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post #1 of 20 Old Oct 20th, 2006, 9:19 am Thread Starter
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I just purchased a 2002 K1200lte Silver in color that was lightly damaged.I am seeking the previous owner for maintenance history.It has a California tag and has Deals Gap ( Tail of the Dragon) stickers on front fender,Has BMW GPS located on on a shelf with lock and key,HID low beam,Long Rider 300,000 sticker on front windshield panel,BMW stickers on rear,Short BMW windshield. The CD player still the classical CDS in it which I will return to the previos owner if found.The tag expires July 2007.If this sounds like your bike or a friends bike please contact me at [email protected]. I am not able to post pictures.The bike has 60,000 miles on it. Also had PIAA lights which was removed.

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If you purchased this bike, it should have the previous owner's name on the title.

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Bike was already titled in the Dealer's name.
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Bike was already titled in the Dealer's name.
Carfax ($19) should give you the whole bike history.

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Does not give you previous owner's name.I also need their contact info to talk to them about the bike and get their CDS to them if they want them I just want to get a new clutch installed if it has not had one etc... since it has 60,000 miles. Also would like to buy the cords and CDS to the GPS unit.
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Contact DMV in the state that issued the last title (surprised that a dealer would have it titled in its name). They should have at least the most recent title.
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The dealer wanted to make sure the title was a clear title like he was told so he sent it off in his name to be sure before he sold it to someone else.
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The dealer will have a record of who they received the bike from. No ifs ands or buts, they absolutely have to keep the record of it. Either they don't want to tell you- they probably don't want you to ask the former owner how much (little) the dealer gave him for the bike- or something else is going on here....
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Try a BMW Dealer.

Have a dealer run the VIN. They should be able to tell you who originally purchased the bike. Might turn out to be the person you are looking for.

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The dealer purchased the bike from an insurance company.I know the dealer well and he has no information.The insurance can not tell you due to the privacy act.
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The dealer purchased the bike from an insurance company.I know the dealer well and he has no information.The insurance can not tell you due to the privacy act.
It would have been nice if you had told us this information four days ago before we all posted our suggestions!
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I just want to get a new clutch installed if it has not had one etc... since it has 60,000 miles.
Unless the clutch has been abused or a clutch slave cylinder leaks, it will last well over 100K miles. I would change the slave cylinder and drill the weep hole, but unless you already feel slipping, I would leave the clutch alone.

The dealer bought from an insurance company? Was the bike damaged and repaired?

Smart move looking for the prior owner here though. I hope you find him.

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If dealer bought it from insurence company, then it could have come from out of state with a salvaged title.... The dealer repaired the bike filed and got a new clean title and isn't going to tell you you bought a totaled bike.......Pete

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The trunk was the only damage to the bike.I really do not care if it had a previous salvage title as long as I do the repair work and know what damage was caused in the wreck.This was just one of the bikes that did not have a salvage title.
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Thanks all for their suggestions still have not found the previous owner still looking.
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How about some info on you? As you can see, most of us have had our "shots" and are mostly housebroken...

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Profile updated.I had not realized that when they changed it wiped out the old one.

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Well, no luck so far but i do appreciate all the help from others.

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Any BMW dealer can run the VIN and give you the bike's entire history.


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