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Old 03-21-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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so, i'm thinking of buying a bmw s1000rr

thinking of moving on from the daytona. i have been been making conversation with the general manager of the dealer here in the dallas area. i've been working on my credit for a bit and could get some super low interest on the bmw and get away from the higher interest of the daytona. keep the payment the same and etc etc. the motorsport colors are calling my name, lol. it is a lot of bike tho. who here has faith in my abilities? i think i can manipulate this machine.
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really i just want one so i can leave cdill in the dust, lol.
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Do it. That bike seems pretty amazing. There are people tearing into it to develop aftermarket parts. I have seen a few in the drag racing world doing some things. They already have long arms and parts to lower them. There is a clutch in the works too. On either track this thing should eat up other 1k's. If it lives up to the hype in real world that is.
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i just dont know about a few things. first, it's a bmw. second, in 2 years they are changing the fairings. getting into a first model year bike or car is something i try not to do. but it all makes sense. for me to do it. my triumph is as simple as it gets. it's easy to ride and mechanically, it's very simple. i plan on coming back to houston asap, so also, my dealer support in houston is .
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I would do it. But them again I am a propeller head!

If I didn't hold the title to my liter I would go beamer! Well that or maybe a bimmer...335i lol.
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the bmw longevity is a plus. mechanically.
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the bmw longevity is a plus. mechanically.
Want to talk longevity...I had a 84 533i...that ran like a champ even after being abused by the previous owner for many years. I sold it to someone that was going to restore it because he owned one while stationed in Germany.

Currently have an E30 that was abused by a college chick for many years.

They are both still running...even after all the abuse!
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i just dont know about a few things. first, it's a bmw. second, in 2 years they are changing the fairings. getting into a first model year bike or car is something i try not to do. but it all makes sense. for me to do it. my triumph is as simple as it gets. it's easy to ride and mechanically, it's very simple. i plan on coming back to houston asap, so also, my dealer support in houston is .
The fact that it's a BMW is a plus. They have an outstanding reputation for performance and quality. Those are primary reasons why people buy BMWs.
That is a concern but, what the heck?
It's a toy. If it breaks they will fix it. In the mean time you would have one of the newest, most exclusive, baddest bikes around. Something different and still cool.


If I was in the position to do it I would.
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I hear ya on the first year out thing. They have been working on it for a while though. Parts replacement would be my main concern. You cant even get clutches for it right now.
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I hear ya on the first year out thing. They have been working on it for a while though. Parts replacement would be my main concern. You cant even get clutches for it right now.
Aww he won't need a clutch for years. That's only a problem for you RuPaul drag racers.



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I did a little moto drag racing a loong time ago. What a rush! If the strip was closer I would still do it.
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car-wise nowadays they arent so good on liability.


on the eight cylinders its catalytic converters 20-40k miles.

you have to be willing to live w a rough running idle on all the cars otherwise you wont see your car... practically ever.

yes, the brakes will stick, clunk and squeal. Get use to it, its normal.

yes, there will be a harsh downshift to 1st when coming to a stop. Only is it an issue if you're plastic transmission pan or electronic sleeve is leaking (about every 15-20k miles.)

we still, after the last 10yrs can fix valve cover leaks nor power steering leaks.

if your battery goes under 50 percent charge, help you. You will lose steering, ABS, seat, a/c, audio and nav controls. Only a dealer can reset it.

Airbag wise, we still have seat occupancy problems, now on every seat not just the front passenger. Even on seats that no one has reportedly sat in.

Your bluetooth device will not work properly, period.

if you need to replace anything that has a wire running to it, expect the car to stay for an additional 2 days. Our new center computer system is failing every day. BMW invested way too much money to try to ditch it. Its very sad.

----We do not see customer pay after they go out of warranty... maintainance only... people go elsewhere, those shops come to us for programming after modules/actuators are replaced.----

But that's why I call it job security
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car-wise nowadays they arent so good on liability.


on the eight cylinders its catalytic converters 20-40k miles.

you have to be willing to live w a rough running idle on all the cars otherwise you wont see your car... practically ever.

yes, the brakes will stick, clunk and squeal. Get use to it, its normal.

yes, there will be a harsh downshift to 1st when coming to a stop. Only is it an issue if you're plastic transmission pan or electronic sleeve is leaking (about every 15-20k miles.)

we still, after the last 10yrs can fix valve cover leaks nor power steering leaks.

if your battery goes under 50 percent charge, help you. You will lose steering, ABS, seat, a/c, audio and nav controls. Only a dealer can reset it.

Airbag wise, we still have seat occupancy problems, now on every seat not just the front passenger. Even on seats that no one has reportedly sat in.

Your bluetooth device will not work properly, period.

if you need to replace anything that has a wire running to it, expect the car to stay for an additional 2 days. Our new center computer system is failing every day. BMW invested way too much money to try to ditch it. Its very sad.

----We do not see customer pay after they go out of warranty... maintainance only... people go elsewhere, those shops come to us for programming after modules/actuators are replaced.----

But that's why I call it job security
Tis true. The Z4 ran great...until one day the warning lights started coming on...epic fail. So bye bye Z4 All the others ran like champs though..E28, E30, E46s, E39, E85, E92...well the E92 was not here long enough to tell...only 25K miles and then she left.
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:32 AM   #13
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it is a very cool bike. but i worked at gulf coast and the concern with the bmw is stuff like ageing of controls and such the buttons rub off rather early on, it seemed. but i would assume the technology of luxury is kept low on this bike. as it is purpose built and a stereo is not a listed option, lol.
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I would suspect that the car division and bike division are very different.

Ya know Rolls Royce makes turbine engines?
But it's not a bunch of old guys in white smocks doing it by hand, one at a time.
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really i just want one so i can leave cdill in the dust, lol.
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Mike, I like the BMW too. I wonder if I'd fit on it well. The only issue is that it would likely prevent me from chilling on the street.

Btw... I've not had nearly the issues on the two bimmers I've owned.
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HMMMMMMMMMMMMM I donno what to tell you, the daytona is , but the new bmw seems like it could be phenomenal as well. I say test ride one. If you find it as comfortable to you as the 675 then jump on it!
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S1000rr: Only reported reoccuring problems are the front discs warping and the fly-by-wire glitching; but the failure of it is no throttle so at least it wont give a 'toyota' problem lol.
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You guys are comparing BWM car reliability and stuff to its motorcycles when they have nothing to do with each other. Totally separate beasts.

That said, the S1000RR is an amazingly badass bike. Go for it.
Yeah it's like Buell and sportbike being in the same sentence
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