Adventure BMW Chesapeake City, VA
On my way to the Sun Your Buns rally yesterday in Venice Florida my trip became FUBAR early on! After paying my toll on the Eastern Shore side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, I put the fat pig in first and pulled away only to have the shifter drop to the asphalt when putting her in second. Pulled over, knew that I was not going to fix broken shift linkage on the side of the road on a bridge and called my roadside service. Tow truck got there about an hour later from Virginia Beach and reported that they were told to take me to Checker BMW in Virginia Beach. I told the guy that they were a car dealer. He called them and they of course said that they could not work on a K1200LT or any other bike. Nice tow guy took me all the way to Chesapeake to Adventure BMW and said that I should not worry about the extra miles, he would deal with the idiots at the tow insurance company.
The guys at Adventure could not have been better. The identified the problem right away and said since it was almost 6:30 in the evening, they would not be able to order the part until morning so I would have to hang around the entire next day, but they would have it overnighted and get me back on the road the morning the part came in.
True to their word, at 11:00 AM this morning, my bike was ready with a new shift deflection lever and a couple of bushings for a total bill of $140.00. I even liked the cheap hotel they recommended.
Living in Ocean City, MD, there are no dealers closer than 140 miles or so anyway, so Adventure BMW in Chesapeake VA is now going to be my goto dealer.
Last edited by rkimmel2; Nov 19th, 2009 at 9:09 pm.