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post #1 of 11 Old Jul 6th, 2011, 6:38 am Thread Starter
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Some 5 weeks since I put the LT in to the shop get the repairs from its tumble during our trip, along with an 80k service... and was originally told it would take 3 weeks for the paint shop to repair/paint a couple of parts that insurance said "no" to new bits of plastic.
Went to pick it up tonight, only to discover that the team had kindly decided that the map-light wiring that runs my GPS and a little usb plug was "unsafe" since it is pulling power from the thinnest wire on the bike, so they kindly rewired it for me to the front foot-area powerlet outlets. Mind you my wiring has been in place for about 4-5 years with no problems....
For some reason they didn't think the front powerlet outlets were constant live....??? apparently they are all switched power on other beemers...
Maybe they didn't notice the glowing little red light from the usb plug that said "hey, I'm ON"... even though the key is OFF.. and this after they threw a new battery in it because it was dead when they tried to start it (thankfully under BMW warranty since its just less than 2 years since my last battery change).
So tomorrow they have to strip the bike down again and rewire it back to a switched power source.... sigh...
I miss my LT and I HATE riding that stinking little Suzuki 500 they gave me to get home....

I wonder what else I might find "different" after they've put it all back together again...

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post #2 of 11 Old Jul 6th, 2011, 5:18 pm
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hey Chris
apprentinces work well with no supervision they now everything right
sounds like it wont be long till you get yur LT back talking of flat battery, I finally got around to cutting that blasted ipod wire that drains the battery, I put in a switch used it twice to kill the power each time I turned off the bike and thought this sucks, so I fitted a 12v relay to an acessory wire now when I pull the key out the relay shuts off the ipod works great

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Hi Linton, yeah hope tyo get it back this afternoon now... then it will be double-check everything again.... and then $PAY$.

Trying to think through what you did with the wiring, I guess it works the same was as mine does now... (you using a DICE?)... with switched power it loses memory so doesn't maintain its settings.. its till works, but not quite as I'd like it to.

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Re: define frustration

Chris you gotta keep her out of the shop.
Probably done in good faith but really a PITA with lack of system knowledge.
Glad your nearly back riding.
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Hey Chris

I hope your not trying to compete on those $pay$, mine is at $6K at the moment and climbing, at least yours will look different when you get it back, whilst mine will be >$6k and still look the same.

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yep cut the same wire as you actually I used your picture to guide me thanks but introduced a relay so at the start of the ride the ipod kicks in, and if I have to stop for fuel etc. pull the key out in accessory pos and it keeps the live feed to the ipod when key is off access relay is off, no power drain and yes I have dice silverline pro

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Chris, Im curious about who your insurer is given the decision to deny panel replacement.

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Hilton: you know I'd love to keep it out of the shop... I just ain't worked hard enough to retire yet and have the time to do it... unlike some

Colin: OUCH$$$, seriously... $6k just on the ABS, or is there a lot else going on? ... and mines just back the way it was before the trip... it was already looking good, but a bit dirty..

Linton: ta mate!

DadiC: QBE insurance... in fact they've been pretty damn good, I have no complaints with them. I think the only part they denied "replace" was the top cowling where the arm for the windscreen popped out and scratched the corner of the plastic, so thats been repaired and re-sprayed. Maybe they sent some other bits I'm not aware of too, but right under-panel, tip-over cover & silver edging is all new, and so is the facia panel for the instrument/speakers area, that had a crack at the edge near the mirror.

Got my baby back yesterday afternoon..... very tentative riding for the first 3 minutes, then it all came back very quickly. God its a damn beautiful bike to ride.
They rewired the gps power to the rear aux powerlet outlet, where I have everything else hooked up to.
Now the only issue is my Motolights on/off switch is upside down ( )... hopefully I can pop that out and flip it back the right way again without hurting anything....

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Hi Chris
When I dropped it off they undid the screw holding the boot on the final drive and black oil came flowing out, luckily it is not the dreaded final drive failure, seems just a seal, so, ABS, repairs to wiring (Tyre was rubbing against the loom for the towbar), repairs to the final drive and service, I had to tell them to stop at $6K. Will still need to replace both front and rear tyres, although the rear has only 1K it is the wrong tyre (I knew this was the case when it was installed but no other option at the time as the previous was down to canvas) so tyres next months pay. Of course we do own BMW'$
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Hi Chris
When I dropped it off they undid the screw holding the boot on the final drive and black oil came flowing out, luckily it is not the dreaded final drive failure, seems just a seal, so, ABS, repairs to wiring (Tyre was rubbing against the loom for the towbar), repairs to the final drive and service, I had to tell them to stop at $6K. Will still need to replace both front and rear tyres, although the rear has only 1K it is the wrong tyre (I knew this was the case when it was installed but no other option at the time as the previous was down to canvas) so tyres next months pay. Of course we do own BMW'$
Hi Col,
and the dealer in this rip off scenario is ........................?? just so that I at least can avoid and hopefully others reading this....

I have bought the last couple of sets of ME880 tyres from MotoHansa, which also included a valve replacement/balance of course....

Yes...had the oil leaking outta the boot scenario on Beryl Beemer, "$8" pinion seal failure...(plus 3 FD failures etc etc etc) as for the tyre rubbing on the trailer wiring loom, was this not something you could have pottered around with?? service probably cost "$5-700" inc parts ?????? which leaves a big chunk attributed to the ABS problem....Beryl is '99 vintage and I have probably used the front ABS maybe once in 11 years...(rear brake is pitifull so hardly ever use that anyway) maybe my riding in city traffic has completly dulled my senses by now...just changed the front pads weekend before last, (knew I had to check them so bought spares at MotoHansa on the way home)..."almost" down to the metal but not quite...great catch, and got 10,000kms from them...them pesky traffic lights turning orange "almost" at the point of no return is a right PITA....and if you happen to be in a vehicle "somewhere near by, but not close" you would probably hear me saying as much..GGGGrrrrrrrrrr

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Hi Phil

Yeah, not sure they are a ripoff, I used to run a work shop myself in the electrical trade, they have been honest and upfront from the beginning and are working with me on the price, I will reserve my judgement till we have finished the repairs, the cost of the ABS units is the pain, just hoping the FD lasts after spending this much $$ on the unit.
Yes could have repaired the lights myself (they rang me as soon as they found the rubbed wiring and asked if I wanted to repair it myself, but I do not have access to a workshop or decent work area, so will let them do it.

Will let you know how it ends up when I get the bike back, and go through the bill.
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