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#975657 - 11/28/16 10:05 PM Re: Member signing out [Re: DiverRay]  
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Same here, glad you survived the ordeal. Usually, one will chose to give up riding all together, rather than riding that
particular type of bike he has the experience with. Same question: do you feel like if you were riding a FJR would have
had a better outcome? Or do you blame the RT for not responding in some way to get you out?
You owe us a response! You started this thread, we tend to believe you blame the bike/model
for your misfortune, and would like to know why? You wanted to change the bike before all this,
and there is nothing wrong with that.
Thank You for responding!


2008 R1200RT
2007 Triumph Sprint 1050
Memories from the past:
1986 Yamaha FJ 1200
1985 Yamaha FJ 1100
1983 Yamaha XJ 900 Seca
1976 CZ 175,1966 Jawa 175, 1958 Jawa 350
#975658 - 11/28/16 10:24 PM Re: Member signing out [Re: temesvar]  
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I don't know DriverRay, but a previous search of recent posts indicates he's had some misfortunes with his RT including a final drive failure. He had mentioned selling it and moving on to a different brand prior to his accident.


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#975666 - 11/29/16 01:19 AM Re: Member signing out [Re: temesvar]  
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Originally Posted By: temesvar
Same here, glad you survived the ordeal. Usually, one will chose to give up riding all together, rather than riding that
particular type of bike he has the experience with. Same question: do you feel like if you were riding a FJR would have
had a better outcome? Or do you blame the RT for not responding in some way to get you out?
You owe us a response! You started this thread, we tend to believe you blame the bike/model
for your misfortune, and would like to know why? You wanted to change the bike before all this,
and there is nothing wrong with that.
Thank You for responding!


I didn't get the impression from the Original Post that he was blaming the BMW for the accident. He did make it clear he was through with BMWs but I didn't get any sense of why.


Will

2015 R1200R Cordoba Blue (current)
1999 R1100RT Tundra Green
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#975676 - 11/29/16 12:27 PM Re: Member signing out [Re: DiverRay]  
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Hey Ray - first and foremost I am glad that you were not hurt worse than you were and that you walked away. Secondly, BMW products are not for everyone so all the best with what you find. I too like the FJR but it's seating position was bad for my back. I hope that is not an issue for you. For me, having a good back with more down time due to repairs was a trade off. Again, all the best and post a pic of your new ride when you get it.


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#975677 - 11/29/16 12:47 PM Re: Member signing out [Re: DiverRay]  
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I guess when the OP said he was "signing out" he meant immediately dontknow


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#975690 - 11/29/16 04:35 PM Re: Member signing out [Re: RTinNC]  
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Originally Posted By: RTinNC
I guess when the OP said he was "signing out" he meant immediately dontknow


Indeed. It appears he means what he says! To keep this thread alive a bit longer I will add that his tale did not strike me as a condemnation of BMW but rather a rousing endorsement of the life saving qualities of a Givi 55L top box!

I gotta get me one of those things...

(Glad you made it Ray)


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#975702 - 11/30/16 12:02 AM Re: Member signing out [Re: Jake]  
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guess the shad is kind of like the black box on airplanes...make the whole plane out of a black box and put wheels on a shad and all would be good.


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#975708 - 11/30/16 05:03 AM Re: Member signing out [Re: DiverRay]  
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I like your thinking there, David.


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#975709 - 11/30/16 05:07 AM Re: Member signing out [Re: DiverRay]  
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Which is to say, thanks for keeping BMWST weird.


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#975915 - 12/04/16 04:53 PM Re: Member signing out [Re: Fathom]  
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I've been rather busy, so I've not had a chance to get back.
The reason for NOT getting another BMW is only the cost of ownership. I live in the bay area, and I do not have a lot of "extra" money to pay for problems that are design issues and not covered by BMW. The bike has done well for me in almost all respects, and I have been able to do an 850 mile day or two on it. after some mods, as we all make, the bike fits me well and is comfortable. I just put a LOT of miles on per year, as I use the bike for my commute vehicle (90miles per day). I need to find something that I can wear out without feeling like I've thrown money away that I don't need to. I understand this is a perception of mine, but we all look at things differently.
I've always done my own maintenance on bikes, and this one was the same. I do not have a BMW dealer that I trust to work on it, but I have one of the BEST independent shops near me, Ben's Motor Works in Freedom, CA. Ben has done almost all of the work that I didn't do on the bike, and I've been VERY happy with the quality of work and the fair price. I just can't see paying over $600 for clutch parts, when a complete clutch on the FJR is about $200, and I don't have to split the bike in half to do it. This is just one example for me, so you can maybe get an idea of were I am coming from.
Again, I LIKE all the members I've met, and have enjoyed this board, what little I post on it.
And yes, the bike DID do well for being hit at about 15mph difference in speed, but for the most part I think my angel was just able to keep up with me that day as well.

Last edited by DiverRay; 12/04/16 04:54 PM.

Ray
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2011 Kawasaki Concours 1400
1978 Yamaha XS1100 Standard (work in progress)
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