i thought i was being nice........ taking my bmw r80 for a lap around california, thru rivers, big trees, some farmlands, and ultimately the coast. alas, like everthing mechanical i own, it breaks. cutting out and mega backfiring, bike died completely whilst going thru a flat portion of freeway at 65mph. it re started instantly. brought back up to speed, did it again, this time worse back fire, and the tach dropped to zero in a hurry. fires instantly, i limped off the freeway, on morning 2, of my 4 day planned trip. i rented a giant moving truck and hauled it home. wife tells me enough is enough. its my only mode of transportation, and it has to be reliable. im spending way too much $ on parts/maintenance. im sure its ignition related, as the bike was full of fuel, only having run 30 miles of my fresh tank. and the tachometer takes its pulse off of something ignition (not sure if its bean can or ignition module) not sure im going to fix it or sell as is, but the wife says to go buy a NEW bike. kinda bummed.