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Old 12-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #301
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:12 AM   #302
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #303
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:38 PM   #304
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OK, I actually followd those links. If I counted right, they talk about 3 Gold Wing final drive failures. Start swinging a cat here and see how many BMW final drive failures you read about.

Sorry, I don't want to dreail this thread. Please carry on with Things Dealers Tell Customers.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:49 PM   #305
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:13 PM   #306
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OK, I actually followd those links. If I counted right, they talk about 3 Gold Wing final drive failures. Start swinging a cat here and see how many BMW final drive failures you read about.

Sorry, I don't want to dreail this thread. Please carry on with Things Dealers Tell Customers.
Dead cats, eh?


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Old 12-03-2012, 02:22 PM   #307
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"No test rides, you don't need a test ride", as I was trying to decide if I wanted a used V Strom.

So I went to the BMW shop and bought a GS.

I guess the Suzuki guy was right, I really didn't need to test ride it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:49 PM   #308
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Dead cats, eh?


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Old 12-03-2012, 06:50 PM   #309
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I was expecting blood and gore and guts, and veins in the teeth!
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:59 PM   #310
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I was expecting blood and gore and guts, and veins in the teeth!




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Old 12-03-2012, 07:22 PM   #311
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I thought DANKEZ sold Harleys.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:16 PM   #312
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Yeah, but he no's about all bikes.


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Old 12-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #313
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Yeah, but he no's about all bikes.


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Enough to know that BMW is not the only brand that has issues with final drives.


I sell Triumph as well and used to sell Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha and KTM.

The big 4 from Japan are NOT immune to final drive failures and any time I see post like this http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=287

I will happily point that out.

Chains and belts are a far superior way to transfer power to the drive wheel on a motorcycle.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #314
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Enough to know that BMW is not the only brand that has issues with final drives.



Save your [klay] the spelling was on purpose.






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Old 12-04-2012, 03:30 AM   #315
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Chains and belts are a far superior way to transfer power to the drive wheel on a motorcycle.
Also, the single main benefit of shaft drives (that you can go for many miles before replacing them, so one less thing to worry about wearing out* when you're doing a RTW trip, isn't unique to shaft drive. A good quality set of chain and sprockets, with a properly set up scottoiler will last *way* longer than you need to circumvent the globe, even on a 1000cc+ bike. You will likely also find that for the middle 90% of the chain's life, you will be changing rear tyres more often than you need to adjust your chain (so there's no 'labour' overhead in adjusting/maintaining your chain).

*as opposed to breaking down.
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