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Old 03-11-2014, 03:06 PM   #1966
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Dorks? Nerds? Not us. We are......"discriminating individuals who will settle for nothing less than the epitome of motorcycle development." Don't you guys read the brochures?
That's beautiful.

I'll go get my monocle and read it right now.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:55 PM   #1967
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Dorks? Nerds? Not us. We are......"discriminating individuals who will settle for nothing less than the epitome of motorcycle development." Don't you guys read the brochures?
Yeah I read the brochures, took a big glass of the kool aid too. Now I'm trying to get the taste out of my mouth
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:27 PM   #1968
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Durn it. Now I am really blue, was going to take advantage of the nice weather to ride to school. Got all suited up, jumped on the bike and headed out... First stop sign, about 1/4 mile from my house, realized "oh shit, front brake only has 30'ish% braking ability." So I turned around and switched to a cage :(


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Old 03-11-2014, 05:56 PM   #1969
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Yeah I read the brochures, took a big glass of the kool aid too. Now I'm trying to get the taste out of my mouth
And that's the problem: Kool Aid. Bill, perhaps you should borrow the monocle and reread the brochures. Then, you will realize you should have been drinking Hefeweizen, or possibly a Dunkel: you know, real BMW stuff......
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:13 PM   #1970
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And that's the problem: Kool Aid. Bill, perhaps you should borrow the monocle and reread the brochures. Then, you will realize you should have been drinking Hefeweizen, or possibly a Dunkel: you know, real BMW stuff......
Me likes the koolaid!
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:17 PM   #1971
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Durn it. Now I am really blue, was going to take advantage of the nice weather to ride to school. Got all suited up, jumped on the bike and headed out... First stop sign, about 1/4 mile from my house, realized "oh shit, front brake only has 30'ish% braking ability." So I turned around and switched to a cage :(


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Old 03-11-2014, 07:34 PM   #1972
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And that's the problem: Kool Aid. Bill, perhaps you should borrow the monocle and reread the brochures. Then, you will realize you should have been drinking Hefeweizen, or possibly a Dunkel: you know, real BMW stuff......
Right, reread the brochures.

Since last summer I have replaced the stator, priced out at BMW something more than $700, aftermarket was $180 I think.
Final drive failure on the crosstown, and that's a chain drive BMW. (I already had in mind not to get too far from the house without replacing the chain and sprockets)
Replaced rear wheel bearings (that was last summer actually)
The steering head bearings bad need replacing, they are getting real notchy feeling.

And thats with just over 30,000 miles.

Other than that I really love this bike?


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Old 03-11-2014, 08:12 PM   #1973
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The latest word is they will probably open around 15th-ish


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For all the bmw dorks...

i took this from the BMW MOA... about the new dealership opening up...



"Former GM of BMW Motorcycles of Fort Worth
Dear BMWMOA members,

I learned today that AC Spencer (former Manager of BMW Motorcycles of Fort Worth) will be running the dealership. My personal experience with AC has been extremely positive. I found this out this morning during our weekly club breakfast at which many of the members expressed the same feelings of sadness and regret for the loss of AC. I ask that you give him a chance and support his efforts and I am sure you will be grateful. I think you will find you are blessed with good fortune!

Best regards,"
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:48 AM   #1974
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Right, reread the brochures.

Since last summer I have replaced the stator, priced out at BMW something more than $700, aftermarket was $180 I think.
Final drive failure on the crosstown, and that's a chain drive BMW. (I already had in mind not to get too far from the house without replacing the chain and sprockets)
Replaced rear wheel bearings (that was last summer actually)
The steering head bearings bad need replacing, they are getting real notchy feeling.

And thats with just over 30,000 miles.

Other than that I really love this bike?


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So, you don't want to borrow a monocle, then?

Seriously though, Bill, I'm sorry you have had all these problems. I've had a few vehicles, both bikes and cars, like that. It ain't no fun.....
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:10 AM   #1975
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Right, reread the brochures.

Since last summer I have replaced the stator, priced out at BMW something more than $700, aftermarket was $180 I think.
Final drive failure on the crosstown, and that's a chain drive BMW. (I already had in mind not to get too far from the house without replacing the chain and sprockets)
Replaced rear wheel bearings (that was last summer actually)
The steering head bearings bad need replacing, they are getting real notchy feeling.

And thats with just over 30,000 miles.

Other than that I really love this bike?


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So Wild Bill, tell the folks about the KLR. It will make everything better. You going to Eureka Springs in 22 days
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:42 AM   #1976
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Bill.. They have a honda dealer in Shawnee.

7,000 miles with two breakdowns. Frozen gas tank lock (does that qualify?) and a split O ring.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:46 AM   #1977
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So Wild Bill, tell the folks about the KLR. It will make everything better. You going to Eureka Springs in 22 days
The KLR? It stays parked at my son's house, gets taken out a couple of times a year. Used as a loaner bike mostly.

But every time I ride it I wonder why anyone would want any more, it's a great bike.

Eureka Springs, I'm still thinking about it but I rarely make plans more than 24 hours ahead so who knows?


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Old 03-12-2014, 09:51 AM   #1978
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Bill.. They have a honda dealer in Shawnee.

7,000 miles with two breakdowns. Frozen gas tank lock (does that qualify?) and a split O ring.
Yeah, I spend too much money at Shawnee Honda, I've bought 5 bikes, a scooter and a M/C trailer there. But I get a free hot dog a couple of times month and sometimes a hamburger

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Old 03-12-2014, 05:47 PM   #1979
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Eureka Springs, I'm still thinking about it but I rarely make plans more than 24 hours ahead so who knows?


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24 hours... Hope you can still get a room with the rest of us crazies. You should go and ride your KLR. I'll ride mine and we can race to Oark and back... Maybe we can talk RDJ into getting off the couch.
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who is up for breakfast saturday? Supposed to get my bike back tomorrow. It will have to be early for me as I have a busy weekend.
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