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Fw: [BMWMc] Service Bulletin #2852
- Subject: Fw: [BMWMc] Service Bulletin #2852
- From: "Al P." <albeemer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:01:58 -0500
> Service Bulletin #2852
> The BMW Motorcycles of today are specifically engineered to provide an
> extraordinary combination of durability, reliability and performance. This
> performance is insured through careful testing and evaluation utilizing
> both laboratory tests and extensive road testing by experienced riders.
> As explained in Service Bulletin 2851, performance anomalies, engine
> damage, and other engine-related complaints with BMW Motorcycles are
> caused by the use of non-approved parts and other modifications promoted
> by various individuals and rider organizations. Evidence now suggests that
> non-approved apparel is the primary cause of non-engine-related problems
> and complaints.
> During extensive road testing performed prior to the release of new
> models, test riders use exclusively BMW-brand boots, gloves, and riding
> outfits. These products have been designed to properly interface with the
> seats, shifters, clutch levers, brake levers and pedals on BMW
> Motorcycles. By providing support while retaining tactile feel, these
> products assure the precise clutch and shifter manipulation necessary to
> achieve the quiet and smooth gear changes that BMW transmissions are noted
> for. Non-approved boots and gloves are causing clumsy, erratic shifts,
> which, in time, lead to transmission failure and clutch slippage.
> Non-approved riding outfits are causing complaints with seat comfort
> during longer rides. Seat discomfort distracts the rider's attention from
> road hazards, which is the primary cause of bent wheel rims.
> BMW NA does not have the responsibility for determining whether some
> off-brand products may be functionally equivalent to BMW-approved apparel.
> As a result, the use of appropriate BMW-brand apparel items is necessary
> to avoid problems and prevent the denial of warranty claims by BMW NA.
> Non-approved apparel includes items specifically designed for the R1200C
> Cruiser when worn while riding another BMW model. The complete line of
> Cruiser apparel items was specifically designed exclusively for use with
> the R1200C.
> Problems or customer complaints on motorcycles ridden using non-approved
> apparel will be the sole responsibility of the motorcycle owner. Your
> Retail Services Consultants will not authorize repairs or involvement by
> BMW NA in problem resolution on motorcycles where a causal relationship
> may exist between the complaint and non-approved apparel.
Fortunately, I have been wearing official BMW boots for several years. So
that eliminates one possibility for my untimely transmission failure.
Now that it has been rebuilt to specifications, do you suppose it might be
safe to purchase a pair of Sidi boots?