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Old 09-24-2004, 09:14 AM   #1
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Somebody please tell me why I have a BMW

Mounted a new rear tire on the GS yesterday, and noticed a clunking from the driveshaft while rotating the wheel. I guess it's time to inspect the gearbox too.
So far this summer, I've replaced the headlight switch, alt. rotor, fork seals, rear shock, head gaskets, pushrod tubes, and rear shock.
My K100RS is jumping out of second gear under hard acceleration (is there any other kind?) and this weekend's project is to inspect that.
My '73 Norton has been running fine, I've put more miles on it this summer than the two BMWs combined, and other than burning up two sets of tires, hasn't cost me more than gas.
Where's the legendary BMW reliability?
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:48 AM   #2
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...Where's the legendary BMW reliability?
Standing right over there- right behind the legendary BMW PR Machine.



Sorry for all your trouble, but you asked.
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Old 09-24-2004, 11:56 AM   #3
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[QUOTE=norton73]So far this summer, I've replaced the headlight switch, alt. rotor, fork seals, rear shock, head gaskets, pushrod tubes, and rear shock.


You had to replace the rear shock twice? I'd be asking questions, too...
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Old 09-24-2004, 04:55 PM   #4
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So far this summer, I've replaced the headlight switch, alt. rotor, fork seals, rear shock, head gaskets, pushrod tubes, and rear shock.


You had to replace the rear shock twice? I'd be asking questions, too...
I only replaced one shock, most of my other bikes are dual shocks, so I must be confused.
Probably thinking of something else that broke this summer.
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Old 09-24-2004, 05:07 PM   #5
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why do I ride BMW?

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Old 09-24-2004, 05:22 PM   #6
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Old 09-24-2004, 05:42 PM   #7
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Somebody please tell me why I have a BMW

Your Beemers are too old. You simply need a new R1200 GS and your problems will be solved. Seriously, I feel your pain. Hope you get matters resolved.
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Old 10-13-2004, 01:00 PM   #8
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BMW riders get the girls
not the ones i've met. you've been sniffing glue again haven't you?
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