Good BMW and/or Triumph repair service provider [within 300 miles of] KC area?

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  1. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    Any recommendations for a good mechanic in the KC metro area?
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  2. CarlWheezer

    CarlWheezer Where's my Boomstick....

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  3. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    Thanks.

    Maybe the only dealer in town but does not compare well to BMW or Triumph dealers elsewhere. YMMV.

    Looking for other recommendations. Any independent shops?
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  4. ManWithHat

    ManWithHat I don't like hats.

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    Unfortunately I have been disappointed by the local Triumph shops as well, and have just started doing everything myself. When I got quotes to mount and balance tires at $55 per wheel with rims off the bike, I realized I am not rich enough to set foot in a dealership. And $1000 quoted for the 12k service, I gave up.

    Following, in the hopes that someone will have a recommendation.
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  5. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I Supporter

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    Spendy, but Tony did me a great job on my recent 48k GS service, shined up, running great and controls set perfect. :nod :thumb
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  6. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    Routine service? Yep, they can do a fine job... Fix something and stand behind their job? YMMV...

    I take my bikes to mechanics for problems that I can't fix either due to lack of knowledge or time. The Hallmark of a great dealer is that they employ master mechanics able to spend fewer hours than me to diagnose and fix. Keywords - "master mechanic," "fewer hours," and "fix." "Fix" means that they also stand by their work - warranty?

    I have no problems paying for great service.
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    sporthog93 Sporthog93

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    When you talk about tire changes at $55 are you dragging your online purchased tires in to the shop?
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  8. ManWithHat

    ManWithHat I don't like hats.

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    Yes.
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  9. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    Perhaps I should expand the scope - how about any good independent shop?
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  10. kailuasurfer

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    Bump...
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  11. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    I am a bit surprised by the [ ] response given that KC kingdom is a metropolitan area with about 2 million people and lots of bikes on the road...

    What am I missing?

    So, how about within 300 miles radius?
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  12. ManWithHat

    ManWithHat I don't like hats.

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    Well that might be why people are going to Hickory Union Moto in KCK.
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  13. kailuasurfer

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    Looks like a great option. Will stop by to see whether they will allow a frequent traveler to drop in from time to time. Thanks.
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  14. kailuasurfer

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    Over 250 views of this thread now... everyone uses Engles or HUM?
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    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    This seems to be norm nowadays. I stumbled this post and I am pretty sure this is a common issue all over. I am in Idaho. Finding a reliable shop is almost an impossible. Very disappointed in dealer services and outrageous prices... I was even willing to pay, but the customer service quality left a lot to wish for. So I started exploring options in Utah. Same crap! Bad communication, they don't reply emails, phones are never answered, messages not returned... I am now engaging in learning. University of YouTube, Haynes manual, and online resources. Finding a good honest mechanic is really hard (next to impossible in this neck of the woods). I wish I had the youth and the resources to be the one!

    Good luck on your search! ~ Cheers
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  17. ajayhawkfan

    ajayhawkfan Rock Chalk

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    I have been going to Engles for 15 year. I have no complaints.
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    sherloc Been here awhile

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    +1 on Engles. They are good and fair, normal dealer pricing..
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    SKUNKWERKS Moto & Engineering, Nixa, MO
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  20. RJAMT

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    I've always gotten good service at Gateway BMW in St. Louis if you are willing to go that far. They don't sell Triumphs so I don't know if they will work on them or not. They do also sell Beta and Royal-Enfield though. Shannon runs the service department and has always done me right.
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