Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lake Wylie, SC, USA
Originally Posted by moymurfs
I guess being poor has its benefits
....Although I guess I could
have purchased a Beemer new if I sweet-talked the wife enough...I'm glad I'm a used (BMW) bike buyer. It gives you poor guys a chance to fully uncover and enjoy all the failures of the new machine and go through the "goat rope" of dealing with the dealer and BMWNA. I much rather buy a bike that comes with a list of what is going to crap out...at least I know where I stand and what I'm in for
As an original Beta tester I hear ya. However I bought into the "durability" and superior engineering of BMW and was so let down I will not purchase one of their products new (or used) for a long, long time. If they would have stepped up and admitted or at least suggested that the cam chain components needed an upgrade I would cut them some slack. Fortunately there are a lot of brands with a much better track record.
2013 Honda Goldwing F6B
1970 Norton Commando
820,000+ miles on 2 wheels in 39 years
Past experience: 2012 Victory Vision, 2011 Triumph Sprint GT, 2007 K1200GT 88,000 miles and rebuilt, 51 Vincent Special, 08 B-King, 07 Redneck Undresser, 06 K1200 S (final drive failure), 04 ST1300, 04 Hyabusa, 04 Aprilia Futura, 00 Softail, 98 Buell S3T, 98 Electra Glide, 97 Electra Glide, 94 Low Rider, 92 Fatboy, 91 FXRP, 90 Buell RS 1200, 83 Electra Glide, 83 XL Roadster, 74 XLCH, 74 Triumph TR5T plus 6 custom built Hard Tail Choppers!
Last edited by 1951vbs; Dec 12th, 2012 at 1:21 pm.