A wrecker near me has a 2008 GS that they want $800 for. They say in the ad 'for parts only' well I went yesterday and there's nothing but a rusted totally burned frame, laying on it's side with a motor hanging out. No wheels, forks, swingarm, lights, fairing, nuttin'! Absolutely nothing to salvage. I wouldn't give them $20 for it
You got a good deal for there $500 compared to this mess.
Beemers Past and Present: 74 R90S, 77 R100RS, 85 K100RS, 2x 87 K100RS, 96 R1100GS (getting hacked), 99 R1100S, 2002 R1150GS, 2005 F650 Dakar, 81 GL500/Velorex
Plus the occasional Triumph, BSA, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and KTM but who's counting