skilled /2 wrench in Seattle?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by URBAN INFIDEL, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. URBAN INFIDEL

    URBAN INFIDEL Adventurer

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    I was wondering if anyone could recommend a skilled vintage BMW wrench in the Seattle area? Specifically dealing with /2's? I usually do my own work, but could use a hand as I am facing an issue that is a little out of my comfort zone. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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  2. elite-less

    elite-less Been here awhile

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  3. URBAN INFIDEL

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    I am new to the Seattle area, so Kevin Brooks is new to me - looks like he does some beautiful work - I have a sneaking suspicion the hourly rate probably reflects that.:eek1

    I appreciate the tip on Brooks - it does look like a great shop. The thing is that I am looking for just a solid wrench to contact when the task is beyond my skill level - and not really a restoration shop. Like I said, Brooks looks like a great place, just a little more than I need right now.

    Anyone know of a good vintage BMW wrench in the Seattle area?
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    vacantstare Been here awhile

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  5. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    There used to be a guy who worked at Buckingham BMW (now Ride West BMW) at the same time Mick worked there... this guy was a pilot for Alaska Airlines (IIRC) and he was the shop's /2 guy... very knowledgeable, professional and nice.

    You might ask Mick if he remembers this guy's name. If he doesn't, call the GM of South Sound BMW who was a technician at that time as well, he may remember. The GM's name is Brendan Ferrer.

    IIRC, the guy's name may have been Scott or Greg.... I worked in the parts department at that time and this guy worked days I didn't typically.
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  6. URBAN INFIDEL

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    Thanks guys, it's a start! I had a couple of very good resources in Chicago to keep the old boys on the road. I will ask Mick - who is so busy I don't know how he'd feel about wading into the world of /2!

    Other than Backfire and VME, is there anywhere else in Seattle that an old Beemer might be appreciated and maybe park with other interesting German iron?
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  7. northernandpacific

    northernandpacific n00b

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    I would give Kevin (Brooks) a call for sure. he doesn't just restore bikes! He will be happy to tune/fix/repair. Best old BMW shop going in the sound area bar-none. Very reasonable as well.

    Seth
    Northern & Pacific Cycles
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  8. tony the tiger

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    I've gone to Kevin on more than one ocassion with the odd question. Nice guy. There are some Seattle Airheads that might help you - find the yahoo group northwet airheads and ask... stop @ SSBMW and mebbe one of the guys can gi e ya' a contact... :evil
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  9. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    Hi Seth, I was about to recommend you, with the caveat that you're 150 miles South of Seattle, when I saw this post.
    (the enamel badge guy)

    If you can't find anyone you like up in Seattle, you might give Seth in Portland a call.

    (no, this recommendation is totally unsolicited by Seth)

    Oh, and welcome to the Pacific Northwest, chitouwn! The VME is a good place to start, lots of /2 enthusiasts among them.
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  10. URBAN INFIDEL

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    Okay! I will seek out Kevin Brooks, and I will check out the PNW guys on Yahoo. Hopefully see some of you at VME events as well. Thanks for the welcome - I am loving it here!
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