I am looking at an 86 R80RT. Current owner has had it a year, ridden it very little. The story is that he got it from a guy who had it serviced after sitting for a number of years. Paperwork is available to support new tires, carb overhaul, fluid changes, and headstock bearings replaced. The odometer shows about 18,500. The bike is clean, runs well, with no evil noises, but I am no expert. My experience is with older British bikes where if something isn't rattling, it can be assumed to have fallen off.
The mileage sounds suspiciously low for a 27 year old motorcycle, even one that sat for a while.
Is it possible for a BMW Dealer to provide any history on work done on the bike by other dealers?
Is it common for the headstock bearings to be bad at that low a mileage?
Thanks for any advice you can give.