Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bryantown, MD, USA
Another Satisfied New Owner
I posted a thread a few weeks ago asking advice on the BMW LT and the transition from an HD Ultra Classic. All of your responses and comments were most helpful in my final decision to purchase a new 09 LT.
I'd also like to share an e-mail I had to send to a Club in belong to, which is a North American Only Police/Fire Club... figure it'll give some incite as to why I NEEDED to get away from HD!!!
Read and enjoy!
"Sorry I missed the meeting, but I was out of town traveling for work. As you can see, I'm not on my long ride out to the West Coast; which was supposed to leave on July 6th. Why you ask? I think you can pretty much guess why?
YEP - that P.O.S. bike broke down again for the same problem I had with it in May. It brokedown 3 weeks before we were scheduled to leave - plenty of time to fix it right? NOPE!!! The Stealership had it AGAIN for three weeks (actually make that 2 weeks, after I called and had to remind them that they had my bike). So three weeks later, and one week past the time we were supposed to leave, they fix the bike. Why won't it start again? The cause is - BAD STARTER!!!
So I ask, could this be why it had a hard time starting in May when I brought it in? They say it probably was the start of it going bad, but this time it actually broke!!
So then I ask, so I didn't need the $1200.00 in parts, not covered by warranty that I was charged in May, to fix THE HEAT ISSUE that was the cause at the time!! (For those reading, I was told that the engine has generating to much heat, which in turn was causing to much pressure in the rear cylinder - preventing the piston from reach the top during in the combustion cycle)
Their response - probably!!!!!
PROBABLY!!!! they just "kinda" admitted to charging me for parts and labor i probably didn't need!!!
So, suffice it to say - I sold that piece of shit back to the dealership under their buyback program, and the result is I WILL NOT be buying another Harley for the foreseeable future . Hence why this e-mail is addressed to the two of you as President and Vice Prez of the club. I am in the process of buying an 09 BMW K1200LT touring bike, which is not North American nor a V-Twin. As I will no longer be in "regs" with the by-laws, I wanted to let the two of you know this first before dropping it unexpectedly on the club as a whole."
I have had my new LT for about 3 days. I thought I may have had some separation anxiety, but after 500 miles of far - I LOVE THIS BIKE!!
Thanks again to everyone who voiced an opinion.