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    Question Need help verifying specs on a R1100S

    Need some help verifying specs on a used 2004 R1100S. I am looking at buying the bike, but I am located in CA and bike is in McKinney TX (Dallas/Ft. Worth area). Would really appreciate it if someone in the area could take a quick look and verify condition, etc.

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    Thanks for reading. Have received the info I was looking for.

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    Question Is anyone near/in McKinney,TX able to verify condition of a used R1100s?

    Need some help verifying condition for a used 2004 R1100S. I am looking at buying the bike, but I am located in CA and bike is in McKinney TX (Dallas/Ft. Worth area). Would really appreciate it if someone in the area could take a quick look and verify condition, etc.

    Thanks,

    Bolko
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    Why not use the Anonymous book and find a member who lists "mechanical abilities" and then ask if he/she would help you out?

    Or, again use the Anonymous book to find a dealer close by and see if you can hire the services of the local service technician.

    But, I understand your desire. My brother here in Wisconsin was considering buying an 04 1150 Rockster 80 Edition in Oregon. He asked my opinion. I said get the VIN number and trace it. Then call the local dealer to see if they had done service work on it. Good thing he did. The seller claimed the bike had suffered results of a minor garage fire. The local dealer said it was not a garage fire, but rather the bike had suffered a minor fire incident. Most likely overheated from idling too long. I told my brother to pass on it. Within a week we found his bike at a dealer just 100 miles away!

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    I like Andy's second suggestion; not so much the first. If a nearby dealer has serviced the bike and has an opinion, or better yet, if the seller will take it to the dealer for a thorough going over (which the buyer pays for) that would be very helpful.

    Even if I was mechanically inclined and lived close to the seller, I would be reluctant to recommend a bike which COULD turn out to be a dog. It's one thing to help a stranger in distress, quite another to possibly steer him wrong.

    So far I've bought six used bikes. The three Honda's (two CB 750's and one CX 500) turned out to be cheap learning experiences when we started riding. Neither of the old 750's held up well though the 500 was running fine when my wife sold it. The K75 was bought from a well-respected member of the local club and was a great bike until totalled. Current K100 was bought used from a dealer. A few problems but basically been a good bike. Oh, and that Honda 150 scooter also did well until sold. (My wife no longer rides.)
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    Right in my backyard. PM me the details and will be happy to check it out for you. However I have not seen anything recently for sale that matches your description.....just helped my brother do a fly and ride back to California too. I found him a 2000 1100RT with just 12000 miles on it down in Austin, checked it out, ran the VIN at the dealer up here in Plano for history and then we did all the fluid changes and off he went. Let me know if I can help.
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    Thanks for great suggestions re. anonymous, vin, etc. The bike is a 2004 with less than 3,000 miles on it, so the risk is somewhat limited (although still present). Safe to assume that I can only blame myself if anything goes wrong.

    Bolko

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    Wonder if it's the silver one that's kind of hot rodded up that I saw on Craigslist a few weeks ago. He lives about an hour away from me and we've been trying unsuccessfully to get together to ride for like two years now. So I've never actually seen the bike but know (I think) which one it is. If you'd like for me to take a look at it for you I might be able to arrange it this weekend weather permitting. And if that one doesn't work out for you maybe you'd be interested in my '99 R1100S. The wife has been after me forever to sell it.

    Send me a PM and we can exchange email addresses.
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    The R1100S in on cycletrader. 2004 boxer prep with 2,712 miles on. Had a member check it out and it's truly a rare find. Asking price is $8,500, but it needs new tires (still has the original mounted) and all new fluids/possibly full service (has been sitting in the owners garage for 2+ years). Could not agree on a price, so the search continues.

    What are the specifics on yours?

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    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/mcy/3211627991.html

    This is the hot rod 1100RS that he is also referring to. This too is about 15 minutes from me do if you have an interest let me know. Keep looking.

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    Yup, that is exactly the one. It belongs to a guy who posts a lot, well used to post a lot, on the S-bike forum: http://forums.pelicanparts.com/bmw-r...0s-tech-forum/

    Btw, if you're interested in S-bikes, that's the place to be.

    Quote Originally Posted by moralem View Post
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/mcy/3211627991.html

    This is the hot rod 1100RS that he is also referring to. This too is about 15 minutes from me do if you have an interest let me know. Keep looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txmxrider View Post
    Yup, that is exactly the one. It belongs to a guy who posts a lot, well used to post a lot, on the S-bike forum: http://forums.pelicanparts.com/bmw-r...0s-tech-forum/

    Btw, if you're interested in S-bikes, that's the place to be.
    Thanks for the pelican parts link. Looks like a great resource.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moralem View Post
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/mcy/3211627991.html

    This is the hot rod 1100RS that he is also referring to. This too is about 15 minutes from me do if you have an interest let me know. Keep looking.
    Thanks for offering. Saw that one a little while ago. For some reason a 'hot rod' BMW sounds all kinds of wrong. Thoughts?

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    Yeah it is kind of strange when you could just get a bike that was made to go fast out of the box and not have to tweak it the way this one is......keep looking.

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