Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
We have no way of knowing for sure weather some CD is pirated or not. I'm just voicing my suspicions so come on; give us a break with the highhanded didactic remarks. We're all just trying to get our bikes fixed and I have enough experience with the factories practices to see they have, and continue to make it as difficult as they can for us to work on our own bikes. Example: Have you noticed that very recently, nearly all the Beemer franchise shops have taken the Parts Microfiche off their websites? That's a direct effort to deny you your right to information about a product you own and that constitutes an attack on the very fundamental definition of private property. The local BMW shop refers to it as "Parked". That's an insult to our intelligence.
There is some ugly shit going on with how big corporations treat their customers and it's only going to get worse. I have been on motorcycles for well over 50 years now. Just to contrast how different dealings with bike shops have become, I can remember when the first thing off when you walked in the door of your local shop, they handed you a cold beer and found you a seat.
BTW, You can still find a Microfiche at Bobs BMW and I'm told there is an International site somewhere but I haven't tried to access it yet.