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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: shahin on March 05, 2017, 10:25:25 pm

Title: Advice on buying a R1200GS
Post by: shahin on March 05, 2017, 10:25:25 pm
Hi guys,

I've found a second hand 2015 R1200GS which I am about to buy.
the bike has only 3000km on the clock and looks as good as new on the outside.
The only owner is 60yrs+ in age and did the 3000km over 18 months.

As I'm new to adventure bikes and the BMW brand, I would just like to know if there is anything I should look out for before buying the bike. (any internal problems)
I will still receive the balance of the manufacturers warranty as well as an additional warranty from the dealer.
But I just want to know what I should look out for when i test ride and have a look at the bike again this week.

Regards
Title: Re: Advice on buying a R1200GS
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 05, 2017, 11:06:20 pm
I would check for air in the tyres, oil in the engine and petrol in the tank. :deal:
Nothing else to check at 3000 kilos really. ;) :thumleft:
Title: Re: Advice on buying a R1200GS
Post by: AntVan on March 06, 2017, 09:24:04 am
Agree with above. nothing to check
Title: Re: Advice on buying a R1200GS
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on March 06, 2017, 09:29:26 am
Hi guys,

I've found a second hand 2015 R1200GS which I am about to buy.
the bike has only 3000km on the clock and looks as good as new on the outside.
The only owner is 60yrs+ in age and did the 3000km over 18 months.

As I'm new to adventure bikes and the BMW brand, I would just like to know if there is anything I should look out for before buying the bike. (any internal problems)
I will still receive the balance of the manufacturers warranty as well as an additional warranty from the dealer.
But I just want to know what I should look out for when i test ride and have a look at the bike again this week.

Regards

In any event you need to send the bike in for an oil change which you will need to pay for.  A 2015 should have had an annual oil change because the km are so low.  At the oil change service, they can check it out

Title: Re: Advice on buying a R1200GS
Post by: K-9 on March 06, 2017, 01:42:05 pm
take bin number or bike to a dealer and make sure the 1000 service AND the annual service has been done. 

its a 2015 bike, so although mileage is low it must of had an annual service as well.

make sure warrantee is still good.