Someone in San Diego replied to my thread "Well I guess I'm going to chuck the bike" that lives in San Diego.
The member made a generous offer to meet me and exchange bikes so I could tell if the problem was me or the bike. This member's offer was one of many including one member who offered to meet me "half-way" since he lives in Kingman, Arizona.
I must admit that I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the members and want to thank everyone for their input.
I'm taking the bike for a little vacation from me and leaving it with the BMW tech guy and from there I will determine what my next move will be.
Regardless of my "final" decision, thanks to everyone for your comments.