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Almost ready to possibly begin to sort of get ready to sell the bike...

Almost time to begin to think about maybe sort-of selling the bike.... (it's an emotional thing...)

The bike is a 2014, R1200RT- fewer than 9,000 miles. all the desired accessories, (Peg Lowering Kit, Front and Rear Side Bars, Factory Low Seat, never dropped/damaged, 49 L Top case from my '05 RT- which fits perfectly and has the Keys.) Full Audio and GPS all work perfectly. No issues- New tires- fewer than 200 miles on the Pirelli Angel 2's. Matt Silver in color.

What sources/sites/services do you like for realistic prices?

May or may not go something else, probably not...

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Kinda sorta sounds like your mind is made up . . . go for it!

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Just picked out a 2014 myself, checked Cycle Trader, Craigslist and eBay. The latter two are less reliable of course, but Cycle Trader had plenty of options. Most of the other places I've found used inventory were Dealers. Good luck!
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Almost time to begin to think about maybe sort-of selling the bike.... (it's an emotional thing...)

The bike is a 2014, R1200RT- fewer than 9,000 miles. all the desired accessories, (Peg Lowering Kit, Front and Rear Side Bars, Factory Low Seat, never dropped/damaged, 49 L Top case from my '05 RT- which fits perfectly and has the Keys.) Full Audio and GPS all work perfectly. No issues- New tires- fewer than 200 miles on the Pirelli Angel 2's. Matt Silver in color.

What sources/sites/services do you like for realistic prices?

May or may not go something else, probably not...

Thoughts and comments welcomed..
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UPDATE- Well, after a talk with my wife... I did it this morning... posted it on Craigslist-Colorado Springs, CO.

I will also look at the other options... anyone with interest feel free to contact me.

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I might be right behind you. Had a lumbar fusion last halloween and just had further cervical fusion. Not fun at all. Craigslist seems to be popular, just don't know if I want to deal with the non-sense, but there aren't a lot of choices. Good luck with the sale.

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Just selling, not giving up riding?

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Too soon to tell, but there comes a time.... to think about it.

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Too soon to tell, but there comes a time.... to think about it.
I have to say that I am sorry to see you selling your RT Bob! However, you are just a couple of years older than I am, and I have been thinking along the same line as you, as said above! That's why, I am deciding to buy the 1250RT next year, and that will most likely be my last bike. I DO love to travel, and so I will probably get a camper van after that!

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Time waits for no man... or so I have heard.

I am planning to continue riding- but probably only vicariously by continuing to make snappy retorts on the various M/C boards...
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I have to say that I am sorry to see you selling your RT Bob! However, you are just a couple of years older than I am, and I have been thinking along the same line as you, as said above
I ran into this dude in the parking lot where here was picking up his new bagger after the 600m service. I asked how old he was and his reply was, "I'll be 88 on Wednesday." He traded in his K1600GT which he took to the California Superbike School the year before! He's about 5'7" tall:
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I ran into this dude in the parking lot where here was picking up his new bagger after the 600m service. I asked how old he was and his reply was, "I'll be 88 on Wednesday." He traded in his K1600GT which he took to the California Superbike School the year before! He's about 5'7" tall:
Good genes and no health issues, sure, it's possible. Some of us aren't so blessed.

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My father in law is 85. Still rides his 15 RT every day here in PA when possiable.

We did a 700 mile day on the way to the National last year. We are going to this years also.

It is good genes, fortunate with good health. but keeping active seems to be the ticket.

Some of us who have had traumatic injury's multiple times in out life are not going to make 85 years old and still riding.
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Hopefully, I will be able to ride for another 10+ years yet! One thing that I will not do is to go 3-wheels of any sorts.
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Hopefully, I will be able to ride for another 10+ years yet! One thing that I will not do is to go 3-wheels of any sorts.
Never say never. I suspect there are some very good tilting 3 wheelers that may make all the difference to us, enabling to feel the joy of motorcycling.
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I ran into this dude in the parking lot where here was picking up his new bagger after the 600m service. I asked how old he was and his reply was, "I'll be 88 on Wednesday." He traded in his K1600GT which he took to the California Superbike School the year before! He's about 5'7" tall:
Good for him! I hope I can keep riding into my late 70s at least.
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I admire the man, it isn’t just the physical ability but the mental attitude that is keeping that man on two wheels. My father lived to be 91 with no major health issues, sadly the last 7 or so years of his life he totally disengaged from everything that had brought him joy. It was sad to watch, so far I share his physical well being and hope that I continue to pursue interests that give me a feeling of fulfilment till the end. It doesn’t need to be motorcycling but something that makes me want to get out of bed in the morning is needed.

