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Old 05-26-2011, 11:22 AM   #5983
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Originally Posted by Smellyhound View Post

The K series bikes were plentiful and fairly cheap... not sure what was up with that.. nobody likes touring BMWs anymore?
I think part of what happens with the big K's is that, since maintenance is complex and expensive, folks who want the K bikes also tend to have the money for a new one, so used bike prices drop a bit as a result.

It could also be that since BMW's legendary reliability has been flagging lately, consumer confidence in higher mileage used bikes isn't that great. I know I've factored in the risk and cost of replacing final drives when shopping BMW R-GS's in the past.
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