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#996171 - 09/05/17 01:14 AM Why?
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Why, can't BMW Motorrad make a seat that FITS a human butt? (I'm German, and MY butt don't fit)
Why, with every new model, the fairing storage gets SMALLER, and smaller ('99 vs '05 vs '16RTW. Why bother?
Why, if you misplace the only key they give you ("fob"), you're NOT going for a ride? And the dealer suggests you store said "fob" in one of those above-mentioned tiny storage boxes? Why, if the battery in said "fob" dies, so does your ride? Why will my insurance company refuse my claim if someone figgurs out they don't need a key to steal my bike, because I followed my dealers advice?
Why discontinue the best tank bag system (the "rail" on 2005-2013), to revert to old school tank bag system?
Why make a fancy "film fuel strip", known to fail, and keep replacing it for the next 12 years, when old school float gauge worked perfectly?
Why did BMW have to re-invent the screw on the wet heads??
Why, for a motorcycle designed in a wind tunnel, does the windscreen have to be so noisy?
Why does the DOT (Department of Transportation) issue a recall of switchgear, reflectors, fork tubes--but NOT Final Drives, whose bearings/seals puke oil all over the rear wheel/tire when they fail? (A more serious safety issue).
Why do none of the farkles I put on my '05 or '10, fit on my '16?
Why do I keep buying these fabulous bikes??
Why make it simple, when Motorrad can be on the cutting edge of complicated?
Answer: AFTER MARKETS! Thanks to all the entrepreneurs out there that make our bikes rideable😃 God bless capitalism.

What's your "Why"?



Edited by BeemerBerg (09/05/17 01:17 AM)
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#996193 - 09/05/17 11:37 AM Re: Why? [Re: BeemerBerg]
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I've found that occasionally spending a couple of hours spent with a nice bottle of Scotch has helped me discover the answers to many of the mysteries of the Universe. I'd suggest you give this a try and then report back to us with the answers to your questions.
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#996195 - 09/05/17 11:50 AM Re: Why? [Re: Mike]
Paul De Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mike
I've found that occasionally spending a couple of hours spent with a nice bottle of Scotch has helped me discover the answers to many of the mysteries of the Universe. I'd suggest you give this a try and then report back to us with the answers to your questions.


+1

Forget about the mysteries of the universe, why does the Scotch make a high dollar audio system sound better?
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#996210 - 09/05/17 05:56 PM Re: Why? [Re: BeemerBerg]
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Thanks for the chuckle I got out of your post. Some valid points though! grin
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#996244 - 09/06/17 01:34 PM Re: Why? [Re: Paul De]
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Alcohol not an option [utah😇]. But several bottles of Dr Pepper still leave me wondering: why!
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#996253 - 09/06/17 02:54 PM Re: Why? [Re: BeemerBerg]
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Sugar will kill you...better to go with the alcohol grin

Funny thing is it seems that cars and bikes made in Germany tend to go designing and making these machines in their own way VS all others. some stuff is very cool, some stuff is over thought, other stuff is neither but just different. If you buy a German marque machine and didn't know this, that is a big why dontknow
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#996311 - 09/07/17 02:30 PM Re: Why? [Re: BeemerBerg]
hopz Offline
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Some of the farkles I had on my '05 fit the '14 just fine.

The other questions are spot-on.
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#996366 - 09/08/17 02:00 AM Re: Why? [Re: hopz]
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These bikes are designed by others, not you, and apparently they didn't ask you what you wanted. Sucks, doesn't it?
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