Originally Posted by RichK
I asked the dealer to let me keep what I needed to make a bypass harness and got a stern "NO, ALL PARTS ARE RETURNED TO GERMANY". I then mentioned folks are making a bypass harness to not get stranded, and got a "IF YOU READ IT ON THE INTERNET IT'S A LIE". I'm really trying to not be judgemental, and maybe someone was just having a bad day - it can happen. Hopefully it's going to be all right. I was a bit irritated I had to leave the bike vs. getting an initial assessment.
All warranty parts are kept, usually to return to the factory for testing.
As for the rest, the guy needs a chill pill. It is amazing how much more some on the internet DO know than some of the dealers, though, of course, not everything you read on the internet is true!