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Good morning Ted and Beryl.

I just wanted to let you know that the shock and mudsling have arrived this morning.  I can't thank you enoguh for your fantastic help and the very fast turnaround time that you both helped me with.  I really appreciate the work that you both put in to have these parts here to me in the short timeframe available, it allows me to fit them up and do some adjustment before I head off for my trip on Monday.  I will be sure to give you a full update on the performance when I return.

Regards,

Sean, Port Melbourne Australia
1/27/14
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Hi Ted,

Just wanted to let you know that the Wilber's Fork Springs did the trick!  I had them installed within a week of receiving them.........Today was mid 40's and dry, so I was able to get about 200 miles under my belt.  Had the most fun I've had on this bike in years!

The new Wilbers springs have allowed me to achieve proper sag and fork travel.  Coupled with the Yacugar Shock, the bike now handles superbly and is very confidence inspiring, even on cold, wet roads with gravel lining the middle of every turn.  Feels like a new bike!  So now my wife is wondering why I still want to buy the 1200 Explorer :)    I'm keeping the Tiger as it is still one of my favorite bikes.

Anyway,  Thanks for all your help.  I will recommend The Beemer Shop every chance I get!

Best Regards,

Doug Ellsworth
1/12/14
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The GS ride is now far smoother in "comfort" zone Ted, even with 2 up. Rating the springs for my 350-500 range really paid off.

Handling is noticeably predictable and confidence inspiring in lively rough twisteez even in "normal" mode and resurrects my old racer skills.

I haven't felt the need to try "sport" nor the opportunity to do off road modes yet, but when I grow up...

Thanks a million and a v happy new year to you and the team.

…Jack
1/12/14
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Ted, I couldn't be happier with the Wilbers...just transformed the handling. Your attention to my needs and patience with my questions were superb...some of the best customer service I've ever had. Thanks bud!

John
BMW K1300S
11/18/14
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All of you make up the greatest shop on the face of the planet!  Thanx for always being there for me, doing a fantastic job and keeping my old bike on the road and running great!  It seems like it improves every time I bring it in!

Tex Long
12/19/13
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Ted, I wanted to thank you and your crew for the outstanding customer service I received last Saturday. The Wilbers shocks are amazing. My 011/GS now rides like it is on a rail.  It is incredible that they are so much better than the stock ones which only had 800 mules on them.

Thanks again,
Dan Gruzd
11/14/13
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Ted, you completely surprised me with a phone call last evening. I had to shake my head about how enjoyable you are to deal with. I have been away from the BMW community for 10 years and you are a fantastic!

I am reminded how much I enjoyed the many quality people in the BMW community. I have very much missed this community of riders.  I'm really enjoying doing business with you.

Thanks,
Cory Williams.
11/21/13
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Ted, I couldn't be happier with the Wilbers...just transformed the handling. Your attention to my needs and patience with my questions were superb...some of the best customer service I've ever had. Thanks bud!

John A.  /  BMW K1300S,
11/22/13
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You guys are GREAT!  I ordered the valve guides on Saturday and found them in todays mail.
Thank you for getting right on it.

Dave Thompson
11/08/13
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Thanks for being so customer service oriented.  Without question when the boys show up on my rides or to hang out in my garage when I mounting up a shock or tuning one of my 6 BMW’s they’ll know you have become my primary supplier of shocks and other parts.

Darrell P., Prior Lake, MN
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Hi Ted, 

The Wilbers shock we put on the 06 Suz 1000 V-Strom was excellent! I installed Sonic springs on
the front to balance the bike out. The bike came out great and the customer is very happy with it. 

Thanks, 
Mike Schweitzer, www.supertunemotorsports.com, Wheat Ridge, CO
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Hello Ted,

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how impressed I was with you, your staff and your service recently. I appreciate you taking the time to go over my entire bike, spot checking everything, when all I came in for was an oil change. The fact that you went ahead and replaced a few missing bolts and screws free of charge was a stunning surprise in comparison to the service I have always received at BMW bike dealer shops. It is refreshing to not be nickle and dimed for everything and to know that my mechanic is on my side! You have a new dedicated customer!

Thanks again,
Gabriel L., F650

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Hello Ted,

I was warm enough today that as I was putting my K bike in the garage the radiator fan came on as advertised. It is much quieter than the assembly it replaced (before it failed of course). Thanks again for your friendly advice and conversation. In my experience you have the most competent BMW shop in the Bay Area.

Until next time.

With regards to you all,
David H., San Jose
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Thanks again Ted  I rode with my riding buds Sunday. My R1150RS is like night and day (with new Wilbers shocks). Much more planted, it just rails through the corners and I filled the mirror of an R1200GS and new KTM motard all the way up Hwy 33 out of Ojai. 

You were right, Awesome!
-Jim,  Ojai, CA
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Just a quick note on the R1100RS gearbox that you folks refurbished for me.

After completing the swap with the old box and clutch, putting humpty back together again
and now, some days and a few hundred miles later, I am dropping you a line to express my pleasure. The bike runs better than the day I got her, the box is clean, clear and precise. No notchiness, no hesitation, nothing but pure joy.

From my experience, your reputation for fine worksmanship has been confirmed, thanks all for your hard work and a job well done.

-Jerry, San Rafael, CA ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________________________________________

Hi Ted,

Just wanted to send you a thank you for the GS-911.

This Sunday I hooked up the GS-911 to find my one ABS fault for Low Brake fluid.  After re-bleeding the ABS system and cleaning up I erased the ABS fault and took her out for spin.

Hurray No ABS flashing any longer.......An no Fault codes.

