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#982496 - 03/19/17 10:32 AM Re: Looking to purchase a 06 R1200GS [Re: dirtrider]
MoteroNC Offline
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Great guidance. I should point out that the seller is a reputable BMW dealer and the bike came in on a trade in. It would be a stretch for my budget to go to a 08 or 09 as I plan to keep my RT. I guess it comes down to weighing in a buffer for possible repairs versus saving for a newer model.

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#982498 - 03/19/17 10:46 AM Re: Looking to purchase a 06 R1200GS [Re: MoteroNC]
dirtrider Offline
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Originally Posted By: MoteroNC
Great guidance. I should point out that the seller is a reputable BMW dealer and the bike came in on a trade in. It would be a stretch for my budget to go to a 08 or 09 as I plan to keep my RT. I guess it comes down to weighing in a buffer for possible repairs versus saving for a newer model.


Afternoon MoteroNC

If a BMW dealer has it then ask if the bike comes with a 30 day (or longer) dealer warranty. If not then maybe they know something they aren't telling you up front.

If the bike comes with (even a short) dealer warranty then they probably have confidence that the bike is in somewhat decent condition (drive train wise).

If they don't/won't offer (even a short) dealer warranty period then push like he!! to get that as part of the deal. If they don't have confidence in that that bike then why should YOU have confidence in that bike?
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#982517 - 03/19/17 03:32 PM Re: Looking to purchase a 06 R1200GS [Re: MoteroNC]
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I'm wondering about the "as is" condition of the sale. In my (limited) experience words like that are used to protect the seller and should serve as a warning to the buyer. Does something need to be fixed that the seller prefers not to do? Especially from a dealer, I'd like to know why the bike is described that way rather than "in good condition" or similar.
Why would a dealer not want to add value by doing a thorough inspection and if they have inspected it, what did they find that made them add this condition?
Or am I just being overcautious?
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#982619 - 03/20/17 06:56 PM Re: Looking to purchase a 06 R1200GS [Re: TheOtherLee]
MoteroNC Offline
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Your point is valid. I am going to push on the 30 day warranty plus a copy of their inspection as DT suggested. I really keen to know the condition of the clutch and also the suspension system.

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#982639 - 03/21/17 06:39 AM Re: Looking to purchase a 06 R1200GS [Re: MoteroNC]
Sonor Offline
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I really like my 05 R1200RT but keep the following in mind.

* I had to purchase an aftermarket seat - the BMW saddle hurts.
* I also had to purchase aftermarket shocks - the stock shocks did not provide good control in corners. I also made sure it did not have the controllable shocks (I think they are ESA?).
* I just had to have work done on the master cylinder for the front brakes which was pricey.

Other than these items, it is a wonderful bike. I mention this as there is very little difference between the 05 and 06 RTs.
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#982813 - Yesterday at 07:38 PM Re: Looking to purchase a 06 R1200GS [Re: Sonor]
MoteroNC Offline
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Thanks Z-man. Did you consider a used brake system replacement versus repair? Just curious on the $$

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