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Old 07-26-2013, 12:27 AM   #10081
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How are the matte finish spoke wheels working out? Was surprised to see that change- and frankly, they look cheaper than the ones that have traditionally been oem on a GS
Yep, mine are great, and much easier to clean. I may get them powdercoated black over the winter.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:57 AM   #10082
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Yep, mine are great, and much easier to clean. I may get them powdercoated black over the winter.
I should have taken a better pic of it, but this really appealed to me.
Including black wheels.

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:28 AM   #10083
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I should have taken a better pic of it, but this really appealed to me.
Including black wheels.

That's nice. Just needs a black frame, shaft and engine.

As soon as they release a triple black with these in black, I'm in. My wife probably won't notice the difference either.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:35 AM   #10084
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That's nice. Just needs a black frame, shaft and engine.

As soon as they release a triple black with these in black, I'm in. My wife probably won't notice the difference either.
The conversion to all the black here is 2400 Euro's. It's worth considering.
At home they can't spot the difference between the oilhead and the wethead if it doesn't have the LED.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:04 AM   #10085
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How are the matte finish spoke wheels working out? Was surprised to see that change- and frankly, they look cheaper than the ones that have traditionally been oem on a GS
The Matte works fine. In fact it attracts dirt very well.

Might just leave mine till they turn black saves on cleaning.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:14 PM   #10086
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whats the penalty if you pull $15K out of a 401K?
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:23 PM   #10087
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Flug, do a 401k loan instead.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:36 PM   #10088
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Flug, do a 401k loan instead.
I'll bet that thing squares up and rips all things considered.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:00 PM   #10089
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I'll bet that thing squares up and rips all things considered.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:44 PM   #10090
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:38 AM   #10091
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whats the penalty if you pull $15K out of a 401K?
Oh my...please say no to that!!!
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:10 AM   #10092
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Well, mine now looks more authentic as it fell off the side stand in a lay by. At least the engine bars work.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:17 PM   #10093
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I just picked up a GS tank bag on Tuesday. They just came in dealer was Max's in NH. They had both small & large.
Just a note, we drove up to Max's in NH today and, yes, they had a tank bag. I went along to look at potentially buying a bike. They also told the SIL that they had the panniers he wanted and said they'd install them if we could wait an hour our so (because they were backed up). Well, two hours later that told us they couldn't sell the kid anything because the he didn't buy the bike there and they needed them in case other customers bought new bikes. Now if they had just said that up front, it would have been OK but they made us wait several hours to find out. Is there anything quite so stupid as pissing off potential customers ready to part with some serious money?
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:46 PM   #10094
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Just a note, we drove up to Max's in NH today and, yes, they had a tank bag. I went along to look at potentially buying a bike. They also told the SIL that they had the panniers he wanted and said they'd install them if we could wait an hour our so (because they were backed up). Well, two hours later that told us they couldn't sell the kid anything because the he didn't buy the bike there and they needed them in case other customers bought new bikes. Now if they had just said that up front, it would have been OK but they made us wait several hours to find out. Is there anything quite so stupid as pissing off potential customers ready to part with some serious money?
That seems like a colossal screwup, not usual for MaxBMW. Did your SIL speak to the manager or try to force the issue? Usually if someone makes a promise there, even if they didn't know what they were talking about, they stand by it. FWIW, that is how I got the tall seat for free on my bike instead of paying $350 for it; sales guy didn't know it was an extra cost option at the time.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:23 PM   #10095
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That seems like a colossal screwup, not usual for MaxBMW. Did your SIL speak to the manager or try to force the issue? Usually if someone makes a promise there, even if they didn't know what they were talking about, they stand by it. FWIW, that is how I got the tall seat for free on my bike instead of paying $350 for it; sales guy didn't know it was an extra cost option at the time.
Although pissed, he/we politely left without making a stink since we were informed that it was the manager who nixed the sale. We will find another solution and not bother them again with our business. Simply put, we wasted enough time with Max BMW and will not repeat the mistake. It was not a total loss as we had a great ride up and back in beautiful weather.

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