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Tiger 800 - General Discussion / Re: Battery Replacement
« Last post by UncleGary on Today at 08:07:25 PM »
Advice from Paulhere to do a current leak test first is good. The video is fine. The main thing is to remember to plug the probes into the correct meter sockets for each of the tests, not that I have ever made this mistake.  :001:



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On Two Wheels / Re: BMW F900 XR
« Last post by Djairouks on Today at 07:27:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
It seems that most European makes are high maintenance as are their cars. They haven't learned from the Japanese who sell high quality and reasonable maintenance cost. We own two Lexus brand cars and no major issues in ten years of ownership and the dealer is exceptional.

Chico

Well I wouldn't be so categorical, I sold my atrociously crappy finished Honda Africa twin, rusting all around and having sh*t bearing, bad gearbox and more, was hardly the only guy, most 2016 models were crap.
I see some kawis looking awful nowadays, seems there's hardly Yamaha and maybe Suzuki still being quality.

So it's more of a mentality, we try to get away with it until people are too annoyed, all manufacturers are slowly going this way unfortunately.
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On Two Wheels / Re: BMW F900 XR
« Last post by chico on Today at 07:17:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Djairouks [+]
My friends that put so much money on their beeemers, kind of snobbed up, it's so weird, but they already said they'll buy kawis next because it costs too damn much !

It seems that most European makes are high maintenance as are their cars. They haven't learned from the Japanese who sell high quality and reasonable maintenance cost. We own two Lexus brand cars and no major issues in ten years of ownership and the dealer is exceptional.

Chico
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On Two Wheels / Re: BMW F900 XR
« Last post by Djairouks on Today at 06:51:01 PM »
My friends that put so much money on their beeemers, kind of snobbed up, it's so weird, but they already said they'll buy kawis next because it costs too damn much !
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On Two Wheels / Re: BMW F900 XR
« Last post by chico on Today at 06:47:43 PM »
"With Beemers, I thought that was a "feature"..?"

 :492: :031:

Chico
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On Two Wheels / Re: BMW F900 XR
« Last post by AvgBear on Today at 06:33:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
The biggest problem I see concerning BMW is the lack of dealers. I live near one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the nearest dealer is 30 miles away. That might seem for some as not very far but in my area there are dealers of all major marques much closer and more numerous.
Yes, a local BM dealer (smaller & single-line) has recently closed -- fighting with the importer, reportedly, part of the problem. Many smaller. "mom & pop", dealers don't fit BMW's modern business profile -- modern large edifice alongside a big highway.
But, Triumph aren't doing so well in that regard - either. My selling dealer closed and 2 other dealers I could use have also closed.
Other brands seem to do better in terms of dealer longevity..?

*Originally Posted by chico [+]
I've also noted that the personnel are very snobby.
With Beemers, I thought that was a "feature"..?
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On Two Wheels / Re: BMW F900 XR
« Last post by FROGY46 on Today at 06:23:49 PM »
I agree 100% with Djairouks many,many of the BMW buyers don't buy a motorcycle but a social statut just like for german cars Audi BMW .
 
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On Two Wheels / Re: BMW F900 XR
« Last post by chico on Today at 05:54:24 PM »
The biggest problem I see concerning BMW is the lack of dealers. I live near one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the nearest dealer is 30 miles away. That might seem for some as not very far but in my area there are dealers of all major marques much closer and more numerous. I've also noted that the personnel are very snobby.

Chico
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New Members / Re: New Triumph owner
« Last post by GeoffS on Today at 05:29:40 PM »
Oi..., I resemble that remark; just 'cos you've got a strange first name...!  :187:
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Items "Wanted" / Re: Tiger 800 2013 Shortened Seat
« Last post by Paulhere on Today at 05:28:17 PM »
There are many seat upholsterers, I used Digger seats & Tony Archer. They are not handy for you. The TOMCC folk down your way will know somebody local to you.
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