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post #1 of 5 Old Jun 4th, 2010, 8:04 pm Thread Starter
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BMW Riverside Grand Opening, Sat 12 June

I had some work to do in Riverside and happened to notice that there is a new BMW motorcycle dealership there, BMW Motorcycles of Riverside. The next trip (last Friday) I made it a point to stop in and visit. At the time, they had been open only six weeks, and were very much a work-in-progress. The roundel sign wasn't there yet, but they told me that it would be going up this week.

I met the owner, Dan Schoo, the general manager, Steve Sergi, and some other people working there. They were all very nice, and excited about their new business. Lior Elbaz is working for them. He was working as an independent certified BMW tech in Riverside. (I wonder if he originally worked for Malcolm Smith when they sold BMW?)

They will be holding their Grand Opening celebration next Saturday, 12 June. The BMW trailer will be there for demo rides, and there will be food and giveaways. Don't ask me what food or which giveaways; I only stopped in for a brief visit last week.

BMW of Riverside is next to the huge Harley building, on the other side of the street from Malcolm Smith.

Disclaimer: No affiliation, not a customer (yet). I just thought you guys would want to know. It might be a fun RTE or whatever. I plan to go.
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post #2 of 5 Old Jun 4th, 2010, 10:10 pm
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Re: BMW Riverside Grand Opening, Sat 12 June

Thanks for the info, bro. Yes Lior did work for Malcolm Smith Motorsports, when they had the BMW franchise in Riverside. He is a factory certified master technician and an afficianado of BMW motorcycles. I'll be looking forward to the Grand Opening.
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I had my LT front fork seals replaced there on Saturday. The shop area is contusive to watching the mechanics work. Lior appeared to be knowledgeable and efficient. He did the job in a couple of hours and they were a few dollars cheaper then some other dealers for the same work. The entire staff is very friendly and definitely customer oriented. I really want to see these guys do well in Riverside. The 135 mile ride to Orange County was always a hassall for me. You guys in the Desert/Inland Empire should stop by and say hello.

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Sweet! That's right around the corner from where my dad works. He's joining me for the Chief Joseph Rally in two weeks. Maybe I can get him to catch the bug

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Sweet! We've needed a dealer in the IE since Malcolm. Let's support this one so we can help them make it!

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