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Old 04-07-2014, 08:14 PM   #16
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For all the time I have spent looking at bikes online, I should have it down. It is much, much tougher when I am actually in the process. Very difficult to make a good decision, because...I love bikes! I can get jacked up about a wide range of them....sad...selling is almost as bad...but that's another story.

After lo these many purchases and a small bundle of painful mistakes....and since you asked...there may be times when great deals abound, or at least crop up...and maybe it won't be for a GS for a while, maybe it will be for a KTM Adventure...saw a deal for a pretty solid one for under 6K recently...unreal. Anyway, I don't know the answer. This is right on the very edge of good deal weather. If you can hang back for a week or two and scour online for hours every day....you might be the one to snag an awesome deal. But if money is burning a hole in your pocket, good luck with that strategy!

One would think that with the new GS out, there will be maybe a little better trend in the GS market, but BMWs do tend to be overpriced in the good ol USA. I love em though.

Sorry for the rant! Best of luck. Post some pics. Whether of these or others you might want to consider, I love to look at bikes.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:46 PM   #17
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For what it's worth, there are two loaded up GSA's on the flea market right now.... One is a red 2009 in SoCal with major farkles for $13,350 and another 2009 (loc unknown) with an equal amount of farkles for $11,500.....

Not sure on miles for either..... But there are deals out there....
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:32 PM   #18
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It always amazes me that some people buy a bike and then don't ride it! I have had really good luck buying low mileage bikes; in fact, that is a plus in my book. Currently, I'm riding a 2009 GS that I purchased from my local dealer for $12,995. last September. The machine came with varios and ESA.and had 3800 miles on it. Totally cherry, so I bought it and never looked back.

Do what feels right, regardless of others' opinions. JMHO.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:09 AM   #19
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You can search Craigslist across the nation in about 10 minutes.
The first day it will take some time to look at all the bikes.
Once you get past that point it's easy to scan through them.
If I found one I was interested in I would copy and paste it in an email
and send it to my self. The next morning the bikes you have looked
at are a different color than the new listings.
I used 3 zip codes, 89165, 73111 and 10453. 1500 mile radius.
I searched for 10 months, lucked out finding mine 7 miles from the house.
BMW GS in the search will pull them all up.

http://www.searchtempest.com/
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:30 AM   #20
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Buy it today, and you can be riding it, well, today.

Or worry about paying a few hundred to a grand (-ish) more than you prefer and don't ride.

I'd not pass on a bike that I wanted for a price differential of merely 10%, and that presumes the seller refuses to budge on the asking price.

Procrastination, and trolling the web, only subtracts from the riding time!
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:07 AM   #21
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Do I think the price is too high? Yes.
Do I think it matters if you can afford it and its what you want? No.

Do what you feel is right. If this is THE bike for you and you're going to regret for years that you didn't buy it, then there is your answer. Ive over paid for things that I got attached to, but I was glad I did. I'm restoring a first generation Interceptor right now that I am going to have so damn much money in by the time its done I can never sell it for half of what I have in it, but its what I wanted and I'm doing it.

If you can "take or leave" this bike, then pass.
If its calling to you, and it sounds like a damn nice machine, then buy it if you can afford it.

Ive also bought cheap shit that I thought I got a good deal on and years later I spent so much money keeping it in one piece there's no way I actually got a deal.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:20 PM   #22
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Thanks Guys for your input

Appreciate everyone's time and effort to address my posting. I'll let you all know what I decided regarding the GS purchase in the days ahead. Thanks again.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:51 PM   #23
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Do I think the price is too high? Yes.
Do I think it matters if you can afford it and its what you want? No.

Do what you feel is right. If this is THE bike for you and you're going to regret for years that you didn't buy it, then there is your answer. Ive over paid for things that I got attached to, but I was glad I did. I'm restoring a first generation Interceptor right now that I am going to have so damn much money in by the time its done I can never sell it for half of what I have in it, but its what I wanted and I'm doing it.

If you can "take or leave" this bike, then pass.
If its calling to you, and it sounds like a damn nice machine, then buy it if you can afford it.

Ive also bought cheap shit that I thought I got a good deal on and years later I spent so much money keeping it in one piece there's no way I actually got a deal.
Need pics of the interceptor. I had an 83 in 83.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:52 PM   #24
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Appreciate everyone's time and effort to address my posting. I'll let you all know what I decided regarding the GS purchase in the days ahead. Thanks again.
FYI, I just paid 14.6 K for a 2011 with bags. 12k miles. They did good on my trade too. The dealers have a lot of recent GSs from trades for the GSW.
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