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Old 08-31-2007, 01:57 PM   #11
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Especially in $15K motorcycles. It must be that superior German engineeeeeering I hear so much about. Maybe BMW's bike division is trying to be as maintenance free as their car division.
LOL! So true. The more we move ahead in technology the more unreliable "most" of it gets. BMW should have their shaft drives down to fine science, but several Beemer riders with recent models I've spoken with have been spending A LOT of time getting warranty repairs/replacements on stuff while my WeeStrom takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:09 PM   #12
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LOL! So true. The more we move ahead in technology the more unreliable "most" of it gets. BMW should have their shaft drives down to fine science, but several Beemer riders with recent models I've spoken with have been spending A LOT of time getting warranty repairs/replacements on stuff while my WeeStrom takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.
May we assume you've been licking your WeeStrom in the privacy of your own garage?
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:13 PM   #13
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Wasn't there some can-bus problems on the '05 too?
I've owned and enjoyed a GS in the past. The BMW guys seem to be sounding a lot like another bunch of owners. "You guys are just jealous because you can't afford a REAL bike."
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CAN't Bus.........
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:57 AM   #15
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May we assume you've been licking your WeeStrom in the privacy of your own garage?
Every night... with a Tanq-n-Tonic.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:23 PM   #16
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Is 'personality' what they call standing on the side of the road screaming your head off at a broken-down motorcycle? I thought it was called 'insanity'.
You too, eh?
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Old 09-03-2007, 04:25 PM   #17
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:32 AM   #18
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What kills me is the air of superiority these beemer riders have. I was riding around the Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday, and i guess there was some kind of BMW thing going on.

Not one of those f*ckers wave back at me on my Concours.
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:36 AM   #19
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What kills me is the air of superiority these beemer riders have. I was riding around the Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday, and i guess there was some kind of BMW thing going on.

Not one of those f*ckers wave back at me on my Concours.
It's even worse than that. Like some of the HD guys who don't think Sportsters are "real" Harleys you've got Airhead Beemer guys who don't think that oilheads or K bikes are "real" BMWs. Others look down on the 650s. Etc . Etc. Yada yada yada.

Seems that arrogant pigheadedness isn't limited to any one brand.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:15 AM   #20
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Seems that arrogant pigheadedness isn't limited to any one brand.
I have a "swoopy" SV and I can't stand those losers on "edgy" SV's.
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