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I'm a bit brain dead at times it seems, my wife even offered to fetch me yesterday.
I have this thing where I ride my bike on principle regardless..... generally to my detriment but fuckit.
 

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BMW wants R1400 odd for those fancy italian rear brake pads.

Fuck that for a joke. It will get SBS like every bike that came before it for 1/3rd the price when they are actually properly finished.

Still did 30,000km so it's pretty good going.
 

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I feel like a bit of a guy that has a chip on his shoulder when I walk into a place with my protective gear. I guess I haven't gotten used to the glares people give you.

I don't often wear my matching jacket pants but when I do it is super warm. :D

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I hope there was something in between there.
:ROFLMAO: Where do I begin!

2003 Honda 954 Fireblade
2004 Suzuki RM125
2005 Honda TRX450R
2006 Suzuki GSXR750 Anniversary
2003 Honda VTR1000SP2
1981 Honda CD200 (Restored)
2013 Kawasaki ZX10
2000 Honda CBR1100XX
2009 Suzuki Hayabusa GSXR1300

Not in that specific order :sneaky:

But I went from the 125 to the 954.
 
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I feel like a bit of a guy that has a chip on his shoulder when I walk into a place with my protective gear. I guess I haven't gotten used to the glares people give you.

I don't often wear my matching jacket pants but when I do it is super warm. :D

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I went to a corporate meeting once with my leathers and my colors (I ride in a bike club aswell)

You should have seen the peoples faces! Priceless!
 

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Anyone who thinks a BMW is expensive to run has got it very wrong.

R1944 for the 30,000km service which included brake fluid change and fork oil service. Nobody has ever done that on my bikes before even though the manual says it should be done.
 
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Anyone who thinks a BMW is expensive to run has got it very wrong.

R1944 for the 30,000km service which included brake fluid change and fork oil service. Nobody has ever done that on my bikes before even though the manual says it should be done.
Running costs, brake pads and oil vary ever so slightly among the bigger capacity road bikes. It's when they do a full service, that's when things can become expensive depending on the make and model. Some bikes need to be almost taken apart for a service and valve checks etc etc. BMW boxer engines have their engine hanging out of the bike. So I suppose it's easier to get to?
 
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Running costs, brake pads and oil vary ever so slightly among the bigger capacity road bikes. It's when they do a full service, that's when things can become expensive depending on the make and model. Some bikes need to be almost taken apart for a service and valve checks etc etc. BMW boxer engines have their engine hanging out of the bike. So I suppose it's easier to get to?
My K1300GT 90000km service was about R 5000 and they did a valve clearance, it has 16 valves and you need to remove the Radiator as well to flush it etc. That service is cheaper than the 15000k service on the 1290SD.
 
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Running costs, brake pads and oil vary ever so slightly among the bigger capacity road bikes. It's when they do a full service, that's when things can become expensive depending on the make and model. Some bikes need to be almost taken apart for a service and valve checks etc etc. BMW boxer engines have their engine hanging out of the bike. So I suppose it's easier to get to?
Exactly my point.

The major service on the BMW was even R3995 with the valve checks and everything.

Comparatively cheap compared to everyone else.

My "little" Triumph cost a fortune to maintain in comparison.

One of the secrets is that BMW doesn't charge massive half hour increments for labour but instead breaks it down to 5 minute chunks so you don't get overcharged for stupid stuff like everyone else.

Then there is the factor that I've gotten a courtesy bike EVERY time. Last time that happened was when I had my Buell with Hardley Davidson and even they got less and less consistent with it.

BMW design their bikes for ownership. Everyone else designs them to sell them only and don't give a toss what they cost to keep.
 
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Exactly my point.


One of the secrets is that BMW doesn't charge massive half hour increments for labour but instead breaks it down to 5 minute chunks so you don't get overcharged for stupid stuff like everyone else.
I didn't know about this. That is a really good practice to have, more places should adopt that.

Funnily enough, My mother just traded her Kawasaki GTR1400 for a 2018 "special" or "limited edition" BMW S1000XR this past Saturday.
Though their entire shop came to look at my 1290 xD which is funny considering they had like 5 BMW S1000RRs and 2 BMW HP4s sitting outside where my bike was parked.

This one is the one she got.
 
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Yoh that is one serious mom!

I was dead keen on the XR but when riding it couldn’t stand the cable clutch and revvy motor.

Not in contrast to the hydraulic clutch and torque RS anyway.

Compared to more others outside the BMW camp (like the Multistrada I also looked at) I would still have it but inside the BMW like up the RS stole my heart.

Actually the RnineT did but it wasn’t practical enough for my needs.
 
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