As you can see, my first post on the board.
My experience is the reverse. It has been BMW to H-D. After riding BMW for about 15 years I switched to H-D for the simple reason that NA and my good local dealer parted company in about 1995. The result was the prospect of at least a 80 mile ride for routine service, something I did not want to do. I remembered how it was when I had to take the day off to drive to Indianapolis to have my old 356C Porsche serviced. That was for the birds and I vowed never to have to do that again.
The other problem I had was the styling of the "new" bikes. IMHO they looked like copies of what the Japanese were producing. They still do. So I'll still be "out of the fold", so to speak, unless we get a dealer in Terre Haute and we get distinctive styling from BMW (Yes, I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.)
The local H-D dealer is, of course, a boutique, just like the excellant dealer, Revard, in Indianapolis. More's the pity. I wish there was a place to kick back and argue bikes, politics, religion and smoke cigars but I guess those days are gone forever.
Retirement just provides too much time to think and rant. Maybe I'll relent and find me an old airhead and maybe Revard's will service it.
For your interest, my mileage log on BMW reads 180,000 and on H-D 90,000. The BMW roster has included :
'85 R80/EML sidecar in both RS and RT configurations
'90(I think) K75C
The Harleys have been relaxing to ride and trouble free. Sure, they "appear" to be archaic in styling and engineering but I can tell you they are not. I still ride through all types of weather and ride all through the winter months and the bikes suit me. Still would like an old airhead in the stable, though.
Take care and ride safe!