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Thread: I'm angry, thankful, and disappointed -- rear wheel almost fell off

  1. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by powwow View Post
    That's a great story, Paul...thanks for sharing. It's a nice reminder that if we all approached life with a willingness to help when needed, what a changed world this would be.
    There is a similar story of equal import. Voni had left Kansas riding her R80/7 headed to some family event in North Dakota. In South Dakota she noticed gear oil all over her final drive. She and her passenger (one of four sisters) then got out the Anonymous Book. The first person she called said " Hi Voni, this is xxxx, I'd love to help but I'm getting married in an hour and am a bit tied up. Call Duane at ........."

    So she did. He told her where to meet him and she did. The diagnosis: the seal between the final drive and drive shaft was letting oil in the shaft to overfill the final drive. So it puked oil out the vent. He cleaned it up. He told her if it happened again to just clean it up, add a little to the shaft housing, and motor on. She did. It did. She did. And after a couple of thousand miles she was back home and I replaced a seal. That is the essence of the BMW MOA as I knew it then and know it now!
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    I want to wrap up this thread . . .

    I got my R1100S back from the dealership yesterday. They did $1200 worth of replacement parts and labor. New rear disc, new rear caliper, and associated parts. I am very pleased.

    Now that this is over (and behind me) I would like to mention the dealership's name: IronHorse M/C in Tucson, AZ. Throughout this entire thread I never mentioned their name. If they hadn't done the right thing I would have just let them go, un-named. But since they did everything right after the incident I want them to get that credit.

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  3. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by 75450 View Post
    I want to wrap up this thread . . .

    I got my R1100S back from the dealership yesterday. They did $1200 worth of replacement parts and labor. New rear disc, new rear caliper, and associated parts. I am very pleased.

    Now that this is over (and behind me) I would like to mention the dealership's name: IronHorse M/C in Tucson, AZ. Throughout this entire thread I never mentioned their name. If they hadn't done the right thing I would have just let them go, un-named. But since they did everything right after the incident I want them to get that credit.

    EOT (End of Thread)
    Thank you. Good people deserve good recognition.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
    "The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
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    Thanks for the wakeup call! I think what I'm going to do from henceforth is when I go to pick up the bike after new tires are installed will simply request a recheck of each bolts tightness up to torque spec while I observe. It should only take a minute or two and at the prices charged what the heck. My hunch is that oftentimes tire changes might go to someone less experienced that the master mechanic taking on more difficult work, so perhaps the odds go up of a mishap because of this.

    Cheers

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