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    Looking for an Owner of a R 1250 GSA in the California East Bay Area?

    I am looking forward to the owner of the 2020 BMW R1250 GSA for sale on Cycle Trader. I have a few detailed questions that the dealer can't seem to answer. If anyone knows this person please let me know. TIA.

    https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/...ure-5012503362

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    Welcome to the forum!
    I guess I would ask to see the title. If there was a previous owner, the owner would be listed. If they produce a MSO (manufacturerís statement of origin) you would know itís really a demo.
    I always expect simple questions to be truthfully answered when I spend that kind of money...... yeah, I get disappointed.
    Let us know how you make out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enzo500 View Post
    I am looking forward to the owner of the 2020 BMW R1250 GSA for sale on Cycle Trader. I have a few detailed questions that the dealer can't seem to answer. If anyone knows this person please let me know. TIA.

    https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/...ure-5012503362
    I like that the engines size on that bike is listed as 47,196,430 cc.

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    If you have reason to believe that the dealer is not being honest with you then you need to move on. I am, however, what questions the dealership could not or would not answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enzo500 View Post
    I am looking forward to the owner of the 2020 BMW R1250 GSA for sale on Cycle Trader. I have a few detailed questions that the dealer can't seem to answer. If anyone knows this person please let me know. TIA.

    https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/...ure-5012503362
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    Perhaps Iím misreading the OPís post and the ad it refers to. The ad looks to me like a dealer selling a demo bike. The OP appears to me to be asking for input and answers to questions from present owners of R1250GS bikes, since he apparently has questions about the R1250GS bikes, technical or usage questions, that the dealer has not been able to answer to the OPís satisfaction.

    So hopefully an owner or two can respond to the OP. It would have helped if the OP had actually posted his questions here.

    And if the above take on the OPís post is incorrect, then Iím likely to go with option 2, which is that the post, which was post #1 from a new signup, is a troll post of sorts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Perhaps Iím misreading the OPís post and the ad it refers to. The ad looks to me like a dealer selling a demo bike. The OP appears to me to be asking for input and answers to questions from present owners of R1250GS bikes, ....
    DeVern
    My reading, based partly on the post title, is that he wanted to ask questions of the prior owner of a bike the dealership was selling. I did ask in an earlier reply what specific questions he had. Maybe he will get back to this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    My reading, based partly on the post title, is that he wanted to ask questions of the prior owner of a bike the dealership was selling. I did ask in an earlier reply what specific questions he had. Maybe he will get back to this thread.
    In re-reading the ad, I think you are correctóI saw the 600mi service completed but did not register that the bike had almost 2900 miles on it. Iím surprised the dealer could not adequately address the OPís questions-as you said, maybe the OP will return here.

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    I own a 2017 GSA so I know my way around the bike. My questions for the (maybe) 1st. owner are maintenance and recall questions. And to ask if he ever dropped it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enzo500 View Post
    I own a 2017 GSA so I know my way around the bike. My questions for the (maybe) 1st. owner are maintenance and recall questions. And to ask if he ever dropped it.
    Thatís what I figured.
    These bikes mark pretty easy. You should be able to tell with a reasonable viewing. Seeing it (looks) like itís being sold by a dealer, they should be able to run the VIN and see what is up with any recall work.
    Looks good from over here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Thatís what I figured.
    These bikes mark pretty easy. You should be able to tell with a reasonable viewing. Seeing it (looks) like itís being sold by a dealer, they should be able to run the VIN and see what is up with any recall work.
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    That ought to help John
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    The dealership has to know who the previous owner is. But I understand why they might not wish to disclose that information because some people would object to that being released. So the very simple and courteous way to deal with the situation is for the dealership to contact the prior owner and ask if they would mind calling the prospective buyer. So simple.

    That, of course, unless the dealership knows something about the bike they do not wish to be disclosed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    BMW Recall site says no recalls
    Technically, there is one, in that the bikes come from the Berlin factory with the flashing brake light pattern, which is technically illegal in the U.S., and the recall is to reset the flashing pattern to the steady-on light pattern.

    Since I like the flashing brake light pattern, if the bike goes in for service, there'll be a note on the service order that specifies that I don't want the pattern changed. If the dealership ignores my wishes, I've got the GS-911 tool and will set it back the way I like it. ;-)

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