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post #1 of 6 Old Jun 12th, 2009, 7:45 pm Thread Starter
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My buddies 09 GT has an issue. He has been gone for a month and the bike sat. Today he started and it crank fine, however on the left handle bar controls, the windshield will not go up or down. The 4 way flashers will not work and the left turn signal will not work. Everything else on that handle bar works fine, like the right turn signal?

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post #2 of 6 Old Jun 12th, 2009, 9:12 pm
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The left switchgear pod on the 09's has some known issues with some buttons failing. There is a service bulletin out on it and a whole new pod. The dealer will replace it under warranty. Mine was done today.

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Re: handle bar question

Thanks Daivd. It was just weired and sad for someone who just forked out 20k for new bike. He was a Harley guy and me the beemer guy. O-well at least there is a known and easy fix. Thanks again.

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post #4 of 6 Old Jun 13th, 2009, 10:24 am
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The more stuff we put on cars/motorcycle the more things break. It's just a fact of life. It is not limited to BMWs (or Harleys). I have owned some expensive German cars over the years. You would think - - based on what I paid - - that I wouldn't have any problems with them but that just wasn't the case.

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They are all machines with moving parts, and moving parts break. In the case of the switchgear pod, it's a first year design with a lot of stuff packaged (very well I might add) in a small amount of space. I'm not surprised thee are some teething problems. They fix it for free, it takes a few hours once they have the parts, and you're riding again happy as ever. I can live with that!

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You all are right and I agree however it sucks when you brag about something and the $hit breaks. Lucky my bud is a laid back kind of dude. Thanks for all the posts.

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