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Never say never. I suspect there are some very good tilting 3 wheelers that may make all the difference to us, enabling to feel the joy of motorcycling.
I am afraid that I know the bike that you are thinking of, and the purpose of the second front wheel isn't what many thought it does, at first glance. That second front wheel is supposed to be to provide additional front wheel traction for hard cornering. I am sure that it does, but I am not too crazy about pushing around the weight of a second front wheel, in performance riding!


Nah, that bike wasn't intended for us at all!!!

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I admire the man, it isn’t just the physical ability but the mental attitude that is keeping that man on two wheels. My father lived to be 91 with no major health issues, sadly the last 7 or so years of his life he totally disengaged from everything that had brought him joy. It was sad to watch, so far I share his physical well being and hope that I continue to pursue interests that give me a feeling of fulfilment till the end. It doesn’t need to be motorcycling but something that makes me want to get out of bed in the morning is needed.

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Bob. I see your ad on Craigslist. Nice looking bike and I'm very tempted. I know you and I know the bike has been well cared for. I currently have a 2015 1200 GS which I have never really bonded with. Something about the ergonomics makes my artificial shoulder hurt. Probably the wide, flat bars. Plus, despite trying a number of windshields, I just can't make it an RT as far as wind protection goes. I've had 3 RT's ( two of them I owned twice after buying them back ), and you just can't beat the RT for the type of riding I do.

Hope all is well with you and Suzy. ( not sure if that's how she spells her name ) I hate to see you giving up riding, but there comes a time for everyone. I'm not quite there yet, but I admit the bikes seem to be getting heavier every day.

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Hello Al...

Tell you what... I would love to see you again... Let's chat this thing up. I would look forward to ridding it over to some meeting place- like Torrey, UT?

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Whoa ... Hopz and Ponch both ... two guys I've never met but feel I know and whose opinions I have come to respect over several years. Sorry to hear you are at a point that requires even considering walking away from something I believe both of you love and that has been a significant passion in your lives. I know how difficult that time will be for me personally, I'm sure it isn't a decision made lightly. The respect continues.

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Whoa ... Hopz and Ponch both ... two guys I've never met but feel I know and whose opinions I have come to respect over several years. Sorry to hear you are at a point that requires even considering walking away from something I believe both of you love and that has been a significant passion in your lives. I know how difficult that time will be for me personally, I'm sure it isn't a decision made lightly. The respect continues.


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Hopz ole friend, how long since you threw a leg over the saddle? I have taken a year and once three off of riding. So if you are thinking you might not be totally ready to quit, put it on the center stand for now. Nothing in the rule book says you can't take two 10 mile rides per summer.
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Hello Teach... good to see your name on the board again...

Still thinking about selling the RT- this post regards this rash of on-line ads from Motorcycle buying service/agencies.

I have not named them/it here but curious if anyone has any experience or has heard comments on how they work and are they honest, etc.?
One of those too good to be true deals?

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Thanks folks... there comes a time... and this is mine.

The bike is for sale and we are ready. Listed to two of the major sales sites... but had a "mysterious" contact via text about the bike.

Obvious scam... I played him out a bit. He claimed to be a soldier in the Army on deployment and he wanted to buy the bike, sight*unseen, and at the asking price- immediately offered to send the full amount to my PayPal account. If course PP has the Seller's guarantee to protect you- but there is some very fine print that the protection does not apply to "vehicles"...

After only a small bit of questioning and finding real issues his story, he unraveled. I pushed him away. For instance he said he was Army. Well, unfortunately for him, I was Army back in the day. He could not answer the basic question... such as his MOS (military occupational specialty ). He sent a photo of a military ID. which was of a clean shaved middle aged white guy. I insisted on a phone call and he *of course had a strong accent,*was of some foreign extraction and clearly not an Anglo-Saxon guy. He went away to pick on others...
Sellers Beware...
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Patience is a virtue, fortunately you don't have to sell. Haven't recently let go of my 60/5 and my Z3 Coupe, I was able to get my price but not being in a hurry. Good luck on the sale.

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I got the exact same type of call; claimed to be in service, etc. I just told him to send me the cash and then we'd talk. End of that. What a world!
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I recently sold my 12 rt, I had it listed on craigslist and cycle trader, the buyer came from cycletrader.

the scam I kept getting was from craigslist. I would get an email or text asking questions, saying they were interested then asking if I had a "report" for them??? (I know for autos Carfax is popular, I have never seen a bike report)

here is where the "scam" comes in, the "interested party" sends me a link to buy a report from a company they recommend … and I have never heard of any of the names in the links. (and I NEVER click on links some random person sends me)

My standard response to any and all questions became "when would you like to come and see the bike?" this is why we advertise with full description and many clear photographs, the only thing left is to bring cash and see it in person!!

The first person to come over and see it bought it with cash. No need for internet/text "pen pals" when the buyer has done his homework and knows you are selling what he wants to buy.
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I receive at least 2-3 of those type of responses for everything I listed on Craigslist with a value over $100...

