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Old 04-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #31
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Guess you know now that checking the rear wheel for play is on the to do list before buying a boxer, hope it ends up being ok.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:15 PM   #32
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Yeah. Guess I do. What's the worst that could happen if I decide to ride to the dealer?
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:32 PM   #33
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Eek

If it is bad , I would confront the seller. You have 2 choices, either he takes it back or bring him to small claims court.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:01 PM   #34
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If it is bad , I would confront the seller. You have 2 choices, either he takes it back or bring him to small claims court.
Jeesh. This issue has been around for, oh, a few thousand years....and the latin term is Caveat emptor -- Buyer Beware.

If I buy something used, I know I'm responsible if it falls apart within ten minutes. If I sell something used, I tell the buyer "the warranty lasts til the end of the driveway."


If you're the kind of fella who goes back to "confront" a seller after buying something and it turns out to be lemon, I do hope that if you ever buy something used and it turns out to be a better bargain that you first thought.... send some additional money to the former owner. Goes both ways...

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:41 PM   #35
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Jeesh. This issue has been around for, oh, a few thousand years....and the latin term is Caveat emptor -- Buyer Beware.

If I buy something used, I know I'm responsible if it falls apart within ten minutes. If I sell something used, I tell the buyer "the warranty lasts til the end of the driveway."


If you're the kind of fella who goes back to "confront" a seller after buying something and it turns out to be lemon, I do hope that if you ever buy something used and it turns out to be a better bargain that you first thought.... send some additional money to the former owner. Goes both ways...

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Its kind of different when you know you sell someone something that can cause an injury or death . If the final drive is faulty (maybe not) & fails at speed the rider sure will have a problem.I have been lucky and buy stuff that has been either checked out or brought a friend that knows such item. Sounds like you like to sell a lot of buyer beware stuff.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:32 PM   #36
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If people want a warranty they should buy from a dealer imo.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #37
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Yeah. Guess I do. What's the worst that could happen if I decide to ride to the dealer?
If it were me I'd ride to the dealer, you didn't even think the bike had a problem till the inspection guy pointed it out.
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Its kind of different when you know you sell someone something that can cause an injury or death . If the final drive is faulty (maybe not) & fails at speed the rider sure will have a problem.I have been lucky and buy stuff that has been either checked out or brought a friend that knows such item. Sounds like you like to sell a lot of buyer beware stuff.
Gee, Roadstar, maybe the seller of this fine older BMW didn't know there was a problem. You are making quite a leap here. You are presuming he knew, and you are presuming you know anything about me, which you don't. So, as Hemingway might have said, go confront yourself.

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:28 PM   #39
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Did you check for play yourself? what does it feel like top/bottom and side/side?
As far as suing the seller are kidding me? I thought everyone understood buying a used vehicle from an individual doesn't come with a warranty. That's probably the biggest reason to take on the inflated price of new - because you get a warranty.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:26 PM   #40
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sorry to hear about the possible issue with the BMW. If it were me, I would not be afraid to ride it the 20-30 miles to the dealer and have them check it. If it turns our you are on the hook for the repairs, then you will still have a great bike. The cost of the repair will be forgotten over time.

Don't over think it.

As for ST1300's, I had a 2007 non-ABS. What a fantastic machine! The only real issue I had with it was the heat. On a hot summer day the tank would get so hot it would burn you if you touched it. As long as temps were <85, it was fine.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:46 PM   #41
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Gee, Roadstar, maybe the seller of this fine older BMW didn't know there was a problem. You are making quite a leap here. You are presuming he knew, and you are presuming you know anything about me, which you don't. So, as Hemingway might have said, go confront yourself.

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Your right I was totally wrong , must be too much Judge Judy.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:21 PM   #42
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I believe this emoticon perfectly demonstrates how I feel.

It was not a final drive failure. It was a damaged pivot pin paralever. I'm not quite sure what that is because all I heard was "NOT FINAL DRIVE NOT FINAL DRIVE" but I'll find out more when I pick up the bike.

The oil sight glass had started to leak so they're replacing that and it was out of synch at idle so they're doing a tune up.

I plan to learn how to work on this bike myself.

What do you y'all think the first maintenance thing I should do is?

Thanks for your input folks - this experience has been harrowing and educational.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:26 PM   #43
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That's good news! I'd replace all fluids and ride the crap out of it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:27 PM   #44
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For the record: What are "all the fluids"?
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:53 PM   #45
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change the oil
change the transmission fluid
change the differential fluid
flush the brake fluid
inspect/change air filter
is there a fuel filter? inspect
inspect all rubber hoses and seals
inspect tires for cracking
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