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    Service in Boise

    Can anyone recommend a place to get a K1300 serviced in Boise, besides D Dillon?

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    Waiting to see a response to your question but not seeing one, you may have to travel out of the area for your service. If it's serious and something I can't do, I travel to the only dealer I trust, Ozzie's BMW, Chico, CA. There are a few closer but none I trust. Good luck and have a good riding season.
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    Did Big Twin close up? Maybe ask Mitch, at http://www.mitchsmotorcycles.com/

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    Big Twin in Boise has sold to Dennis Dillon Motorsports of Boise, and former owner Fred Wiley is starting a well-deserved retirement focused on his own interests—which naturally include keeping a hand in BMW motorcycling in some way. A new building is being constructed to house the DDMS complex but for now the BMW dealership is operating out of the existing DDMS building.

    I know that the sales staff moved over to the new operation but am unsure which, if any, of the parts and service staff made the move. I am told there is a young woman in the parts dept who is really on top of things but have heard no reports on service.

    The dealer in Sparks, NV has a long history of top-quality service on wedge-K bikes so the OP might want to check them out.

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    This guy might do it? He doesn't list K bikes, but maybe he knows someone?

    https://www.brittsandbeemers.com

    This is a useful list for some independent mechanics.

    https://ibmwr.org/index.php/independent-bmw-mechanics/

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    Just was told this morning by someone who had a K16 serviced in Boise that two of the techs from Big Twin moved over to Dennis Dillon, fwiw.

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    DeVern
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    Last spring my wife and I were on the road with brand new R1200GSA's. My wife needed her 12,000 miles service done. We called the Boise BMW dealer a week before we were going to be there and tried to schedule this work. The scheduler told us there was no way he could/would get us in even if we stretched it out several days more. He just stuck with "NO!"

    Called Grand Junction and they were gracious and got us in about 5 days or so from our call. This is a Harley dealer, with a BMW shop in the back. Very nice and professional.

    I thought BMW dealers took care of their people on the road........
    Retired with a Wife that Rides, Life is Good!

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