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post #1 of 6 Old Jul 21st, 2006, 2:36 pm Thread Starter
 
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Warranty needed on a used 2002 R 1150 RT with 35K miles?

Hi all - a newbie here, both to BMW motorcycles and the forum (though I HAVE posted in the K-bike section before).

I just plunked down a few hundred bucks on a really nice used 2002 R1150RT with 35K miles on it. After riding a newer R1200RT and an older K1100LT, I decided this 1150 was the best choice for me and my budget. It's got a lot of the goodies of the newer 1200 RTs and didn't cost me an arm and a leg. FWIW - the bike is replacing a '99 Honda Aero 1100 V-twin.

Since I haven't yet taken delivery of it yet - I have a few days to answer the question in my mind of optional warranty coverage. I can get a two-year warranty for $900 - which includes EVERYTHING on the bike short of maintenance items. It includes seals and gaskets - my biggest concern.

I've read of some K1200LTs having rr drive seal/bearing failure and have even read of a couple instances of the R1200RT rr drive going bad. So I'm interested in your opinions if the $900 is worth it to cover this two years out. Thanks.
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post #2 of 6 Old Aug 21st, 2006, 9:45 am
 
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Yep, $900 is a good deal. Make sure your local dealer is familiar with the aftermarket company. You also need to check that there is an ABS rider... those little devils are spendy!
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post #3 of 6 Old Aug 21st, 2006, 11:07 am
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Check with Ted at www.ascycles.com they are offering extended warranties at a discount.

The info was posted in the supporting dealers' forum.



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As with most insurance - It's a good deal if something breaks, it's a bad deal if it doesn't.
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post #5 of 6 Old Aug 29th, 2006, 6:41 pm
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My preference with regard to extended warranties and other insurance is, generally, I'd rather have the $900 in hand today.

About a year and half ago I bought a used R1100GS with 35K miles on it and, other than maintenance and some self-inflicted items, the only expenses I've had were weepy valve cover gaskets. They were a lot less than $900 -- about $30 for both cylinders including the camshaft sprockets rings. I could probably still replace the rear bearing and have money left from the $900.

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post #6 of 6 Old Sep 30th, 2006, 11:23 am
 
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r1150rt 2002 ABS TRABELS

I Think For 900$ Its Good If The Abs Will Stop Working You Will Pay 2000$ I Know More Then 5 Rt's 2002 Thet The Abs Totald
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