Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Wilmington, DE, USA
Called BMW NA. Of course I have to take the bike in before they can file a case. I'll probably make them trailer it, since I'll have to leave it at the dealer....only to be told they can't find anything wrong.
Rode the bike on Thursday and Friday with no problems at all. Took it to the beach on Friday... hmmmm, maybe it solved itself.
Riding back on Saturday, everything was fine....I'm sure it's solved itself. Riding down a nice twisty back road. Come to a stop, no problem. Take the turn and while switching gears...dead. Right in front of traffic. I had to pull over to get situated. I was pissed!!!
Rest of the ride home was fine. Then it died just as I was pulling into the garage.
The part that is annoying is that it is so random. NASA spent a lot of bucks (your money) training me how to analyze and diagnose problems with aircraft in flight. I'd like to think I was pretty good at it. I can't think of anything that has been repeated before the engine dies. Not upshifts, downshifts, temperature, weather, tank fill ups or fuel in the tank. Hell, not even the moon is same!
A budy was telling me that Polaris makes a reliable machine. I'm going to give this about a month or two, then I'm selling. Just don't need the hassle.