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Every Cloud
« on: February 28, 2016, 10:19:23 am »
I guess the photo's say it all

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Re: Every Cloud
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 03:36:43 pm »
I don't know about the pics "saying it all", but they say a little.

What's the rest?    The Beemer came home on the truck, and was replaced by the SE?

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Re: Every Cloud
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2016, 04:17:30 pm »
That's about it. For two consecutive Alpine tours, despite being checked and serviced it had breakdowns, the truck recovery was caused by a cam chain tensioner fault, despite having a replacement as part of a recall the year before. In the two weeks it took to return to the UK a friend had suggested I try out a Trophy, I didn't expect to like it but was very pleasantly surprised.
It is a much better touring bike.

Another friend bought the K1200 as a non runner, had it repaired, 9 months later servo brakes failed, BMW supplied the parts FOC, three months later radiator failed.

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Re: Every Cloud
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2016, 04:36:25 pm »
*Originally Posted by gtgt2112 [+]

Another friend bought the K1200 as a non runner, had it repaired, 9 months later servo brakes failed, BMW supplied the parts FOC, three months later radiator failed.

That runs into prices that give me nose bleeds.

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Re: Every Cloud
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2016, 05:21:02 pm »
Yes my friend was congratulating himself and teasing me about pulling off a good deal, but that soon stopped. Next time we met he had a another bike and didn't want to talk about the K1200 :001:
except to ask why I hadn't set fire to it in Italy and reported it stolen.

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Re: Every Cloud
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2016, 05:35:09 pm »
My R1200RT with a broken drive shaft was towed to a BMW/Triumph dealer and I rode away on the TT/SE.  I wonder how often this happens.
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Re: Every Cloud
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2016, 07:46:26 pm »
i was talking to 2 people on saturdays vulcan day myself included that had a bmw rt and moved to a trophy
assumption  is the mother of all f~~~ups

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Re: Every Cloud
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2016, 10:42:48 pm »
*Originally Posted by gtgt2112 [+]
That's about it. For two consecutive Alpine tours, despite being checked and serviced it had breakdowns, the truck recovery was caused by a cam chain tensioner fault, despite having a replacement as part of a recall the year before. In the two weeks it took to return to the UK a friend had suggested I try out a Trophy, I didn't expect to like it but was very pleasantly surprised.
It is a much better touring bike.

Another friend bought the K1200 as a non runner, had it repaired, 9 months later servo brakes failed, BMW supplied the parts FOC, three months later radiator failed.

I got rid of my 2 year old BMW R1200R as it was one thing after another. The final straw with it was an engine out job to fix a gear box oil leak, I lost patience, confidence and trust in it and after 12000kms got rid and bought my Trophy.
All recalls done, treated properly by my dealer and Triumph unlike BMW.
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