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Old 18 Oct 2005
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BMW Bogota

Can i just say what a wonderful bunch of people that work at BMW Bogota.The mechanic,David actually came in on Saturday his day off and his Birthday to do some valve adjustment on my bike plus a couple of other bits.3 lovely smiling ladies on reception.Taxi ride to hotel on their account.You would think i was buying a $100,000 car.
I have had worse experience in UK and Europe where thay seem to treat bikers as 2nd class citizens(unless you are buying a new vehicle of course).I have actually sat on the kerb ouitside one dealership in Spain, whilst they did some work on bike,after Siesta of course !
Thanks to BM Bogota and Colombians in general.Lovely people !
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Nice to hear....what bike was being serviced?I ask as I'll be on my way next week on my 1200GS and may need a service by then.

Can I ask how much you paid and what kind of service you had done?

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Hi
I just had them adjust valves and sync cylinders.Drop gear and drive oil(found GL5 hard to come by in CA)They also changed a tyre that i had with me.I had dropped engine myself back in El salvador.They wanted to do normal sevice including checking battery level etc.Seeing as i have a sealed battery i asked them not to bother with the silly bits and peices.So they are quite happy to do a tailored service so to speak.
Cost me 160,000 peso (about 40 quid i think)oh,he gave me a litre of GL5 gear oil to take with me,Gratis !
If you want details of where they are email me.
Bloody speedo went 200 miles south of Bogota,BMW here in Quito don´t have part.Didn´t get free taxi ride from them either as i did in Bogota. !I will ask them tomorrow when i pick it up if they could borrow the part, off a police bike they have in bits next to mine.What´s the chance of that you recon ?
I would definately reccomend Bogota BMW and not Quito if you are coming this way.

Have fun !
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I turned up at BMW Quito on a 1992 R-100 GS and two different Employees asked me if it was a BMW!

The mechanic, on the other hand knew his stuff. It wasn't cheap.
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