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Loan Bikes
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:37:14 am »
I get differing stories from everyone I speak to about this.

When you take your bike in for a service, how easy is to get a loan bike for the day? If you get one, is it because you're choms with the manager or is it the norm? Do they give you the latest 1200 demo or a banged up 125 off the second hand floor?

And the all important question: Which dealership?  :deal:
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Re: Loan Bikes
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 11:39:33 am »
Bavarian BMW:

The norm.  All you have to do is book one in advance.  Basically, you may be able to get a service date for Wednesday, but with a loan bike, only next Wednesday due to the availability of loan bikes.  Also, loan bikes are not 35 year old 250's.  They are new BMW's, usually with less than 5000km on the clock.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 11:54:00 am »
Bavarian BMW:

The norm.  All you have to do is book one in advance.  Basically, you may be able to get a service date for Wednesday, but with a loan bike, only next Wednesday due to the availability of loan bikes.  Also, loan bikes are not 35 year old 250's.  They are new BMW's, usually with less than 5000km on the clock.
What he said.

Clearwater does not give loan bikes.
Don't know about the rest

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Re: Loan Bikes
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 12:01:23 pm »
If you do take a loan bike, just confirm if they do have insurance, if so what will your excess be, and of course the fine print....  :deal:
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Re: Loan Bikes
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 12:02:20 pm »
About 8 years ago when I still had my R11S, I asked Auto Alpina for a loaner while mine was in.
They gave my their K1200RS ex-racebike for the day. Still in that lovely luminous Orange with the
white stars on it. I felt like a real spectacle riding that around.
When I returned mine the next day because it wasnt running as it should, they gave me a new
800GS.
You do have to ask, but if they can they will accommodate you.

 
 

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 12:20:09 pm »
If you do take a loan bike, just confirm if they do have insurance, if so what will your excess be, and of course the fine print....  :deal:

Can only speak for Bavarian.  The insurance issue, with excess, etc.  is made clear on the form you sign.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 12:30:58 pm »
Bavarian BMW:

The norm.  All you have to do is book one in advance.  Basically, you may be able to get a service date for Wednesday, but with a loan bike, only next Wednesday due to the availability of loan bikes.  Also, loan bikes are not 35 year old 250's.  They are new BMW's, usually with less than 5000km on the clock.
What he said.

Clearwater does not give loan bikes.
Don't know about the rest

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I was told they do when I bought mine.

I was also given a R1200GS LC Rally when I got back from holiday and my bike wasn't ready after being sent in for some cosmetic repairs agreed upon before purchase.
 

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Re: Loan Bikes
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 12:53:25 pm »
Mije Hopkins Triumph also gave me a loan bike on two separate occasions when I asked. The insurance is the same as what you sign when taking a demo out for a spin.  I added petrol afterwards because its only fair.

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 12:56:07 pm »
Mije Hopkins Triumph also gave me a loan bike on two separate occasions when I asked. The insurance is the same as what you sign when taking a demo out for a spin.  I added petrol afterwards because its only fair.

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Re: Loan Bikes
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 12:58:01 pm »
 :sip: Lots of BMW responses. Anyone else?
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 01:01:43 pm »
Raceworx gave me an 1190 ADV S loaner for 2 weeks over Christmas when the 390's engine blew a gasket, then a 390 Duke loaner for the one Bike Night when the engine went again.

Though I don't believe KTM in general gives loaners. Only if you know someone there.
 

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Re: Loan Bikes
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 01:04:42 pm »
If you do take a loan bike, just confirm if they do have insurance, if so what will your excess be, and of course the fine print....  :deal:

Can only speak for Bavarian.  The insurance issue, with excess, etc.  is made clear on the form you sign.

How much is the excess ?
 

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Re: Loan Bikes
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 01:13:48 pm »
:sip: Lots of BMW responses. Anyone else?

KTM will only give you a lift back home or to your work.
Forget about a loan bike.
 

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Re: Loan Bikes
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 01:49:53 pm »
If you do take a loan bike, just confirm if they do have insurance, if so what will your excess be, and of course the fine print....  :deal:

Can only speak for Bavarian.  The insurance issue, with excess, etc.  is made clear on the form you sign.

How much is the excess ?

The exact amount slipped my mind.  "Rather high" rings a bell.  Could be R5k, but I an guessing now.  Will have to check.

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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 02:25:54 pm »
If you do take a loan bike, just confirm if they do have insurance, if so what will your excess be, and of course the fine print....  :deal:

Can only speak for Bavarian.  The insurance issue, with excess, etc.  is made clear on the form you sign.

How much is the excess ?

The exact amount slipped my mind.  "Rather high" rings a bell.  Could be R5k, but I an guessing now.  Will have to check.
Generally if you take a demo or loan bike the insurance is so high you basically buy the bike if you crash it. Not dealers fault but the high risk nature of such loans I would imagine.

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Re: Loan Bikes
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 02:27:19 pm »
Mije Hopkins Triumph also gave me a loan bike on two separate occasions when I asked. The insurance is the same as what you sign when taking a demo out for a spin.  I added petrol afterwards because its only fair.

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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 03:20:55 pm »
I got a Loan bakkie once from a Dealer.

I reversed into a pole with it  >:D

What I did not realize, they dont claim for damage under R25 000. So anything under that, you must pay. Said so in the thingy I signed  >:D

So the R17 000 repair bill was for my account, they did not claim from their Insurance.
 

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Re: Loan Bikes
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 03:53:55 pm »
Northside BMW charges about R250 for a loan bike (last time I serviced there about 2 years back).  Now I only service at Bavarian - who make sure they spoil you with a newish toy for the day - so much so that I take a days leave when Bavarian services my bike so that I can really enjoy whatever they surprise me with....and they always get it back with the fuel topped up....
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Re: Loan Bikes
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 06:14:28 pm »
RAD gave me a loan 390 for the first service.  Was fun to bang it around a bit.

Need to service again now but their service cost seems reaaaaaaally steep.
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Re: Loan Bikes
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2017, 07:09:41 pm »
Northside BMW charges about R250 for a loan bike (last time I serviced there about 2 years back).  Now I only service at Bavarian - who make sure they spoil you with a newish toy for the day - so much so that I take a days leave when Bavarian services my bike so that I can really enjoy whatever they surprise me with....and they always get it back with the fuel topped up....

Yeah I always wonder how many clients actually upgrade after having had a nicer bike than their own as a loan... Good marketing ploy as well..