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post #1 of 14 Old Jul 11th, 2013, 6:02 pm Thread Starter
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Couldn't believe my eyes

I was at my BMW dealer today to pick up some stuff, and my sales guy had to show me a used bike they had. It was on 07 K1200GT with, get this, 140 miles on it. I guess the owner bought it new 6 years ago, and it sat in his garage.

The dealer did a full 1 year service, checking everything, and did the 600 service (I think, I might have misunderstood). It was a beautiful bike.

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." That's why we know the earth is 4.5 billion years old, that vaccines are safe and effective, that GMO crops don't cause cancer, that anthropogenic global warming is a thing, and that sasquatch does not exist. But mostly it means that any oil works as well as another one.

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How about this one.

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How about this one.
Maybe I'm too picky or something, but I'd actually worry about a bike that sat around for 10 years with only 1000 miles. It can't be good for a bike (or any motor vehicle) to not be used. Even BMW recommends annual services if you don't hit the mileage for a service.

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." That's why we know the earth is 4.5 billion years old, that vaccines are safe and effective, that GMO crops don't cause cancer, that anthropogenic global warming is a thing, and that sasquatch does not exist. But mostly it means that any oil works as well as another one.

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I was at my BMW dealer today to pick up some stuff, and my sales guy had to show me a used bike they had. It was on 07 K1200GT with, get this, 140 miles on it. I guess the owner bought it new 6 years ago, and it sat in his garage.

The dealer did a full 1 year service, checking everything, and did the 600 service (I think, I might have misunderstood). It was a beautiful bike.
Had the same thing at our local dealer. A brand new 1150 GSA with only 150 kilometers on the clock! The entire bike was showroom condition, albeit that it was circa 2006 vintage. It was so good that it was decided that they auctioned it, because everyone wanted it! Get this - it was sold to a phone bidder at a price higher than the new R1200GSA!

I would rather be riding my bike and thinking about God than sitting in Church thinking about my bike!

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Had the same thing at our local dealer. A brand new 1150 GSA with only 150 kilometers on the clock! The entire bike was showroom condition, albeit that it was circa 2006 vintage. It was so good that it was decided that they auctioned it, because everyone wanted it! Get this - it was sold to a phone bidder at a price higher than the new R1200GSA!
I was trying to think of a good reason why I would pay more for a 7 year old bike, even in showroom condition, than a 2013 GSA. And I could think of one. Unless, there's something appealing about that engine.

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." That's why we know the earth is 4.5 billion years old, that vaccines are safe and effective, that GMO crops don't cause cancer, that anthropogenic global warming is a thing, and that sasquatch does not exist. But mostly it means that any oil works as well as another one.

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How about this one.
National Powersports! Like them a lot. Bought my LT there.

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Knowing the problems with our GTs it might be sitting there for a while longer.

As for the old Flying Bricks...now that is a good engine.
I bought my '93 K1100RS for $9800 in '99, sold it 10 years later for $7800 with 88k miles.

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Knowing the problems with our GTs it might be sitting there for a while longer.

As for the old Flying Bricks...now that is a good engine.
I bought my '93 K1100RS for $9800 in '99, sold it 10 years later for $7800 with 88k miles.

Damn good bikes.
Gotta agree. Had Two K75Ss and a K100RS and the k75Ss were brilliant. Great fuel injection, brakes, ample power, best balanced bike I ever owned. The K100RS, well, not so much...The later models were apparently much better but I had the smokin '86...

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I could see this happening with a brand that doesn't allow test rides but you'd think the BMW owner would know what they are buying. Bet ther's an interesting story behind these bikes.


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Hi,
There is a story going around Sydney that a guy bought a new K1200LT from a dealer in Sydney sight unseen.
Picked it up from the dealer and rode it to Newcastle, about 2 hours north of Sydney.
Took the bike straight to the sister dealership and handed the bike in. Around 200klms from pickup. He instructed them to sell the bike as he no longer wanted it.
Story goes, he dropped it at a set of lights on the way and could not pick it up. With that he decided that the bike was not for him.

Urban myth???? Not sure.

No real damage, just a scrape on the bumpers.

A test ride may have been the answer.

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National Powersports! Like them a lot. Bought my LT there.
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I'm always suspicious about super low mileage old bikes. Great deals but moving parts like to keep moving unless it's prepared and stored properly. Anyone who has owned a boat or an airplane will understand that they deteriorate and have more problems when not used often enough.
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At my local dealer's spring open house ('03) there was a new R1200CLC on the showroom floor with 11 miles. The owner bought it the previous month, dropped it twice on the way home, and called the dealership to come pick it up. He lost his shirt on the deal, but he traded it in for something lighter/smaller.

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Sometimes that can work to your advantage.

A guy bought a fully-loaded '13 GTL, rode it for one weekend, then traded it in on a Harley. Apparently, he or his pillion just didn't like the bike . . .

The GTL sat for ~6 months until the HD dealer traded it to a BMW dealer for a Hog they'd taken in trade (go figure), and I was able to pick up a pristine GTL with 1,300 miles on it for almost 20% off of full retail . . .

No complaints here.

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