Golly, when my car under factory warranty broke down on a business trip, they would not pay my expenses either, the dirty rats. Your bike is a 2002 and you're complaining about reimbursement, buy a 2002 Wing and flip a coin!
BTW, the Wing has its quirks also, I'm sure you will be the one to discover the quirks and bitch on the gl1800 forum...then on to .........a bicycle?!
smokinjoe...please step away from the meth lab long enough to have a lucid thought...
while my bike is a 2002....in each instance when the linkage broke, THE LINKAGE PART WAS ONLY 20 DAYS OLD!!!!! (are you following me so far??? Here's a hint, if you stop drinking antifreeze your brain functions more efficiently)
And in each instance when THE LINKAGE was repaired, the work was done by a BMW certified technician.
Quality control of the part is a responsibility of BMW Corporate.
Training of the technicians is a responsibility of BMW Corporate.
So, clearly, either the part is defective, or the training is suspect or both...
It doesn't matter if I bought the bike yesterday or 300 years ago. If the part fails before it's 25 day anniversary, corporate is respsonsible and is clearly negligent.
By the way, in your opinion, the shift linkage failing every 20 days is a "quirk"??? Are you kidding me???
So, what you're saying is that I'm a bitch, because I expect the shift linkage on this bike to function longer than 20 days in a row??? Really!!! seriously???
On second thought, just stay in the meth lab, drink the antifreeze...and everything will be just fine...