Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Full time RVer, , USA
BMW shops, Ft Myers BMW
My center stand was working intermittently (Center Stand thread). Just got done pulling the motor apart and sure enough, corrosion. Cleaned it all up and it works.
Do any BMW shops actually "work" on bike problems? I have dealt with three and good luck with two shops but BMW of Ft. Myers can't seem to be able to figure out anything other than "it needs to be replaced". I took a radio problem to them, Amp was bad, and they could not figure out what was wrong. That was while it was still under the BMW warranty. I went to Daytona BMW with a rear main seal leak after warranty was up, had Pinnacle extended coverage warranty in place, and they figured out what was wrong with the radio also and fixed both. Center stand problem at Ft. Myers BMW, answer is its bad, replace whole thing, over $1000. I had my bike in for a 48,000 mile check, ABS check, brake bleed, and coolant system flush. I spent some money on routine checks. Turns out its just a corrosion problem in the motor. Actuator is fine.
I am done with BMW of Fort Myers and will drive to Haps in Sarasota and give them a shot. I rode HD and other bikes for many years and I'm just use to shops actually trying to help a customer fix a problem.
Does anyone know of a shop that will "look" for a problem?
Sorry all, just had to vent.
Greg and Melanie
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