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Old 11-30-2009, 07:44 PM   #1
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Finally all that worrying paid off!!

My worry beads were getting worn out and I had just about given up thinking my bike would break. But alas, it did. While on my way home, in the dark, after riding all day (and having the time of my life) my low beam lamp went dark.

My dutiful OBC exclaimed loudly "LAMPF" and I knew my worry beads, and the significant investment in them had finally paid off!

POS GS! I'm getting rid of it as soon as I possibly can; if I can find some sucker to unload it to.

Imagine BMW designing a bulb that only lasts 25K miles and foisting it on to us for top dollar. I bet there isn't even a recall on this thing - forcing me to be a test dummy for them by road testing their stupid bulb design that was obviously bad right out of the box. Not to mention having to pony up the 25 bucks for a new bulb! Outrageous!

I'm going to go to my dealer and complain loudly and make a real ass of myself tomorrow you can count on that! If they don't replace it at no cost I'll be very cross and whine via the internet to no end!

At last - something to complain about with my beloved (I mean sucky!) GS.



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Old 11-30-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:08 PM   #3
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25k you should braggin'!

At 75k now and bulb life has averaged 15k.

So thanks for the post you've reminded me to pick up spare as I guess I'm do.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:08 PM   #4
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Laugh There's a term for this you know......

it's 'motorcycle hypochondria'
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:11 PM   #5
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Can you polish worn out worry beads?
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:03 PM   #6
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Can you polish worn out worry beads?
No, but there is a worry bead for that.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:28 PM   #7
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Hey OP,

Make sure you post this on every internet forum you can find.
That way, everyone will soon know someone who heard about
a guy in "his group" that had the exact same problem.

Then six months from now we'll be deluged with posters telling us how
"they're not going to buy a BMW until they admit there's a problem".


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Old 12-01-2009, 12:47 AM   #8
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25k you should braggin'!

At 75k now and bulb life has averaged 15k.

So thanks for the post you've reminded me to pick up spare as I guess I'm do.
It is an easy problem to fix, you know....
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:16 AM   #9
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I heard KLR bulbs never go out, you might try one of those
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:50 AM   #10
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Funny, my headlight bulb blew every 7k or so, but for the last 30k it's been fine
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:04 AM   #11
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Thanks DR, nice to see a bit of humor I can relate to.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:52 AM   #12
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Whats the best polish for worry beads - should i use a fully synthetic polish after 2 or 3 blown light globes???
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:54 AM   #13
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I'm sure yours was a "proper" failure, but just for info, I had the same thing after 6K miles. Turned out the connection had just shaken itself loose and after reseating it, the problem went away.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:56 AM   #14
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My worry beads were getting worn out and I had just about given up thinking my bike would break. But alas, it did. While on my way home, in the dark, after riding all day (and having the time of my life) my low beam lamp went dark.

My dutiful OBC exclaimed loudly "LAMPF" and I knew my worry beads, and the significant investment in them had finally paid off!

POS GS! I'm getting rid of it as soon as I possibly can; if I can find some sucker to unload it to.

Imagine BMW designing a bulb that only lasts 25K miles and foisting it on to us for top dollar. I bet there isn't even a recall on this thing - forcing me to be a test dummy for them by road testing their stupid bulb design that was obviously bad right out of the box. Not to mention having to pony up the 25 bucks for a new bulb! Outrageous!

I'm going to go to my dealer and complain loudly and make a real ass of myself tomorrow you can count on that! If they don't replace it at no cost I'll be very cross and whine via the internet to no end!

At last - something to complain about with my beloved (I mean sucky!) GS.



Cheers
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:05 AM   #15
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Whats the best polish for worry beads - should i use a fully synthetic polish after 2 or 3 blown light globes???
It's the Dino Polish for me.
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