Originally Posted by Jim Moore
I've been pondering BMWs recently and I've come to the conclusion that they are engineered to the nth degree, then assembled by baboons. This is the company that designs a suspension that takes hundred of readings per second and makes tiny electronic adjustments to your rebound damping. It's also the company that can't make a transmission and engine fit together well enough to keep from stripping the transmission input splines.
We must be doing something wrong, having had four, going on 5 (with one on order) BMWs in the family with nary a problem. Maybe we're just not riding them correctly. Then, I remembered there were two Harley's, one of which is still with us, that had no problems. Since none of these were garage queens, perhaps we are an outlier. For those of you who're accustomed to having transmission issues, get yourself one of those ghost-shifting Goldwings and be in the in-crowd.