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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
We didn't address it. The problems are slight, so...

We didn't address it. The problems are slight, so I'm not going to make a huge deal out of it. Will probably have someone else take a look at it if it keeps going. Riding it the other day, I didnt...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
And once again, thanks to all of you for your...

And once again, thanks to all of you for your support.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
Breaking News

Just got a call from Mr Hendry. Says on the way home and overnight he thought about the matter and says he wants to just make it right. Will be crediting the CC immediately. Apologized for the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
one point

Just want to point out that standing up for myself isnt the issue (combat officer, martial arts, lots of scary situations involving fire, drug cartels, wild horses, and corporate negotiating) fear...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
Update

Jeez, you are an impatient lot. I have a job ya know :D

So walked into the dealership...very carefully, down the center of the widest possible isles. Clearly the employees were very aware of the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-27-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
just waiting

Not much to add til Weds. The reason for the late meeting is its the soonest we could put schedules together. They are closed on Monday and I have a heavy workload myself this week. Meeting is Weds...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-25-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
5) Report the place to the state attorney...

5) Report the place to the state attorney general, highly against the law to charge you the $738 if they were selling them for $669...why would you pay more for the damaged helmet then what they sell...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-24-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
It was all your doing, but the dealer was greedy...

It was all your doing, but the dealer was greedy charging you msrp, hopefully you didn't pay sales tax also.[/QUOTE]

Not convinced of this, but yep the bastards charged sales tax too.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-24-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
{{from now on if a salesperson wants to show me a...

{{from now on if a salesperson wants to show me a helmet i'll just point to the one i want to try and have him/her hand it to me and then when i'm done i'll just hand it back to the salesperson. it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-24-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
Update

Today I was mostly out of service in the mountains but the owner called and offered to have a meeting next week. I called him back and we have a meeting scheduled for next weds. The first possible...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
{{I sincerely hope you contact the owner and...

{{I sincerely hope you contact the owner and don't just piss and moan about it on this thread but get it handled.}}

I am happy to work with the owner on this, I own a medium sized business and get...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
Interestingly, their facebook page doesnt take...

Interestingly, their facebook page doesnt take comments from customers. I attempted that. I can only imagine why.

Interesting about the X-ray comments. I guess I was a sucker, sounded good to me....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
The helmet is $623 online $693 at the dealer....

The helmet is $623 online $693 at the dealer. Even if their margin is 60% (doubtful) that is $346 in profit.

I have bought a 1200RT, and four GS's (800,800,650,650), and a Ducati Monster over the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
{{I can just imagine the thread we'd see in a...

{{I can just imagine the thread we'd see in a month or so when somebody found out that the "new" helmet they just bought had actually been dropped and repainted. They'd be pissed, and rightly so....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
As far as more details, I believe it was squarely...

As far as more details, I believe it was squarely on the peg, but who knows. I set it on what looked squarely to me. I didnt touch it when it fell, think maybe the buckle on the helmet above grabbed...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
Yeah I thought about just saying I'm not going to...

Yeah I thought about just saying I'm not going to pay, but I'm relatively sure shoei will come back with a partial fix. Also left with them cause shipping is too much of a hassle for me. Either way...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,187
Posted By MountainMark
What you think of this dealer move

So I'm at the northern colo BMW dealer (northern Colorado euro motorcycles in Loveland) having my initial service done on my f8gs. Decide to wait for the bike since I don't have a ride. Perusing...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 41,206
Posted By MountainMark
Jim lives down the road from me. Awesome guy, we...

Jim lives down the road from me. Awesome guy, we were just getting to know them. We lost 2 new model GS's and a Ducati and of course our dream home. Can you make out the frame of the F650GS? The fire...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 41,899
Posted By MountainMark
Picking mine up tomorrow. Added TT engine guards...

Picking mine up tomorrow. Added TT engine guards and BMW ADV cases. I've had an 800 for over a year now so I'm familiar with the bike. This is my fire replacement model. Will miss my old broken in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,459
Posted By MountainMark
Put brand new K60's on my 800 a few weeks ago and...

Put brand new K60's on my 800 a few weeks ago and then rode a 7 day road trip around colorado to Santa Fe the long way. 85% street 15% dirt. My impression is that there was an unstable feeling at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,693
Posted By MountainMark
Itsadm, I get it. I had read everything when it...

