OK, so the part that had to be ordered to repair the shift linkage on my LT arrived and the bike was repaired. Took .73 hours to repair. To be fair, they did do it as a warranty repair, and didn't charge for the parts. So, I was only without my bike for 8 days. If this had happened on the road, I'd have been really, really, really ticked.
Since I was close to home, it hasn't really inconvenienced me that much, but was really frustrating.
As to BMWs other charges, WOOF! I'm embarrassed to say what they charged me for the 12K checkup. $10.00 each for spark plugs, $40 for shop supplies including disposing of the old oils ($6).
But, I went to pick up the bike and they threw in a wash job if I had time to wait for it. I did. (After having it 7 days prior, it wasn't washed yet? They said the washer had been frozen up, but the weather since it was towed has all been sunny.
Luckily, I had taken my tank bag before having it towed and when I went to reattach it, I had to lift the seat to dig out the strap that had gotten pulled back under it. As I lifted the seat, the back rest came off in my hands. The two screws that hold it in were completely missing. The serviceman had to go get two new screws to hold it in and assemble it for me.
Unfortunately, on the way home I noticed that my right Muth mirror chevron wasn't lighting up when I hit the right turn signal. Turn signals were working, just not the mirror chevron. I was halfway home and the dealer would have been closed by the time I returned, so I decided to take a look for myself. Minor problem. The Muth mirror has its electrical lead attached to the front turn signal light. It provides a special wire connector that replaces the one there from the BMW wiring and the BMW wiring then mounts to the new lug. The Muth black wire had broken right at the lug, so I had to cut the remaining broken lug from the black wire, tin it and then solder it to the same connector. Everything now works.
As a side note, I'll be more suspect in the future when I miss second, or any other gear when shifting. I realized that the linkage had been acting up before it broke and I could have prevented the whole thing. Lesson learned.
For any future breakdowns in this area, I'll have it towed to the dealer, and have any warranty repair performed. But, no more routine service. Beemers & More in Ft. Collins will be my service facility of choice. BMW dealers just want too much profit. Reasonable is OK, but gouging is what they do. That's not ok.