I bought a 2002 BMW R1200C in 2007. I put 92,000 kms on it before the driveshaft/clutch plate stripped (only 3kms from my house, phew!). Cost me $3500 by the time the repairs were done. 12,000 kms the same thing happened! So I fixed it again at the same dealer, same mechanic (options limited in Canada). Only cost $2000 this time. I was hoping the dealer would fix it under some kind of warranty but nope. Not a happy customer! And scared to ride it...and I loved riding that bike!
I went to look at the bike taken apart for the 2nd repair as they were waiting for parts from Europe. I looked at the clutch plate - Made In Lithuania. I thought to myself - what kind of clutch factory would be in Lithuania?? I asked the Service Manager about it too, "Parts are sourced from all over the world and have to meet rigorous BMW standards" - well how come it only lasted 12,000 kms??!
I wrote a long, wordy, specific letter to BMW corporate (you can imagine!) and their response? "Dear Sir - your motorcycle is 15 years old and well-past the original warranty both in time and distance, thank you for your interest" What a comfort from BMW! I wrote back, "Did you even read my &(*%@&^%&^%$ letter?!! They can sure suck...
Rubber down, shiny up! And remember, not everyone out there is trying to harm you!
'64 Huffy Stingray passion purple (dearly departed)
'71 skateboard with 3 wheels
'05 FJR1300A ABS (looks like some PO ran it through a mess of barbed-wire fencing!)
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