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Old 11-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #106
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get your local dealer to write a statement to that effect and have it signed by the dealer principal and the head mechanic. in the event that your credit card dispute doesn't go well, this would be a hail mary in small claims court.

they tried to fix your bike, and in one of the first things they did, broke something which they overlooked/missed and then proceeded to inconvenience you monetarily.

such a document could also help with your credit card dispute.

did you call the new brunswick dealer and tell them what their tech did?
What he is saying :o)
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:05 PM   #107
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Well, it appears the guys up in Canada broke the tab on the sensor rotor causing the bike's timing to be off. So good news, it is fixed. Bad news, well damn near 5k to fix it.
I've removed and replaced that magnetic gate once and in that vast body of experience determined that it was easy to screw up, possibly with HES damage if replaced incorrectly. Not idiot proof for sure but not rocket surgery either.
I do not pretend to be a BMW mechanic.

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The shop in NB owes you your money back.
Not fixing that bike was incompetent and forgivable.
Charging you for it was fraudulent and unacceptable.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #108
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Well, it appears the guys up in Canada broke the tab on the sensor rotor causing the bike's timing to be off. So good news, it is fixed. Bad news, well damn near 5k to fix it.

damn, glad it's fixed, sorry it took so much of your money and time.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #109
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With apologies to the OP, this thread is like watching a car hit a dog. You know it is a bad thing and you don't want to look, but you can't help it.

OP, I hope you find an alternate way of dealing with that tab.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #110
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I would want a full list of all parts/labor explaining how this is a $5k repair before I approved anything. On the surface it sure seems you are out of the frying pan into the fire - unless you had pistons slamming valves and/or complete engine disassembly how is it so much?
I think it's going to be very hard to prove your bike didn't have this broken tab when it was towed into the first dealer. I am sorry for this experience, I can only imagine the frustration you've been through.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:17 PM   #111
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I'm confused. If the problem was caused by the Canadian dealer how did your bike end up there in the first place? Isn't $5k about what the bike is worth? that seems an enormous amount for any one repair, close to what I'd expect for an engine replacement. How the hell are they arriving at that? how is the cc dispute going?
If the second dealer can somehow prove the first dealer caused the damage the first dealer obviously should pay for this repair. That's a big if.
That's why they're called "Stealerships". Plus, these have GOT to be the most finicky and delicate "unstoppable" bikes on the planet - bar none!
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:36 PM   #112
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That's why they're called "Stealerships". Plus, these have GOT to be the most finicky and delicate "unstoppable" bikes on the planet - bar none!
Nah, get the problems sorted and know how to fix 'em, they'll run and run and run.

My 1150 has over 100,000 miles on the clock. Her cosmetics are a bloody mess, but she runs like a top. Got to resolve a handful of leaks (did I mention the mileage?) and do some preventative maint. this winter, but I expect to see 250k miles barring any fatal traffic collisions.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:15 PM   #113
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Nah, get the problems sorted and know how to fix 'em, they'll run and run and run.

My 1150 has over 100,000 miles on the clock. Her cosmetics are a bloody mess, but she runs like a top. Got to resolve a handful of leaks (did I mention the mileage?) and do some preventative maint. this winter, but I expect to see 250k miles barring any fatal traffic collisions.
Yep - only $5000 for a tab broken by a dealer "tech". What a deal!
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #114
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Yep - only $5000 for a tab broken by a dealer "tech". What a deal!
Speaks a lot to the value of learning to do your own work, in my opinion. At the very least, know how to do basic troubleshooting and diagnostics if you're going to head out beyond your known good mechanic.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:30 PM   #115
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Is the total since Canada $5000 or is this latest repair $5000?

$2000 + $5000= $7000 or $2000 + $3000 = $5000

It probably should have been $300 and back on the road.

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Old 11-03-2012, 08:35 PM   #116
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5000 is total including towing, hotel, airfare, etc.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #117
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I would notify BMW North America of your experience and send them copies of all your receipts - everything.

It's situations like this that will define the difference between makers and their commitment to 'excellence'.

Sorry def - really didn't mean that to turn south in that big of a hurry. I'll take full responsibility for that.

ebohnet1 - good it finally got fixed.

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:25 PM   #118
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Good luck with the a holes at BMW/Husky, they did everything possible to weasel out of warranty.
TE630 engine came apart with less than 400 miles, but its not a defect.
Think twice about a new BMW/Husky, maybe you that gets screwed next.
If I can discourage a few buyers maybe their wallet will hurt a little and force them to rethink their customer service.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:09 AM   #119
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Out of curiosity which dealer finally fixed your bike?
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:00 AM   #120
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Aj cycle located in gill mass. They did an excellent job.
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