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    Quote Originally Posted by MEWAYBRIGHT View Post
    You know those older K-bikes are nice and well worth keeping..
    Exactly. I don't recall any TSB's on K75S models other than the speedo upgrade, but you'll go blind reading all those Oilhead TSB's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvandkq View Post
    I was hoping for something in the sub-$10,000 range. 2004 and newer bikes are up in the $12,000 - $15,000 range - way out of my league.

    I guess I'll have to put this idea on the back-burner and wait 'til I win the lottery or '92 K75's rocket up in value - which ever comes first. I'd like to avoid having to make a monthly payment.

    Look around and be patient, you will find an 04 in your price range. Also check out

    BMW Sport Touring classifieds

    and

    Internet BMW Riders classifieds

    I've seen a lot of bikes at those two places that don't show up on our "Flee Market"

    Good luck in your search and post a pic of your new bike when you find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BikeMike View Post
    But, they don't look near as good as the '04. IMHO
    +1

    I love the Hexhead motor, but the CANBUS scares me and the new RT fairing is too big and fugly IMHO, never mind the extra 7,8,9K it costs!

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    Here is your bike, right here on the MOA Flea Market!

    2004 RT for under 10K and I will ride it out to WA for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    Here is your bike, right here on the MOA Flea Market!

    2004 RT for under 10K and I will ride it out to WA for you
    That's a gorgeous bike. Time to go visit my bank and inquire about a loan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvandkq View Post
    That's a gorgeous bike. Time to go visit my bank and inquire about a loan.
    Do a little wheeling and dealing, and you could have that bike home after a cross country trip for around $10k. Not bad.

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    I retired my R850R last year for an 2002 R 1150 RT. Got a good price on it. Had about 40,000 miles and a good service record. Seller was afraid of it because it was out of warrantee. He bought a new GT. The price was right (less than $8,000). I changed the fluids and drove it 10,000 miles last summer. Over the winter, with money I had saved buying a bike with a few more miles, I added a techlusion unit ($200) which absolutely eliminated surging, put Wilburs shocks ($1400)on it, good lighting ($300), and an Aeroflow shield. Now, for under $10,000 I have a bike I love, is personalized, and will run the wheels off of almost anything else on the road. I'm planning a 20,000 mile summer starting in two weeks.

    Go with a good used bike if you like the RTs. Make it yours. More than possible for under $10,000--but plan to put some of the money you save into some upgrades. I wouldn't trade this bike for a 1200 RT if I did have the money.

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    I'd look for a '98 -'00 R1100RT. By that time they had solved all of the early problems and not introduced the new problems (servo ABS and clutch input splines) yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollifahrer View Post
    Although the 1100RT's lack some of the "improvements" mentioned, they have plenty of power for long distance touring, ABS, and really great lines. 7 - 8K should get you a specimen with low miles and lots of extras; some out there for under 6K. Mine is a 98, bought from a dealer 2 seasons ago with 68K miles, it just turned 100K and runs great. I think the 1100's are a great value, and if I wear this one out, I will most likely get another. Why? The sexy organic lines and the price.

    Happy hunting,

    Rick
    +1 on all those reasons. My 2001 is a great bike. I take at least one 3000 to 4000 mile trip each year on it and also commute on it daily (except for this week with temps over 100). Has nearly 80,000 miles and is going strong. I figure to have it for many years yet.

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    I'm going to try and see this bike...

    My "dream bike" has always been a low-mileage RT-P. Today, this appears on Seattle's Craigslist:

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/352183164.html

    Might have to see if I can swing this. It's amazing what you can pull off on Father's Day weekend!
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    2002 R1150RT-P
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    Here is a good fit for your budget and to get a quality bike that will provide great enjoyment

    BMW Motorcycles:

    FS 2002 R1150RT
    Year: 2002
    Make: BMW
    Model: R 1200 GS
    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Price: $8750

    Miles: 25000
    Color: Red
    Engine Size(cc): 1150
    Warranty: none


    Description: 2002 BMW Red R1150RT, 25,000 miles, Top case & side bags. Tank bag. Rick Mayer Seat. Bar Backs. Cylinder Guards. LT (extended) Front Fender. RS (oval) Mirrors. Cee Bailey Clear Headlight/Foglight Guard. CeeBailey Windshield-Light Gray Tint/Oversize. Priority Plus Stop Light w/Extra LED stop light. New Michelin tires (front & rear), Handlebar Cruise Control. ABS Brakes. Good Condition, No Problems, Needs Nothing. Clear Title, 2nd Owner. $8750.00



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    Okay - just listed my current bike for sale here and on the local Craigslist page. Let's see if I can find a good home for my K-bike as I attempt to transition to R-bike world!

    MOA ad: http://www.bmwmoa.org/flea/detail.ph...d=4629&catid=1

    Craigslist ad: http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/352855590.html

    If you know someone looking for a reliable K-bike with lots of life left in her, look no farther than here!
    Seattle, WA
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    Closed the deal

    I now own a 2002 R1150RT-P. Funds will clear and title exchanged next Wednesday.

    So long "K", hello "R".
    Seattle, WA
    2012 R1200GSA
    2002 R1150RT-P
    1992 K75S sold

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvandkq View Post
    I now own a 2002 R1150RT-P. Funds will clear and title exchanged next Wednesday.

    So long "K", hello "R".


    Congratulations.

    With that extra power lane splitting will be that much more tempting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post


    Congratulations.

    With that extra power lane splitting will be that much more tempting.
    Scott,

    The first word that popped into my head upon reading your post was "incorrigible"

    I'm thinking a RT-P will be self-splitting. Activate the headlight flasher and the sea of cages will part before me!

    I'm having a hard time enduring what is the worst possible period of motorcycle ownership - the gap between when the bike has been selected, a deposit has been made, and a deal has been struck, but due to a need to shuffle paperwork and money around, there is no new bike in the garage. Hopefully I should have the new addition by the end of next week - I can't wait!
    Seattle, WA
    2012 R1200GSA
    2002 R1150RT-P
    1992 K75S sold

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