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Old 05-08-2013, 06:42 AM   #16276
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go to morton's in fredericksburg. Much better experience to be had there.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:35 AM   #16277
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First fill


And yes, I did pick it up with a full tank (granted, I still had some fuel in the tank, but 140 miles isn't a bad first day, especially when I worked my main job and my part time today).

The Rallye has the paint job and comes with almost all options as standard (comes with everything except the TPM and the traction control).
Because it was an unsold 2012, I got it with take-down lights and the slightly (120 miles) used luggage set for about $1650 below MSRP on the bike alone.
Sweet bike, looks like she's marking her territory
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:29 AM   #16278
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Sweet bike, looks like she's marking her territory
Trying to steal some of that AMF thunder?




















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Old 05-08-2013, 02:33 PM   #16279
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Nah, they have plenty of 2013s for sale. 1 - he gave me a good deal on this one, 2 - I want to ride with a coworker who likes to go to remote places and I felt water cooling would be a liability.
Buying a BMW the first year of a significant model change is always a liability.



I would have done what you did also. I bought a left over 06 1200gs in 07.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:36 PM   #16280
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Sweet bike, looks like she's marking her territory

Nope, the oil stain would be under the rear wheel.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:45 PM   #16281
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They all do that....
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:10 AM   #16282
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Aimless plug for a friend shop in the Lanexa area off Forge Road. They are having an open house this Saturday. Dogs and Burgers. I know they do motorcycle inspections, have a NoMar tire changer and do custom work. I put their Facebook link below. A few guys opened a shop with their passion. If I can get away Saturday I plan to stop by for a look. Tell Robert, Mike said hello.

White Oak Customs
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Lanexa, VA

The address is correct but I am told you have to drive down past the house to the shop around back. They have all their permits. They can get whatever you need.

https://www.facebook.com/WhiteOakCustoms
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:55 AM   #16283
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Nope, the oil stain would be under the rear wheel.
And there would be flames involved.....








Disclaimer: I know that they don't burst into flames.....but it is still funny....
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:22 PM   #16284
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And there would be flames involved.....

Disclaimer: I know that they don't burst into flames.....but it is still funny....
You sure about that?

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Old 05-09-2013, 01:51 PM   #16285
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You sure about that?


I have used that picture MANY times when the great BMW vs the world topic comes up.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:23 PM   #16286
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I actually really love BMW's. Probably my favorite bikes ever were my k100rs, r1100r and my 3 GS bikes.

That being said, here is a picture of my 1150GS coming back from Alaska.

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Old 05-09-2013, 05:47 PM   #16287
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Have I mentioned that I love my chain-driven bikes?
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:35 PM   #16288
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So how much does it cost to have the final drive fixed
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:39 PM   #16289
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My BMW rear drive shaft failure, not the rear end, but close enough. $500 in uhaul fees and parts and my labor and it was back together....









I'm lovin' the chain life now, squirt, squirt, occasionally clean. Replace a long time from now, very minimal $'s. And I can see the damn thing anytime I want!
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:56 PM   #16290
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So how much does it cost to have the final drive fixed
Location, location, location

Mine went out 100 miles from home and the wife rescued me with a uhaul. But I was on my way home from the Arctic Ocean.

Had it puked on the haul road, I could have been looking at at $1,000 tow just to get it to Fairbanks where there wasn't even a full service dealer. Then a car rental, being forced to stay in a hotel for a maybe a week, having my trip ruined etc.

The price of the repair itself isn't a problem.

It was repaired by a BMW shop and I sold the bike almost right away. New owner let me know that it failed again on him just a few months later.

Worst thing is there isn't much warning. You can see a chain starting to wear.

With the FD you can go from everything is fine to you're screwed in just a few minutes.
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