Re: 441 Cycle Shop - Plantation, FL - Negative
For anyone thinking about going here, just don't do it.
I'm in Homestead and decided to skip the Miami dealer based on online reviews and head up to Ft. Lauderdale. I made an appointment for the 30,000 mile service and to have them look at what was causing my '04 r1150r to idle rough. I thought maybe the throttle bodies were out of sync and just need adjusting.
First off, the place is a bit of a mess, the service manager's counter had papers everywhere and while I was waiting and browsing the store there were little piles of debris swept behind clothing racks. Ok, not that big of a deal, but this is a BMW dealer and most of the one's I've been in are nice, tidy, modern, organized and clean., But again, all that isn't really a deal breaker, I'm not looking for champagne and la-z-boys while I wait.
A guy shows up and wants a set a new tires, he has no appointment and was told on Wednesdays they only have one mechanic, the manager goes to check to see if they can squeeze him in. Suddenly my bike is ready, cool. They couldn't fix the idle issue, not cool. I'm told it might be a throttle body going bad and they can be rebuilt. I ask how much is it to get that done and I'm told they don't do that here, but I can google it. The manager tells me to bring it back when they can have more time to look at it, the time was about 4:00. They do load the guys bike in to get him a new set of tires.....
I go home, work some google-fu, post to a message board and some folks tell me a couple of things to check. With nothing more than a flat head screw driver and about five minutes, I disconnect the ignition coil on one side and discover that is the issue.
I pick up two new coils at the Miami dealership the next day, pop them in and she is purring like a kitten. Thanks 441 cycles, next time I need some work done I'll be going to Miami or all the way to Ft. Meyers, but you won't be getting any of my cash.