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Mudbug
03-15-2010, 02:17 PM
I know BMWMOA has a 100,000 mile award. Does BMW Motorrad USA still award their bronze medallion for 100,000 miles?

r1dinman
03-15-2010, 02:36 PM
Yes,see your dealer.

Ridealot
03-15-2010, 02:54 PM
Hope you have better luck with your dealer than I did. They had no idea what I was talking about. I had to find the form online and print it and fill it out for my 200K award and then hand it to them. Then a month later when the MOA mileage thing ended I took that form in to be signed. I was asked why I keep bothering them with these mileage forms. None of their other customers bother them with this stuff and they would like it if I didn't either.

PHMARVIN
03-15-2010, 04:27 PM
Hope you have better luck with your dealer than I did. They had no idea what I was talking about. I had to find the form online and print it and fill it out for my 200K award and then hand it to them. Then a month later when the MOA mileage thing ended I took that form in to be signed. I was asked why I keep bothering them with these mileage forms. None of their other customers bother them with this stuff and they would like it if I didn't either.

Hi, Tom,
Were I you, I would not "bother" them by being their customer. I would make sure I had a talk with the owner to make sure he understood why you would no longer "bother" them with your patronage, too. And if HE gave you the same feeling, I would make sure this list knew that, and knew which dealer you were talking about.

darrylri
03-15-2010, 04:28 PM
Boy Tom, I can just feel the love you're getting from them.

My dealer in LA keeps track of all her customers' mileages, even if they don't know about it. Since she has all of my records, I go through her to get my awards when they come up, even though I haven't lived within 400 miles of her shop in almost 20 years.

Every other year her shop holds a 100,000 mile party and invites all the 100k+ customers for hot dogs and burgers.

jstrube
03-15-2010, 04:35 PM
So how do you start tracking your mileage? I probably have 500 miles down, but want to start tracking so I can some day get an award! Where do you start?

darrylri
03-15-2010, 04:37 PM
Take a picture of your odometer every January 1st. Keep receipts for tires.

Voni
03-15-2010, 09:48 PM
Lonestar BMW in Austin, TX had a fun time highlighting their high mileage riders at the Holiday Open House last December:

http://www.lonestarcycle.com/highmile.htm

Voni
sMiling

jstrube
03-15-2010, 10:24 PM
Take a picture of your odometer every January 1st. Keep receipts for tires.

OK, this works. I guess I need to start late this year! I could use my purchase mileage as a start point I guess. I have only owned it 4 months. Does this apply only for 1 bike, or can you ride multiple? I assume, if I ride my Yamaha, it wouldn't count...

Voni
03-15-2010, 10:36 PM
Just BMW miles. But can be on any number of BMW's. If you keep records that can reasonably assure your dealer that you've ridden the miles that's what counts.

Voni
sMiling

darrylri
03-16-2010, 02:52 AM
Or... find a dealer that will do the work for you. :) I guess that's why I keep buying bikes from West Valley Cycle Sales.

Mudbug
03-19-2010, 06:10 PM
I had to find the form online and print it


Where do you find the form on line?

Mudbug
03-19-2010, 06:20 PM
Miles of smiles.:p
http://kjun.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2006-LoneStarBMW-Christmas/LSOpnHse034w/118601603_5Zdgz-M.jpg

Ridealot
03-20-2010, 03:20 AM
Where do you find the form on line?



It was about a 1 1/2 years ago so my memory isn't real good, but I'm pretty sure I googled it and found it fairly easy. Of course now when I try to find it again I can't. :scratch

Anyone else have a link to the form. If someone finds it this time I will save the link. :whistle

Mudbug
03-23-2011, 01:24 AM
The BMW Motorrad USA high mileage form can be found here - http://www.brownmotorworks.net/images/Mileage_awards/high_mileage_award_application.pdf

58058D
03-23-2011, 04:36 PM
Also, for Ridealot, California and most other states if not all, require that the current mileage is recorded when a change of ownership occurs. So, that should be your starting point for each BMW bike you own or both start and end points for bikes you have owned in the past. When I submitted my forms, my dealer took my estimate and essentially did a quick verification with their service records and glanced at the current bike's odometer for good measure, but they pretty much trusted me. They processed both awards happily and took photos of the owner handing me my certificate and medallion each time!

PGlaves
03-23-2011, 09:33 PM
Most dealers know about the BMW Motorrad USA awards and are happy to get them and present them.

Here is Voni getting her 900,000 mile award from Mike Jones at Engle Motors in Kansas City.

98lee
03-23-2011, 09:47 PM
Most dealers know about the BMW Motorrad USA awards and are happy to get them and present them.

Here is Voni getting her 900,000 mile award from Mike Jones at Engle Motors in Kansas City.

That CAN"T be Voni. That lady has BLACK pants on.:dance




:dance:dance:dance

bikerfish1100
03-25-2011, 05:39 PM
Lonestar BMW in Austin, TX had a fun time highlighting their high mileage riders at the Holiday Open House last December:

http://www.lonestarcycle.com/highmile.htm

Voni
sMiling

that is a bunch of heavy hitters in that group, lemme tell ya! :thumb

crapdealerbob
03-26-2011, 12:29 PM
MY dealer in Las Vegas was aware of the program, but we (as far as I know) were the first to apply. It took seven months to get the award back from BMW, but I did finally get it...Here is Peter Vanderhofft ( owner of BMW of Las Vegas) presenting us with the award. My bike is a 1991 K100RS.

Steven
BMWMOA #69791

robsara
03-26-2011, 08:54 PM
MY dealer in Las Vegas was aware of the program, but we (as far as I know) were the first to apply. It took seven months to get the award back from BMW, but I did finally get it...Here is Peter Vanderhofft ( owner of BMW of Las Vegas) presenting us with the award. My bike is a 1991 K100RS.

Steven
BMWMOA #69791

Look at Voni's! All nice and framed. Did you at least get a rubber band so you could roll it up like a poster? :stick

Pretty cool achievement. I have only approx 98,000 miles to go for my first.

mistercindy
03-29-2011, 07:27 PM
What program are we discussing? Total miles on a bike? By a rider? By a rider on a particular bike?

It seems to me that if you get your 6K services done at the dealer, then he'd have a record of it. Assuming you bought your bike new, when you take it in for the 102K service then, bingo, they know you have 100,000 miles. Or is that too simplistic?

Or are we talking about that annual mileage contest?

bikerfish1100
03-29-2011, 10:05 PM
who brings their bike in for 100,000 miles of oil changes and valve checks? :dunno

Lifetime miles on BMWs is the award.
i just tell my local dealer what i've ridden on what bikes, never had an issue. It's not like people are going to be scamming the truth to get this award. someone would lie to themself and others about their bike riding history for that? really?
i suspect that Motorad feels the same way/