Originally Posted by Meese
Hey, I thought I had dibs on your GT.
Nice RT though.
Cam follower, huh? First I've heard of one of those failing.
And good on San Jose BMW for stepping up and taking care of you, again. Maybe I oughta buy my next bike from them.
BTW, if they're not gonna use that spare motor, I could sure use it . . .
Me, too. When we opened the motor and saw what was there about 4 of us at the shop just looked at it with a blank stare. Completely surprised with finding this as the root cause. I must say, even in that condition the motor would still pull 70 mph in 6th gear,which I think is damned impressive. As for the motor, it ended up going into the carcass of the GT which is on its way back to BMW NA. I don't think you would have wanted to write the check for it, though, not cheap.
Originally Posted by pjessen
And I think it is very commendable the way you handled the situation on this forum. Thank you! You saved everyone nearly two months of hand wringing worthless posts.
Yes, that was somewhat by design. Since I was working with BMW NA and SJBMW to determine what to do and how to handle things it didn't make any sense to continually air things out in a public forum like this. No benefit to anyone, especially me and BMW.
Originally Posted by Dick
Staying with the brand speaks volumes too!!
I sitll believe BMW makes some of the best touring bikes in the world, and the innovations they are making across the product line and with bikes like the S1000RR are very impressive. I've had quite a bit of time to think about my situation and what I would ride other than a BMW and the list is really, really short. Like maybe 1 or 2 other models from other brands. I believe the issues I've had with this and the previous K bike were both one-off situations, and just my bad luck that both occurred to me. But in the course of the last few years of my life (divorce, house, accidents, etc.) it fits karmically with my life's path, unfortunately.
Oh, and to the Universe - I'm Really, really sorry for whatever I did to you! Can I please have some good luck now, PLEASE???
Originally Posted by ibbones
I am curious if you have ever had a "R" bike before and what you think of it
My first BMW was an R1100RT, and I've had an R1100GS and an 1150GSA. I've spent a couple hundred miles on this new DOHC motor and platform and I am really impressed with it so far. I'm going to try to get 6-800 miles on this one in the next week. I'll report more back later as I get things figured out.