Thanks for the quick turn around and the help with those pesky inspectors......
Just took mine for repairs this morning, should have it back on Wednesday. Friday there is a car show in Nürnberg that I go to sometimes if you are down to ride. Then off to Italy on Monday.Anyone in the Graf area gonna be out today or wanna meet up? Thinking about getting some time in after work.
They eventually passed it, but the main guy had to contact BMW and they had to confirm that it is indeed a loud bike, but within standards.
I'm a contractor and only registered it for a year the first time because I only knew for sure I'd be here for a few more months. When I got it inspected a couple months ago, they have a new policy where they rev it to half redline and then measure it. It blew a not surprising 107 and the limit was 95. I asked him what this meant and he said it fails and that's when I lost it.. The bike is German (US Spec), born in Germany, and has never left Germany, so obviously no issue with having it in Germany, unless you work for the Army and have to follow their stupid policy that has no basis in German law. He actually had the nerve to tell me to get an aftermarket to make it more quiet and I said there was no way that would ever happen. After talking to his boss, we took it out away from the building and it went down to 103, which is what BMW says it is supposed to do.
They suggested I get a letter from BMW saying it's legal and of course BMW won't do that because the Army is being stupid and making a rule that is not based off any German regulation. The dealership even showed me the EPA compliance label on the bike side of the exhaust, which the inspectors should've noticed.
It was annoying because mine is 100% factory with the exception of tank pads, a seat bag, and BMW valve stem covers.
BTW, where are you?
I feel for the guys with modded bikes in Germany. The only ticket I've received in Europe was in Germany for noise (left my db killer out). In Belgium, they don't require an inspection for registration so it really doesn't matter what you have done and the police are pretty lax.I am moving to KMC area this summer, I already shipped my HHG and bikes. I got a s1000rr and 1299s, from what I am reading it seems like the inspection process to register the bikes in the military is a pain in the butt. I am in the Army and moving from Hawaii.
I got fender eliminator and integrated taillight on my bikes as well as aftermarket exhaust. Any recommendation? sadly I already sold the oem tail.
Also, I hoping to get back on the track, any good motorcycle shops in the KMC that can help get a bike track ready.
Would appreciate any suggestion