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Old 01-08-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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Boxer Service Moab/Grand Junction area....

Good morning all,
A musician friend of one of my riding pals lives in Moab. He's riding a 2003 R1150R with over 35K miles that has not seen any kind of service since 10K miles!!!

After we both blasted him for neglecting the bike, he says he's not a mechanic but a musician. Does'nt know or care to learn the basics of maintenance, does not know of any BMW shops reasonably close.

My pal did a quick BMW dealer seach, could find nothing in that geograpical area.
Any of the inmates here have any ideas or knowledge of a qualified wrench or shop in the area????

Thanks in advance,
Dan Learned
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #2
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Hope he is a good musician that earns a lot of money to fix his busted boxer when it breaks down from lack of servicing.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:41 AM   #3
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"My pal did a quick BMW dealer search, could find nothing in that geographical area."
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http://www.gjktm.com/ <<<<<Grand Junction BMW dealer.

But then again...I'm not a musician.

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:05 AM   #4
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Laugh

But then again...I'm not a musician.


I only play one on TV. But, I did stay at a Holiday Inn....

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:23 PM   #5
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This place is in SLC http://bavarianmotorcycleworkshop.com/about-us

Tell him to schedule a "gig" in Salt Lake and bring his bike there for repairs.

Did you try the Anonymous book from BMW motorcycle owners association to see if there is someone in GJ.


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Old 01-09-2013, 06:13 AM   #6
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"Did you try the Anonymous book from BMW motorcycle owners association to see if there is someone in GJ."

No I hadn't because I was writing from work. Maybe I should keep one here in my desk since I've got at least a half dozen of them lying around.

Between the ADV and the MOA site, I've gotten replies of a combined KTM/BMW and a combined Harley/BMW shop in G. J. and a dealership in SLC.

Was kinda' hoping there was maybe in independent mech somewhat closer like Paul Glaves in Big Bend, Texas but maybe that's too much to hope for in the middle of nowhere??
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:15 AM   #7
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http://bavarianmotorcycleworkshop.com/about-us

Of all mentioned, this independent shop is the best... very good techs, very reasonable prices.


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Old 01-12-2013, 05:57 AM   #8
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BAsin Motorcycle Werks in Mancos,,He's good!
Their # is 970 533 7005
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:25 AM   #9
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+1 for Harry at Basin. From Moab, it's not much farther of a drive, and he's excellent.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:58 AM   #10
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I was going to say the same for Basin in Mancos. Haven't had to use them myself, but have heard lots of good things..plus he could incorporate that into a great loop ride!
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:32 PM   #11
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Basin is good. Harry and his crew will help you out. It's only about 2 1/2 hours from Moab to Mancos, CO.
I think there is a small shop in Montrose, too.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #12
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I had Harry over for dinner the other day, and he said things are a little slow right now. He should be able to knock out a 36k fairly quickly. For those of you who haven't met him yet, he is one hell of a good guy, and a great mechanic too!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:24 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Tin Bender View Post
Good morning all,
A musician friend of one of my riding pals lives in Moab. He's riding a 2003 R1150R with over 35K miles that has not seen any kind of service since 10K miles!!!

After we both blasted him for neglecting the bike, he says he's not a mechanic but a musician. Does'nt know or care to learn the basics of maintenance, does not know of any BMW shops reasonably close.

My pal did a quick BMW dealer seach, could find nothing in that geograpical area.
Any of the inmates here have any ideas or knowledge of a qualified wrench or shop in the area????

Thanks in advance,
Dan Learned
Escondido, Ca
BMWOA#132458
Another shop could be Grand Junction Harley Davidson/KTM/BMW
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:12 PM   #14
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This past summer when riding some of the Utah Backcountry Discovery route near Moab I needed to get my little GS serviced and rode over to the BMW/HD dealership in Grand Juction. They treated me very well and their work was spot on. Probably one of the better BMW or Harley shops that I have had the opportunity to utilize in my 50+ years of motorcycle ownership. Based on my experience I would recommend them. By the way, I spent most of my youth in Escondido and was checking out the dirt roads around Southern Utah after visiting family out there and was on my ride back to upstate NY where I now live.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:47 AM   #15
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For those of you who haven't met him yet, he is one hell of a good guy, and a great mechanic too!
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