Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Gulfport, Florida, USA
How much for a 97KRS w/ under 5000 miles
I am currently in negotiations on a 1997 K1200RS with less than 5000 miles on it. First of all the miles are very low for good reasons. Other bikes, other toys, and now , no time. The bike is not perfect. It has an extra fairing because it got scratched when it fell off the canter stand. It comes with a newer battery, newer tires (less than 1000), extra set of handle bars and seat because of after markets are on the bike now.
Now the down side.
Problem #1) Since sitting a while in will turn over but not start. We believe it's the fuel pump. Dealer said $3-$500 to replace.
Problem #2) I offered $2000, he wants $4000. I didn't think he would take it but I figured it would be a good place to start, I just didn't think he would be that high and firm about it. He definitely doesn't need the money but it's going bad sitting. I put a couple hundred miles on the bike myself and that's how I come to like it so much. Deal's Gap is an awesome ride if you've never been. The bikes never been down other then the tip over, no drips or leaks anywhere. I keep hearing how good the mid 2000 KRSs are. Are they noticeably better than a 97 ? Are they worth the price difference from this bike? How much would really be a fair price under this condition? He claims everything else is just fine with the bike. I've known him for years. I think he would be honest with me, but what else could be wrong anyway? A 97 has limited computer and such right ? So if you don't mind helping/advising it would help a bunch. I had 3 Yamahas, 2 Suzuki, 2 Honda, and 1 fast turn for the money Kawasaki, never had a bad one.This is different . Anyone...???