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Old 01-08-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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Question First BMW (maybe) need advice

New guy here.... been lurking, except for a post over about the Harley's..... now I have some specific Motorrad questions.

I got a little cash, keyword little. Three Harley's in the garage, I'm not new to bikes. Do almost all my own work, keep'em running anyway. I'm so/so with a wrench but don't mind taking something to a professional when I'm in over my head. But, I digress.

Guy at work has a relative who wants to unload a 2002 R1150GS. I haven't been over to look at it yet. Here is what I know: It was parked in a driveway wet, and left for a couple years. My buddy says he put Seafoam in the tank when it was evident it would be there a while (owner had a wrist injury). He says that old fuel ate away the fuel lines, the paint has sun faded, and the seat and shocks needs replacing, battery needs a charge (at least). Says I can get the bike cheap.

Now, I've dealt with bikes in this kind of shape before - generally not a good time. I also know that if these are the issues that are known, there are probably others.

So, questions:
  • What else should I be looking for?
  • What kind of expense am I looking at for these known issues?
  • What would be a real cheap-*ss offer to make this guy?
  • What do I need to know that I don't know I don't know?

nadaguides.com has this bike at about US$4500 in my area for "average condition" and US$3500 for ..... not average. I'd like to get this guy to pay ME to hault it away for him, but I doubt that is going to happen

If this isn't the right place to go through this, my apologies are offered and any pointers on where to go are requested.

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