Any dealer can take the VIN and look up what warranty service was done on it and if there are any outstanding recalls like the quick disconnects or the like. I would think beyond that, you would have to go to the dealer that did any out of warranty service to get a record.Hey all,
Looking at a nice '99 K1200LTC that I'm wanting pretty bad. Owner says there has been work done but no invoices or receipts to back it up.
Any service dept. guys willing to look this thing up for me?
Thank you so much! What a great post. I ended up passing on the bike. I was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt as the condition and price was pretty decent but for what I would end up doing to the bike, there are too many unknowns for me.I hate to jump to conclusions but I always do anyway. So far, from what you have said about this owner, I would proceed very carefully. Do not allow your excitement in getting a new bike cloud your judgement. It appears he has already given you wrong information. Also if I wanted to sell a bike I would find time to answer all the buyers questions and make them feel comfortable that they know what they are buying. Unfortunately as one of my favorite proverbs states,"Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery, but let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals." Try and find the sellers that will be honest. These bikes need to be maintained regularly and if not the consequences can cost you plenty in terms of dollars, time and frustration. There are lots of LT's available for sale that have been maintained so do not deal with an owner who does not have or know the maintenance history. Granted some bikes have several owners and their histories get cloudy but numerous owners can also be cause for caution. Now that these bikes are getting older proper maintenance is even more key to their healthy survival.
Smart move!Thank you so much! What a great post. I ended up passing on the bike. I was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt as the condition and price was pretty decent but for what I would end up doing to the bike, there are too many unknowns for me.
Cheers to all!