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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-02-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By kirbyj
Recent Software Update

I recently had my 2011 535 XI (September 2010 build) in for service to get the car state inspected. I added an extra oil change and asked the SA to see if there was a software update for the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-11-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 80,979
Posted By kirbyj
Shawn can you please send me the link. I have a...

Shawn can you please send me the link. I have a 2011 535 XI built in 9/2010.

Thanks for everything!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-08-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By kirbyj
Interesting thoughts here. Where did you get your...

Interesting thoughts here. Where did you get your 10 percent estimate? By my careful analysis it comes out to 28.668 percent.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-07-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,474
Posted By kirbyj
2011 535 XI 25.6 mpg 27000 miles Bought ...

2011 535 XI
25.6 mpg
27000 miles
Bought
93 premium(mostly Shell V Power)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-05-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By kirbyj
You just got the car and you can't look at your...

You just got the car and you can't look at your mileage from the first tank of gas. Wait till you put a couple of thousand miles on the car before you worry about the mileage. Your mileage will get...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-24-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,283
Posted By kirbyj
My 535xi is a fun sporty car. It has more than...

My 535xi is a fun sporty car. It has more than enough acceleration for driving the highways and byways. When you want to really move the car lets out a definite growl that other drivers hear and also...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-24-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By kirbyj
I believe it has been reported that the insurance...

I believe it has been reported that the insurance has gotten more expensive now that there have been so many claims, particularly in the larger cities. If the statement, "Anyone getting it under...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-24-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By kirbyj
I guess if you don't have T&W insurance you can...

I guess if you don't have T&W insurance you can get GY to replace them in the first year only. I believe they prorate the tire for wear. I personally feel better about getting my tires worked on at a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-24-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By kirbyj
I purchased it two years ago before the LS2...

I purchased it two years ago before the LS2 situation became obvious. I had paid a good price for my 535 so I was not interested in paying too much for T&W insurance, so I said $1200. The dealer had...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-24-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By kirbyj
I have a 2011 535 XI and I purchased the tire and...

I have a 2011 535 XI and I purchased the tire and wheel insurance for 5 years for $1200. So far at two years and 24,000 miles I have had 3 tires replaced, ($1500) so it has already paid off for me....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-16-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By kirbyj
You should be able to ride from Texas to Maine...

You should be able to ride from Texas to Maine and back in a day if you try out that S1000! I am afraid that if I rode one I would go faster than I have ever gone before.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-12-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By kirbyj
I also can have trouble inputting voice commands...

I also can have trouble inputting voice commands correctly at times. The key for me is to speak clearly and directly into the microphone in front of me near the roofline, and remember to not say...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-12-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By kirbyj
I had a BMW 2004 R1150 RT. I loved the bike so...

I had a BMW 2004 R1150 RT. I loved the bike so much I bought a 2011 535 XI. I now have a 2012 R1200 RT. Beautiful motorcycle. I have traveled up to Canada and down to Georgia on my various motorcycle...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-17-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By kirbyj
It was enough fishtailing to unnerve me and I...

It was enough fishtailing to unnerve me and I have driven well over a million miles in my life. But as I stated previously the Dynamic Stability Control appears to have been turned off.The odd thing...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-16-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By kirbyj
After reading the manual I see that Dynamic...

After reading the manual I see that Dynamic Traction Control is not Dynamic Stability Control. They both are activated and deactivated through the console button and use the same yellow warning...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-16-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By kirbyj
Upon Investigation it appears that the yellow...

Upon Investigation it appears that the yellow warning light finally went off after I restarted the car, even though the Traction Control Activated message had disappeared quickly. Bottom line it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-16-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By kirbyj
Not that I am aware. I drive mostly in Normal...

Not that I am aware. I drive mostly in Normal mode and the yellow "Traction Control Off" Warning light is always off on the dash. I did go out and check it and came away confused. When I depressed...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-16-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By kirbyj
Rapid acceleration

I was traveling up to Vermont yesterday when I began to encounter heavy traffic merging onto the highway. I was passing some slower moving cars when a VW with a kayak on top abruptly began to cut...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-14-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 22,052
Posted By kirbyj
Income is one measure of a person's wealth, but...

Income is one measure of a person's wealth, but how much of that income you spend may be a better gauge of retained wealth. I was doing a charity drive yesterday at a local, small market where people...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-09-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,138
Posted By kirbyj
You have a 2011 535i and the lowest PSI I can...

You have a 2011 535i and the lowest PSI I can find in my 2011 manual is 35 all around. Maybe they changed the manual during 2011. I do want to thank you for pointing out all the different PSI...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-06-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,138
Posted By kirbyj
Yes. Cold tire in garage.

Yes. Cold tire in garage.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-06-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,138
Posted By kirbyj
As I mentioned before, I had called the dealer...

As I mentioned before, I had called the dealer the day before a service and had inflated all four of my tires up to their recommendation of 35 PSI. I then brought the car in for a scheduled service...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-06-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By kirbyj
I have taken my 535xi on a number of long trips...

I have taken my 535xi on a number of long trips and find the ride comfort to be exceptional. The mileage is outstanding for a car this size. My overall average in everyday driving is 26.3
On long...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-05-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,138
Posted By kirbyj
I have an electric pump and a great digital tire...

I have an electric pump and a great digital tire pressure gauge so I am all set. I was back at the dealers today to get a brake flush, oil change, etc., and I had the service rep check again with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-05-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,138
Posted By kirbyj
Tire Pressure

Over the past two years I have left tire pressure monitoring up to my BMW dealer as i always seemed to be dropping by to get some extra oil changes, replace a bubbled tire, or get a new set of...
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