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Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America' started by CMWoody, Dec 23, 2006.
Good post, Chris.
Do any of those 12 dealers stock parts?
Poor choice, indeed.
I've had several (4-5) for many years. Just don't use them.
I'd hate for some poor, broken-down BMW rider to expect that one of those 'dealerships' actually stocks commonly needed parts...and stuff...
I'd look at them as a potential source of tires.
I am currently in Loreto, Baja. My f650 is not going into neutral and I need a reliable BMW dealer. The one in Cabo is closed till Jan so I plan to ride over to Mazatlan. I have a list of dealers from a Mex BMW site but I have heard bad stories about some and would like a recommendation of one I can trust.
Lerma Motors near Toluca is the national importer and, if anyone has parts, they should. They won't take an order over the phone using a credit card. When I talked to the general manager a couple of years ago, this is what I was told would be a way to get parts.
1.Call them and get a price for the parts and an estimate of shipping, by bus if the parts are big.
2. They will give you a bank account #. Go to a branch of that bank and deposit the agreed upon amount.
3. Call them, they will verify the deposit and ship the parts.
I never had to use the system so, vamos a ver si funciona! Dan
If your bike is going south (mechanically) the only logical place to go is back north to a US shop.
Loreto is only one very long day or 1 1/2 days from San Diego.
If you have moto trouble and go deeper, be prepared for a long stay in one location. I sht you not...
"Houston, we have an O2 leak in the main cabin."
"Dakar, we're now vectoring you to Edwards."
"Negative Houston, it might fix itself....zzyx...chytd...screech..."
"Dakar, can you read?"
From Loreto to Toluca via the ferry to Maz is 1,000 miles.....and mucho deeper.
I'm really sorry you're having problems.
Maybe nothing's really 'that' wrong. Or maybe it really is.
I needed a simple rear drive bearing and seal one time - commom parts that need replacing on that model bike - and there wasn't uno in Mexico. Quoted time to receive the parts was triente dias (is that 30? ) and no warm and fuzzy feeling was included.
I'm very curious as to what happens.
Good luck, rider.
No, that's all, bro.
Thanks for the waypoints. I had a front tire go bad on me in Veracruz in 2005. The local BMW car dealer had a few bikes on the floor, but noone to work on them. Said they could get me a tire, but it would take 7 days. I ended up buying a bias ply Pirelli that has been one of the best tires I ever rode on. Who woulda thunk it
It's the same today.
I live in Veracruz.
I would of never bought the bike if I thought I hsd to depend on the local dealer.
Munchen BMW in Santa Fe, near Mexico City is a very good dealer with top notch technicians. (Ask for Hector) They also carry a pretty good inventory of parts. Tires are very expensive. I had a final drive go out near Taxco. Accidently, their van drove by, we flagged it down, they took my wife and me to the hotel in Toluca, took the bike to Mexico City, and had it back to the hotel the next morning at 8:30. (Ask for Hector) Lerma, as mentioned is also good.