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Forum: Face plant 01-21-2012, 02:28 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
No this photo is not after the bike was cleaned.....

No this photo is not after the bike was cleaned.. i never got a chance to get it that dirty with only driving 88 miles total on it. Oil? on the road.
Forum: Face plant 01-16-2012, 04:34 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Yeah, lucky us... my inseam is 34"

Yeah, lucky us... my inseam is 34"
Forum: Face plant 01-16-2012, 08:39 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
BMW dealership did nothing, but offer to buy the...

BMW dealership did nothing, but offer to buy the bike back.
Yeah I am def stearing away from this brand. They are def considered low end in my book - I feel a company who puts the almighty buck...
Forum: Face plant 01-16-2012, 08:27 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
I have tried both the rebel, suzuki 250 and the...

I have tried both the rebel, suzuki 250 and the honda xr250 - see to have issues on them when i road them. I find one the rebel and suzuki I had to sit on the back side of the seat just to have...
Forum: Face plant 01-15-2012, 07:22 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
I am 5' 6 with long legs... I tried to ride a 250...

I am 5' 6 with long legs... I tried to ride a 250 honda and found not to have enough leg room. Most of the smaller bikes give me this issue along with feeling like I am riding a trike.
Forum: Face plant 01-13-2012, 11:06 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Not to sure yet.. As I do live in a rural area I...

Not to sure yet.. As I do live in a rural area I would like something that can handle rough roads, since some roads around here are dirt an stone. I know definately I am going to go check out the ...
Forum: Face plant 01-12-2012, 03:55 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Hello, everyone. I am still around and...

Hello, everyone.

I am still around and breathing. Healed up finally except for the weakness and slight pain in my wrist. Meanwhile I have been doing some self - physical therapy on it so I can...
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2011, 03:59 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
thanks just wondering.. keep us informed

thanks just wondering.. keep us informed
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2011, 08:08 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Not much new on my end to update yet.

Not much new on my end to update yet.
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2011, 07:23 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
I hope this is true. Please keep us informed on...

I hope this is true. Please keep us informed on any update. Which dealership did you go to? Did you happen to ask how they were aware of it? Sorry for all the ?.
Forum: Face plant 07-18-2011, 02:49 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
I will check it out Chris48

I will check it out Chris48
Forum: Face plant 07-18-2011, 05:12 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Thanks Dachary It is fine that you wrote so...

Thanks Dachary

It is fine that you wrote so much info.

This is a learning experience all around for me and I am taking things one day at a time.

I fully appreciate all the knowledge &...
Forum: Face plant 07-15-2011, 09:18 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
This type of catastrophic failure is...

This type of catastrophic failure is UNACCEPTABLE.

There is car crash testing! Child car seat safety test! Is there any on motorcycles? If not , why not? I have only read about performance...
Forum: Face plant 07-14-2011, 08:09 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
You are welcome

You are welcome
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2011, 04:05 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Update talked to dealership the other day -...

Update talked to dealership the other day - trying to help me resolve incident. Guess they have been in contact with BMW manufacture on issue too.

Meanwhile I am still hanging in there and taking...
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2011, 03:45 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
NHTSA is the only agency to report to for...

NHTSA is the only agency to report to for motorcycles
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2011, 07:38 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
I apologize in taking so long to get the dots...

I apologize in taking so long to get the dots counted. I think there are 7 outside the circle that has the 10 in it. . It was a challenge readin those damn dots. I even tried the ole' rub the pencil...
Forum: Face plant 07-09-2011, 06:56 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Hanging in there & taking one day at a time. ...

Hanging in there & taking one day at a time.

Not to much to update - dealership called my emergency contact yesterday to follow up. Havent retouched base with them yet.

No, cant breathe...
Forum: Face plant 07-08-2011, 08:12 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
there is a number 10 within the dots , but i had...

there is a number 10 within the dots , but i had a hard time counting the dots.

