|05-12-2006, 11:49 PM||#1|
OLD BRIT LOVER
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Tujunga, California
Painting R1150RT, among other things.
I've had enough with trying to match the so called Mystic Red color on my R 1150 BMW. Which I bought new from Brown's in 2002. They promised me that it was a stock "Mystic Red" color. WRONG! That proved to be bullshit, along with their paint codes and promises. Robin at Brown's (She's no longer works there), also lied to me about availability of RT models and said the custom "Mystic Red" one was the only one they had in stock, for sale. A beautiful color, I must admit. They clipped me an extra $2000.00 for the color. When I went to pick up the bike the next day, they had two or three more on the floor, including an incredible black one. When I asked Robin why these weren't available she said "Oh, they were still in crates". I've done one service there and after experiencing the total arrogance of their employees and service people (one day after soending $22,000.00 there), I' found the best mechanic, in my back yard, and the best service personel I've done all my services with Uwe at Honda of Hollywood. I highly recommend him. And Frank, Fernando and Mike are terrific, even though I didn't buy the bike there. I didn't buy the bike there because only Browns would let me test ride the RT. I Guess Honda of Hollywood didn't want me to ride around on a brand new bike in Hollywood. Funny though, all those sales guys are gone, as well.
Well, The RT's started to peal in a few spots, there are several scratches on the top of the tank and I've dropped her enough times so that matching the mirrors has been an impossible nightmare for years. I am now repainting the bike a stock BMW car color, "Metallic Black" It has hints of blue in the metallic. I am being charged $1200.00 for a 3 stage paint with a metallic base, plus dismantling and re-mantling the fairing.
Now I'm SICK of the Rocky Meyer Seat. Another thing I've fucked with for years. Because of lack of air flow behind the fairing my balls and crotch get red and blistered on long rides. Rocky fucked with the the seat, at least twice and I had another local company insert memory foam, once. which has turned as hard as stone. I recently bought an Alaskan Leather Sheepskin Seat Cover and believe it or not, it has provided the best comfort on long rides. All my bikes have them now. The only problem is, when traveling through farmland I get followed by rams and goats all the time.
Can anyone recommend a saddle that will be as comfortable for long distances as my Harley Touring saddle? I can put 600 miles a day on that.
Also . I want to up grade the exhaust. I was thinking of a Brembo. Any other suggestions. Oh, I have 37000 miles on the BMW and 22000 miles on the Road King. Even though I know the BMW is far safer, I consider the RK my summer bike. I never get a rash.
On a roll
I have no problem with your viewing me as extremely puritanical - David Baker 8/20/02
Thumper screwed with this post 05-12-2006 at 11:57 PM
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