Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hiawassee, GA, USA
About 4 years ago I was looking for a project. I thought about Goldwings but there are so many of them I was afraid I would have a hard time selling them. Then I came across a LT on ebay, the black bike. It was hurt on the right side. Not long after that the rat bike popped up, hurt on the left side. I thought This could work! A steady supply of bikes on ebay, patch them up and sell on ebay. The black bike turned out great, so great I road it for 2 years before trying to sell it. That is when reailty kicked in, BMWs are hard to sell with salvage history. During this time I kept buying parts to repair the rat bike but just could not come up with enough parts to make a nice bike. Then one day I realise I have enough to make it road worthy, it just would not be pretty. I have been riding it for about 2 years now, BMW does make a tough bike.
In the mean time I also did a K12RS and a R1150GS. I sold the RS, it was going to get me in trouble, I still have the GS. I didn't like the GS at first but it's growing on me and I find I ride the GS more than the rat bike now.
Oh well the bike didn't sell, I guess DaveDragon is right, I can't sell the rat bike.
Maybe next I'll try selling parts off it. I wonder how many I can sell and still keep it on the road?
1999 K1200LT Rat Bike Sold
2000 K1200LT Black Bike SOLD
2003 K1200RS Alpine White and Blue SOLD
2002 R1150GS sold
2001 K1200LT current project, AKA M1.2, AKA Horten 229
2002 F650GS It's runnin y'all
2012 R1200GS Rally