Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Aurora, IL, USA
Well, I'm back and does the GT fly. Flew into Newark, had a working friend from Wall St pick me up and show me NJ. Much different than the refineries, shipyards and RR years that I expected. Have always bypassed NJ on my travels - you know, why stop????
Went to Don Murray's house, Eurosports Don, and he had the @2006 GT which he rebuilt waiting in the drive way. My friend who lives 20 minutes from Don will probably order a LT when one comes Don's way.
Don is moving into a big garage to expand his business. In Somerville, NJ, I believe.
Don went over nearly every process that was necessary to rebuild the bike. He also pointed out areas which he upgraded from the 2006 standards to 2007. The paint job - yeah, the only red GT you will see - was great. When the bike was washed that morning, he found a bubble on the edge of a tupperware out of sight but is sending me a touch up jar of paint, if I need and want to repair.
He reviewed several LTs which are ready for pickup - what work he does.
On the way back, the temp sensor read 20 deg high - probably picking up heat from the engine. Called the local dealer - bike is still under warranty and service mgr feels it's probably placement of the sensor or a new one needed. But the warranty is now in effect.
Traveled nearly 1000 miles - bike performed beautifully - and I am learning to corner with a much bigger lean. Different style of sitting position - back and hips OK but the seat on this bike is terrible. My plan was to ride straight thru but after 650 miles at the OH-IN border, my butt was so sore from riding on a board. Now I am still riding the original LT seat after 80m miles, but this one is TERRIBLE. I now have picked up a sheepskin - can that help? And son wants me to ride to Phoenix with him in 2 weeks.
I called to thank Don for his professionalism and do not have any fears about buying a rebuilt bike from him.
One of the reasons I trust him and his workmanship is that Don is an ex-computer IT person for BMWNA. I believe this fact assists him to doing what is right.
2000LT Canyon Red