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Offline Dragon88

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Re: It's goodbye from me...
Reply #10 on: December 09, 2019, 01:28:09 AM
Good luck. If you want reliability I wouldn't have bought a BMW...at least the Tigers faults wont kill you.

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Re: It's goodbye from me...
Reply #11 on: December 09, 2019, 05:04:56 AM
*Originally Posted by Dragon88 [+]
...at least the Tigers faults wont kill you.
I doubt that any fault that a BMW could have, would have any more likelihood of killing you then the faults that the Explorers have had.  :164:
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Re: It's goodbye from me...
Reply #12 on: December 09, 2019, 09:23:58 AM
Bye PeeJay!
And don't forget to report back here your experiences (good or bad).
As Mike put it so well, we're a number who start thinking this way, so...

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Re: It's goodbye from me...
Reply #13 on: December 09, 2019, 12:02:28 PM
Enjoy your BMW, they are nice machines...but if you are expecting to not break, you are in for more disappointment . :005:
If you want a bike that never breaks, get a Jap bike...but then you have to ride a boring bike....  :150:

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Re: It's goodbye from me...
Reply #14 on: December 09, 2019, 02:51:12 PM
I don't see it quite that way.

I've never owned a BMW (maybe when I'm older  :164:)  But, I owned 1 Honda, 1 Yamaha and 3 Suzuki's from 1980-1988, had a 7 year break and it's been 3 Triumphs since 1995, except for a single wildcard Honda CB250RS for a couple of years for a project that didn't happen  :015:

The  900 Sprint, 1200 Daytona and the Tiger have all been so much better built, more robust and more reliable that any of the Japanese bikes from the early days, the 250RS and every Jap bike loaner that I've had while mine have been in for service. The last bike a looked at closely, the Yamaha copy of the Street Triple, had clearly been built to a very tight budget. Even when I used to own them, the Suzuki's were known for dodgy rectifiers, while the 650 Katana that I had wore through the paintwork on the tank within 8,000 miles simply being up against denim jeans. All a bit reminiscent of the "quality" of my first company "car" - a Nissan Sunny van  :005:

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Re: It's goodbye from me...
Reply #15 on: December 09, 2019, 04:15:28 PM
*Originally Posted by redmerle [+]
the Suzuki's were known for dodgy rectifiers
I had to replace Mrs NiK's VFR's one four times!
I finally rewired a leftover Africa Twin part that stood its ground for years.
Go figure!

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Re: It's goodbye from me...
Reply #16 on: December 09, 2019, 04:43:00 PM
Out of the frying pan, into the fire. There are a great many unhappy G.S. owners out there. I wouldn't swap my creamy smooth triple for an agricultural boxer engine under any circumstances. It's all about the ride.

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Re: It's goodbye from me...
Reply #17 on: December 09, 2019, 06:56:28 PM
Good luck Paul. I'm sure you've given your decision lots of thought and consideration.
My only advice is don't take your new bike touring in the Alps - you'll never find it on the car park  :018:
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Re: It's goodbye from me...
Reply #18 on: December 09, 2019, 08:00:56 PM
When you lose faith in something like a motorcycle manufacturer, the real only option is to try something else + a new bike is always a nice prospect!

By many accounts the GSA is a fantastic machine, so I really hope you enjoy great many miles of trouble free motorcycling on your new bike, good luck and please let us know how you get on with her :001:

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Re: It's goodbye from me...
Reply #19 on: December 09, 2019, 11:42:52 PM
I have a friend with two 19 models  GS and GSA, both have been nothing but trouble. He has had well over 100 BMWs in his life time, I am not exaggerating. He is trying to  get rid of the GS right now, so many fault codes and puts engine in limp mode.  Bike cluster said to shut bike off and take to dealer, low oil, it was completely full. Bike is 8 months old. And had GSA in twice to get new fuel pumps....