I love how they try their scam in a dramatic setting while hoping that will trick the seller.
I listed my 2018 RT on Craigslist and one of the responses was from "another" of those Army guys claims to be based in Afghanistan.

He stated his claim as " I am currently defending our democracy and freedom here in Afghanistan and I'd like to buy your bike as a gift for my brother who lives in Alabama. I'll send you a cashiers check for $21,000 then for shipping a $1,000 and for all your troubles another additional $500. A friend of mine will come to inspect and pickup the bike with his truck."

First, it was too bad he didn't explain what was my troubles were about?
Then I told him to tell his friend that the bike is parked in a very safe spot at my work place which is the parking lot of Los Banos Police Department and sent him the picture below:

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I never heard again from the defender of our Democracy and Freedom!
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My Nigerian Prince is richer than yours, he wants to deposit $32,000,000 into my bank acct. !

Haha I am sure now you are green with envy!

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Never say never. I suspect there are some very good tilting 3 wheelers that may make all the difference to us, enabling to feel the joy of motorcycling.
If it gets to that point I may look at the Niken. It would be the ONLY three wheel I would consider. And that 900 CC triple is pretty sporty from what I hear.

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There will be more along soon, from the likes of where that one came from!

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Didn't Honda showed one?


Nonetheless, the 2 front wheels won't hold up the bike!!

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My Nigerian Prince is richer than yours, he wants to deposit $32,000,000 into my bank acct. !

Haha I am sure now you are green with envy!

Seeing your postscript made me stop and think. So for s___s and giggles, here are the ones I can remember, with help of some written records:

A life time of motorcycles...

1959 Cushman scooter
1974 Honda 360 Scrambler
1975 Honda 500
1976 Honda 550
1977 Honda 750
1978 Yamaha XS650
1978 Yamaha 1100
1979 Kawasaki 650SR
1980 Kawasaki 1000LTD
1982 Yamaha 750
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1987 Harley Low Rider
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1989 BMW K75S
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1992 Honda VFR 800
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1986 R80RT
1988 BMW R100RS
1988 BMW R100RS
1995 BMW R1100RS
1996 BMW R1100RT
1996 BMW K1200RS
1988 BMW R100RS
1992 BMW R100RT
1999 BMW K1200RS
2000 Harley Low Rider
2000 Harley Electra Glide
2002 BMW R1150RT
2002 Harley Low Rider
2003 BMW K1200GT
2004 BMW R1150RT
2005 Harley Road King
2005 Harley Electra Glide Classic
2008 BMW R1200RT
2009 BMW R1200GS
2009 BMW R1200RT
2010 BMW R1200RT
2011 BMW R1200RT
2011 BMW R1200GS
2012 Harley Street Glide
2012 BMW R1200RT
2010 Harley Road King
2013 Harley Electra Glide
2013 BMW R1200RT
2014 BMW R1200RT (Rear strut – sold back to BMW)
2013 BMW R1200RT
2014 BMW R1200RT (bought back from BMW after repair of strut)
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2009 BMW R1200RT
2013 BMW R1200GS
2016 BMW R1200GS
2017 BMW R1200RT
2008 BMW R1200RT
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And may I add, after 50 years, I still have the same lovely wife...and she's had much more quilt fabric than I motorcycles!
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A life time of motorcycles...

1959 Cushman scooter
1974 Honda 360 Scrambler
1975 Honda 500
1976 Honda 550
1977 Honda 750
1978 Yamaha XS650
1978 Yamaha 1100
1979 Kawasaki 650SR
1980 Kawasaki 1000LTD
1982 Yamaha 750
1983 Honda V45
1983 Honda V65
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1985 Honda V65
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1986 Kawasaki Concours
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1987 Harley Low Rider
1988 BMW K75S
1989 BMW K75S
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1992 Honda VFR 800
1994 BMW R1100RS
1986 R80RT
1988 BMW R100RS
1988 BMW R100RS
1995 BMW R1100RS
1996 BMW R1100RT
1996 BMW K1200RS
1988 BMW R100RS
1992 BMW R100RT
1999 BMW K1200RS
2000 Harley Low Rider
2000 Harley Electra Glide
2002 BMW R1150RT
2002 Harley Low Rider
2003 BMW K1200GT
2004 BMW R1150RT
2005 Harley Road King
2005 Harley Electra Glide Classic
2008 BMW R1200RT
2009 BMW R1200GS
2009 BMW R1200RT
2010 BMW R1200RT
2011 BMW R1200RT
2011 BMW R1200GS
2012 Harley Street Glide
2012 BMW R1200RT
2010 Harley Road King
2013 Harley Electra Glide
2013 BMW R1200RT
2014 BMW R1200RT (Rear strut – sold back to BMW)
2013 BMW R1200RT
2014 BMW R1200RT (bought back from BMW after repair of strut)
2015 BMW R1200RT
2014 Suzuki DL650
2009 BMW R1200RT
2013 BMW R1200GS
2016 BMW R1200GS
2017 BMW R1200RT
2008 BMW R1200RT
2015 BMW R1200RT
2018 BMW R1200RT (this is the last one – may be)

