Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Originally Posted by Quickie
BMW Sierra offered me a choice of oem and after market components (same with brake pads). I think I will be more comfortable with oem. Thanks for the link to MAX BMW. Apart from anything else, the schematics on their web page are especially useful. My dealership quote in Australia for the chain and sprockets was around $1500 so I will be going to MAX. Two years ago I did a total nut & bolt restoration of a 1975 Triumph Bonneville. I was amazed at how inexpensive replacement engine parts were for that - including two brand new carbies for $230 and a Triplex timing chain for $64. Makes nonsense of the Oz price for a BMW cam chain and two sprockets.
For general info, my new gen GT has covered 67400 km (about 41K miles). There's no obvious alarm bells yet (no start up rattles, etc) though I do occasionally hear a very brief
'hestitation' rattle when idling at traffic lights.
Yes, I have always bought from MAXBMW, their service is amazing. If you ever have to contact them you will find them very helpful and informed. And as you said, the prices here are good, even with the exchange rate and shipping.
2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat
2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories
1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project