I'm viewing/testing a 1999 R1100RT today. I currently ride a 2001 F650GS single and anm looking to upgrade. My intent is to obtain an RT for a tour of the Southwest in May. The bike in question is an RT with 74k miles. My local and trusted BMW mechanic knows the owner and says he "is a guy who buys broken bikes and rebuild them, does solid, complex work and buys a lot a parts from us." The guy has several RTs and a total of 15 BMW bikes.
What questions would you ask outside of these:
- What have you done to the bike?
- What was the mileage when you bought it?
- When was it ridden last?
- When was the last tune up, oil change, air filter change, etc.?
- What would be the next thing you'd do if you were keeping it?
I'll replace the tires and have it serviced by my local mechanic, but would appreciate your experience with RTs or probing questions in general.