Need help verifying specs on a R1100S
Need some help verifying specs on a used 2004 R1100S. I am looking at buying the bike, but I am located in CA and bike is in McKinney TX (Dallas/Ft. Worth area). Would really appreciate it if someone in the area could take a quick look and verify condition, etc.
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Is anyone near/in McKinney,TX able to verify condition of a used R1100s?
Need some help verifying condition for a used 2004 R1100S. I am looking at buying the bike, but I am located in CA and bike is in McKinney TX (Dallas/Ft. Worth area). Would really appreciate it if someone in the area could take a quick look and verify condition, etc.
Closing the loop on McKinney
First up many thanks to kind and helpful souls for the many suggestions and tips and especially to Mark who took time out on his weekend to look at the R1100S for me. When I started my search for a R1100S I had no idea how to do this on a national level. A friend suggested to join MOA because "they are the best people and resources you can find". While initially skeptic, I am a convert.
So closing the loop on 'McKinney'. Intrigued by a 8 year old 'new' BMW led me to make a couple of calls to the owner. He is probably one of the sweetest, honest guys you can meet on the phone and while somewhat flexible on the $'s, we were not able to come to an agreement. Simple math got in the way. A 2004 R1100S is valued at about $6,000. Accounting for low miles (less than 3,000 vs. 35,000+/-) is hard, but I figure anywhere between $1,000 - $1,500. So we are at $7,000 - $7,500. But, this is assuming that the bike is ready to get on the road and head to its new home in CA, which it is not. It needs new tires (the current ones are the original) cost $600. The bike has not been ridden for at least 2 years so it needs a complete fluid change at minimum, a full service if the BMW dealer in Plano gets his way. $500 - $800. Including these costs the price drops down to $6,200 - $6,500. And this is where the story ends. While the owner bought into my logic, taking a $2,000 cut from his asking price was not on his radar screen. $7,500 yes, but nothing lower. So the search continues: Mine for a R1100S, his for a new owner.