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Old 07-27-2013, 06:21 PM   #10096
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Although pissed, he/we politely left without making a stink since we were informed that it was the manager who nixed the sale. We will find another solution and not bother them again with our business. Simply put, we wasted enough time with Max BMW and will not repeat the mistake. It was not a total loss as we had a great ride up and back in beautiful weather.
Max is running the CT store, and as a consequence, the NH store may have slipped. Were it me, I would let him know. That is NOT how he does business.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:37 PM   #10097
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Well, mine now looks more authentic as it fell off the side stand in a lay by. At least the engine bars work.
Eeek. Hope it didn't damage the can..
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:58 AM   #10098
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Max is running the CT store, and as a consequence, the NH store may have slipped. Were it me, I would let him know. That is NOT how he does business.
Well it may not be how he should do business but it certainly was the way they did business (with us). Because the whole episode should probably be fodder for a Golden Rule bit of information sharing. I will make one attempt to let management know what happened (and that we are not wanting or expecting anything in return). Thanks for the prodding.

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Old 07-28-2013, 11:29 AM   #10099
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The conversion to all the black here is 2400 Euro's. It's worth considering.
Not really.
If it was like 1/4 that (which is way more realistic for the parts that can be painted), would be worth considering.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:50 PM   #10100
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Seems some of the reports I have read on the Cruise control going out has happened to me. When I set the cruise control it will set then a second or two will continue to excelerate until I turn it off or grab clutch or brake.

It's not a slow speed increase it goes high side like a turbine engine can runaway. And since I was looking at a 1500 mile run in 30 hours back down to Germany from Vaasa Finland yesterday I was a little more than annoyed with this! Piss poor parts from BMW is really unacceptable for a bike that is marketed as a World traveler or maybe I missed the small print "around the worlds Starbucks"

A 4000 mile trip in ten days has my bike back to the shop hmmm that is weak sauce in my book!
WOW mine started acting up after i installed the BMW GPS i thought it had to do with that.. mine will not set.. it come on for just a second and goes right back off.... i was at the BMW place Friday and they could not look at it but said they have not had any calls about it.. but i could make appointment and they would look at it.... let me now what you find out.. and i will do the same
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #10101
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WOW mine started acting up after i installed the BMW GPS i thought it had to do with that.. mine will not set.. it come on for just a second and goes right back off.... i was at the BMW place Friday and they could not look at it but said they have not had any calls about it.. but i could make appointment and they would look at it.... let me now what you find out.. and i will do the same
Your switch has failed -- a common problem with this run of GS's.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:02 PM   #10102
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Your switch has failed -- a common problem with this run of GS's.
Thanks man it started like i said after i installed the BMW GPS at 2300 miles so i thought it was something i did in set up but have not took the time to double check.. thank you for the help.... a bad switch really piece of junk but i love my GSLC
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:19 AM   #10103
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Eeek. Hope it didn't damage the can..
Nope, it was the other side. The bars have some scratches now! Annoyingly, the bottom of the cylinder head took some scratches, so I'll either get another, or get this one painted. I thought the bars would protect the whole head, but obviously not.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:43 AM   #10104
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Nope, it was the other side. The bars have some scratches now! Annoyingly, the bottom of the cylinder head took some scratches, so I'll either get another, or get this one painted. I thought the bars would protect the whole head, but obviously not.
If it were my bike I wouldn't touch it till it came time to sell, fixing it sooner is a surefire jinx. A few scratches on your adv bike adds character, people will figure you were hammering it hard offroad when it happened.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:54 AM   #10105
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Nope, it was the other side. The bars have some scratches now! Annoyingly, the bottom of the cylinder head took some scratches, so I'll either get another, or get this one painted. I thought the bars would protect the whole head, but obviously not.
The TT bars protect it well enough. Also tested it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:48 AM   #10106
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Nope, it was the other side. The bars have some scratches now! Annoyingly, the bottom of the cylinder head took some scratches, so I'll either get another, or get this one painted. I thought the bars would protect the whole head, but obviously not.
It's retro, back in the 70's I didn't know any BMWs that didn't have a flat spot worn on the bottom edge of the cylinder covers...
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:07 AM   #10107
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Advice needed dudes. I have a GSW on order at a dealer over an hour away from me. It's due in the within the next two weeks. Another dealer less than than 2 miles from my house has the same bike with spoke wheels, on the floor. With the accessories etc, his price is very comparable - so I guess my question is are the spoke wheels worth it? I never even considered it as an option really. Will the spoked wheels add to the resale of the bike? At least if I go with the local bike, I don't have to ride all the way up to the other dealer if there's an issue.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:34 AM   #10108
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The warranty is honored at any dealer, but of course the other dealer may snarl at you if you cancel. I would go for the local dealer, We have the spokes and like the look and so forth very well. They are also more forgiving over curbs :) and bumps as far as the rim surviving.
I think the spokes are a plus.
I heard that the Cal Hwy Patrol insisted on spokes for the reason of jumping curbs, etc. on their RTs, etc.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:39 AM   #10109
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Advice needed dudes. I have a GSW on order at a dealer over an hour away from me. It's due in the within the next two weeks. Another dealer less than than 2 miles from my house has the same bike with spoke wheels, on the floor. With the accessories etc, his price is very comparable - so I guess my question is are the spoke wheels worth it? I never even considered it as an option really. Will the spoked wheels add to the resale of the bike? At least if I go with the local bike, I don't have to ride all the way up to the other dealer if there's an issue.
Why did you buy the bike at the dealer far away?

I got the spoked rims, they are more prone to get vibrations. Nothing to bad however. On my current GS I have spokes. If I change in 2 years I will probably go for the alloys. Nothing wrong with the spokes, but ease of use with the normal alloys gives it an edge.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:40 AM   #10110
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Advice needed dudes. I have a GSW on order at a dealer over an hour away from me. It's due in the within the next two weeks. Another dealer less than than 2 miles from my house has the same bike with spoke wheels, on the floor. With the accessories etc, his price is very comparable - so I guess my question is are the spoke wheels worth it? I never even considered it as an option really. Will the spoked wheels add to the resale of the bike? At least if I go with the local bike, I don't have to ride all the way up to the other dealer if there's an issue.
The spoke wheels are a good deal that adds to the resale value of the bike and are generally more durable if you ever plan to take the bike offroad. Dealing with the local dealer would be better if they have same reputation as the remote dealer, assuming there is no penalty for cancelling your order.

Cons: the spokes are harder to clean than the cast wheels, and the new cast wheels are very good looking (though opinions vary, and you'll be much sadder the first time you scratch a cast rim either on the road or changing a tire). You'll need to decide which you like better.
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