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Offline Jeff_Hudspeth_TN

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Why my BMW is better than your C14
« on: May 27, 2008, 12:10:00 pm »
OK, first off, I am just having a little fun here, so don't nobody go getting yer undies in a wad...    10. I get better gas mileage.  9. My tires last longer.  8. It's got just the right amount of power, not too little, and not too much.  7. It's sooooo much easier to work on.  6. Ladies think I'm rich.  5. No KIPASS  4. luggage does not fall off.  3. dash doesn't melt  2. heated grips are standard    and the number 1 reason my BMW is better than your C14 -     1. No heat blisters on my legs!      

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 12:26:00 pm »
Interesting place to air your comments.  I have no panties to wad, no C14 or nothing.  Just an interesting place for the comments.  I am sure someone will have a worthy reply.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008, 01:11:00 pm »
 :quest:  and you posted this why?  I am amused though...very amused.    TOP 10 REASON MY C-14 IS BETTER THAN YOUR BEEMER....    10) it has a 6 year warrentee  9)  it's a KAWASAKI  8)  I CAN work on it...  7)  parts $$ and available add ons are better  6)  why cares about tire life, it sticks like glue.  5)  Squids AND Harley riders move outta MY way  4)  I can brag about having a NEW bike..  3)  chicks DIG IT...  2)  I get Huge Wood when I ride it...huge Wood....   and the # 1 reason my C14 is better'n yer B'mr....    I CAN MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE YOURE DRIVING IN REVERSE...  ANYTIME I WANT.... ;p  Rich Riczinger  COG 5977  Tech Editor,The Concourier  

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008, 04:02:00 pm »
Hmmm... Just like Letterman... Being #2 must really pain you! Let me add to MoB's comments...    No catastrophic final drive failures!!! What's German for potato?   RayK                                                                 COG# 8125  CDA# 0273  '08 ZG 1400  '07 KLR650  '99 CBR1100XX (sold)  '94 Ducati 900SS/CR (sold)  
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 05:31:00 pm »
So tell me Jeff, why did you feel compelled to write an inflammatory statement about your BMW on the Concours forum?  Thats a troll tactic and you aren't a troll are ya? I'm sure you are happy as a clam with your BMW.  Enjoy it. And enjoy their forums...    Gerry B    PS I don't own a C-14 and my panties aren't wadded.  
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008, 09:18:00 pm »
No, I'm sorry... But my friend's BMW(s) are better than your BMW or a C-14  ;p    1937 BMW R17  1936 BMW R12    Only 400 R17 were built, this one is one of only 4 known to run. And ya, I got to ride it!!!!    Edit to add: one more picture for ya.  4 good old BMWs and a C-10 visit the biker bar    Dave Muir  1980 LTD1000 - Rocket  1999 Concours - Rocket II  1997 Dyna - wife's  CT-COG #3649 Merchandise Czar  
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008, 09:25:00 pm »
Is that the 325 or the 525 series beemer?   :eg:    Oh the ladies think you are rich?  Better stop hanging around the 7-11 then. HA!   AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  Team Oregon MC Instructor
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2008, 01:16:00 am »
Jeff:    We're waiting for the RDF, but hoping it doesn't happen to a pretty nice guy.     :-)    tcars  John    
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2008, 11:49:00 am »
C'mon guys, don't check your sense of humor at the door. It's a just for   fun thread. Go ahead and insult my Beemer, I don't care.  If you feel   the need to attack me over this, well then I would suggest you don't   understand the spirit in which it was offered. Go for a ride instead.    As for the RFD's in BMW's - well I hope I don't suffer that affliction as   well. BMW has certainly had more than their fair share of these. On the   other hand, my research indicates it mostly happens in the newer   bikes   (mine has the old final drive unit) and even then it is still a relatively   small percentage of bikes that have experienced it. Also final drive   failures happen to other brands as well, but not nearly as often.   Anytime I see a new model from ANY manufacturer (bike, car,   whatever) that has a ton of new technology (like KIPASS, and the C14   has a new final drive unit also) I tend to back off and let others own it   for a few years before I am willing to toss my hat in the ring.     My 2001 BMW is a very basic model - no ABS, no linked brakes, etc. I   like simplicity. It gets me down the road just fine, and I am hoping to   take a long trip to Maine this summer on it.  
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2008, 07:52:00 pm »
Rich,  I've seen you ride........    You'll never make anyone look like they're driving in reverse!  :)    jason  

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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2008, 09:25:00 pm »
I think if I got HUGE wood riding a C14, my wife would run out and buy me one.  
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2008, 05:00:00 pm »
I think if I got HUGE wood riding a C14, my wife would run out and buy me one.    I just don't think you'd get to ride it much though.  Oh the bike that is!   AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  Team Oregon MC Instructor
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2008, 01:36:00 am »
Well you may think your Beemer is better but your maintainance costs are way more, the engineering is eccentric and expensive, and at least one of the dealers in this part of the world are stealers.     The only thing Beemer has on the rest of us,is price, it is way over the top by tons!!! I'd rahter spend the saved $$$ on expensive fuel and SS1000 rides etc..    That's my $.02.    

