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  1. Do not be disappointed that you've yet to talk to...

    Do not be disappointed that you've yet to talk to a live BMW representative. Trust me that there will be no added value to that whatsoever. I had a couple of big problems with their bikes and BMW...
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    I've read about the dreaded vibration problems on...

    I've read about the dreaded vibration problems on the S 1000RR. Has anyone any experience on the 160HP S 1000R ? Have these vibration issues been resolved on the naked bike ?
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    I had shift assist on a K1300. Just as the...

    I had shift assist on a K1300. Just as the comment here, it can be clunky if you don't get it just right. I wouldn't bother as it's really under the "don't need" category. Most of the time it was...
  4. May be easier to produce a time machine, go back...

    May be easier to produce a time machine, go back to 2012 and hold back on the purchase of the Camhead, then buy a 2014 RT with fly by wire throttle . No more syncing with antiquated cables and screws...
  5. If there is something wrong in your Bowden cable...

    If there is something wrong in your Bowden cable box you will never be able to get a sync to stick. I've gone through this with my Camhead. If your bike is under warranty, I'd give it to the dealer...
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    The bike looks awesome. I'm debating between the...

    The bike looks awesome. I'm debating between the 2014 RT or GS or GSA. i don't ride offroad but I'm tall and the GS and GSA are more accommodating . Hmmm....
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    I asked them to change the O2 sensors and stick...

    I asked them to change the O2 sensors and stick coils ,as they ran out of ideas. They will not do it unless their little computer tells them they're faulty. At this point I doubt that's the problem...
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    I have a Canadian bike which never had a...

    I have a Canadian bike which never had a canister. The tech changed the Bowden box components and the sync is dead on. Everything else is functioning as it should. All the ignition components were...
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    There is none. These are "lubricated for life"...

    There is none. These are "lubricated for life" and non serviceable, unless you have a shop modify them with a removable nipple.

    What amazes me is that the owner did not feel vibrations in the...
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    At first I noticed my windshield vibrating more...

    At first I noticed my windshield vibrating more at a light, then the highway ride that felt it was on cobblestones. It wasn't after service and I didn't do much to the bike. After each attempt the...
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    I have the same problem as the OP of this thread....

    I have the same problem as the OP of this thread. 2010 GSA running great until 40,000 km and all hell broke loose. I was riding on the highway and it felt like riding in cobblestones. Started with...
  12. I can't say either way if these guys are guilty...

    I can't say either way if these guys are guilty or not. I don't need another public official nanny harassing me just because I'm on a bike. Good luck in prosecuting all 7 guys . You can lay as many...
  13. Hindsight is 20/20. This guy didn't know he'd be...

    Hindsight is 20/20. This guy didn't know he'd be surrounded by these bikers. Looked to me that the first guy that got hit just released his throttle completely and hit the Range Rover. The bikers...
  14. I have found that my FD and gear case oil starts...

    I have found that my FD and gear case oil starts to get dark at around 10000 km's or 6000 miles and thats when I change them. Doesn't necessarily mean they are bad, but not expensive to do myself so...
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    Any updates on this? I've seen many posts like...

    Any updates on this? I've seen many posts like this and it usually ends up with the bike being sold or traded in unfortunately
  16. Thread: dealer woes

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    Nope. Canada. You can take on a lawyer, but from...

    Nope. Canada. You can take on a lawyer, but from my experience with lawyers you just bend over a second time and take it even worse from them. Life is too short to be suing large corporations. I will...
  17. Admore makes a kit for most Givi cases. They are...

    Admore makes a kit for most Givi cases. They are listed on his website, with pictures and descriptions. The guy is not good at getting back to you via email though. I think he does this as a sideline...
  18. Thread: dealer woes

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    If I had the resources, I would have done that...

    If I had the resources, I would have done that with a 2010 BMW X5 diesel I bought. What a P.O.S that was. 15 times to the dealer in a few months and probably 20K in parts and labour . There response...
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    Just Google "K1300S, K1300R, K1300GT vibrations"...

    Just Google "K1300S, K1300R, K1300GT vibrations" and you'll get some forum entries. My bike did not do it when it was cold, but as soon as it warmed up it was vibrating like crazy at 3000-4000 RPM...
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    Is it a sound that resembles a loose baffle ? ...

    Is it a sound that resembles a loose baffle ? Buzzing sound. If so, I returned a K1300 to BMW for the very same reason. There is a defect in the design which shows more pronounced on some K1300's...
  21. Thread: dealer woes

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    Depends on your definition of "ripped off" . Is...

    Depends on your definition of "ripped off" . Is being charged $ 135.00 to hook up a diagnostic tool and read it for 10 minutes a rip off ? Yup. Is charging $60 to install and balance a motorcycle...
  22. Thread: dealer woes

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    In general , and in the normal world, I agree...

    In general , and in the normal world, I agree with you. People tend to treat you the way you treat them. BMW has a whole micro culture of their own. The dealer is not entirely to blame as the head...
  23. Thread: RT vs GS

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    I've had both a 2012 RT and a 2010 GSA. The GSA...

    I've had both a 2012 RT and a 2010 GSA. The GSA won out because I'm 6'5" and it fits better. The RT is the best long distance highway cruiser I've ridden. I also prefer the GSA because of all the...
  24. Thread: dealer woes

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    I have the same problem with my local dealer and...

    I have the same problem with my local dealer and I've found sending an email to the lovely service "mangler" and cc'ing his boss helps quite a bit. You wouldn't believe the crap that comes out of...
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