Apologies in advance of depressing some of you with this but I need somewhere to get this out...
I received a call from my BMW dealer this morning, the service manager left a voicemail saying to call him it was "urgent".
My IMMACULATE 2004 Blue/White K1200RS (and I really mean immaculate not a scrape anywhere) ... had been dropped by the technician while in for a warranty claim on a brake switch...
The right hand panel, right brake lever, right foot lever, right foot peg plate, rear foot peg, belly pan, and even the right hand cyclinder cover (how they hit that I'll never know) all need to be replaced.
I was so shocked to hear him tell the saga that I almost couldn't speak... as I pour over this bike to polish and keep it new... oh yeah the twist grip for the throttle is also a gonner.
According to the service mgr they are at about $2K in dealer cost for the replacements, which is not my concern however to be fair to them the owner said they would replace absolutely anything that had a mark on it as they knew how prestine the bike was.
My worry is that the right hand bar may have taken a lot of the weight in the fall as the twist grip is really rough and the brake lever snapped off... they said they would examine everthing before getting me back the bike but I need to be sure the bar is ok, any recommendations on how to test?
I realise that drop overs are common but you never expect to hear that from your dealer and unfortunately this dealer has already replaced the wind shield and the left fairing panel from previous damage they did (I thought ligthning wouldn't strike....)
thanks for listening