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Old 01-21-2013, 02:06 PM   #16
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Sweet deal.
www.beemerboneyard.com has most of what you'll need.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:29 PM   #17
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jachard - Let me know if you need a new seat, I have one in great shape! Good luck!
Thanks - the guy had two seats, this one is the best. Foam in both was firm and really - nothing that some scrubbing w/409 or something won't fix.

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def - The photo shows a missing plastic cover on the right side, just under the tank as well as a missing windscreen. Do you have those?

- We don't yet know if your bike has linked ABS brakes. Hopefully if so equipped, the ABS hydro unit is in working order.
Yes, got the windshield, and the adjustable mount. As far as the side cover, they had just had it apart to show me the QD problems. They may have it.

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squish - Was this an escort or marsheling bike? there's strobes on the side?
They guy used to be a volunteer fireman, before the wrist injury - they flash red. I may/may not pull them off. Might be handy in an emergency.

And yes, seller and his brother (my co-worker) tell me it is an Adventure model. No linked brakes (I asked).

And, in all honesty it was $1800 cash plus a few ounces of silver, but we won't go there.... It came from my Zombie Apocalypse stash. His wife wanted $2800 for a new stove. My wife wanted me to spend no more than $2000 of the $2500 I got for her learner-bike. So..... the seller and worked something out.

I'm happy, he's happy, and neither of us are sleeping on the couch tonight.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:31 PM   #18
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Sweet deal.
www.beemerboneyard.com has most of what you'll need.
How to is here.
http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/
Thanks - lurked my way to both those spots over Christmas. But, now that I actually have a GS, Those are getting bookmarked.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:36 PM   #19
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So, I bought it for $1800.

It wasn't in nearly as bad a shape as I was led to believe by the guy at work.

Yes, the QDs are shot, yes it needs a battery,

The inside of the fuel tank looked/smelled fine (no varnish gunk). The tires are passable and yes, I know I'll need new ones. The paint was fine. Of the time it spent sitting, most of it was in the garage, and about 1 year outside under the overhang of his roof on the north side (shady side) of the house.

I'm thinking QDs and fuel lines while I'm at it, a battery, motor oil/filter, and see if she starts. If yes, go from there.

My budget on this was $2500 so if I get her running for under that - I'm not in trouble with the Mrs, and I'll have a real live GS to ride! W00t!

I'm sure I'll have questions as I dig into this thing..... this board is awesome!



She looks very decent for 1800.

Good buy.

Tires
oil, filter, tranny and final drive, oils. brake lines and flush.


You should be good to go bustin bugs.


put some wd40 on those sun faded plastic pieces. She ain't brandy new but....
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:48 PM   #20
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If you want your money back, I would be in for what you gave with picture alone for guidance. You most likely have a great deal going. If that requires more than $500 to update everything needed would be a surprise and even so it would still be a worthy deal.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:52 PM   #21
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If you want your money back, I would be in for what you gave with picture alone for guidance. You most likely have a great deal going. If that requires more than $500 to update everything needed would be a surprise and even so it would still be a worthy deal.
Yea, I'm stoked!

Just ordered oil, filter, QD's, new external fuel line & clamps & a battery from BeemerBoneyard.

So far, total cash investment USD$2075
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:52 PM   #22
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You could probably sell your tank on here for $1k if the bike turns out to be a turd. Wheels whould go for another $500 easy.

Even if it is a little beat, that luggage was over $1K new, My guess is you would be well in the black selling that and the other stuff.

You did well.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:07 PM   #23
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Talking

So the seller got my cash, I've got the signed title and the bike

Poking around a bit in the garage, the thing really doesn't look too bad. All of the paint on the handlebar controls is gone. Leaves and cr*p under the seat. Engine oil looks clean and full. The topbox leaks, and I pulled a sizable chunk of ice out of it when my buddy and I picked it up today. I got the windshield, got to figure out how to attach it at some point. Seller couldn't find the side cover. All that can wait.

Really cold in the garage tonight so phase 2 of this project will have to wait until tomorrow afternoon:

I have a brand new battery on a trickle charger, a couple gallons of 92 octane, fuel line and new QDs. The plan is to get all that sorted and see if it'll start for me tomorrow.

