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Old 12-07-2014, 05:50 PM   #1
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Looking at a 2012 R1200GSA

Hi Guys a very low milage example 8,000k's with all the luggage, GPS and a few other farkles and allegedly spotless . Question is what should I be looking for in such a low milage bike? The guy who owns it bought it new rode it for a few months here and there and its now parked in the back of the garage whilst he plays with one of serveral other toys he has. Its 10k NZ$ of the price of a new one.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:52 AM   #2
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I'd make sure the first oil change was done as required. The. I'd take it to a dealer and have them change the oil, give everything a once over and look see. If it's all good I'd say go for it! Sounds like a good deal.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:17 AM   #3
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Sounds like good advise, its a triple black edition!? does that mean anything other than its colour or did it come with a little more 'fruit' than standard colours?
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:20 AM   #4
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Sounds like good advise, its a triple black edition!? does that mean anything other than its colour or did it come with a little more 'fruit' than standard colours?
I think it was just the colors. I'm not sure so I'd ask someone with a bigger brain like JVB. (Jim Von Baden) I HAVE AN 07 GSA and am torn between getting a late model air cooled like this one or a new water Adv. Ugh. Plusses on both.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:41 AM   #5
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Rode it, liked it so bought it Triple black edition.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:48 AM   #6
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Nice bike. It should be bulletproof. The Krauts had nine years to work out all the kinks.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:16 PM   #7
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Congrats! Lovely bike to see and to ride. Enjoy!
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:37 PM   #8
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I have the same model and year...Congrats...let the love affair begin.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:41 PM   #9
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That's an awesome looking bike! Congrats man. It looks too clean. Get her off road and get some dirt!
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:31 PM   #10
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Very nice -- congratulations.

I'm about a month ahead of you, having bought a 2012 GSA as well. Mine's at 30k km, so more than yours, and although clean, not as *really* clean as your triple black. Good job finding it.
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:29 PM   #11
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Thanks for the comments guys.
The choice I had was this one via a private seller or a new one (2012/13) from the dealer for the same price. Of course the new one was just a bare bike but with two years warranty. I'll buy a warranty for this one for piece of mind anyway.

Doing the maths on the extras it looks like in excess of $5k of extras to quite pleased with what I've got and as I said its like new anyway. If I was the same size as the seller he had a full set of BMW branded riding gear as well.
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:27 PM   #12
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Are Google calculations correct in saying that you just got that, that, barely ridden, mint bike for under $8,000 usd?
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:34 PM   #13
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I read it that the op was saying the price of his 2012 GSA was NZD10k / USD8k lower than the price of a new bike..
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:40 PM   #14
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I read it that the op was saying the price of his 2012 GSA was NZD10k / USD8k lower than the price of a new bike..
Ah, thank you for clarifying.

Still a good price.
My 2012 has over 50,000 and I wouldn't take less that...not that I'm selling or anyone's offering, just sayin'. Good price for a mint bike...unless op has to split the engine for a seal, swap the final drive or whatever else haunts the 2012. JK op. Good luck with it. You'll love. I certainly do.

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