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Old 12-18-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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Bmw service

Anyone have some knowledge on how good the BMW service is in Guatemala CIty or Panama. I have an oil leak on my F650 GS 2010. Warranty issue.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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VREY good luck

I believe there is a Yamaha dealer in Guat City. If nothing else check there for a location of BMW dealer location.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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I just replaced tires and brake pads at the dealer here. Good friendly service. They even paid for my cab to a hotel. Only issue was the lack of tire selection. Costa Rica also has a good BMW Dealer.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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VREY good luck

I believe there is a Yamaha dealer in Guat City. If nothing else check there for a location of BMW dealer location.
Thank you for your reply and attempt to help. However if you would please read my post again you will see that I am aware of a BMW dealer in Guatemala City. My question was did anyone have any experience with either the BMW dealer in Guatemala City or Panama.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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I just replaced tires and brake pads at the dealer here. Good friendly service. They even paid for my cab to a hotel. Only issue was the lack of tire selection. Costa Rica also has a good BMW Dealer.
Thanks Tam. Appreciate your input.yes their selection of tires is not good. They are sold out of Heidnau tires right now... until February.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:41 PM   #6
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..... However if you would please read my post again......
You sound like a really fun guy.
Expectant....

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Old 12-21-2012, 08:20 AM   #7
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Hola Fast the one BMW dealership Bavaria Motors , ,and good as they are from personal experience having a rear end on my GS 1100 rebuilt there , may have a limited assortment of tires. as you report.
But did you check in at any of the 40 or so other bike related stores along Av7 Z4 and surrounding blocks , and the HONDA,YAMAHA SUZUKI and KAWASAKI dealerships of the big city.? The autoparts and tire store FPK at 5a Calle6-75 Zona 9 carries Dunlop and Bridgestone and I did buy from them ,tire mounting done for a few dollars at the willing and cooperative Yamaha store in the neighbourhood
The problem could PERHAPS also be your overly strict demands , of having NUR HEIDENAU UND NICHTS ANDERS !
If you are travelling into unknown territory be prepared to strike some compromise and accept the fact that not every place will have your fine tastes in tires. It is better to be mobile on some off brand round black airtight thing than to sit waiting months for a courier delivery of exquisite designer rubber.
There are some really good and very affordable tires put out by SHINKO and KENDA , Bridgestone IRC and others which will work perfectly well on your BMW
Enjoy the ride is the main point.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:24 PM   #8
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... NUR HEIDENAU UND NICHTS ANDERS ! ....
Does that translate into Hot Swedish Blond Chick?

I'm rusty.

Habari rafiki.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:34 PM   #9
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Hola Fast the one BMW dealership Bavaria Motors , ,and good as they are from personal experience having a rear end on my GS 1100 rebuilt there , may have a limited assortment of tires. as you report.
But did you check in at any of the 40 or so other bike related stores along Av7 Z4 and surrounding blocks , and the HONDA,YAMAHA SUZUKI and KAWASAKI dealerships of the big city.? The autoparts and tire store FPK at 5a Calle6-75 Zona 9 carries Dunlop and Bridgestone and I did buy from them ,tire mounting done for a few dollars at the willing and cooperative Yamaha store in the neighbourhood
The problem could PERHAPS also be your overly strict demands , of having NUR HEIDENAU UND NICHTS ANDERS !
If you are travelling into unknown territory be prepared to strike some compromise and accept the fact that not every place will have your fine tastes in tires. It is better to be mobile on some off brand round black airtight thing than to sit waiting months for a courier delivery of exquisite designer rubber.
There are some really good and very affordable tires put out by SHINKO and KENDA , Bridgestone IRC and others which will work perfectly well on your BMW
Enjoy the ride is the main point.
Thanks for the info. You make some very valid points and yes I know I need to be flexible. However I did locate some Heidenaus in CR. However they are closed from Dec.21 to Jan 2nd. I may wait until Colombia or return to CR from Panama. If not I will fit some other rubber. Gracias.
felix navidad y prosperous ano nuevo!
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:35 PM   #10
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You sound like a really fun guy.
Expectant....
Hope you read my private message!
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:24 PM   #11
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Hope you read my private message!
" I doubt very much if there is anything I could learn from you."....

You are a true jewel, sir.
May the skies always be clear for your path forward.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:13 PM   #12
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Hola Fast the one BMW dealership Bavaria Motors , ,and good as they are from personal experience having a rear end on my GS 1100 rebuilt there , may have a limited assortment of tires. as you report.
But did you check in at any of the 40 or so other bike related stores along Av7 Z4 and surrounding blocks , and the HONDA,YAMAHA SUZUKI and KAWASAKI dealerships of the big city.? The autoparts and tire store FPK at 5a Calle6-75 Zona 9 carries Dunlop and Bridgestone and I did buy from them ,tire mounting done for a few dollars at the willing and cooperative Yamaha store in the neighbourhood
The problem could PERHAPS also be your overly strict demands , of having NUR HEIDENAU UND NICHTS ANDERS !
If you are travelling into unknown territory be prepared to strike some compromise and accept the fact that not every place will have your fine tastes in tires. It is better to be mobile on some off brand round black airtight thing than to sit waiting months for a courier delivery of exquisite designer rubber.
There are some really good and very affordable tires put out by SHINKO and KENDA , Bridgestone IRC and others which will work perfectly well on your BMW
Enjoy the ride is the main point.
Sorry should ahve updated sooner. Presently in Cartagena. I had really good seriice at BMW in Panama City! They were excellent. Fixed an oil/ gasket leak under warranty. Changed my front brake pads ...I provided those, washed my bike lubed the chain and adjusted, adjusted clutch for $30.00.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:17 PM   #13
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Sorry should ahve updated sooner. Presently in Cartagena. I had really good seriice at BMW in Panama City! They were excellent. Fixed an oil/ gasket leak under warranty. Changed my front brake pads ...I provided those, washed my bike lubed the chain and adjusted, adjusted clutch for $30.00.
What adjustment on your clutch was actually done?
Maybe the cable tension/length to the clutch was changed?
Some BMW dealerships will have a boot man onsite who shines the customers boots to a nice shine.
This give some people a nice feeling.
Most BMW riders do tip their boot man.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #14
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What adjustment on your clutch was actually done?
Maybe the cable tension/length to the clutch was changed?
Some BMW dealerships will have a boot man onsite who shines the customers boots to a nice shine.
This give some people a nice feeling.
Most BMW riders do tip their boot man.
Such insightful information! You definately are a prolific poster Lone Rider. Have you thought of actually getting on your bike and going for a ride...instead of cluttering threads with nonesense!
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #15
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...... Have you thought of actually getting on your bike and going for a ride...
It's good to hear your trip is going well.

At some time in the future, you may feel better about doing the basic services to the bike yourself.
The less dependent a person is on others, the stronger he becomes.

Were you offered coffee while waiting for the dealership to perform these services for you?

Always, best and safe travels to you.
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