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  1. Thread: Big 1 BMW

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    10-4. Thanks for the reply. I do most of my...

    10-4. Thanks for the reply.

    I do most of my own routine maintenance but it will be nice to have a dealership close by.

    An aside of interest to me is that I recall when BMW dissed Carlos and...
  2. Thread: Big 1 BMW

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    So let me make sure I understand this: Cycle...

    So let me make sure I understand this: Cycle Nation and Big #1 are both going to be carrying BMW and doing service?

    And where is Pandora's?
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    Well Paul, I never found Larry Myatt to be...

    Well Paul, I never found Larry Myatt to be arrogant and the customer reception and mechanical service I received there was entirely satisfactory.

    Perhaps your attitude was that of too many other...
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    "Sign-offs" ... I'm beginning to think that...

    "Sign-offs" ...

    I'm beginning to think that BMW has become nearly impossible to work with from the dealer/vendor standpoint.

    For several years I lived in Mississippi in the Hattiesburg area and...
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    Roger that. Thanks.

    Roger that. Thanks.
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    I looked at their web site and didn't see...

    I looked at their web site and didn't see anything about BMW. Is their acquisition of the BMW dealership still a go?
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    We are all fine on Hwy 69 South in Tuscaloosa....

    We are all fine on Hwy 69 South in Tuscaloosa. Some homes damaged and lots of trees down but otherwise okay.
  8. Thread: Bike towing

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    Not sure I'm understanding the question. Do...

    Not sure I'm understanding the question.

    Do you mean something like the front wheel is strapped into a bracket on the bumper of a car or truck and the bike rolls along on the rear wheel?
  9. Thread: Bmw shop

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    I bought my first BMW back when Carlos had the...

    I bought my first BMW back when Carlos had the dealership at Vinemont, AL.

    #1. Carlos understood sales - if you came in his shop you were greeted quickly.

    #2. Carlos was an excellent salesman...
  10. Thread: Bmw shop

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    Wow. I did not know that, but I can believe it. ...

    Wow. I did not know that, but I can believe it.

    Last year a day or two after I bought the RT I emailed them using their online tools to inquire about having a full BMW service, a general purpose,...
  11. Thread: Bmw shop

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    Do I take from this that they are closing up for...

    Do I take from this that they are closing up for good?

    Yo lonewolf, we are both in T-town. Let's catch up sometime and shake hands.
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    It's a problem everywhere and for many other...

    It's a problem everywhere and for many other types of organizations - both for-profit and non-profit.

    Once the mindset becomes "keep the money flowing" as opposed to "take care of our customer...
  13. I'm fairly certain one suit can't do it all, but...

    I'm fairly certain one suit can't do it all, but my 2-pc Roadcrafter comes close in terms of comfort and function. It works well as a 3-season suit with come clever layering. And in the dead of...
  14. Thanks to all for the feedback. I certainly...

    Thanks to all for the feedback.

    I certainly understand his wanting to get back to his "state of domicile" as the bureaucrats say, and have the paperwork he needs.

    And reading up on this over...
  15. Help please - I need insight on vehicle sales documentation in Tennessee

    I have an email/phone call "handshake" to sell my DR650 to a guy in Tennessee. Unless weather issues or some other disaster delays him (again) he will be here Saturday.

    He wants a notarized bill...
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    Well today set a new benchmark for cold and...

    Well today set a new benchmark for cold and miserable. I hope everyone in all your families are safe and secure.
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    Thanks again for the referral. Terry took great...

    Thanks again for the referral. Terry took great care of the service on the bike.
  18. Thread: Camp ground

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    I've been there almost yearly since 1996. Frank...

    I've been there almost yearly since 1996. Frank was indeed a character. I always got on fine with him, but after he turned it over to his daughter and son-in-law I quit staying there and would only...
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    Weather check-in

    12* in T-town at 4:00 AM.

    Brrr. I think I'll go back to bed...
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    So here we are on 2 January 2014, and at 48* and...

    So here we are on 2 January 2014, and at 48* and raining in T-town for all practical purposes it is as warm as it will get today. I have a bad case of cabin fever, but I'm not going riding in this...
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    Thank you! I'll call them after they reopen from...

    Thank you! I'll call them after they reopen from the holiday break.
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    Thanks for the feedback. Since my initial post...

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Since my initial post I snagged an R1100RT from a guy who was letting it turn into a neglected garage queen.

    Besides Red Mountain (the BMW dealer), who are the capable...
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    What to look for when buying an oilhead?

    After a while away from BMW's I've spied a half-dozen oilheads within 250 miles of my home and might snag one during the winter months.

    Any suggestions on what to know about, look or listen for,...
  24. Any thoughts on the long term impact of the Gulf oil disaster?

    My wife and I have concluded that the coast as we grew up with it and enjoyed it as young and middle adults is pretty much ruined for the rest of our lives...

    And maybe the lifetimes of our...
  25. Thread: Trail Ride

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    :eek: No way Hosea! Bejeebers ... that is a...

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    No way Hosea! Bejeebers ... that is a scary looking ride!

    I only watched half of it but I assume the guy survived by virtue of the fact the video has been posted.
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