Didn't mean to ruin your day while voicing my frusteration with the new motorcycle. Didn't mean to disparage the BMW brand just voicing a llittle disappointment. I have 5 cars all of which have over 150K, 3 chainsaws, a weedeater, a leaf blower and a garage full of other mechanical products. Probably by a few more before I croak. So I am definitely familiar with mechanical issues. By the way I have 2 volvo's. Probably the most frusterating thing for me is all of the new stuff is generally unworkable for an below average joe like me (you got that part right I'm a no nothing). Electronic gear and all... I guess I'll just have to go out and see if I can find my old 1970 175 Yamaha. Fits closer with my mechanical abilities!