Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southwest , MO, USA
Re: 2003 with 100k miles a Good Deal?
Hmmm....I don't own a K1200, but have been 'shopping' for one for about 3 months, looking for the perfect deal. (I have a K100RT). Here's my take on it. 3000 for the bike from a private seller would be a pretty sweet deal. But I would expect it to need to be 'freshened' up a bit. (tires, fluids, etc..) I see most bikes with that year and mileage have been in the 4000-6000 range. The mileage doesnt alarm me but here's what does. A Honda dealer has the bike on a trade in. They at most gave the PO 1500 for it, probably closer to 1000. To me that indicates the PO wanted out of that bike real bad. If he was the original owner, he may have known of an upcoming major problem, or if he wasnt the original, this bike may have put a bad taste in his mouth from problems and he wanted out now, and didnt want another BMW for any reason.
Then again, it could be the deal of the century! By if I was buying it, I would plan on 2000 worth of repairs in the near future.