2002 R1150RT (sold)
Placing an advert in something, would be a start. BMWMOA FleaMarket, perhaps?... what would it take to find a buyer?
"It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden
1973 R75/5 - original owner
About a month ago purchased a 2000 RT1100 with under 12,000 miles for $4000. A friend did a fly and ride on a 1994 1100RS with 100000 miles with all the maintenance and repair records for $2000. She rode it from Texas to Seattle and is now asking $2500 for it. GLWTS.
I bought an R1150GS back in 2010. It's a 2001 and had 126K miles. I got it out the door for $4500. I was hesitant at first, but all the mainenace records were with it and it had been meticulously attended to for every scheduled sevice and a few other fixes along the way. There was even a top end rebuild (over $3,000 for the job) done at 101K miles, that included all kinds of seals, belts, parts that tend to go bad, as often discussed on oilhead forums). It looked great for it's age and ran as smooth as silk. To me, it sorted of started over at 101K miles, and I think the high miles scared off other potential buyers till I made my offer. Absolutely no regrets here.
More to the point, if you have good, complete maintenance records, and a buyer that understands the potential life of a well-kept beemer, someone will come along and buy it at a fair price. I think you just have to make sure you include a description of its maintenance history in your advertisement..
Best wishes, Curt
2013 R1200GS (Cam head) TripleBlack
I bought my airhead with a buncha miles on it. The odo wasnt working when I bought it. I'm guessing it has almost 300k on it by now. I've done a lot of stuff to that little motorcycle,often felt sorry for it at times but have been beating it like an anvil for 19 years. Only thing it hasn't been is a GS. Might be it's next transformation. Anyway I have a K and recently bought a oilhead. I don't seem to sell em once I get em so recipts just mean clutter to me.....Got a bunch with both the K and oilhead.
Take the hitch off it. I for one would never buy a BMW with a hitch. clutch, fragile tranny, fragile final drive etc. They are not made for it, and I just would walk away.
'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.
Wonder if Jon sold the bike. Posted on August 20th asking the question and then nothing else.
Nope, justs runs out too good to let it go. It has new conti attacks and ohlins. Holds the road and handles better than my 04RTP. There's just something about how smooth a high mileage boxer engine runs.
Bud, you gonna make Falling Leaf?
Send me a pic of what ever you are selling , I may be interested
I'd say avoid buying this guys bike - it has a final drive on it....
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Steve Aikens, Clovis, NM
BMW MOA #6218