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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By bigalow
I'm lucky enough to live along the Peak to Peak....

I'm lucky enough to live along the Peak to Peak. Riding has been great these past couple of weeks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-02-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By bigalow
+ Better Business Bureau

+ Better Business Bureau
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-02-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By bigalow
update #2: BMW Motorrad USA just denied any...

update #2:

BMW Motorrad USA just denied any work on the bike - due to the fact that "there are too few miles on it." I took the bike to BMW of Denver and they were wanting to fix it under warranty...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By bigalow
update: A BMW Motorrad Customer Service rep...

update:

A BMW Motorrad Customer Service rep called today. She said she needed to look into the situation a bit more and would get back to me. I have spoken to her in the past and she told me then...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By bigalow
one of the two on my 800 vibrate to the point...

one of the two on my 800 vibrate to the point where it's hard to be much of use. the other doesn't vibrate nearly as much
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-29-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By bigalow
yeah - not very impressed with how BMW has...

yeah - not very impressed with how BMW has handled my 2 issues these past two weeks. Just to add to your recap - corporate has not directly replied to the email I sent them 4 days ago. I have only...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By bigalow
thanks - Jooka as a slight consolation, I...

thanks - Jooka

as a slight consolation, I delivered my bike over to BMW of Denver and they could not have been anymore professional and accommodating. They immediately earned my future business.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By bigalow
coolant pump? or are you referring to the tool...

coolant pump? or are you referring to the tool used by the shop? I hope I don't have a larger issue than a simple flush



the overheating issue was fixed when the dealership flushed the coolant...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,389
Posted By bigalow
After speaking with Denver BMW just now - I am...

After speaking with Denver BMW just now - I am impressed with the way they answered my questions and their willingness to do everything possible to have my bike serviced under warranty with them. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,389
Posted By bigalow
I wish I would have known before I got involved...

I wish I would have known before I got involved with them.

I believe I will call Denver BMW and discuss my situation tomorrow. I'm curious to know if/how a dealer with a better reputation for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,389
Posted By bigalow
The reason I took it back to Foothills is that...

The reason I took it back to Foothills is that the problem started the afternoon I picked the bike up from them. I assumed (and we see where that got me) that the situation might change as there...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,389
Posted By bigalow
UPDATE - guess what? The faulty fuel pump is NOT...

UPDATE - guess what? The faulty fuel pump is NOT going to be covered under warranty.

According to the service manager at Foothills BMW/Triumph, they feel that since the bike sat for the majority...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,389
Posted By bigalow
So after speaking with the guys at the shop a...

So after speaking with the guys at the shop a short bit ago, they said that they have started the process of requesting permission for BMW warrantied work. My understanding is that there is a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,389
Posted By bigalow
Currently the bike is back at the dealership. I...

Currently the bike is back at the dealership. I called them a couple hours after I picked it up last Saturday to inform them of the issue. They advised that I get it back to them for diagnostics. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,389
Posted By bigalow
I tried this several times. The 1st time was to...

I tried this several times. The 1st time was to just check to see if there was pressure built up. The second time I topped off the tank. Basically all this happened with a 1/2 and full tank of gas,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,389
Posted By bigalow
It seems most of those issues were when people...

It seems most of those issues were when people were low on fuel and when they were moving. mine had over a 1/2 tank and has never stalled when the bike was in motion, only after it had been idling...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By bigalow
this experience is leading me to believe that my...

this experience is leading me to believe that my bike will be going somewhere else after my warranty is up at the end of the week. normally, I wouldn't mind paying a higher price if I knew I was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By bigalow
not a good way to win me over

not a good way to win me over
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,389
Posted By bigalow
I just bought it less than a month ago.. It had...

I just bought it less than a month ago.. It had 490 miles on it when I got it. Drove it from AZ to CO the day I bought it.




Those problems are during driving and at higher rpms. My issue is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,389
Posted By bigalow
edit

I did do some searching but what I found seemed to be more of the bike stalling while it's being ridden and not at a stop/idling. I'll do more searching to see if I can find others with similar...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,389
Posted By bigalow
my concern is that I have 4 days left on my...

my concern is that I have 4 days left on my warranty and I want any issues to be logged by the dealership prior to that date if I ever have a major that it can be linked back to.

I'll begin with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By bigalow
Is there a way to determine if they flashed the...

Is there a way to determine if they flashed the computer?

If they did flash it, can they simply set the temperature sensor/gauge to respond to higher temps or a higher threshold?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By bigalow
the fan is working properly - it kicks on after...

the fan is working properly - it kicks on after the bike idles for a couple of minutes

since the flush the bike has stopped overheating when it idles - however, now it stalls when I am at a red...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,389
Posted By bigalow
f800gs stalls out

I recently received my f800gs back from the local BMW dealership/shop from having the cooling system flushed and immediately took it for a highly anticipated ride. During that ride my bike stalled...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By bigalow
f800gs overheating when idling

This past week I went for a ride and got stopped at a railroad crossing. Since I noticed that the train wasn't very long I left the bike running as I waited. Just as the end of the train was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7,883
Views: 2,658,644
Posted By bigalow
near Apex?

near Apex?
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