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  • Offline gtgt2112

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    Every Cloud
    on: Feb 28, 2016, 10.19 am
    Feb 28, 2016, 10.19 am
    I guess the photo's say it all

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    Re: Every Cloud
    Reply #1 on: Feb 28, 2016, 03.36 pm
    Feb 28, 2016, 03.36 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?

    Lannis

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    Re: Every Cloud
    Reply #2 on: Feb 28, 2016, 04.17 pm
    Feb 28, 2016, 04.17 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: Feb 28, 2016, 04.36 pm
    Feb 28, 2016, 04.36 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: Feb 28, 2016, 05.21 pm
    Feb 28, 2016, 05.21 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: Feb 28, 2016, 05.35 pm
    Feb 28, 2016, 05.35 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: Feb 28, 2016, 07.46 pm
    Feb 28, 2016, 07.46 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: Feb 28, 2016, 10.42 pm
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    *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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