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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 2014, 8:38 pm Thread Starter
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Saw this at the BMW dealer,on consignment. Asking @8500 and offer $8000 contingent on first riding it. Cust said ok so next Wednesday I will take it for a spin. new tires and bar backs. The red is what turned me on. I really don't want to spend the extra bucks on the newer GT. take a look , Your thoughts?

http://www.bmwmcgr.com/bikes/detail/0000000209/
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 2014, 9:54 pm
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that is a sharp looking motorcycle!

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 2014, 10:37 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks Mike, years ago had a 85 K100rs and than later a 93 K75. I am hoping this GT will be as smooth as the K75 was.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 2014, 3:07 am
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Looks very nice, like the red.
I recently acquired a VGC low km orient blue 2005 as a 2nd bike for commuting to save the legs on my K1200LT (over 100k km).
Originally had a 96 K75RT that I traded for the LT.
Engine on the GT is tight as anything and super smooth, power diff to the K75 is significant, with a different "whine".
Steering quite different on all 3 bikes, mine needs new tyres desperately.

First things I've ordered are a HID light and a Stebel Horn (under $100). Both OEM are piss weak.
Next on list is metal quick disconnects, dont think previous owner has altered anything original.
Enjoy the new ride if you take it on!

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Thats nice.. don't think Ive ever seen a red one on this side of the pond - best upgrade I've made on mine was very subtle: raising the mirrors - so I now have a fuller view. The only downside is on full lock with the screen in the lowest position the mirrors can touch the screen - but thats really a non issue for me.

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Wow, really low mileage and the red ones are extremely rare. I would go for it, but would demand all the fluids be changed prior to delivery. It obviously has not been ridden much. With history of ABS pump problems, I would not want to take the chance that moisture got into the brake fluid.
I think my GT is the best bike I have ever owned. Good comfort for 2 up long hauls and more than enough grunt in the twisties, when you get there. I added a Pirate's Lair backrest for the wife, PIAA auxiliary lights under the cowl, and a Garmin Zumo and autocom system. Thinking about getting another bike. But, keeping this one for good.

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Nice Bike

A very very nice bike. I was under the impression that bikes were much cheaper in the USA compared to the UK. That bike seems a bit over priced to me as it cost something in the region of 5000

Please see the link for the most expensive k1200RS/GT that I could find in the UK:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...true?logcode=p

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A very very nice bike. I was under the impression that bikes were much cheaper in the USA compared to the UK. That bike seems a bit over priced to me as it cost something in the region of 5000

Please see the link for the most expensive k1200RS/GT that I could find in the UK:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...true?logcode=p

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You are absolutely correct - the average USA price during last 12 months for such K1200GT (2003-2005) is between $US 5000 to 7500.

Unless he can obtained a VERY detailled mechanical inspection or ALL systems (with some short warranty), including perfect maintenance history, this one is too expensive. Just my opinion....

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Saw this at the BMW dealer,on consignment. Asking @8500 and offer $8000 contingent on first riding it. Cust said ok so next Wednesday I will take it for a spin. new tires and bar backs. The red is what turned me on. I really don't want to spend the extra bucks on the newer GT. take a look , Your thoughts?

http://www.bmwmcgr.com/bikes/detail/0000000209/
Not to rain on your parade, but $8k??? More like $4k brother. Low milage is not an indicator of higher value on a 10 yr old bike Quite the opposite. Rubber clutch and brake lines- replace, fuel lines and quick disconnects- if plastic- replace, and the ever favorite 50cent o-ring motor to trans shaft seal- replace ($1500).

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It has fresh rubber so request a full tune up, fuel disconnects done and go for it. If you can get the price down a bit all the better but this looks like a really nice one.

So you pay a thousand or so over book price for a bike in this condition and mileage sounds fine to me.

i paid 6,000 for my 13,000 mile, one owner, superb condition 03 GT last fall and I would have paid 7,000 for it if I had too.

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