Good News: Trunk Latch & Plugup
I had my lower trunk replaced (on a worthwhile extended warranty) due to a broken latch (when will BMW engineers admit they are morons and redesign this troublesome component). The new trunk latch worked as stiffly as the one that had ultimately broken and was destined to break at some point in the future. I wish I could remember who to give credit to on this board for the idea to use a dremel tool to grind the surface latch hook for proper clearance. Well, it took about 1 hour of trial and trial and trial grinding to get a perfect fit. The trunk latch now operates with virtually NO effort. So, thanks to whomever for the suggestion.
At the Chicago motorcycle show in Feb. '06 I purchased a Plugup box to allow me to connect my custom-molded earplug speakers into the K-bike. The unit developed a short after only a couple of uses. I contacted Marilyn Navia, the seller, and she promptly replaced the malfunctioning unit and asked only that I send that unit to her. She is a person I will do more business with in the future.