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post #1 of 7 Old Jan 21st, 2012, 1:14 pm Thread Starter
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Recomendations for Tire Replacement Facility... Thousand oaks area?

When I bought the bike used the owner sent it over to Ventura BMW for a check up and battery replacement. They let it leave without checking the level on the rear Brake fluid
tank. This of course had the brake light failure warning triggered on the way home.

Left me with a bad taste in my mouth for the dealership.

So I am looking for other recommendations in the area.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Recomendations for Tire Replacement Facility... Thousand oaks area?

Try your local Cycle Gear.
Here is the one in Oxnard:
Cycle Gear Oxnard
2381 Vineyard Avenue
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When I bought the bike used the owner sent it over to Ventura BMW for a check up and battery replacement. They let it leave without checking the level on the rear Brake fluid
tank. This of course had the brake light failure warning triggered on the way home.

Left me with a bad taste in my mouth for the dealership.

So I am looking for other recommendations in the area.

Thanks in advance.
You are assuming the PO told you the whole story. I personally have had a good experience with BMW of Ventura County.
The wig-wag light will go off when you top off the rear reservoir.

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Re: Recomendations for Tire Replacement Facility... Thousand oaks area?

Ventura BMW is my local dealer and they have always taken good care of me.

Maybe they overlooked the brake fluid level, or maybe they were only told to do a couple of specific things. Either way, I wouldn't hesitate to call the service department and speak to them about it. My experience says that if they can make it right they will.

As for tires, Beemer dealers can do the job alright, but they're not usually the cheapest option.

I've had good luck with Cycle Gear. There's one in Canoga Park, and one in Oxnard that I have used many times. I've also used a local multi-brand (mostly Japanese) dealership to do tire changes at competitive prices (whether buying the tire there or bringing my own in). I'm not as familiar with the Valley shops, but that may be something worth checking into.

Keep in mind that most shops don't carry the special heavy-duty rear tires required on the LT. Most can order it in a couple of days, but you can usually find a good internet deal and then just pay for mounting and balancing. If you remove the wheel yourself, it ends up being quite reasonable.

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Re: Recomendations for Tire Replacement Facility... Thousand oaks area?

Follow up:
Ventura BMW wants 70 to mount and balance and 2?? for the tire.
So around 300.

CycleGear wants to 20 ish to mount and balance and less for the tire.

Misc web merchants want considerably less for the tire.

I had read the threads about balanced tire issues when done poorly.

Who would you go to for mount and balance if bought through the web?

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Re: Recomendations for Tire Replacement Facility... Thousand oaks area?

i use cyclegear to do the mounting and balancing. The guy at my local store has been doing tires for over 20 years
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Re: Recomendations for Tire Replacement Facility... Thousand oaks area?

I use Cycle Gear in Canoga Park when I just need 1 tire mounted @ about $33.00. Cycle Gear only charges @20 if you buy the tire from them.
If I need both tires I go to MotoItalia in Glendale @ $20/tire paid directly to the technician.
Neither place ever failed me.

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