Mike Mike, I do not know the why of your parts problem. I am sure those parts are being installed on new bikes right now. I am also sure your dealer is in the middle of it and the rest is manufactures delivery on demand to cut cost. I understand the US parts are bundled with the automotive delivery system. Maybe there not enough BMW cars in Mexico. If you are talking with "Customer Service" at BMW Motoraad, you are wasting your time. There is some hierarchy to the service issues. Service rep or some such title. 4 of them in the US, got to be at least one in Mexico. That's the guy you need to get a hold of. Your dealer will know who I am talking about, he is the guy that resolves warranty claims. Your forks are 41mm, so were the old thumpers. If they are Showa, maybe the bushings and seals will interchange. Check the parts numbers, the singles went through a number of seal changes. All new bikes have electronics, computers, injectors, etc that are putting them beyond the capabilities of the average backyard mechanic. Don't want to deal with it, buy old tech. I have one for backup. As for the BMW being junk. I also looked at the KTM's. They went through all the growing pains. Nobody remembers the clutch issues, leaky slave cylinders, bad fuel pumps? You can wait for KTM parts as easy as BMW parts. The bike was too heavy and tall for an old man. At the time, they were also $4,000 more. You can afford to put quality parts on the bike with the difference. One more technical bit. All V twins have a certain cadence to them. They all have off set cranks to accommodate the spacing of the cylinders. They all hook up better because of it. KTM's firing order should be 435/285 degrees. You can mimic the same in a vertical twin. The Husky Nuda has one, that is why I would like to see that in the F800gs.