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Old 10-04-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Should I buy this 92' R100GS?

To all you airheads out there:

I'd like a little advice before purchasing a 1992 R100GS. It's got 80K on the odo and its been owner-maintained for the past 9 years by the same owner. Should I pull the trigger for $3300? The overall condition of the bike is descent for a bike with that many miles, runs well and no major cosmetic damage. I'm just a little unsure of the major components of the bike that may need maintenance or replacing after 80k+ miles (drive shaft, transmission, etc.). Are there certain things that I should watch for/check/inquire about?

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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driveshaft, transmission, diode board mounts (cheap if not done, bonus if they are, the rear nuts are a bitch) starter

for 3k if it goes south, you can easily part it for that
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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If it runs and rides fine, buy it. That is a very fair price. These bikes are just going up in value.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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At 80k you could possibly coast into the triple digits without trouble, but if none of the above mentioned stuff has been rebuilt in the past, chances are that the driveshaft, trans, and/or the heads will need attention very soon.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:18 PM   #6
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To all you airheads out there:

I'd like a little advice before purchasing a 1992 R100GS. It's got 80K on the odo and its been owner-maintained for the past 9 years by the same owner. Should I pull the trigger for $3300? The overall condition of the bike is descent for a bike with that many miles, runs well and no major cosmetic damage. I'm just a little unsure of the major components of the bike that may need maintenance or replacing after 80k+ miles (drive shaft, transmission, etc.). Are there certain things that I should watch for/check/inquire about?

Thanks

so your say'n it's just past broke in



i think it's a deal (without a picture) but keep in mind i ride junk
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:48 AM   #7
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Heads valves

I would think at 80k the heads / valves have been done. But find out
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:48 AM   #8
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I believe this bike is on Seattle's craigslist. It has been on for a while now, I was surprised it hasn't sold, even when it was priced higher, looks like a nice bike, almost worth buying for a parts bike.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:31 AM   #9
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To all you airheads out there:

I'd like a little advice before purchasing a 1992 R100GS. It's got 80K on the odo and its been owner-maintained for the past 9 years by the same owner. Should I pull the trigger for $3300? The overall condition of the bike is descent for a bike with that many miles, runs well and no major cosmetic damage. I'm just a little unsure of the major components of the bike that may need maintenance or replacing after 80k+ miles (drive shaft, transmission, etc.). Are there certain things that I should watch for/check/inquire about?

Thanks
that's no parts bike!
miles are a little high but looks very well maintained. this bike is clean.. you need to jump on it for $3,300. have seen lots of lessor R100GS go for $5k range.

it's got all sorts of desirable upgrades like Omega high output alternator, factory bags, etc.

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"0K. Dual sport. Runs great and well maintained. Includes two of the larger size BMW panniers for storing lots of gear, MEFO Explorer tires with 60% tread, Omega high output charging system, brand new gel battery, new steering head bearings, heated hand grips, K&N air filter, skid plate, original BMW tank bag, two repair manuals and a few other extras. There are no dings in the tank and the paint is in good condition. The engine and transmission are in good shape and don't need any major work at this time. $3300 O.B.O. I'm selling it because I just don't ride it anymore and I am moving soon. I'd like to sell it before I move so I've priced it, what I think is below market value, in order to make a sale happen. Let me know if you are interested. "

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Old 10-05-2012, 10:56 AM   #10
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I have it's twin brother........paid $5,000 for it 12 years ago, it had 10,000 miles on the clock.....couldn't be happier

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Old 10-05-2012, 05:20 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the help and advice yall! Looks like I'll have myself a new toy by the end of the day
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:16 PM   #12
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driveshaft, transmission, diode board mounts (cheap if not done, bonus if they are, the rear nuts are a bitch) starter

for 3k if it goes south, you can easily part it for that
....... top end, clutch, steering head bearing, ignition can, starter, coil, rear shock...
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:45 PM   #13
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Go for it.

Lots of help and support here on ADV.

I bought a GS last year and have had tons of help and advice already.

They are very easy to work on, trust me, if I can do it.

The bike looks like it was well cared for, and has some desirable upgrades.

Some great riding up here in BC and in WA and that's the perfect bike to take you anywhere.



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Old 12-20-2012, 04:08 PM   #14
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:55 PM   #15
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So, did you buy it?

And yes,I can see your buddies....
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