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Old 04-27-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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07 GSA 99k for $10k or 08 GSA 16k for $14k?

Bike 1: 2007 GSA single experienced owner with 99k miles, "perfectly maintained" by a single BMW master mechanic, new clutch (not needed, but replaced anyway) at 47k, new Ohlins, new tires, a bit "sunbleached" from SoCal, mechanic says, "I wouldn't hesitate", at $10k a 1h drive away from me.

Bike 2: 2008 GSA with 16k, second owner, ASC, ESC, TPM, custom shifter, couple other doo-dads, needs new tires soon, will need 18k service soon, aftermarket warranty till September, will require $220 fly and drive, $400 tires, and $500 service soon, pushing a $13k base price more towards $14k.

Owner of Bike 1 just took me on an awesome 1h drive in the mountains, and he's a great guy.

Any input from the experts?
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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Buy the newer bike. Why replace the clutch when you don't have too? Sounds weird.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:28 AM   #3
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Only the '08 will have the low first gear, if that matters to you, although the difference is very slight. '08 brought a bit more power as well as the Enduro ESA suspension.

I don't think one is a drastically better deal than the other. They're different bikes; the '08 is better in some ways and the price reflects that.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:35 AM   #4
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Thanks for the input. New Ohlins on the 07 vs stick ESA on the 08 is a consideration. Clutch replacement was apparently just an opportunity to get it done just before the warranty expired.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:44 AM   #5
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Get the 07 for 9500 and enjoy.
the 08 seems too expensive and with that little miles, maintenance may have been overlooked. You also didn't mention if its an in-state or out-of-state bike. You have to add the DMV hassle to the cost.
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