W. MISSION BLVD.
POMONA, CA 91766 (909) 629-2132 Map Directions

73.8 miles IRV SEAVER MOTORCYCLES 607 W. KATELLA AVE
ORANGE, CA 92867 (714) 532-3700 Map Directions

80.7 miles BRATTIN MOTORS 4952 EL CAJON BLVD.
SAN DIEGO, CA 92115 (619) 286-1971 Map Directions

92.7 miles LONG BEACH BMW 2998 CHERRY AVENUE
SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 (562) 427-5494 Map Directions
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 1:09 pm
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Stick with Irv Seaver...why risk the change? Take a little side trip and just enjoy the ride down. You might want to see if they can have a loaner bike waiting for you and then leave it for the day and head over to the coast for a little ride.
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Snort! Too far away??? Ha!!

My nearest dealer is 87 miles away. The next closest is 300 miles away, then 500 miles away. If only I had a selection of dealers less than a hundred miles away.....
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Snort! Too far away??? Ha!!

My nearest dealer is 87 miles away. The next closest is 300 miles away, then 500 miles away. If only I had a selection of dealers less than a hundred miles away.....
You sir, are reciting THE biggest problem for us BMW owners. Being close to a dealer.
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 2005, 10:57 pm
 
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I am 100 miles away

My closest BMW dealer is 100 miles away. However, I do have three choices if I go 120 miles away.

6k and 12k service calls are all day affairs on Saturdays.

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Stick with Irv Seaver...why risk the change? Take a little side trip and just enjoy the ride down. You might want to see if they can have a loaner bike waiting for you and then leave it for the day and head over to the coast for a little ride.
Irv Seaver is my dealer. I trust them to do a great job. Get there early, there is a good place for steak and eggs walking distance down the road. Cheers.
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Irv Seaver is my dealer. I trust them to do a great job. Get there early, there is a good place for steak and eggs walking distance down the road. Cheers.

Where's the restaurant? The only place I have seen is the burger place down near the Home Depot.
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