Recommend a BMW Dealer in Vancouver?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Geordietraveller, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. Geordietraveller

    Geordietraveller On the road to nowhere...

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    Hi, can anyone recommend one of the BMW dealers in Vancouver/Vancouver Island BC? We've brought our 1200GS over from the the UK and after 4500 miles I'm trying to time our passing back through Vancouver in a few weels with it's 12k mile service. I understand there are three but since we're going from there all the way to Mexico I would like to be sure I hadn't chosen the one 'dodgy' one!

    Cheers!

    Simon & Fiona
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  2. kildala2000

    kildala2000 The GS Store.

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    Hello Simon & Fiona, :D

    Please visit SM Cycle in Victoria. Kelly & staff will take good care of you. This is the only dealer I know that will give you a loaner bike if your out of town and need to tour around when your bike is being serviced.
    Phone ahead if you can and let Emily know your coming.
    Here is the PH# 1-250-474-2088 www.smcycle.com
    Please let them know that Rick sent you.

    If you need any info please PM me.

    Enjoy the Island. I know I do everytime I visit.

    Rick :D
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  3. canuck

    canuck Been here awhile

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    I have had no problems with Valk in the 3 years I have dealt with them.
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  4. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    SM is the one!! Any others, I have issues. Although Valk lost their best mechanic to Pacific BMW lately.
    Ciao, Steve G.
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  5. Geordietraveller

    Geordietraveller On the road to nowhere...

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    SM gets the nod - having a loaner bike means a lot as well. I'll give them a ring today.


    Cheers all

    Simon & Fiona
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  6. kildala2000

    kildala2000 The GS Store.

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    Hello Simmon, :D

    When you get a chance could you PM me with what you thought of the service you got from SMCycle.

    Thanks,
    Ride Safe,

    Rick
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  7. Geordietraveller

    Geordietraveller On the road to nowhere...

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    No problem Rick - I just booked the bike in for Tuesday 23rd so I'll let you know how I get on.

    Cheers

    Simon
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  8. slideways

    slideways EspaƱa

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    Pacific BMW took care of me on my trip to Alaska a few years ago. They even took a part I needed off of a bike on the floor to get me going
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  9. Geordietraveller

    Geordietraveller On the road to nowhere...

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    Had the bike back a day now, after it's service at SM Motorcycles nr. Victoria and I have to say I am very impressed.

    From the attitude of the staff, the loan bike they gave us and the general enthusiasm for bikes and riding to the best the bike has ever felt coming out of a dealer - I can't recommend them highly enough.

    The last service the bike had just before we left home - at a BMW dealer in Glasgow, was so bad (the left hand side cover blew half off on the way home, they used the wrong spec oil and either chewed or left loose most of the bolts holding the sump and engine guards) that the dealer refunded the cost AFTER paying for the bike to be put right! Consequently I am a little suspicious of dealers I haven't used before but if I get services like the one we just had for the whole trip I will be one extremely happy camper. Plus it was probably a bit cheaper than I would have payed back home as well.

    Nice one SM

    Simon
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  10. kildala2000

    kildala2000 The GS Store.

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    Hey Simon, :D

    Thanks for getting back to me on your experience with the dealer. I'm glad you got the service you deserve when paying good money for it.

    Hope you enjoy your time in Canada and the Island.
    Ride Safe,
    Rick :D
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