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#623239 - 08/02/10 07:02 PM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: Marty Hill]  
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Originally Posted By: Marty Hill
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Anyone who is unhappy or afraid of the failure rate should really consider moving to a different brand.




Or try a different kind of BMW rear drive. I have a BMW belt, chain, and non-paralever shaft.

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#624690 - 08/08/10 10:58 AM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: SageRider]  
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Just thought I would let you know how helpful BMW was after I sent them a lengthy letter explaining 10 yrs. of BMW ownership. Two different bikes 3 trashed final drives.Stranded twice. I was surprised that they even called me, although the call was useless. I was told that I should take my bike to the nearest dealer and let them go through the final drive. I told them that I just paid a dealer to do that, and they told me they think I will make it home. I am getting madder by the minute. I also have sent a letter to the NHTSA explaining just how dangerous this is. Next I think I am going to send a copy of my letter to Motorcycle Consumer News. To those that are in love with BMW I am sorry if this offends you. I no longer am feeling the love. I do understand that my bike has 75K miles on it. I told the BMW rep that we both know that there is a design flaw with their final drives but I am sure they would never admit it. His reply was that all he can say was that I wasn't the first person to call about final drive issues. Still trying to talk to them again, but so far they wont call me back. I figure if the first guy (Arron) cant help, I want to talk to someone who can. Just had to vent a little.

Marty

#624962 - 08/09/10 01:52 PM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: marty mayer]  
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GO Marty GO!!!!


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#625259 - 08/10/10 01:46 AM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: marty mayer]  
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Well we will be doing the same thing if we get home, so far $2200.00 in 5 weeks and 7000 miles to keep this thing on the rode. A shaft, rear bearings, clutch slave, and that is still leaking, and a fuel strip 3 days before we left. I have 700,000 BMW miles and Kate has 275.000. If that has no influence, the Honda Norge is looking pretty good.

#625264 - 08/10/10 01:54 AM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: KDeline]  
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Originally Posted By: KDeline
the Honda Norge is looking pretty good.


eek

didja mean Motoguzzi?

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#625320 - 08/10/10 05:30 AM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: mbelectric]  
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How about the new triumph Sprint GT? Standard ABS, nice hard bags. Chain drive, so no surprise failures, just a little more maintenance. Less than 14,000. Looks good too.


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#625704 - 08/11/10 11:12 AM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: Beagler]  
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Originally Posted By: Beagler
How about the new triumph Sprint GT? Standard ABS, nice hard bags. Chain drive, so no surprise failures, just a little more maintenance. Less than 14,000. Looks good too.


That is most likely where my next motorcycle money will be spent. All it has to do is pass the Danielle test. I really hope she doesn't hate the pillion seat.

I love my bike, but I have pretty much got the sh*ts of wrenching on it and the newer bikes are not giving me any kind of confidence for a good replacement.


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#625878 - 08/11/10 08:51 PM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Originally Posted By: OoPEZoO
Originally Posted By: Beagler
How about the new triumph Sprint GT? Standard ABS, nice hard bags. Chain drive, so no surprise failures, just a little more maintenance. Less than 14,000. Looks good too.


That is most likely where my next motorcycle money will be spent. All it has to do is pass the Danielle test. I really hope she doesn't hate the pillion seat.

I love my bike, but I have pretty much got the sh*ts of wrenching on it and the newer bikes are not giving me any kind of confidence for a good replacement.


But Keith, pretty soon your bike will be completely new again thumbsup I think I'm with ya on the Sprint GT. Good reviews so far from across the pond. I'm spoiled with my adjustable windshield though. We'll all have to run up to the Triumph dealer and talk the Ladies into a test ride on a GT. Since this is a FD thread, thanks a ton for helping me out with mine. New bearings make the bike ride smooth as silk. Or else its from the bike being lighter from less weight in my wallet...


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#626069 - 08/12/10 12:56 PM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Originally Posted By: OoPEZoO
[That is most likely where my next motorcycle money will be spent.


If that is true, just consider buying used. I can't think of a marquee that has a worse re-sale value than Triumph. Don't know why, just is.

I like the Sprints, other than they still cook my right leg.

#626092 - 08/12/10 01:53 PM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: rad]  
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Oh yeah.....no doubt. I wouldn't dream of buying a brand new bike, especially a Triumph. My local Triumph/BMW dealer consistantly gets 1 year old Sprints in with under 5k miles on them and has them listed in the ~$9-$10k range. Right now they have a leftover '09 demo w/ABS sitting there with ~3k miles on it and the full 2 year unlimited mile warranty.

One of these days I'll venture over for a test ride, but I don't want to start that process until I'm 100% ready to pull the trigger on something.


-Keith (Yup, thats me...and my rubber chicken)

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'86 Honda CB125
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