Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, USA
The never ending story...
Thanks to all for sharing your thoughts and encouragement. @25,000 I now have a new ASB pump, rear brake pads, and my fifth fuel strip all to the tune of $3,096.00. (Not to mention the final drive I replaced at 16,000 miles at a cost of $2,100) So, the question is, do I sell while things are working or buckle down and hope for the best. As the K12S' resale is not that great, I'm leaning towards buying the Pirate's peg lowering kit and hoping for the best. Besides, Honda and Yamaha are due to refresh the ST1300 and FJR1300 soon and I'm almost certain that my next motorcycle with be Japanese. (let's hope they both shave weight and upgrade the suspension as I just can't get use to the look of the Concurs 14) Give them two years in production to iron out the gremlins and I may be a customer. I'm addicted to the K12S's handling, stability, and power, but component failures and cost of repairs may cause me to hit bottom soon. I wish someone from BMW would acknowledge and address the recent quality issues...I can only imagine what's going to fail on the new 1600 line of bikes.
Bottom line is that I am blessed to have such issues while being able to provide my families' basic and then some needs.
God Bless the USA and stay safe on the roads out there...
PS. If you know a good bike mechanic in northern NJ, please pass along their contact info.