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maladg 01-26-2005 09:05 AM

Re: BMW Announces 0.9% Financing
And another thing: BMW NA would rather be caught with a live boy AND a dead girl before being caught taking markdowns on just ain't their marketing thang.

Maybe adguy JohnnyB can give us some insight on this 'un...

sarnali 01-26-2005 09:34 AM

Re: BMW Announces 0.9% Financing
The 1939 World Tour went over pretty well......

sarnali 01-26-2005 09:37 AM

Re: BMW Announces 0.9% Financing
They used to be pretty nice bikes, now between shytty F.I. surging and Buick surplus power brakes, topped off with your standard Teutonic shyt-headedness they can have them.

kowalke67 01-26-2005 02:57 PM

Re: BMW Announces 0.9% Financing
When I bought my F650GS Dakar I bought the ABS model but they charged me the non-ABS price. That amounted to $500 or $800, can't remember. Wasn't advertised though, the sales guy offered it up to me when I started talking price.

BMW4VWW 01-26-2005 03:09 PM

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Just curious kowalke, could you turn off the ABS for dirt riding? VWW

kowalke67 01-26-2005 03:30 PM

Re: BMW Announces 0.9% Financing
Yep, mine was a 2002 and it had a switch by the gauges. You held that down for a few seconds and the ABS light would flash and go off. To turn it back on I believe you had to turn the bike on and off.

I only turned it off a couple times to try it and play around with the difference in stopping distance. I never took it off road in a capacity that required ABS to be off. That bike was to expensive, to pretty, and to heavy for any thing other than a hard packed dirt/gravel/fire roads, at least for my abilities. There was no way I was going to allow myself to drop that thing.

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