Been a while...


My BMW K1200S parked on top of the Stilfserjoch aka the Stelvio Pass, Italy. Photo taken July 2010.







Well, the morning after my last entry into the blog (Dec 12), my dad and me went on our planned ride. We went to visit Mofra B.V. in Gilze, which is a very nice little BMW motorrad dealership. We had a good ride, and a good time oogling the new bikes and gear.

Late in the afternoon, we decided it was time to head back. As I turned out of a street leaving the dealer I of a sudden I found myself face down on the road and hearing the bike sliding over the road. I remember thinking FUCK! not my new bike.

My BMW K1200S parked on top of the Stilfserjoch aka the Stelvio Pass, Italy. Photo taken July 2010.







Well, the morning after my last entry into the blog (Dec 12), my dad and me went on our planned ride. We went to visit Mofra B.V. in Gilze, which is a very nice little BMW motorrad dealership. We had a good ride, and a good time oogling the new bikes and gear.

Late in the afternoon, we decided it was time to head back. As I turned out of a street leaving the dealer I of a sudden I found myself face down on the road and hearing the bike sliding over the road. I remember thinking FUCK! not my new bike.

We got the bike up and by then I had to sit down. My hand was killing me. People from the dealer came running over and took the bikes back to the parkinglot and I went inside for a coffee and letting the adrenaline go. By that time my right hand was already swelling like a balloon, so there was no way I was going to ride my bike back home. The dealer arranged for me to be taken home, and we left my bike there for repairs. Fortunately I had full coverage on the bike. I guess after all those years paying, they now have to pay me some...

It was determined the bike had 4500 euro worth of damage (!), but basically all cosmetic fortunately and no structural damages.

But with it being just before the Xmas and New Year, getting things sorted proved a little challenging. I could have ordered the shop to start repairs, but I didn’t want to commit to anything until I had heard something from the insurance.

Jan 4 I finally received word from the insurance that everything had been taken care of, and I was getting paid. I let the dealer know, and Jan 16 I had my bike back in my greasy little hands. Happy Happy Happy

So now the bike was back, looking like new. The guys at Mofra really did a wonderful job getting everything fixed and ready. Weather sucks though, winter hitting hard so what better way to spend time than to get the bike ready for trip whenever Spring finally comes around?

So the shopping list was updated and out when the orders:
  • Garmin Zumo 660 (sold my Zumo 550 to my dad, so I needed a new toy)
  • BMW GPS mount to get the thing on the bike
  • BMW Sportbags + mounting hardware
  • BMW Small tail pack
  • Wiring to hardwire the Garmin into the CAN-bus of the K1200

I also had to get the Autocom from the R1100S, as that will need to be mounted into Kay for the first trip. Got all the luggage stuff mounted on the bike this week. Autocom will have to wait a little though, as I still need to remove the PTT switch from BB and that requires the bike to be undressed pretty much totally, so I will wait until I can do that in the shop.

Anyway, all is well and I can’t wait for Spring to arrive. I am getting mighty pissed with Winter...