Re: WORNOUT CAM LOBE
One would hope BMW views these occurrences of cam lobe wear as an opportunity.
When the first-year wet heads were discovered to have a rear suspension issue BMW acted quickly and decisively. Their program of buy-back/trade in/repair was viewed by most as commendable. This issue affected the safety of the bike and acting forthrightly probably saved many lawsuits, but it also reflected well on the company.
BMW is now in a position to take one of two paths:
- Stonewall, deny, and perhaps have unpublished good-will repairs for only those who make sufficient noise.
- Openly admit that some bikes have an issue and stand by their product. One would hope these occurrences are rare and cost to the company would be relatively small.
Whichever path they chose, word will spread quickly. As one of my former work colleagues so eloquently put it, "Mothers tell their daughters it takes a lifetime to get a good reputation and fifteen minutes in the back seat of a Chevy to get a bad one."
Let's hope for the best.
Last edited by Stooie; Jul 27th, 2019 at 4:48 pm.