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Old 09-27-2009, 09:31 PM   #661
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All the best writers pull their readers into the darkest depths. Write it down...always...
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:20 PM   #662
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700 miles down, 300 more to go...
The double double @ in n out almost made it all worth it!!!

Btw, it's the trans going on the gs... And gas gauge is back to worthless...
Won't be my worries for long!
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:26 AM   #663
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Have you thought about pursuing the California lemon law?

http://www.ag.ca.gov/consumers/general/lemon.php
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:24 AM   #664
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Hi ChiTown!

Don't let them guys over in GSpot find out about this! As a new owner of a used GS, I can assure you, some of them get highly upset if you point out problems with their bike of choice.

Did you ever hear the joke about the Fruit Cake! the punch line is that there has only been one fruit cake baked since the beginning of time, it is passed around and around the world because no one likes fruit cake. They see GS problems the same way, there has never been but one or two problems, but the same stories are repeated over and over. Their Koolaid is very strong!

I am glad that you see your bike as a "tool", just as I do and when that tool does not perform its intended function, it don't make any difference what is wrote on the side of the gas tank!

Ride On!!!

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Old 09-28-2009, 06:39 AM   #665
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Anyone who want to take over the $350 payment can have my bike with everything on it. I'm done.

As for the rest of the happy gs owners... Good for you, but you're not me and this is my thread.
Please save the my bike is great for somewhere else.
I'm fucking over it, and once again will be altering my trip hightailing it to LA where I will be getting rid of this GS.
If it gets me there.... If it doesn't BMW finacial can come get it.
Hmmmmm .... How many months left on the loan?

What's the cash buyout?

How many miles on the bike?

Is the seat stock height (it would be for my wife)?

What farkles?
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:27 AM   #666
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Have you thought about pursuing the California lemon law?

http://www.ag.ca.gov/consumers/general/lemon.php
Since the problems have all been different: chain, warped valve cover, fuel sensor, rear bearings, and now transmission (did I miss something?), he should opt for "C" that talks about the time it takes for the manufacturer to fix the vehicle. Has it accumulated, to fix all the various items (except the transmission that is a new problem and that happened with above 18K miles on the odo), to more than 30 days at the dealer up to the point that the problems occurred as the bike was under 18K miles?

The fuel sensor is a repeat offender. But it probably would be considered "non-essential" for the effect of what is a repeat problem for item "A" of the law. The valve cover was not actually fixed, since a change of gasket is not the fix for a warped cover. That remains as an open source for the 30 days (the dealer did not change because they did not have the part in stock).

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Old 09-28-2009, 10:24 AM   #667
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Hey Fucker! Good Luck in L.A.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:14 AM   #668
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Anyone who want to take over the $350 payment can have my bike with everything on it. I'm done.

As for the rest of the happy gs owners... Good for you, but you're not me and this is my thread.
Please save the my bike is great for somewhere else.
I'm fucking over it, and once again will be altering my trip hightailing it to LA where I will be getting rid of this GS.
If it gets me there.... If it doesn't BMW finacial can come get it.

Ok. Point taken.


That all said, with the problems this bike has had. The lawyer in me might suggest that you get past the dealer and contact a BMW rep for the shop where you bought the bike. I would be surprised with the number of problems this bike has had if they won't take it back and offer up a replacement.

Even the best manufacturers (Toyota, Honda, etc.) have a bad one once and again...

Just a thought... or phone call and letter, etc.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:05 PM   #669
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Wow! Hang in there Chi. That's a doozy of an iron horse you have there buddy.

I agree with Gangplank. Call A&S to see if there is anything they can do for you. Definitely a different new bike would be good. BMW should take your GottaSuck back and analyze it to see why everything is going so wrong for you.

Cheers and good luck!
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:12 PM   #670
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Just watched the video.

Did you know, you ride like a girl?

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Old 09-28-2009, 01:21 PM   #671
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I can't blame you. I love my F8, but if it ever leaves me stranded-just once-It's gone. Too many bikes in the world to worry about one. I believe I'd document all the troubles you've had and try to contact a regional BMW rep. failing that, a consumer advocate group.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:40 PM   #672
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Sorry to hear about the GS.

I'm glad my DL1000 doesn't speak Engrish. So far the honeymoon is still ON!

I bought her a new seat and windshield last week, as well as a cute little tank bag. But that's easy to do when your payments are less than half of $350 a month.

Sorry. I had a BMW. I'm over it too.

When I got it I was really pleased with the reaction that blue and white roundel got from people who don't know... "You have a BMW? Cool!" Now I could not care less. "You traded a BMW for a Suzuki? Are you crazy? Man if I had a BMW I would never get rid of it!" Yeah, OK. Whatever.

Good luck off loading the GS. Don't hurt your credit just to make a point.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:47 PM   #673
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your in and out burger experience has me very jealous. double double animal style!
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:50 PM   #674
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Did you get it out of the ditch by yourself!?!
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:49 PM   #675
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shitty riding experience = good writing experience


no doubt you'll land on your feet, everything happens for a reason.
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