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    Independent BMW shops

    Ok, I got tired of trying to locate a decent Gpx file so I made one.

    I cleaned up the POI factory file which had a lot of errors and added shops from the "Internet BMW Riders - Independent shops and mechanics list"
    The file contains 139 shops that I have verified the coordinates and if they are still open.
    Some are other brands dealers that used to be BMW dealers but still offer the service.
    I've indicated the shops that are on private properties and I've put a "?" on those that were on one of the lists but I couldn't confirm that they offered service for BMW bikes.

    If anyone has any other shops they would like to add, please post the name and address and I will add them to the file.


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    I've added your message to the Resources & Links thread. How does your list stack up against the shops presented in this older thread?

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...Locations-2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    I've added your message to the Resources & Links thread. How does your list stack up against the shops presented in this older thread?

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...Locations-2009
    I've started comparing it with mine.
    So far , the locations on mine are more accurate. (Some of them on this list are pretty off)
    I know that some of them that are not on my list have been deleted because the shops are closed.
    I will check the others to see if they are shops that I don't have.
    I will have to check them and report back.
    I should have kept a list of the obsolete shops that keep appearing on those lists so I would not have to check them again.
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    Daniel, no worries! I should probably annotate the resource link to indicate 2017...that way people can decide which source to consider.
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    I went through the list

    I found 3 that were not in my list

    The others were not included for the following reasons:

    Cannot confirm location

    USA AZ Tucson ZMW Z's Motorcycle Werks E. 44th St. #116 (520) 290-3374
    USA AZ Mesa Bernie's Cycle Service 34 E. Southern Ave (480) 835-1420
    USA IL Champaign Matthew Peek 1739 Westhaven (217) 403-1571
    USA IN Linton T & B Cycle Sales & Svc 12th St SE (812) 847-7791
    USA IN Delphi Perry Beemer Exchange 7413 E 975N (765) 564-6338
    USA NJ Howell Mg Cycles 40 Vienna Rd (732) 886-6445 40 Vienna Rd
    CAN ON Milford Bench Mark Works Canada 3020 CR10 (613)476-0494
    USA NC Fairview Acme Motorcycle 1508 Charlotte Highway (828)628-0058
    USA NJ Howell Mg Cycles 40 Vienna Rd (732) 886-6445 40 Vienna Rd
    USA NJ Millburn Motorcycle Ron 175 Sagamore Road (973) 376-0466
    USA WV Parkersburg Classic Cycle Service Nicolette Road (304) 428-3323



    Closed

    USA CA Chico Eurotech Motor Sports 1017 Willow Street (530) 345-7145
    USA CA San Francisco Recommended Service 1064 Revere Ave (415) 822-2041
    USA CA San Francisco Subterranean Cycles 886 Geary Street (415) 775-2999
    USA IL Rock Island Tri-City Motorcycle Sales Inc 2219 3rd Avenue (309) 788-6552
    USA PA Bainbridge Nissley Motor Co 160 Wickersham Rd (717) 426-3366
    USA TN Nashville Collier Cycles 7401 Charlotte Pike (615) 353-1919
    USA TX Pantego Boxers By Bruce 3620-4 Graves Blvd (817) 265-8065
    USA TX Pantego Boxers By Bruce 3620-4 Graves Blvd (817) 265-8065

    Misc.

    USA AZ Flagstaff Eurogeek Motosport 555 Blackbird Roost #5 (928) 773-8913 - Now Mountain Motor Sports
    USA GA Alpharetta German Master Tech 5870 Atlanta Highway (678) 366-6145 - Car Shop
    USA MI Niles Kurt's Motowerks 1990 South 11th Street Unit 12 (800) 472-4440 - Car dealer?
    USA TN Cordova Memphis Motor Werks Inc. 9063 Macon Road (901) 757-1009 - Car Shop?


    I've updated the file
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    Nice work!!
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    I just updated my info on IBMWR.

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    Charlottesville, VA 22902
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    Sorry, i can't open the file but if you do not have Bombar's Beemers in Durham, NC you need to add them.
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    My apologies, but I was unable read the gpx file.

    My mechinic would fit your description:

    Ben's Motorcycle Works

    80 Airport Blvd
    Ste 105
    Freedom, CA 95019
    +1-831-786-8866

    Sorry if you already have his information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurmugin View Post
    My apologies, but I was unable read the gpx file.

    My mechinic would fit your description:

    Ben's Motorcycle Works

    80 Airport Blvd
    Ste 105
    Freedom, CA 95019
    +1-831-786-8866

    Sorry if you already have his information.
    Thanks for the info
    I've added it to the file and will upload an updated version soon

    As far as opening the file, I don't understand what's wrong. I downloaded it from the link above and had no issue importing it in Basecamp or uploading it on my Garmin Zumo with POI loader.

    If you PM me I can always send it to you as an attachment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonLargiader View Post
    I just updated my info on IBMWR.

    Virginia Motorrad
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    vamotorrad.com (434) 409-3767 1503 6th St. SE
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Thanks, I've updated my file accordingly
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    Sorry, i can't open the file but if you do not have Bombar's Beemers in Durham, NC you need to add them.
    It's already included.

    As for opening the file, refer to my previous response...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dann View Post
    It's already included.

    As for opening the file, refer to my previous response...
    Might mention the best program/utility to open it with. I took a look and don't have one- There is no application set to open the document “BMW Independant shops.gpx”.......running mac.
    Just a thought.
    Thanks for the effort.
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    From some of the remarks here, I don't think everyone knows what a .gpx file is. One definition:"GPX, or GPS Exchange Format, is an XML schema designed as a common GPS data format for software applications. It can be used to describe waypoints, tracks, and routes. The format is open and can be used without the need to pay license fees."

    The key there is that the format is for designed to be read by software, not people. The GPX file can be "opened" with any text editor, but it is not easily read by humans.

    Some of the basic formatting is explained in this Wikipedia article.

    To be useful to non-programmer types, you need a program that translates the formatted data onto a map. Most route planning programs can do this, like Mapsource, Basecamp, Tyre, Locus, etc.

    http://www.gpsvisualizer.com is a site will let you upload a .gpx file to see the locations using any web browser, either on a map, or as a picture or as a slightly more readable text file.

    Some data in the file may not be visible in all programs.

    To me the real value of Daniel's effort is that the file can be used on a GPS as a POI (Point-Of-Interest) file. So if I need a mechanic while on the road, I can find the nearest one as easily as I can look up a gas station or restaurant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Might mention the best program/utility to open it with. I took a look and don't have one- There is no application set to open the document “BMW Independant shops.gpx”.......running mac.
    Just a thought.
    Thanks for the effort.
    Gary
    Sorry to see that you're having trouble opening the file.
    .gpx is a standard gps file format. Also known as GPS Xchange format.
    It can be read by any GPS and is used to transfer data between them.
    I think you can use something called "GPX viewer" on the Mac to view it. I've also read that it can be imported in google maps but I've never tried it.
    POI loader is also available for Mac ( It's the Garmin software used to load gpx files to their GPSs. I don't know what the other brands use.)

    Like Larry mentioned gpsvisualizer is pretty cool.
    I use it to convert tracks from my rides on a google map type map and keep it for reference or send maps to my riding buddy to show him the route we will take on our next ride.

    Hope this helps
    Daniel
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