I bought a 2009 K1300S from Max Bmw in Brookfield . I noticed almost immediately that there was a low speed stalling issue. I broke down in Manhattan and had the bike in at Manhattan BMW for a couple of weeks. Rodney and Mike in service were great and offered to install a new DME (engine management unit) for half price as I was a new BMW owner having a rough time. They suggested I have the folks at Max do the work since I bought the bike there. I called Brianna and she had Max himself come down to Manhattan and pick up the bike. The next day they delivered the bike to my home. All seemed well but the stalling issue persists. I still don’t know what was done in the few hours they had the bike but based on work estimates, a new DME, assuming one was on hand, would have taken more thatn a day to install and test.
Fast forward a few weeks and having scoured the interwebs and gotten some great feedback on i-bmw.com and advrider.com I bought a Booster Plug from boosterplug.com. I called Max (the shop, not the guy) and got a service tech on to ask if they would be willing to install the plug for me. The tech told me the plug was not a good solution even after hearing my situation but offered no alternative before hanging up. I took the plug and bike to Manhattan BMW and had it installed.
The bike works slightly better now, stalls are down 75-80%, but not gone. I am now trying to decide what to do next about Max. Thinking I will just go to Manhattan BMW and let them sort it out. Hard to trust Max at this point.
Otherwise the bike is fun to ride, monstrously fast, and comfy.
Oh yeah, I called Max last week and talked to a tech about a silencer for my exhaust. He had me take several pictures of my exhaust so he could get me the right part. I sent the tech the email with the pics and am still waiting 5 days later for a response….