The saga of the barely working motorcycle (BMW) continues.
About a month after Ride West sold the motorcycle on consignment for me I received an e-mail from some guy. In reading the e-mail it turns out he was the one who bought the bike from Ride West, and surprise, surprise, he had a problem with it not starting and had to take it into the service department there. He was asking if I had any problem with the bike prior to selling it.
I was a little hesitant to reply, worrying he might try to blame me for the problems with the motorcycle. But decided to reply and let him know. So I did, told him that I had the same issue with the bike and that the mechanics at ride west told me it was fixed. His reply to that was, that they told him the fuel pump had never been replaced before. Odd, since it was the same dealer mechanic and they were well aware of the problem I had with the bike that they would have had a record of. Anyway, we spoke back and forth via e-mail and I assured him that was the only problem I had with the bike and wished him luck in getting the apparently incompetent mechanics at Ride West to fix the bike.
That was the last I heard of the guy, and that leaves me in the hopes he had no further problems with the bike as was able to enjoy the open road and freedom of motorcycle ownership. Even if it is on a brand of motorcycle I will personally never own again.