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Old 02-22-2014, 04:31 PM   #1
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i see a 2007 with the mileage above for sale for $6200. how many more miles can i expect?
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/4336654511.html
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:18 PM   #2
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i see a 2007 with the mileage above for sale for $6200. how many more miles can i expect?
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/4336654511.html
Insist on a $25 oil analysis with Blackstone. That will tell the story. They are fast. The seller may want to provide that anyway.
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:26 PM   #3
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The fact we are even discussing this speaks volumes about these bikes.
Long live the GS.
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:48 PM   #4
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I think the bike is way overpriced. I tried to sell my 05 with 90k miles for less than that and did not even get an offer. Hence my opinion. The problem with that kind of miles is the bike could blow up in a week or go another 100k - most likely the latter. I would not pay a dime over $4000. BMW's can handle high miles, I know several people with 300k miles, but I usually run into hard objects at speed before then. Dave
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:56 PM   #5
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My 2007 has 186000 miles and stills rides and sounds like it came off the showroom floor. I think the engine is good for 250k to 300k or more with no problem. Original everything, but drive shaft and brake pads, on the bike!!
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:51 PM   #6
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:43 PM   #7
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$4k tops ... mileage IS high ... was he original owner? And Blackstone is a great idea, but only tells part of the story.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:11 AM   #8
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I also have an '07 GSA but with only 133k miles at the moment (freakin' long, cold winter!). During very casual talk with a dealer last fall about possible trade on a new Wethead, he said I could expect a trade allowance on mine to be >$5k so use that figure for what it's worth. He said he'd have no trouble turning around and reselling.

I just installed a new clutch (original wasn't quite at the service limit yet, and no issues with it) and intend on keeping my mine as it still runs great and I still love riding it.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:19 AM   #9
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The fact we are even discussing this speaks volumes about these bikes.
Long live the GS.
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Gotta love the 07's.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:48 AM   #10
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it might go 250,000 or it might go 163.001. On any bike or vehicle, when the mileage is that high, you just never know.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:39 AM   #11
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everything on the bike has a lot of miles, not just the engine, starter, alternator, gears, forks, stress/fatigue on frame and other parts. Take that into consideration for future expenses.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:30 AM   #12
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I'd say that if you can and will work on the bike yourself, make a deal and get to riding.
If you need to pay someone, "run away"
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:42 PM   #13
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thanks for the responses. i think i may just keep the capo for another 75-100 k.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:49 PM   #14
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I'd say that if you can and will work on the bike yourself, make a deal and get to riding.
If you need to pay someone, "run away"
I agree. Bought an e39 M5 with 229k miles once... Took a risk and it served me well for 4 years an 60k miles.

I did all my own work.

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Old 02-23-2014, 07:54 PM   #15
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Lovin this thread

Nice to hear of 07s running mileage this high. I have an 07 with 44k and counting. Hope to see 160k my damn self.

That being said, I would not pay 6k for a GS with that kind of mileage.
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