Itsadm, I get it. I had read everything when it happened and agree that its an upstream issue, but the fix (temp, aka warranty solution) is to replace the injectors. Thats why I'm calling it an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,693
Posted By MountainMark
At about 2000 miles the bike was starting harder...

At about 2000 miles the bike was starting harder and harder each time until one day, just flat wouldn't start. Dealer told me it was for sure the injectors, that they had done over 30 of them at that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By MountainMark
By all accounts the bikes will not even be...

By all accounts the bikes will not even be recognizable as bikes. They were in a garage that sat below the second floor of the house, so they should have a floor on them, plus a roof and all of that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,693
Posted By MountainMark
Is the injector problem fixed???

Well, my beloved F800GS burned up in the high park forest fire last week, so insurance gets to somewhat buy me a new one. The only thing I didnt like about that last bike was the fact that the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By MountainMark
Current plan is to buy close to town while the...

Current plan is to buy close to town while the trees recover-hell, we havent even seen our smoking hole yet. Still under evacuation. Then start building slowly on the land-it was a spectacular house...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 41,206
Posted By MountainMark
Yeah, you see that big orange plume, thats my...

Yeah, you see that big orange plume, thats my ammunition supply and reloading stuff going up. All my bikes burned up on day two. Mother nature is a pure bitch.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By MountainMark
Thats not bad. She doesnt like the color (likes...

Thats not bad. She doesnt like the color (likes the yellow), but may not have a choice. Thanks
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By MountainMark
Insurance will write the check, which we will...

Insurance will write the check, which we will turn around and provide to a dealer fairly quick if they can only produce a bike. Riding season around here is short enough, and adv riding is our...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By MountainMark
High Park Fire Loss

Hi All,

Well the wife and I lost everything in the high park fire last week, including our stable of motorcycles. Insurance covers part of it, but we are trying to replace a 2011 F800GS and her 09...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22,677
Views: 2,877,951
Posted By MountainMark
Thank you

Folks,

Thanks for all the useful tips and thoughts. It was super helpful-why I love advrider.

Had a guy offer $2,500 today, and I'll probably take it. Its a lowball offer, but I sort of don't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22,677
Views: 2,877,951
Posted By MountainMark
thanks

Thanks for the replies, at least I know I'm not wildly out of line on price, I'm willing to take reasonable offers. I kind of like the black look, and I left plenty of red parts on the compliment it,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22,677
Views: 2,877,951
Posted By MountainMark
Why no interest in my XR?

Hi Folks,

Been a long time subscriber to this thread, and always enjoy the info. I posted an ad in craigslist and the flea market for my XR. Its an awesome bike in great shape but I've had no...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By MountainMark
I've owned and ridden both and think they are...

I've owned and ridden both and think they are about the same in the crosswind, the lighter bike might move around a bit more.

I love the 800 for one up riding. Two up riding the 1200 is better....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,167
Posted By MountainMark
Thanks for the info, thats sorta what I thought....

Thanks for the info, thats sorta what I thought. You'd think we'd be able to jailbreak these things at some point.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,167
Posted By MountainMark
Anyone know how to reset the "Service" display?

Wifes 650 has had all the services it needs, but the "service" indicator still shows on the display. Looked in the manual, and scanned the maintenance index, but dont see if cure other than taking it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By MountainMark
My 1150 and 1200 gs would do that when the...

My 1150 and 1200 gs would do that when the battery didnt have a good charge. How's your battery doing?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,339
Posted By MountainMark
We had a Ducati Monster in California for a year,...

We had a Ducati Monster in California for a year, the fuel there rotted the tank out, actually warped the plastic. So I have no doubt fuel could play a part. Interesting that the dealer fix is all...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,339
Posted By MountainMark
1600 miles on my 2011 800. Tried to ride to work...

1600 miles on my 2011 800. Tried to ride to work the other day, no fire. Roadside assistance and a call to the local dealer. He says he has had to fix over 30 stuck injectors on the 800, that BMW...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-05-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,919
Posted By MountainMark
Puffy Jacket and a water purifier. Everything...

Puffy Jacket and a water purifier. Everything else is just a luxury item.:wink:
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By MountainMark
Great suggestions, thanks. I will PM the offerers...

Great suggestions, thanks. I will PM the offerers re eats and other roads. Thanks much guys. Yeah, we are used to fast changing weather up here too.
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