PRAISE WHERE IT IS DUE: Thank you Bell City Locksmiths KEYS, Durban rd Bellville W Cape

7 replies [Last post]
Andyman's picture
Offline
Joined: 2007/06/22

Points: 1

Today Flying brick referred me to Dixon Batteries in Bellville for a new 12 amp hour battery for my R1200GSA.

They were ever so helpful and because the guys seemd so very clued up about all their products and bikes and had taken the trouble to note all requirements and specs, I venture a long shot and showed them the lock for my Twalcom Riad box.

I lost both keys and asked where I could pruchase such a olck.

They just smiled and referred me to Eugene and Neil at BELL CITY LOCKSMITHS for all KEYS, in Durban road, right close to Leather Forever.

This was on my way back to the office so I popped in.

I could have waited, but opted to return just before 17H00.

 Bell City LocksmithsBell City Locksmiths

 

Wow wow and Wow again.

these guiys had refurbed the lock with two new keys.

45 rond!!!

 

I hear they know BMW bikes inside out and they can make new keys, program the keys, fix the locks sand damn near do anything to a BMW bike lock or key.

they are clued up, professional, friendly and they really impressed me.

 

I found my faith in services here in SA very much restored.

I wish there was a Trip advisor  type platform to vote them up.

Andyman
Anyone can ride a bike fast....   But can you ride your bike real slow???

Johan du Preez's picture
Offline
Joined: 2007/06/20

Andy, you can perhaps post a compliment on Hellopeter.com: http://hellopeter.com/

 

n/a
Kevin Charleston's picture
Offline
Joined: 2011/09/09

Thanks Andy, yours was a very timely post.

I'd mislaid my spare key - probably in a very safe place which I'll only remember after I sell the bike.  Asking around resulted in either of two responses: "no we can't - talk to the agents" and also "yes we can but we don't have the blank - we'll call you when we've got it" after which I never hear from them.  I'd been told that the "agents" could take months to get a spare.  

Bell City Locksmiths (Their sign outside says "KEYS", but the place name is on the window) is at 188 Durban Road, just down the hill from where Leather-Forever used to be (LF is now in Voortrekker road).  

Their shop was a bit of a mess - they are still moving in; but I was in and out in under half an hour for R950- for a coded spare key.  Not cheap - but faster and cheaper than I could have had through BMW.  Friendly and efficient.    Worth the price for the peace-of-mind of having a spare.  

Eugene: 082 852 3196 and Neil: 072 599 4776.  

 

Offline
Joined: 2007/06/25

We have been receiving so much valuable information from Andyman I say" Andymany for president" Thanks Andy much appreciated Cool

Think before you ink.

Trust is the most valuable asset.

I have the rest of my life to get old.

Andyman's picture
Offline
Joined: 2007/06/22

Thanks cheesy,

And Kev, I'm so glad they could help you out.

I think they were just revamping the old shop and making it more mod.

Thank you for correcting the name.

Andyman
Anyone can ride a bike fast....   But can you ride your bike real slow???

Jacques Botha R66's picture
Offline
Joined: 2012/10/02

Andy for president

Offline
Joined: 2019/12/01

My father is a successful locksmith, so I follow his blog to read informative posts and get quick tips for rekeying a locked door much easily.

Andyman's picture
Offline
Joined: 2007/06/22

Nice Jamie,
Welcome to the forum, and thanks.
What Yamaha you riding?


 

Andyman
Anyone can ride a bike fast....   But can you ride your bike real slow???

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Events

« December 2019 »
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031

Liability

Motorsport is inherently dangerous.  As per paragraph 9 of the club constitution, the club shall not be held liable for any loss, injury or death of any member or guest, howsoever arising.

The BMW Motorrad Club Cape cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for any actions or decisions you make as a result of the information posted on this site.  Although this site is enabled and used by the BMW Motorrad Club Cape, posts are made by members, non-members, advertisers and guests and none of it is vetted by the club before posting.  This is the internet and Africa - you are responsible for yourself.

Login or Register

If you have a valid login, and enter the CAPTCHA correctly the first time, you will still get an error message about incorrect choice and unrecognised login details.  Just e-enter your login credentials, this time there will be no CAPTCHA and you will be logged on.

CAPTCHA
Just to make sure you're human! The mismatching words are abstract and concrete nouns.
          ____       _       ___    _        ____ 
__ __ | _ \ / \ / _ \ | |__ / ___|
\ \ / / | | | | / _ \ | | | | | '_ \ | |
\ V / | |_| | / ___ \ | |_| | | |_) | | |___
\_/ |____/ /_/ \_\ \__\_\ |_.__/ \____|
Enter the code depicted in ASCII art style.