Quote Originally Posted by ultracyclist View Post
Do yourself a favor.
There must be several BMW dealerships in Southern California that you could take the bike for an inspection. I am sure people from some of the local clubs could refer you to a reputable place. Let a seasoned tech ride the machine. Have them check the fluids, brake pads, final drive for wobble, and so on.
Unless you are a wrench yourself, you can amortize the costs over the time you have the bike.

I bought a used 2001 R1100RL, and I had had two different techs ride the bike after I rode the bike. They loved it.

On the other hand, I had an offer on a R850R, and the dealership found a final drive issue that I and the current owner did not. The owner fixed the bike and kept it.

I do, however, agree with other posts in looking at R1150RT's and R12RT's.
The sixth gear is nice. But then again, how fast do you ride anyway?
weeellll..... I chicken out at 110.........bikes good fer 123