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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2009, 8:27 am Thread Starter
 
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Cost of Ownership for 1300GT?

I am SERIOUSLY thinking of getting a BMW 1300GT when I get back from vacation at the end of July,

I am trying to get a handle on how much it cost to have the bike serviced properly if one rides 25,000 miles per year.

I have friends who can do most maintenance but I am not sure with the sophistication of these bikes that that is completely realistic!

Any how, what is the maintenance schedule on the bike and what is the approximate costs? Which intervals are simple and cant be done by someone knowledgeable and which ones MUST be done at the dealer?

Also, any experience with extended-warranties would also be nice to know!

Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2009, 6:56 pm
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Hey Shane, the bike is relatively cheap to own (at least compared to the LT) and the more work you do, the more you'll save.

Changing the oil and the rear drive lube is a breeze, as is tires. We just did a valve check on Ken's and it wasn't that difficult.

A GS-911 really helps with resetting codes.

LoneStar, in Austin, sold me my extended warranty.

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Scoots,

Thanks!

When my family and I get back from Europe in late July, I am 99% sure I am going to be getting a 1300GT. I really LOVE the look / feel of the bike (a friend recently got one)!

I might need to pick your "experience" a few times if you don't mind !

Best Regards,

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Scoots,

Thanks!

When my family and I get back from Europe in late July, I am 99% sure I am going to be getting a 1300GT. I really LOVE the look / feel of the bike (a friend recently got one)!

I might need to pick your "experience" a few times if you don't mind !

Best Regards,

Shane
No problemo. We don't live very far from each other. Also, we do monthly ride to eats, so keep an eye on the regional forum.

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Scoots,

Will do!

My parents live in SA so I get down that way quite a bit!! Plus the 3 Sisters and rest of Hill Country!

I will look y'all up when I get home (and get bike)!

Best Regards,

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2009, 11:25 pm
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Yep, I got to ride the 3 Sisters when I was out that way last month. But for some reason, Grif chickened out. Some excuse about work or something . . .

I think he was just afraid that he wouldn't be able to keep up.

But let me tell you, that man can wrench. He even does this magic trick where he pulls an entire bird out of the air snorkel . . .

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Did a club ride yesterday and met up with another K12GT buddy a couple of miles down the road so we could ride to the meeting point together.
I gets there first and Im sitting and patiently waiting. I see a GT come around the corner just up the road but it cant be Richard cos it didnt look silver, wait up, he is slowing down. What the! ITS FUC$%NG RED!!!!!!!!!!!!
My mate has bought his new 13 and kept it secret for the big entry at this months club ride. BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I yelled. So during the day over our coffee and Lunch stops he kept telling me " its so much better at this, its so much better at that"
Conclusion - I WANT ONE!!!!!!
P.S. i did enjoy telling him 15 times that I wasnt sure about the burnt orange colour and the piss cup next to his brake lever!

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Dadicool59,

I definitely understand about the BURN'T ORANGE thing!

Here in Texas only people with low-self-esteem associate themselves with "burnt orange" !

Best Regards,

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Dadicool59,

I definitely understand about the BURN'T ORANGE thing!

Here in Texas only people with low-self-esteem associate themselves with "burnt orange" !

Best Regards,

Shane
Reckon it has to be that way considering where you live!

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If you're looking for some hard numbers, I've spent $4100 on parts and service over the past 37k. "Parts" includes gear and accessories (e.g., the new Aerostich I got last fall and the new Shoei I got this spring). I have the dealer handle the valves (done twice at $500 each including new plugs). Otherwise, I do the maintenance, which isn't much other than changing the oil and filter (easy). Doing 25k per year, you certainly should consider buying the tools and doing the valves yourself, especially if you already have access to a professional-grade air compressor.

Here in Massachusetts, comprehensive insurance runs $400-500. We also have a local vehicle "excise" tax that's based on the vehicle value --about $200 last year.
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