I am recently retired and am looking to replace my 1985 K100RT with a newer model.
I bought the K bike new and have 153000 trouble free miles on it. (3 speedos, 1 clutch and oil seal repair, lots of tires, brake pads and rotors.) After the warranty period except for the clutch I did all the regular maintenance myself. It is the most reliable trouble free bike I have ever owned. This is why I have owned it for almost 29 years. But its time for something newer since I have more time on my hands for long trips.
Being on a fixed income now I dont want big payments so am looking for a low milage R1200RT 2005-2011. Can someone steer me in the right direction as to what to look for in a used machine. Im not interested in getting stranded with final drive problems etc. I do know stuff can happen to any machine of any age. Ive just been out of the loop as far as late model BMWs go. Thanks for any help.
Just thought Id update my search. I just made a deal with a dealer in my area,
well close enough to my area,for a new 2013. Just too good to pass up.
May be my last new BMW. This one cost 3x what my K bike cost me in 1985.
If I get 28 years and 153K miles from this rig I will go to the afterlife a happy camper.
Thanks for all your advice. It was great.