Thursday, March 20, 2014

Permanent erection suit dismissed by court.

A MAN who claimed riding a BMW K1100RS gave him a permanent erection has had his claim dismissed in court.
Henry Wolf, from California, alleged four hours on the BMW in 2010 left him with an erection for two years.
He sought compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional distress and ‘general damages’ from BMW and seat-maker Corbin-Pacific.
But the claim has been tossed out by the Superior Court of San Francisco, where judge James J McBride ruled the plaintiff did not present enough supporting evidence.
The court accepted testimony of a urologist, Dr Jack McAninch, that the plaintiff suffered from priapism, a condition involving a persistent erection.  
But it rejected testimony of a neurologist, Dr Jonathan Rutchik, that it was possible for vibrations from a motorcycle to cause priapism.
The defendants’ evidence included testimony from the bike’s former and subsequent owners, as well as Corbin-Pacific chief exec Mike Corbin.

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Total ignorance of "Move Over" laws if you ask me.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BAK BMW Spring Open House

I just wanted to take a minute and remind you of the festivities coming up at my store so take a look and put it on your calendar now so you don't miss out.
Friday and Saturday March 28th and 29th we will have discounts on all parts, accessories and apparel both in stock and special order.  You will receive 10% off on all your purchases up to $500 and if you spend more than that you will get 15% off.  So make sure you get your list ready.  Look at the catalogs at to check out all sorts of cool new stuff.
There will also be some great sale prices on all of the bikes we have in stock.  With the current programs that could mean a discount of up to $2500 if you qualify for all of them.  That is some serious savings.
If you haven't registered for the t-shirt drawing yet make sure you get signed up at, but hurry 'cause they are going quick.
We will also be demo riding bikes.  We will have the following bikes available for test rides:
Cross Country Tour
Cross Country
High Ball
R1200GS Water Cooled

1190R Adventure
690 Duke

We will also be serving lunch on Saturday starting at about 11:00 am.
Get ready for a great time and a great riding season.  It's gonna be a fantastic year!
Dave Bak
Bak BMW Victory KTM
1900 Hwy 75 N Business
Sioux City, IA  51105


BMW Motorcycle Recall
BMW of North America has recalled 4,453 of the following motorcycles due to side-stand switch issues:
  • 2013 F700GS
  • 2013 F800GS
  • 2013 F800GS Adventure
  • 2013 F800GT
  • 2013 R1200GS
  • 2013 R1200R
  • 2013 C600 Sport Maxi Scooter
  • 2013 C650GT
BMW says water may enter the side-stand swatch, and cause shorting. This shorting would potential prevent the motorcycle or scooter from starting, or shut it off while riding. An unexpected shutdown increases the risk of a crash.
BMW says it will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side-stand switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to


2012 Recalls BMW K1600GT & BMW K1600GTL
BMW Motorrad of North America has recalled 2,475 of its 2012 K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL sport-touring motorcycles due to throttle issues.
BMW says in certain riding conditions, an incorrect throttle valve control signal may be received by the engine control unit, limiting the engine speed. As a result of the reduced engine speed, the engine could stall, increasing the risk of a crash, BMW says.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the throttle control software, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in December 2013.
Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit

Ultimate Close Call Compulation 2014

The New 2014 BMW R90S by Wesley Reyneke and BikeEXIF

There’s no denying that BMW’s classic R-series models are enjoying the limelight at the moment. While they’re a popular choice as donors for custom projects, many are also left in original condition or restored to period-correct perfection.
Thankfully for Airhead owners, BMW Group Classic has a comprehensive catalogue of spares—as is evident with this R90S. While it appears to be an immaculately restored 1974 model, it is, in fact, a brand new motorcycle—built from the ground up using genuine BMW parts.
The project was conceived two years ago by BMW Motorrad USA dealer MAX BMW. With dealerships in Connecticut, New Hampshire and New York, MAX BMW is officially recognised as a classic BMW specialist. “The BMW classic scene is big and continues to grow,” says owner Max Stratton. “I think many motorcyclists are at a point in their life that they want to go back to the first bikes they had or wish they had. The bikes are available and so are the parts, making it very easy for anyone to get into the vintage BMW scene.”
Max and his staff decided to conduct an experiment—pick a classic BMW model, and see how many parts were still available for it. They settled on the historic R90S, a bike that was considered high-performance when it launched in 1973 and went on to win the inaugural A.M.A. Production Championship in 1976, piloted by British racer Reg Pridmore. “For fun, I decided to see how many parts were still available for the R90S”, says Max. “Because the pages piled up and most of the numbers were good, I said, ‘I think we could build a bike!’”

The R90S’ engine had to be built up from a short block (which already has the crank cam and chain installed) but there were none in stock. Fortunately BMW Motorrad has retained most of its original tooling—so many parts that might not be in stock can be reproduced if necessary. The short block arrived after six months, and MAX BMW began ordering the remaining parts and planning the build.
Technicians from all three MAX BMW locations were finally brought together in December of last year to complete the build. Using original and updated manuals, they took three days to transform the R90S from boxed parts to a working motorcycle, after which they spent an additional day painstakingly inspecting it before taking it for a test run.
An impressive timeline, considering the work involved—not only did the engine need to be assembled, but many other parts, such as the wheels, had to be built up from individual components. Particular attention was paid to authenticity—right down to ensuring that original fasteners were used in their correct mounting points.
All the body parts, including the 24-litre fuel tank, came from the factory in the original two-tone paint scheme. A few parts, however, couldn’t be found—such as the spring clip for the airbox, rear brake lever rod and right front fork slider. R100RS parts were sourced as replacements.
The team also had to improvise when it came to wiring, combining the wiring harnesses from a 1976 R90S and a later R-series model to accommodate BMW’s newer electronic tachometer (the original mechanical tachometer had been discontinued).
The final parts count came to roughly 1665, at a total cost of approximately $46,000. The build itself was documented daily, with photos and video posted to Facebook and a blog dedicated to the project. According to Max, the response was overwhelming. Prospective buyers have already come forward, but for now the R90S is going to be on display at each of the MAX BMW dealerships, with staff riding it.
And how does it ride? Max was the first to test ride it and says, “the bike feels solid, has great usable power and the gearbox shifts are smooth.”

Saturday, March 1, 2014

For Sale,
     Garmin GPS model 390LMT.  Mounted and used once last fall.  I need a different GPS for my new bike set up.  The 390 does it all including tire pressure monitoring.  New $700.  I will take $575 OBO.  I will trade for a BMW Navigator V.

Also booster plug for $100.  Part is same for most BMW’s.  I had it on a 2007 R1200GS.

Darryl Reemtsma