Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: mount airy (mayberry), NC,
As you see, the prices and miles run all over the place. Keep looking, look for the "normal" kinds of things, excessive play, fluid levels, etc. I bought an 03 with 6300 miles for $9745, incl. bag liners, autocomm and 2 helmets, brake flasher thing. I think that was all the extras mine came with.
A BMW dealer can run the VIN I think and see if it has been in for warranty and service, which may tell you some of it's history.
Look at the windshield and see if it's foggy or beginning to delaminate, which may appear like bug splats, but the thin film is actually scratching off. At least that is how mine looked. It would be perfectly clear in warm weather, but cold mornings had it so foggy you couldn't see thru it. The replacement BMW shield is clear all the time and I am being careful with cleaning it.
So far, mine has been trouble free, but others here can tell you more of the mechaincal stuff to check.
Happy hunting. I'm only a couple hours away in Mount Airy, NC. Do you happen to know Harry Esenwine from over there? He's an old forum buddy of mine. Manages the BRistol Mall and rides a black 'wing.