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Offline Zerc

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BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« on: February 20, 2009, 09:46:44 am »
Due to my general ham-handedness I manage to break a fuel connector on my bike so it's off to Bavarian where they tell me what I need but the don't have it in stock and BMW SA doesn't have it stock. It's been back-ordered from Germany but that could take a while. I want my bike fixed so after a phone call to Auto Alpina I find out they they have stock so I  braved the R21 to Boksburg in the cage this morning where the traffic actually wasn't too bad and I now have the part.

The only problem is the price - R195! This is for what looks to me like a piece of moulded plastic with an o-ring, granted it's probably special petrol resistant plastic and o-ring but it still seems rather excessive. At least it didn't cost R500 although with my time and petrol it's probably over that. Oh well, nobody said biking was cheap
 

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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 11:33:42 am »
Next time take KY with  :'(
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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 11:46:10 am »
That is quite hectic
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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 11:51:23 am »
and the lesson here is  ???

dont break stuff then you wont have to replace it afterwards  >:D
 

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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 11:51:39 am »
This is what is called a quick-disconnect and a right angle one at that. It does though look like the simple (male!) side (end?) and does not have the clever spring loaded mechanism. I am surprised it is not sold as one unit? If it is both for that price not that bad for BMW! Do lube it though  :biggrin: :o
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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 11:57:05 am »
The price is for the male part only. The female part is still fine,  I'd hate to think what it would cost seeing as it has metal and springs in it as well.

Hopefully, this is a lesson I'll learn from, stranger things have happened.
 

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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 12:14:17 pm »
If its the fuel inline quick connectors.. I bought a male and female for R80 from Conrad.
 But paid R3200 for a modified lube service for the Cruiser at McCarthy's  ... always have your own jelly with you ... these oke's will do you dry
 

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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 12:16:06 pm »
That is the advantage of having BMW (or someone else) work on your bike.

They break it ...they pay for it ..they drive to fetch it.
 

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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 12:28:59 pm »
Got a quote this morning (F800GS)

Exhaust Manifold         R10142.66
Spoke Wheel front      R  6341.32
Consumables              R   375.00
Labour                        R 1125.00
Vat                             R 2517.76
                                  ------------
                                  R20501.74
                                  ------------

Thank F$$k for insurance
 

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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 12:36:02 pm »
Got a quote this morning (F800GS)

Exhaust Manifold         R10142.66
Spoke Wheel front      R  6341.32
Consumables              R   375.00
Labour                        R 1125.00
Vat                             R 2517.76
                                  ------------
                                  R20501.74
                                  ------------

Thank F$$k for insurance


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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 12:46:13 pm »
`n Groterige klip het voor my in gespring.
 

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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2009, 01:13:58 pm »
There's a small black plastic clip that clips to the handlebars between the clamps to stop the metal rubbing the brake pipe and wearing through.

I got my bike without this clip so when I enquired about a replacement I nearly collapsed.........over R500!!! I told him I'll be using isulation tape
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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2009, 02:42:51 pm »
`n Groterige klip het voor my in gespring.

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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2009, 02:53:00 pm »
`n Groterige klip het voor my in gespring.

 :imaposer:  Briljant gestel!!  :thumleft:

Plore

Jy ry nie meer sooperbike nie....

Spring volgende keer oor die klip. :imaposer:
Gewoontlik n@@i ek reguit aan op fyndraai.

 

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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2009, 02:59:38 pm »
Had the same problem with mine, stripped the GS for cleaning after Lesotho trip and just wanted to pull it off to take off the tank, and it broke... alo R198 for a piece of plastic..!!!
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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2009, 03:27:27 pm »
`n Groterige klip het voor my in gespring.

 :imaposer:  Briljant gestel!!  :thumleft:


Plore

Jy ry nie meer sooperbike nie....

Spring volgende keer oor die klip. :imaposer:
Maar hy het in die gras weg gekruip. Ek het hom nie gesien nie.
 

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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2009, 03:45:15 pm »
`n Groterige klip het voor my in gespring.

 :imaposer:  Briljant gestel!!  :thumleft:


Plore

Jy ry nie meer sooperbike nie....

Spring volgende keer oor die klip. :imaposer:
Maar hy het in die gras weg gekruip. Ek het hom nie gesien nie.

'n Undercover klip   :imaposer:

Wys die pics van die skade
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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2009, 03:59:47 pm »
Hydraulic Design Service in Strydompark

Ask for a Rectus t21 coupler - both male and female - made out of pure brass - take old plastic coupler with to ensure inside diameter is right. R200 PLUS vat FOR BOTH!!! 

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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2009, 04:11:00 pm »
`n Groterige klip het voor my in gespring.




Wys die pics van die skade

Op 'n Vrydag hierdie tyd drink Plore al bier. Maar ek was by. Ek dink 'n oordentlike bashplate is noodsaaklik op 'n 800.
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Re: BMW Part Prices - AAARRRRGGGHH!!!!
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2009, 05:04:06 pm »
Got a quote this morning (F800GS)

Exhaust Manifold         R10142.66
Spoke Wheel front      R  6341.32
Consumables              R   375.00
Labour                        R 1125.00
Vat                             R 2517.76
                                  ------------
                                  R20501.74
                                  ------------

Thank F$$k for insurance


did u have a bash plate fitted at time of accident
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