Some pretty crazy stuff being talked about here in campfire, and membership 'perks' and recruitment seems to be one of the topics that has morphed from the Vince Winkel thread. So i asked myself, 'why are you a member?'
Here's the plain unvarnished truth..I am a member for two reasons only;
1- So I have access to this forum for questions and entertainment.
2-So I can have a copy of the Anonymous book.
That's is, no other reason, no other need. I don't like rallies, I 'might' read a little bit of the ON magazine, I don't like hanging out with other BMW riders and discuss the importance of air pressure, oil changes, and the candle power of my turn signals. I don't belong to a local club, nor do I want to. If I had free access to this forum, I would never have joined the MOA. The info that is available from the other members is worth 40 bucks to me. I think the $40.00 charge keeps the riff raff off of the forum, and goes a long way towards filtering out the 'experts' which I appreciate.
I ride a BMW for two reasons:
1-The R1100RT is the best looking bike ever built.
2-Its a status thing to say I own a BMW bike, and I like when people look at my bike when it's parked at a business or such.
This is brutal honesty. Am a shallow person?, perhaps, but I am honest. I'm curious to here if others share my same or similar sentiment.