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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2006, 5:47 am Thread Starter
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Angry a very #%@ ride up at deals gap

It all started out great, got on the road with the RS along with my friend on his GSXR1000 headed to Deals Gap.
Once arrived we went for lunch up there to afterwards slay the dragon like they say.

the first curves were great except for traffic then all of the sudden I started hearing a rattle during accelleration, in deep curves the oil light came on on turned back off. as I was looking to make a safe stop (which is hard due to few flat spots to park and not to be hit by passing traffic) then sudden no more throttle... that was it for me... My friend allready gone (passed cars and other bikes as his life was being threatened).

I parked the bike on the side of the road to wait for my friend to come back, about 25 minutes I send him shopping for oil (I checked and there was no oil at all in the reservoir glass) when he came back I poured the oil into the reservoir tried to crank it but it didn't want to give a kick, it tried to crank but then there was nothing...

God, tried to call a tow truck but no luck (easter monday) so the only solution was to ride on the back of a GsXR (what a pain) for another 2.5 HRS

At this time there's a tow truck on the way to pick it up and bring it to the dealer... don't know what i am about to face cost wise on the bike.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2006, 9:40 pm
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Good reason to bring the BMW Anonymous book with you. I know of someone (Brother) who lives w/i 20 miles that would have been able to help you out. He actually has been a help to several BMW riders that have requested his assistance. I guess you live and you learn. Hope it all works out well.
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I have it with me all the time but how far can you walk when you have no cell phone coverage, got some news today, the bike needs a new engine.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 2006, 3:17 pm
 
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OUCH! New engine or a bike w/ low oil indicator !
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I have it with me all the time but how far can you walk when you have no cell phone coverage, got some news today, the bike needs a new engine.
So true. You think that with the technology that's availabe this day and age, you'd have cell coverage. But, where the twisties abound, chances are there's none. Or, take Death Valley. Real popular tourist-oriented national park...and cell coverage is non-existant. Middle of nowhere. There are still places in this country where you can be out of touch, and therefore out of luck.

Best wishes with getting the engine restored back to normal.



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I have it with me all the time but how far can you walk when you have no cell phone coverage, got some news today, the bike needs a new engine.
Saw this on the IBMWR marketplace, maybe he has a good engine:

parting out 2002 bmw k1200rs,abs model
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