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Old 09-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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2001 gs r1150

I am not familiar with BMW's and am considering buying an 01 GS R1150. Is 61K a Lot of miles for this bike and are there any issues with this model?

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Old 09-24-2013, 08:47 AM   #2
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Still figuring this sites controls out. I can't find my original duplicate post?

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Old 09-24-2013, 09:18 AM   #3
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Great machines, love my 01 GS. 61K is not a lot of miles, mine felt like it was just broken in around 40K. Of course the deal depends on the price. I've seen fair and overpriced 1150's so it can be all over the place. I'd say a well sorted out 1150GS in good shape should be in the $5000-$6000 range. Also make sure maintenance has been done. Final drive is talked a lot about being an issue and will be at some time. I've got 50K on mine and so far so good. Also transmission input shaft splines can go on these oilheads. You'll want to upgrade the brake lines if they are the original rubber lines. They are 12 years old and degrade from the inside out. I blew a front brake line a couple of years ago and that sucked. Otherwise the Boxers are solid and will go many miles.

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Old 09-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #4
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Just saw the ad for the bike. Looks like a clean one and pretty well equipped. Have a very similar one in CO myself. Mine also came with the aeroflow windscreen and hated that one but maybe the guy has the OEM one to. If he has maintenance records or you can believe the bike is maintained and in great shape, seems like a fair price.

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Great machines, love my 01 GS. 61K is not a lot of miles, mine felt like it was just broken in around 40K. Of course the deal depends on the price. I've seen fair and overpriced 1150's so it can be all over the place. I'd say a well sorted out 1150GS in good shape should be in the $5000-$6000 range. Also make sure maintenance has been done. Final drive is talked a lot about being an issue and will be at some time. I've got 50K on mine and so far so good. Also transmission input shaft splines can go on these oilheads. You'll want to upgrade the brake lines if they are the original rubber lines. They are 12 years old and degrade from the inside out. I blew a front brake line a couple of years ago and that sucked. Otherwise the Boxers are solid and will go many miles.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:30 AM   #5
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What kind of Maintenance is required of final drive besides fresh oil? He says he take $5500.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:33 AM   #6
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Great machines, love my 01 GS. 61K is not a lot of miles, mine felt like it was just broken in around 40K. Of course the deal depends on the price. I've seen fair and overpriced 1150's so it can be all over the place. I'd say a well sorted out 1150GS in good shape should be in the $5000-$6000 range. Also make sure maintenance has been done. Final drive is talked a lot about being an issue and will be at some time. I've got 50K on mine and so far so good. Also transmission input shaft splines can go on these oilheads. You'll want to upgrade the brake lines if they are the original rubber lines. They are 12 years old and degrade from the inside out. I blew a front brake line a couple of years ago and that sucked. Otherwise the Boxers are solid and will go many miles.
New brake lines should cost a small fortune.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:36 AM   #7
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New brake lines should cost a small fortune.
Less than $200 for Galfers. I see it has a Galfer sticker on it. Maybe the lines have been done already.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:57 AM   #8
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Buy It!

I have a 2000 GS with 38,000 miles. No problems at all. You should replace the brake lines as mentioned above, do a spline lube ( not hard ), update LH tensioner ( easy ), change all the fluids and put another 60,000 miles on her. These bikes are fantastic and a blast to ride. Even two up and loaded down with gear they will go almost any place on the planet! I love mine, hope this helps. Bruce...........
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:53 PM   #9
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I have been riding bikes for many years and understand them well, but I am not familiar with BMW's. I will be looking at the bike this evening is there anything I should ask about or look for with this bike before purchasing it? I will ask him if he has the original windscreen. Is the winds reen that is on the bike not a good windscreen? Thanks Livio
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:33 PM   #10
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Check list;

Since you're not BMW savvy, I would take someone with you who is.

1- Rotors and brake pads
2- Tires
3- HES sensor
4- Fuel system maintenance (filter, rubber tank lines).
5- Clutch splines
6- Clutch disc thickness
7- Engine compression
8- DOT4 changed
9- OE rubber brake lines lines replaced
10-ABS equipped? ?If so, operational?
11-Modifications?

If these check out OK, then, go for a ride...not some WOT nightmare but a slow ride in each gear at about 3500RPM. Listen and feel. Is everything OK?

Report back.

BTW, where is the muffler? Ask for it!

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Old 09-24-2013, 01:54 PM   #11
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I am not familiar with BMW's and am considering buying an 01 GS R1150. Is 61K a Lot of miles for this bike and are there any issues with this model?

Thanks Livio

Add: http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4051218494.html
well call me a fool but I just bought a 2000 with 97k miles, so far the bike rides like a dream.
that looks like a good deal, is it in the garage yet?

does taking off the muffler save lives?
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:05 PM   #12
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Check list;

Since you're not BMW savvy, I would take someone with you who is.

1- Rotors and brake pads
2- Tires
3- HES sensor
4- Fuel system maintenance (filter, rubber tank lines).
5- Clutch splines
6- Clutch disc thickness
7- Engine compression
8- DOT4 changed
9- OE rubber brake lines lines replaced
10-ABS equipped? ?If so, operational?
11-Modifications?

If these check out OK, then, go for a ride...not some WOT nightmare but a slow ride in each gear at about 3500RPM. Listen and feel. Is everything OK?

Report back.

BTW, where is the muffler? Ask for it!
So there is no muffler on this bike?
What is HES senser?
How do you check clutch thickness and splines?
This is a dry clutch?
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:21 PM   #13
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He says he has a muffler for it but its not installed? He says he removed it to install a full size paneir. He says the cat is nearly as quiet as the muffler installed.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:34 PM   #14
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buy it, I recently bought a 2001 non-abs GS.
I absolutely love it!

I have the aeroflow screen on mine, it is great.

Ton of info out there on them.

That looks clean, go for it....

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Old 09-24-2013, 02:56 PM   #15
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You fellas think this bike has ABS? If so can it be disabled?
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