True - but at 3 times the cost $152. versus $49. -- but then Drew at MAXBMW
has saved my tail more than once and a wheel barrel full of cash I had not even
thought about the "flare" or over-sized head on the factory screws - I'll post what
I receive later a stainless washer may do the trick but at added cost and labor?
Why is it the factory shops charge so much? I had to replace my FM antenna
because the little (not more than 50 cents) spring that completes the wire contact
had broken - $178.00 from local BMW shop - $61.00 from MAXBMW same part,
same part number, same supplier but 3 times the cost through BMW it's no wonder
they are closing shops - just like the local dealer charges $29.95 for the K1200
oil filter - with out the gaskets (add another 5.95 for those!) our non-BMW shop
the is a BMW service authorized and charges $12.95 same filter - same vendor
same shipping costs - I think the internet - MAXBMW, Beemerboneyard and
others will be the death of BMW factory parts except maybe big ticket or sole source items - to enjoy the mothership you have to maintain it my opinion is it pays to
shop around and look for an independent service shop - ride happy!