RPM Cycles mourns the loss of Courtney Bombardo, March 12, 1988 - January 9, 2011, and Carmen Valenzuela, June 17, 1990 - January 9, 2011.

 

Our customers took the initiative and time to vote us the best in 2006, and you have 
continued to vote us the best since then. This means a lot to us, thank you everyone. :)

 

The following is from the June 2006 edition of Road Runner Magazine.
We appreciated the Editor acknowledging Jodie and RPM Cycles' accomplishments:

 

beemerman2k
Member

Reged: Jul 19 2000
Posts: 1827
Loc: Marina Del Rey, CA
RPM Cycles in Ventura, CA
#654060 - Sun Mar 12 2006 12:50 AM

Occasionally, someone will create a thread on this forum to give a positive report (or not!) about their experiences with a [] dealer. In that same spirit, allow me to promote a BMW non-dealer: RPM Cycles in Ventura, CA.

For almost 2 years now, I have been bringing my motorcycle there for all manner of work; mostly just routine maintenance, new tires, or ABS brake servicing. I've always been very happy with the work they do. []

The thing I have always liked most about the place is the "old [time] spirit" that flourishes there. Remember you could go to a [] dealer and interact with everyone there from the owner to cashier on a first name basis -- you knew them and they knew you? And you all considered each other as friends? That experience is still very much alive at RPM Cycles.

But what really inspires this message is my most recent interaction with Gary Krieger, the proprietor of RPM Cycles. The ABS Hydro Control Unit on my 2000 R1100RT died on me this week. I went to a BMW dealership and asked them how much it would cost me to repair the failed unit. As the numbers quoted to me reached past the $3,000 mark, I lost count. $1,700 for the Control Unit alone.  Then there's labor and the potential for other parts that might need replacing. For that kind of money Iíll just have to do without ABS brakes!

I asked Gary the same question. His response, "Let me check my resources and some places on the Internet to see if I can find a used unit from a low milage RT that someone might be parting out." Now privately, my plan was to check the 'net to find a used Control Unit (BeemerBoneyard.com, baby!), but to hear Gary say that he was going to do that and the fact that he did not give me the kind of quote the BMW dealership gave me really impressed me. He was not interested in seeing how much of my money he could extract from me, instead he wanted to see me back on the road, with ABS brakes, for as little cost to me as possible. My friends, that attitude from a BMW shop deserves special mention, and that's why I created this thread.

I remember when my rear wheel was bent out of alignment. I had beemerboneyard.com ship a replacement directly to RPM Cycles, and when I finally got to their shop, they installed my new wheel for me. They're a great bunch of guys over there and they are critical in supporting my desire to keep my RT healthy and on the road as I approach the 100,000 mile mark. And that, my friends, saves me lots of money (how much is a new RT these days?) In fact, I was thinking that as I am approaching 100K miles on my RT, maybe it's time to start shopping for a replacement. Now, however, I feel that with RPM Cycles, and parts availability on the Internet, what's the rush?! I'll keep the RT I have and look forward to the 200,000 mile mark!

I highly recommend "RPM Cycles" in Ventura, CA. They do excellent work, and they are an old time [shop], and they will save you time and money. They have won my loyalty, that's for sure.

Oh, and the usual disclaimers apply: I have no connection with that establishment aside from being a happy customer. However, when you're there, mention this web forum and tell 'em Beemerman2k referred you! 

Oh, I almost forgot! I did find an ABS Control Unit from a R1100RT that was crashed with only 6K miles on it. I bought the unit, brought it to RPM Cycles today (suffered a hail storm getting there), and [they] installed it for me. Am I a happy camper or what?! 

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beemerman2k
'00 R1100RT Opal Blue Metallic

Edited by beemerman2k (Sun Mar 12 2006 12:53 AM)

 

beemerman2k
Member

Reged: Jul 19 2000
Posts: 1827
Loc: Marina Del Rey, CA
Re: RPM Cycles in Ventura, CA [Re: Reddog900]
#654462 - Sun Mar 12 2006 11:23 PM

Thanks for all the encouraging words. It's past time I posted this about RPM Cycles.

RPM Cycles is located just west of the 101 where that highway intersects with Telephone Road. If you're heading north on the 101 (like I usually am), then you take the Telephone Road exit, turn left onto Telephone Road, then just after you pass under the 101 freeway, you need to take a left. A sharp left puts you southbound on the 101, but if you take the "other left", that puts you parallel with a shopping plaza on Valentine Road. Continue (you'll now be paralell with the 101, which is on your left now) through a stop sign (stop, of course!) and take a right at the next intersection past the CHP station. That will be Palma Drive. They're about 200' down that street on the right hand side.

They do more than fix bikes. They also sell used Beemers and other makes, new gear such as helmets and riding gear, so it's not a bad place to drop in and get acquainted with folks.

You might meet Jodie York who races motorcycles for RPM Cycles. She's a very sweet young woman who you'll like immediately, but man can she ride!

Great people there. 

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beemerman2k
'00 R1100RT Opal Blue Metallic

 

 

September 2002 issue of Cycle World Magazine road test, featuring RPM Cycles racer, Jodie York:

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