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Offline shahin

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Advice on buying a R1200GS
« 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.

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Re: Advice on buying a R1200GS
« Reply #1 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:
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Re: Advice on buying a R1200GS
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 09:24:04 am »
Agree with above. nothing to check
« Last Edit: March 06, 2017, 09:25:10 am by AntVan »
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Re: Advice on buying a R1200GS
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Advice on buying a R1200GS
« Reply #4 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.
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