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If it gets to that point I may look at the Niken. It would be the ONLY three wheel I would consider. And that 900 CC triple is pretty sporty from what I hear.
That bike is only slightly lighter than the RT, at 263 kg (578.6 lbs), and the extra front wheel isn't going to help you hold it up!


https://advrider.com/niken-yamaha-be...n-extra-wheel/


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That bike is only slightly lighter than the RT, at 263 kg (578.6 lbs), and the extra front wheel isn't going to help you hold it up!


https://advrider.com/niken-yamaha-be...n-extra-wheel/


BTW, I had ridden the road that the bike was tested on!



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I sat a Nieken and it does balance on three wheels, it just does not lock out like the old Piaggio's do.

I am just saying I would try it before a Can AM or any other non leaning 3 wheel motorcycle.

I may even try a scooter, Heck they make some pretty nice scooters.

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Ok, how old are you? ...though sometimes age doesn't have all the influence on hanging up cleats.
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https://advrider.com/niken-yamaha-be...n-extra-wheel/


BTW, I had ridden the road that the bike was tested on!



https://youtu.be/NYU1AlOfpgQ

how in the heck did that many people agree to drive on the wrong side of the road so you could take this video?
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how in the heck did that many people agree to drive on the wrong side of the road so you could take this video?
Video is from New Zealand. Like the British and the Japanese they drive on the opposite side of the road from the US. &#x1f600;

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I may even try a scooter, Heck they make some pretty nice scooters.
Despite the perceived heresy involved (you know, a scooter isn't a real motorcycle) the fun factor for folks trying maxi-scooters like Suzuki Burgman 650 is impressive. We know a BMW rider who went to one and just loves it! I mean to test drive one just to see why it is people find them so much fun and we were going to pick one up for my wife but after dropping her Honda 500 at a stop light she decided riding wasn't for her

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Despite the perceived heresy involved (you know, a scooter isn't a real motorcycle) the fun factor for folks trying maxi-scooters like Suzuki Burgman 650 is impressive. We know a BMW rider who went to one and just loves it! I mean to test drive one just to see why it is people find them so much fun and we were going to pick one up for my wife but after dropping her Honda 500 at a stop light she decided riding wasn't for her

They are really great for low CoG though curb weight is pretty high, but they are set up for comfort and convenience and easy on the hips getting on and off. Electric screen, heated grips, simple easy storage under the seat, etc.

Or, how about the three wheeler option:
https://can-am.brp.com/on-road/?redi...cFTA&gclsrc=ds


...though, personally, I have always thought: If I get too old for a bike, I will never ride a 3-wheeler. I just hang it up. ...wait...I am too old for a bike now...but I guess I don't pay attention to it.
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Or, how about the three wheeler option...though, personally, I have always thought: If I get too old for a bike, I will never ride a 3-wheeler.
There is no way in hell I would buy or ride a 3-wheeler except once to experience it! I know some like them but for me being fully exposed to all the risks, having a wider path you occupy, not being able to lean the bike just doesn't do it for me. I would rather pick up a nice sports car first like the Nissan 370 when it's time to hang up 2 wheelers.
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Despite the perceived heresy involved (you know, a scooter isn't a real motorcycle) the fun factor for folks trying maxi-scooters like Suzuki Burgman 650 is impressive. We know a BMW rider who went to one and just loves it! I mean to test drive one just to see why it is people find them so much fun and we were going to pick one up for my wife but after dropping her Honda 500 at a stop light she decided riding wasn't for her

They are really great for low CoG though curb weight is pretty high, but they are set up for comfort and convenience and easy on the hips getting on and off. Electric screen, heated grips, simple easy storage under the seat, etc.
I’m meeting a bunch of Burgman scooter riders in a few weeks. Their general consensus is “Lower your ego and raise your fun.” As we’ve all heard the old saying, “Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.”

I’ve followed a Burgman scooter down The Tail of the Dragon and I had to push pretty good to stay up with them... and they were even on the DARK SIDE!! For the record, I’ll NEVER state I’m some amazing rider. I’m an average rider enjoying my time with NOTHING to prove to anyone. That’s goes back to the other adage of “A fast rider on a slow bike will almost always beat a slow rider on a fast bike.” or something like that.

Ultimately, enjoy whatever you are riding and share stories with and learn from all two wheel brethren.
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