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post #1 of 7 Old Mar 8th, 2017, 11:00 pm Thread Starter
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I'm looking to buy a 1 owner garage kept 2004 BMW R1150RT, it has 90,200 miles. It has been well kept, doesn't smoke or use any more than about a ounce of oil between changes. The ABS Servo is good, and the entire system was just flushed, as well all other fluids were flushed to, engine, gear box, etc. Etc. Air filter. It's beautiful, it shines, with new tires, battery, and glossy waxed paint, heated grips, power visor, radio, full BMW storage boxes.

It is a 04, with ,90k miles the price is fair. And I'm wondering if there's anything I am missing before I buy it?

This is my 2nd bike, first being a Kaw ZX9 Ninja. I'm a little more mature now, 2 kids, and married. I would love a comfortable touring bike to drive to, and from work. Or in a long trip occasionally at a few hundred miles tops.

My budget is below $3,000. And this bike is a good bit below that even..

I'm also looking at a few BMW K1200LT's to, they seem to be around the $3,200+ range. But I've found several with half the mileage as the R1150RT, but not in such prestine Condition either. Faded plastics, etc. Etc.


Am I silly for buying a used 2004 with 90k miles from the original owner for $2,000?
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I don't know but the price sounds amazing!
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I paid 3,500 for my 2000. I'd jump on that deal. You'll love the RT.

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Im going to buy the bike. From the specifications, these bikes have right at 100hp and 75ft lbs torque. I imagine they are pretty fast for a touring bike, and a 6 speed gear box.

I travel on smooth bumpy dirt roads frequently, and I'm considering installing some Enduro tires, maybe like a mild dual sport tire

There's a dirt road I take as a short cut that is over 10 miles long.

These BMW's are a little higher up, with more suspension travel to.
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Re: My First BMW R1150 RT

Just one thing, Has it had a new clutch plate ?

My understanding is that the clutch starts to go at around 50 to 60 thousand miles.
(And mine is starting to slip a bit at 55,000)
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I'm looking to buy a 1 owner garage kept 2004 BMW R1150RT, it has 90,200 miles. It has been well kept, doesn't smoke or use any more than about a ounce of oil between changes. The ABS Servo is good, and the entire system was just flushed, as well all other fluids were flushed to, engine, gear box, etc. Etc. Air filter. It's beautiful, it shines, with new tires, battery, and glossy waxed paint, heated grips, power visor, radio, full BMW storage boxes.

It is a 04, with ,90k miles the price is fair. And I'm wondering if there's anything I am missing before I buy it?

This is my 2nd bike, first being a Kaw ZX9 Ninja. I'm a little more mature now, 2 kids, and married. I would love a comfortable touring bike to drive to, and from work. Or in a long trip occasionally at a few hundred miles tops.

My budget is below $3,000. And this bike is a good bit below that even..

I'm also looking at a few BMW K1200LT's to, they seem to be around the $3,200+ range. But I've found several with half the mileage as the R1150RT, but not in such prestine Condition either. Faded plastics, etc. Etc.


Am I silly for buying a used 2004 with 90k miles from the original owner for $2,000?
I think the R1150RT is a great bike. I think for the price, you really can't get to hurt on that deal. For what it's worth I paid $5,000 for my 2002 R1150RT about a year ago. My bike had around 21,000 miles on it when I bought it. There's plenty of support from experienced folks on this forum who have owned an oilhead or may still ride one. I say, go for it.
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So what's the update? Did you buy the bike?


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