Only the RHS fork was broke as per photos
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2011, 03:17 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Update: The NHTSA has corrected the complaint...

Update:
The NHTSA has corrected the complaint # 10409875 which had to be corrected to show the model G650Gs. http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints/
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2011, 07:31 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Nothing so far.

Nothing so far.
Forum: Face plant 07-06-2011, 05:59 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Are you volunteering to contact the Beemer...

Are you volunteering to contact the Beemer Boneyard?
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2011, 03:50 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
yes it should sorry I fixed the post in #220 ...

yes it should sorry I fixed the post in #220
thanks
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2011, 03:47 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
If we all show our concerns over this matter &...

If we all show our concerns over this matter & make it a fact to BMW , maybe what one cant do - alot can.

There I go thinking again....BMW probably dont give a sh-t either way.
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2011, 03:46 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2011, 03:40 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
I have posted this thread to make others aware of...

I have posted this thread to make others aware of what has happened to me. To others to check their forks. To try & figure out how this incident could of happened.

The way I look at past cases...
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2011, 03:32 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
As in post # 182 Originally Posted by...

As in post # 182

Originally Posted by antiquewidow http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/images/buttons/viewpost.png (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16304635#post16304635)
To...
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2011, 10:21 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Thanks Lemieuxmc: I knew it wasnt and most on...

Thanks Lemieuxmc: I knew it wasnt and most on this board too, but I figured I would do the update, to make it a known fact what the insurance co said.
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2011, 08:01 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Just wanted to give you all an update Just...

Just wanted to give you all an update
Just spoke to the Insurance company on the determination of fault on my claim. This incident is NOT my fault.
Forum: Face plant 07-04-2011, 09:47 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Nope still no word from the dealer yet. I emailed...

Nope still no word from the dealer yet. I emailed em on 6/29/2011 with a photo of the bike.

I am sure BMW USA has heard of my incident and the dealership has all my contact info. But no word...
Forum: Face plant 07-03-2011, 09:47 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Barance, do you mean the tire is not centered...

Barance, do you mean the tire is not centered between the fork tubes?
Doesnt the axle have to be in the center of the rim or wheel?
Just asking.......you kind of confused me....
Forum: Face plant 07-03-2011, 02:50 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
thanks for the info , i wasnt sure if they had to...

thanks for the info , i wasnt sure if they had to check the suspension system or what was involved in the inspection of the bike
Forum: Face plant 07-03-2011, 07:59 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
[QUOTE=Fulldeck;16308318] I absolutely love...

[QUOTE=Fulldeck;16308318]
I absolutely love this quote you put on from Mark Twain :

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you...
Forum: Face plant 07-03-2011, 07:57 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
Nope no word from the dealer yet. Which doesnt...

Nope no word from the dealer yet. Which doesnt surprise me.

I am sure BMW USA has heard of my incident and the dealership has all my contact info. But no word from BMW USA either. I havent...
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2011, 08:40 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
thats okay - I rant & babble too

thats okay - I rant & babble too
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2011, 08:35 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
I have read a few stories online where it has...

I have read a few stories online where it has happened to other brands too. Infact a friend of mine owns a HD and his are showa forks too - atleast thats what he said.
I feel whatever the cause of...
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2011, 11:52 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
To the 2010 & 2011 G650GS owners. I am curious as...

To the 2010 & 2011 G650GS owners. I am curious as to what numbers are on your forks. If at all possible could you take pics of them & post em in the thread. You can look at the link below in the fork...
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2011, 08:27 AM
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Posted By antiquewidow
mine says 1110

mine says 1110
Forum: Face plant 07-01-2011, 03:35 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
double ouch!!

double ouch!!
Forum: Face plant 07-01-2011, 03:34 PM
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Posted By antiquewidow
HHMM ? good observation - never even noticed...

HHMM ? good observation - never even noticed that.. Nope no mark on the left side from what we can see.
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