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Old 11-28-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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Thanks Reaver -

I do basic maintenance myself (wheels, oil, farkles and electrics, bearings, chain tension) I leave the inner bits to the pros ( valve adjustments, clutch etc).

I was thinking of taking it to the BMW shop for a full service and attempting to make a claim on anything that they said needed replaced or repaired based on water damage. Of course, I'd check with my agent first...

Steve

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Originally Posted by Reaver View Post
Well, you could go all anal on it (sorry ) and do all of the above and then some like I do with the GF's bike cause she rides alone- then have her write it off 20 kms after I spent the weekend doing major service!

Well consider the following:

When are your tires due?
Fork oil change?
Valve check or major service?
Do you do the work or pay shop rate?

Hard to make a claim based on "maybe". Maybe you should've pushed it over and have it all under?

I'd say take a weekend, pick up some grease, anti-seize and beer to show it how much you care. An ounce of prevention. Here in Winterland, I do a full service in the late fall. Just did tires/valve check/steering brgs/wheel brgs etc. That way I can ride all summer with little concern.

YMMV
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