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Old 03-31-2008, 02:01 PM   #46
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Harley dealers suck, blah blah blah

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How many Harley dealers have you dealt with? What made you determine they all suck?

Here are the facts:

In EVERY brand -

1) There are some good dealers

2) There are lots of mediocre dealers

3) There are some bad dealers

Any questions?

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Old 03-31-2008, 02:08 PM   #47
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So after this experience, what trumps what for the next purchase?

Fit/comfort/ride/feel or reliability/low maintenance/value?
Sometimes my heart speaks loudest. Sometimes my brain tells my heart to shut the fuck up.

My brain controls my wallet. My heart sometimes makes my brain do things with the wallet it wouldn't otherwise do.

What trumps what? I'll let you know after I've been there. The potential outcome is unpredictable and liable to be different every time.

Now you know why I've owned 8 BMW's in 7 years. Does anyone really NEED to do that?
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:10 PM   #48
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But wait, there's less, he only put 5500 of those miles on it!

I wonder how many BMW's would go a whole 11K miles without a problem?
Well if you'd read the rest of my posts in this thread you'd see that most of mine weren't able to.
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:43 PM   #49
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You really should try to keep your bikes long enough to get them broken in properly.
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:16 PM   #50
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You really should try to keep your bikes long enough to get them broken in properly.


This coming from someone who doesn't keep his bikes long enough to begin the break-in process.

Whatever happened to that co-op we were going to do?
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:19 PM   #51
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Important update:

The FJR how has 11,125 miles on it. Think about that. We're talking about ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE ADDITIONAL MILES!

And still, NOTHING has gone wrong. Let's see all of you nay-sayers put THAT in your pipe and smoke it
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:32 PM   #52
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Well if you'd read the rest of my posts in this thread you'd see that most of mine weren't able to.
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Congrats on the 125 additional miles! You are really racking them up there!

Jim

PS You do realize you are jinxing yourself, right?
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:35 PM   #53
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Important update:

The FJR how has 11,125 miles on it. Think about that. We're talking about ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE ADDITIONAL MILES!

And still, NOTHING has gone wrong. Let's see all of you nay-sayers put THAT in your pipe and smoke it


Sweet, you are a funny guy...I like it!
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:22 PM   #54
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Mine did. Unless you call oil consumption a problem!
Mine did too. We must have got one of the bad ones.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:36 PM   #55
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Important update:

The FJR how has 11,125 miles on it. Think about that. We're talking about ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE ADDITIONAL MILES!

And still, NOTHING has gone wrong. Let's see all of you nay-sayers put THAT in your pipe and smoke it
Wow.
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:22 PM   #56
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Laugh

fjr=reliable sowing mashine
bmw=overpriced teutonic trouble
ducati multistrada=visceral experience [look it up]
a bike that puts ''fun'' back into riding,try it, like so many bm riders
and others have found out to their delite
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:01 PM   #57
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This thread should have started with. Enjoying my FJR. and then left it with that.
Rapid decention to JM.

Now play nicely children
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:56 AM   #58
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Don't worry, I didn't consider the FJR... I bought one of the $10,995 K1200R Sports in December and haven't looked back since. It's a wonderful bike in every regard, and probably the best "do it all" bike I've ever owned. So far I've got 3500 miles and counting without any issues to speak of. My biggest problem with BMW historically has been the pricing. The KR Sport is the first new BMW I've purchased, and I was leaning toward a Triumph Sprint before the deals kicked in (too good to pass up). My last BMW was a 2002 R1150R that I bought used in '04 with 1700 miles on it. I racked up 30K trouble free miles on it before selling it late in '06. I've heard of sporadic problems on the 1150 and 1100 boxer lineup, but your problems seem to be uncharacteristicly high. Were they all serviced at the same dealer?
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:27 PM   #59
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great price

cmack,was that for an 08 K1200R.sounds like quite a deal.did you trade a bike in?
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:30 PM   #60
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cmack,was that for an 08 K1200R.sounds like quite a deal.did you trade a bike in?
Nope. For the first 10 days spanning 25 Mar to 5 Apr, you go to your BMW dealer and pick a slip of paper out of the bin. The paper has numbers from 6 - 10 which are the costs you pay for a K - R in thousands. So if you get a 6, you only pay U$6k for the bike. The poster here drew a bad number but it was still a deal.

PM a guy here named GSDude who is a BMW dealer if your local guy isn't participating. GSDude has in stock over 100 K - R's due to this promotion. Tell him slide sent you.
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