If you live in Southwestern Colorado and you own a BMW motorcycle, then you probably had to travel a couple of hundred miles for a bike service. That was until 2006, when Harry Hill opened his repair shop, Basin Motorcycle Works. This local motorcycle mechanic has specialized in BMW bike repair, and has occasionally restored a few older BMWs too. However, time catches up with us all, and right now, age is about to bring change to this local shop.
Can This Local Motorcycle Repair Shop Be Saved?
In 2009, Harry Hill moved his BMW repair shop down the road to Mancos. Though it was a little down the road, it was still the closest option for people who wanted their BMWs fixed. For almost 12 years, Hill has been working on BMWs, but he’s had a soft spot for them since he was much younger.
He bought his first BMW back in 1969 in California, and a year later, he became a mechanic. Over the years, he’s worked all over the U.S.—wrenching in shops, and working wood. Hill actually fancies himself a wood sculptor, and he says it’s one of his greatest passions. Eventually, he came to the Durango area and fell in love with the community, but he noticed that the community didn’t have a BMW motorcycle mechanic. The rest is history.
Now, at age 70, health issues are making life tougher, and Harry’s wife doesn’t want him working around fuel fumes and solvents. So, Harry has put the shop up for sale. He says that he would like somebody to take over and keep the shop running, since the community still needs a BMW mechanic. He’s hoping that new person will come and take over by the winter time.
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