Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
I think you should pass on this one and keep looking for a bike that is 100% to start with. You won't pay a whole lot more and you will avoid some potentially serious headaches with this one. With a clean running example you can do a major service if you want to get your feet wet with maintenance and know you have a runner.
'17 R1200RS, 2 yrs. 31,000 mi.
'16 R1200RS, 18 mo. 28,000 mi. (gone)
'03 R1100S Boxer Cup Replika 6/200
'85 K100/1100RS, 35 yrs. 326,000 mi.
'05 R1200ST, 8 yrs. 57,400 mi.-3rd deer killed it.
'11 R1200RT, 2 yrs. 30,000 mi. (gone)
'99 R1100S, 2 yrs. 15,000 mi. (gone)
'96 Ducati 900SS/SP, 12 yrs. (gone)
500,000+ BMW miles