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ABoyAndHisK

We moved to Austin last summer from Boston. Up there, we had a fantastic dealer infrastructure - at least 3 in the area, though my dealer of Choice was MAX BMW in North Hampton, NH. Fantastic organization, both sales and service.

 

Down here in Austin, not so much. There's one game in town that I know of: Lonestar BMW and my dealings with them have left me cold. With the new locale comes a job with less free time to do a lot of the wrenching I used to do myself. I'm trying to find someone in the Austin area who works on "recent" BMWs (mine, specifically is a 2004 K1200RS, but I have a yearn to get another, probably GS.) Is there anyone outside of Lonestar you can recommend?

 

Thanks,

Allan

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Dave_in_TX
We moved to Austin last summer from Boston. Up there, we had a fantastic dealer infrastructure - at least 3 in the area, though my dealer of Choice was MAX BMW in North Hampton, NH. Fantastic organization, both sales and service.

 

Down here in Austin, not so much. There's one game in town that I know of: Lonestar BMW and my dealings with them have left me cold. With the new locale comes a job with less free time to do a lot of the wrenching I used to do myself. I'm trying to find someone in the Austin area who works on "recent" BMWs (mine, specifically is a 2004 K1200RS, but I have a yearn to get another, probably GS.) Is there anyone outside of Lonestar you can recommend?

 

Thanks,

Allan

 

What kind of issues did you have with Lonestar? I've been a regular customer of them for years. I know riders from the San Antonio area who deal with Lonestar rather than deal with the local San Antonio dealer.

 

The only independent mechanic I know of in Austin is Oakleigh Barbour (motoready1@gmail.com). There are two independent mechanics about sixty miles away in Blanco. One is Blanco Beemerwerkes (http://www.blancobeemerwerkes.com/) and the other is Andreas Ebert (rainh20@texas-skies.com).

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The Austin members of bmwst.com are the greatest.

 

There is nothing they can't help you with at one of their Tech Days at Limecreek's house.

 

If you don't wanna go that direction, one of the best BMW wrenches in the country is 200 miles south of ya in Dilly TX. Www.motohank.com

 

 

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markgoodrich

There are at least three good mechanics in Austin:

 

Zabor's on Burnet Road...Paul Zabor works on all brands, is a bit gruff, but that's a facade, he's a nice guy.

 

Oakleigh Barber is a school teacher, but works on bikes, specifically Euro bikes, out of his home in central Austin. Extremely nice guy, and very capable.

Link to him: http://www.motoready.com/MotoReady%20Draft/Home.html

 

If I had something I couldn't fix (uh, that's everything, but I have good friends) my first call would be to Oakleigh.

 

If you need suspension work, then you need to contact Roger at OnRoadOffRoad cycles...he also works on bikes, but I only know him for his suspension work. He's in southwest Austin.

His link: http://www.ororcycle.com/

 

I'm sure there are others, but these are the guys I know.

 

Some of the Austin guys usually do a tech day once or twice a year, usually in August and January. Watch for details on the Ride and Event Planning page.

 

Hope this helps.

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Dave_in_TX
There are at least three good mechanics in Austin:

 

Zabor's on Burnet Road...Paul Zabor works on all brands, is a bit gruff, but that's a facade, he's a nice guy.

 

Oakleigh Barber is a school teacher, but works on bikes, specifically Euro bikes, out of his home in central Austin. Extremely nice guy, and very capable.

Link to him: http://www.motoready.com/MotoReady%20Draft/Home.html

 

If I had something I couldn't fix (uh, that's everything, but I have good friends) my first call would be to Oakleigh.

 

If you need suspension work, then you need to contact Roger at OnRoadOffRoad cycles...he also works on bikes, but I only know him for his suspension work. He's in southwest Austin.

His link: http://www.ororcycle.com/

 

I'm sure there are others, but these are the guys I know.

 

Some of the Austin guys usually do a tech day once or twice a year, usually in August and January. Watch for details on the Ride and Event Planning page.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Other than tires, Zabor usually limits his mechanical work to Japaneses bikes.

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