I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #24
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You scored a great deal. I picked up an '04 1150 GSA a couople of weeks ago and have been absolutely loving it. They are top heavy when pushing around the garage and drive, but once underway it's one of the best riding bikes I've ever owned. One issue that needed modifying though is the stock sidestand is short and the bike leans way too far to the left. So today I pick up a hockey puck at the local hockey rink, drilled three holes in the foot, three more in the puck to match up, the attached it with SS M6 x 1-30 metric bolt. Used blue Loctite and nylock nuts to keep it attached. The puck makes a huge difference in the lean angle.

Congratulations on you new bike!
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #25
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Bikes that have been sitting almost always have more issues than are aparant at first. For $1800 though you probably got a pretty good deal.

Just go through system by system as others have said changing fluids and inspecting. Pay close attention to safety items like brake calipers looking for torn seals and sticking pistons.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:49 PM   #26
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Sir,
Last year, when my 2000 model was worn out I replaced it with a 2002 model.
Simply becuase during the three model years 2000-2 BMW made the best bikes ever.

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Old 01-27-2013, 06:29 AM   #27
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Sir,
Last year, when my 2000 model was worn out I replaced it with a 2002 model.
Simply becuase during the three model years 2000-2 BMW made the best bikes ever.

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I've heard people really like the R1150GS. And, I'm told that my bike, the 2002 does not have linked brakes which, I consider a good thing but have yet to validate.

Could you expand on why you think the 2002-2003 models are particularly good? Sorry to sound so ignorant but this is my first BMW. One of the reasons I looked into one of these is because I've always been intrigued by the stong following BMW has, their reputation for solid engineering and reliability. I couldn't see buying a new one at $US20K or so and thus ended up with this one, and people keep telling me that it's a great model year, but I'm not sure why yet

Thanks!

Going to get working on it here in a few hours .... darn responsible me, I was raised that you don't go out and play until you've done your chores. 50 years old and I'm still wanting to clear my family schedule before I hit the garage.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:35 AM   #28
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Could you expand on why you think the 2002-2003 models are particularly good?
In 2000 they pulled together all the lessons they had learned from the 1100 and earlier bikes, and released the 1150.

With ABS, but before the (now abandoned) servo. BTW: Linked brakes is a good idea, servo isn't. Yes, I know, bikes with servo have awesome stopping power, but the device is electric and will set you back about 2000 euro.

With fuel injection (no carbs) and (relative) modern electronics to control it (the Montronic). But before it took off with more gadgets than you'll ever need.

A steel tank that in the worst case will dent, not crack.

In 2003 it all ended; dual spark, servo brakes, and from there on, a slippery slope.

There is, however, one thing you need to remember: The main bearing in the Final Drive should be replaced every 50.000 km. BMW says it isn't a maintenance item, but they are wrong. To make up your own mind, search for "BMW FD failure". Main has failed four times on the road, in Arezzo (Italy), Alcoi (Catalonia, currently in Spain), in Hanover (Germany), and in Oristano (Sardinia, Italy) in 220.000 km.

The next vintage worth buying is the 2008-9. The 2008-model 12GS draws lessons from the 2005-7 models, just like the 2000 model 1150 draws from the 1100. I assume the 2015 model might be another star.

Unless something has changed here on GSpot, my bold statements will draw some fire :-)

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Old 01-27-2013, 04:07 PM   #29
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So.........

Changed all the external fuel lines and QDs to the ones from Beemer Boneyard. Put a new battery in it. Put in my special mix of 2 gallons 92 octane unleaded mixed with a couple shots of Marvel Mystery Oil and some Seafoam. It didn't want to start at first, then when it did, I got this strange squeaky/whistling noise when it fired. After about 2 minutes of idling, I turned the choke off, and it sounded like this (youtube.com)

That about right?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:12 PM   #30
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Unless something has changed here on GSpot, my bold statements will draw some fire :-)

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Thanks for sticking your neck out

I know, everybody has their favourite manufacturer, model, year, etc. I'm coming from Harleys for the last several years so I'm doing my best to get caught up around here in BMW-land.

I appreciate the insight!
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