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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2008, 04:11:00 pm »
<<<  My 2001 BMW is a very basic model - no ABS, no linked brakes, etc. I  like simplicity. It gets me down the road just fine, and I am hoping to  take a long trip to Maine this summer on it.  >>>    Simplicity.  Basic..  Yes...   Just like the Royal Enfield Bullet I rode last year....     :)  

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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2008, 12:28:00 pm »
Not so sure I'd want a BMW. A family member has two of them, and told me a boxer twin with 100k miles was still in better condition than a new Jap bike.     He rode to Atlanta and got caught in a rainstorm and viola! no igintion. His ignition system died. Now his other bike's starter got wet and won't start. Both were on out-of-state trips. And the parts are not cheap.     I had an instructor who used to work on BMW's professionally and called them "Bavarian Manure Wagons".     :)  
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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2008, 03:01:00 pm »
I have a problem with BMW generally.Way overrated and overpriced. I just can't see paying a premium for technology that's 85 years old, basically.Every boxer Beemer is just a dolled up R32. And for that they want a premium?       Bob "Flylooper" Burns  COG #5887  E Clampus Vitus, YB#1  '04 FJR 1300  
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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2008, 03:26:00 pm »
Beemers have better batteries, or at least they cost more.My friend's battery died in his 10-year-old 1150RS and he was on a trip. The local dealer (somewhere in NC) had one in stock and it was only $180! Maybe it was the gold terminals?  
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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2008, 09:21:00 pm »
Now I gotta ask, are there any Connie owners going to BMW forums to act stupid?    Dear Mr. BMW lover, you left off the one number in your countdown about your BMW - 0.  Now that's a number I can identify with you and your bike.  Well, not your bike, any bike is better than a cage.      Just funnin ya.

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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2008, 11:15:00 pm »
That was a great one , i liked it , but you forgot to say that the beemer is   around 12 grand more to go slower,lol  

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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2008, 03:08:00 pm »
Old BMWs belong in old barnes . Try a C-14 and change your luck . Kawasaki still rules .  

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« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2008, 03:25:00 pm »
Alternately, you could all just buy a C-10... and a KLR... and a ZX6... and put the rest of the money in the bank. :)  
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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2008, 02:33:00 pm »
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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2008, 07:11:00 pm »
-------------------------------------------  flylooper wrote:   have a problem with BMW generally.Way overrated and overpriced. I just can't see paying a premium for technology that's 85 years old, basically.Every boxer Beemer is just a dolled up R32.  --
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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2008, 02:02:00 pm »
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   I was in Germany and Switzerland last week for the OtP thing and GCE Rally. Rented the R1200GS. Don't know nuttin 'bout an R32 but let me tell ya, that 1200GS is an incredible machine. It was the perfect bike for the tight roads in the small European towns, and on switchbacks only other adventure touring type bikes could match it. Perfectly balanced, agile, great low end power. Sure, it ran out of grunt early, but it ran fast enough that no one got away from me, and I reeled them in at will.    The Germans were giving me crap about Americans not knowing how to ride (another story) until I started doing full lock figure eights in the parking lot at walking pace. And then when I left them behind going up Stelvio, they were even more impressed. And so was I because I know my C10 and C14 would have been a lot of work to keep up.
   Jim,    No matter which way you cut it, the value isn't there for all but a tiny fraction of a percentage of motorcycle riders. (And in the case of tourers, one could argue that there is no value at all) You get a ton more bang for the buck with any other good metric bike made by the Big 4. BMW charges too much money for them things and they get it largely for the same reason their friggin' cars sell: Marketing. Same phenomenon with H-D. In other words...."I have a Beemer and you don't"     (Note the tone of Jeff Hudspeth's original post here! He's not alone, you know.)     After all, didn't you choose a non-BMW product?    Bob "Flylooper" Burns  COG #5887  E Clampus Vitus, YB#1  '04 FJR 1300    
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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2008, 09:00:00 pm »
I have to disagree, Bob, the value IS there for a large percantage of riders, touring riders included. I work with a guy who has a 12LT and just last week turned 200k with no problems. And on a daily basis, I see almost as many R12GS's running around the valley as I do Japanese bikes. (FYI, BMW is metric, if you didn't know)    Yes, I chose a C10 back in 86 because it was the better deal at the time. Only $6k OTD. But one can argue now that the price differential isn't as much of a factor as it used to be. $14k to $15k for the new Japanese ST bikes isn't that much less than the BMW's. When my C10 needed replacing, I looked at Beemers, but I decided the value of the C10 was still there so I got another one. And with the new 14, I caught the dealer on a major down day - end of month, rainy day, almost the end of the year... he was hurting for a sale. For two hours we went back and forth. I walked out the door several times only to have him make me another offer. I didn't need another bike, I wasn't really planning on buying in the first place, but when he said $11,050 for the ABS model, I couldn't say no. But at the time, I was considering the K1200GT which was only $4k more.    One thing that may not have come across in my post is the versatility of the 1200GS. Remember how we all raved about how the C10 was just a great all around bike? A real pack mule that could do it all? Well the 1200GS is even better. Better balanced, more agile, less tippy, better low end grunt, more carrying capacity... the only place it lacks is top end and admit it, just how often can we ride over 100mph for miles on end? The GS can do it, just not as comfortably.    Ya know, Bob, I suspect you've always been a closet BMW fan but have gotten bitter because you couldn't afford one.  :)  
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