Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North East Florida, FL, USA
Love my Beemer but tired of what seems to me to be ridiculous part prices. Several days ago I noticed that the BMW emblem was missing from the right side of the fairing on my '11 RT. Yesterday I visited my local "stealer" and inquired about purchasing a replacement. To my surprise they had the part in stock. My jubilation ended quickly when I was told the price, $55!
I had earlier looked around on the net for a replacement and found several auto hood and trunk lid badges for under $25 but none appeared to be a direct replacement for the bike part so I had to bite the bullet and hand over the $$.
I know they need to make money to keep the lights on and I don't mind supporting my local dealer but sometimes I just feel like I'm being ripped off! End of RANT!
North East Florida
MSF #28271 Retired
'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
'01 R1150 GS- totaled
'02 R1150 GS sold
'85 K100/EML sidecar sold
'11 R1200RT currently being enjoyed