Has BMW been bad to you? Did you buy a New BMW lemon? Have you spent too long at the service shop, dealing with "technicians" who think you're an idiot? Did the electrics start failing? Did your beautiful New BMW start stalling? What about that transmission? Did BMW tell you it was your imagination? Did your sub-frame crack? Did they promise they'd call you soon to arrange something?

Don't worry you're not the only one who bought a BMTroubleU, but now you can tell the world your real "BMW Experience" by simply emailing your story and images to rayone2.3456 AT blogger.com you need to replace ' AT ' with an '@' cos I get too much spam (privacy statement)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

My RT 1200 RT Experience.

I owned an RT 1200, 2008 that would randomly shut off driving down the road, at speed. In my mind it is extremely unsettling to have a bike just shut off on the highway or pulling into an active intersection.

The dealer told me, "Never heard of that issue", "Must be bad gas", "Try this fuel additive", "Doesn't happen to me on a test ride." 

It got down to my riding skills. The way "I handled the clutch, roll-off the throttle." Basically, being told I'm not riding the bike right. Seriously insulting. I started riding mini-bikes at 12. I'm 50 now, was 45 then. I've also been required to take motorcycle safety foundation classes because it was a requirement in the Army. Yep I'm just a stupid idiot with zero skills. If I'm stupid, it was buying a BMW. 

Check BMW forums. It happens to several bikes and people are just as furious. I mention it. Nothing. I hear crickets and a whistling breeze.

The final straw was "Make sure you only have the BMW key on the keyring, the ECU is really sensitive. It creates a disturbance in the electrical field." Okay Obi Wan GoBlowme. Fricking seriously? Got rid of it a week later. A year of BS and insults.

Had an 2004 UltraClassic before the RT. Had a few minor issues but was never just blatantly BS'd about anything. I could take it to more than several shops too. Had a 1976 250 cc AMF Harley that didn't stall at speed. An AMF!

Great when it worked. One dealer in the state. Not like you have a choice where to get it fixed. Would it really have mattered if there was 20 dealers in the state?


Ian

1 comment:

  1. I'm very disappointed in my new BMW S1000R. Panel bolts strip easily as do the threaded inserts. Plus, the headlights really stink. For the USA models, you either get a high or low beam. Not the combined high/low on the high beam setting as standard for most other bikes.

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