Okay.. Here’s the deal. Have the opportunity to help convert a Harley owner to a BMW owner. I’m going to post this in several places ( hope that isn’t in violation of the forum) for a quick shotgun response approach. He would like to work a deal before the guy leaves on travel again or starts advertising the bike.
I have only had “K” bikes. So “R” bikes are not familiar to me. I went to look at the bike with him today.
He is looking at a 1999 R1100RT. 55K miles, newish Metzler Z6 tires, looks like a new Hagon front shock. Has both rear side cases and a rear top case. Heated grips. Nice condition, few scratches here and there. No radio, intercom etc.
Current owner is a friend/co-worker of his and travels a lot so the bike doesn’t get ridden that much and he thinks it would be better to sell then let it sit. He bought it from another friend/co-worker of theirs some time back.
Bike started right up. Since I’m not familiar with the R series, it had a little engine vibration while idling (not as smooth as my K bikes). Seemed natural, not like a miss.
Said he wants $5,000 for it (we think he would drop to $4,500.00)
What is the back ground on these bikes? Do they have FD failures like the LT ?
Does the price sound fair? Good? Bad?
Are there any special questions to ask, issues to check into?
Help me bring him in from the dark side.