Thanks for your Tech support.
-Al W., 2003 R1150RT, Chicago, Illinois

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I got home from Gillette on Tuesday with a bike in need of new fluids and some TLC.  I rummaged through my on-hand parts and determined that I needed an oil filter, air filter, some new fuel line and a bunch of crush washers. 

I'd never used the Beemer Shop's new on-line ordering system so I thought I'd give it a try,
(as my nearest BMW dealer is an hour drive). Late Wednesday afternoon, I placed the order, within an hour I received an email telling me that my order was being processed.  I opened my email the next morning and I had another email telling me that my order had shipped.

I figured that with no special shipping request, I would see my parts some time next week.  To my great surprise, I had the parts in hand by Saturday. 

WOW, an Internet order from California to Wisconsin in 4 days without overnight shipping!!! 
The last California Internet order I placed was for my Corbin seat and It took 3 1/2 months! 

Ted you've got a great operation thanks for the super service.

-Kent K., 1988 R100RT, Franksville, WI

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Gentlemen,

I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks for taking good care of both myself and my R1100S today. You definitely went the extra mile to get that rear hub bearing installed while I waited. The bike ran like a top, I was able to wind it out a little bit on the way back down to Monterey and it felt like a new bike.

Thanks again!

Sincerely,
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Ted,

Thank you for the prompt and efficient service regarding my recent order which I received in
6 days to Western Australia.

I look forward to doing business with The Beemer Shop in the future.

-1200 ST Bushy

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I just wanted to respond with an update concerning the products I ordered from you.
I can not believe the difference they (Wilbers shock and fork springs) made in my bike. 

The excessive movement I had from the fork from moderate acceleration and braking are gone, the bike feels far more stable, and the ride is not harsh (which is what I initially feared when installing the new fork springs). 

The only negative with riding that I have found is that my gas mileage has dropped from 42mpg to about 35mpg.  However, I think that statement is the greatest testament to how much the suspension has improved...because I can push the bike that much harder with confidence.

The only real issue that I came across is that Marzocchi changed the design of the forks slightly on the 2007 S2R800; they deleted the spring retaining clip so that the spring now rests against the fork cap and (not feeling that is a big enough change) they shortened the length of the fork.  So, I needed to add a spacer.  No big deal, just an unexpected snag.  The rear shock was real easy to install.

I also wanted to thank you for your prompt and helpful services.  As far as I am concerned, you
bent over backwards to help me out, and I really appreciate it.

-Ed K., Ducati Monster S2R 800

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Thanks,

It (Wilbers shock order) was delivered in perfect shape. I appreciate all that the BeemerShop has done. I will be installing it this weekend and testing it directly after.

I am so glad that I was given your shops name over at Adventure Rider Forums.  They were right, Ted is a big help.

Thanks again.
-Michael S., Tacoma, Wa., 2002 R1150GS

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Ted:

Great experience with your shop yesterday and what a wonderful ride home on my new Wilbers (shocks).  Noticed their positive effect immeidately as I descended route 17 at high warp speed.

You have a marvelous operation there; a dream-come-true really for a guy who has been looking for such a place forever.  Only complaint:  more chairs for the guys who like to sit around and talk motorcycling!

Really, I've been looking for an enthusiast's enthusiast-tech for 20 years, and I have found him in you.  I'll be back for my next 12K and (hopefully not too many) other things.

-Sam T., Sonoma, Ca., R1150RT

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Hello BeemerShop

Just to tell you, that the GS-911 has arrieved in 'little sunny Denmark' and is working 'A-OK'
We have a general meeting in the BMW Club DK in 1 week from now and I'm going to 'let a
word or 2 drop' to them about you and the GS-911...Let's see what that can bring up reg. business :o)....

By-the-way: I've saved approx 155,- $ bying the GS-911 at your place (and that's after Danish
taxes, etc. and you did earn your share too - sqare'n fare :o) you have to 'get butter on the bread too', like we say *smilling*... ), so ....

Thanks for a very good service and expedit delivery....

Have a nice day og take care..
vbr
/SCS

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I've been getting my supplies from Ted Porter and I doubt if good ol Ted would even sell me the non-hinged types since he actually pays attention to what you order for each particular bike and questions you when he thinks you're ordering the wrong thing.

That's the reason he gets most of my parts and supplies business. He's like "spell check"............catches your mistakes.

(Thanks Ted)
-Connie R., Alabaster, Alabama, 1974 R75/6 - Ellie May, 1979 R100RS - Punkin'

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Hi Ted,

The Wilbers Suspension Units I got from you are just great!

I went for an aggressive ride on some curves and hills where the pavement quality is sometimes
much less than ideal.the Wilbers make a mockery of the bumps, uneven pavement, frost heaves,
cracks, tar patches, etc.

What a difference in drama level or more specifically the lack thereof when leaned over in a bumpy curve. I can only assume that the smoother ride will hold me in good stead on long days in the saddle too.

Thanks for all your help,
-Dan M., '99 BMW R1100S, Washington, IL

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I just want to thank Ted Porter of the Beemer Shop for personally helping me avert a trip-ending problem with an oil leak on my GS. Although a minor oil filler gasket leak, the bike was
pumping out oil and it would have ruined my trip.

It was pretty amazing actually. I detoured about 50 miles out of my way past several factory dealers knowing that Ted would help and he took the time from his busy day to get me on my way. It took Ted about 5 minutes to repair the problem and send me on my way. He even pressure cleaned the cylinder head for me.

I am not sure that I would get the same service from the dealer.

-Clay H., 2000 1150 GS


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