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Old 02-26-2015, 04:48 PM   #1
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CHP BMW's for sale

I have owned a couple of these bikes in the past and they are good cheap fun. Basically a cheap way to get into a bike that can still perform well after some serious miles. I hear a lot of folks saying they would never buy one of these bikes because they have been used and abused. But this last email I got showing the current bikes for sell will attest to the RT's longevity.



Some serious miles but for the price they would make a good starter bike for someone.


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Old 02-26-2015, 05:21 PM   #2
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jeez - thats cheap! they sell them out here with 40k-60k on them for $6000!
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:30 PM   #3
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Yeah but these are pushing almost 200k. I'm sure they're all great and in decent running condition. Should easily pull another 50k miles with minimal trouble, but the average buyer won't know that and would be put off.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:42 PM   #4
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Yeah but these are pushing almost 200k. I'm sure they're all great and in decent running condition. Should easily pull another 50k miles with minimal trouble, but the average buyer won't know that and would be put off.

Thanks for the heads up.
I misread the mileage.... that's pretty impressive actually. I'd still buy one

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Old 02-26-2015, 06:31 PM   #5
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I think for the price it could be parted out if it ended up being a total junker and you could recover at least half your costs back. I talked to the guy in charge of sells in Sacramento and he said they generally sell for $5--$75 over minimum bid. I'm waiting for the 1200's to start being auctioned then I will pick one up if the minimum bid is right.

CHP has gone back to Harley so there will be literally hundreds of these bikes for sell in the next year.
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:35 PM   #6
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They seem like good finds. I think CHP should go back to Guzzi's, but I may be partial to the brand.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:46 AM   #7
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@ Eatpasta- The Santa Barbara CHP office still has (had?) an 1150RT with over 170K on until January this year- The motorcop was NOT a Harley guy- That being said, there are two phat chips that LOVE their new Harleys (Saw them at STARBUCKS on their HARLEY's and wrapped down-I was not on my GS at Starbucks at the time...!)
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@ Eatpasta- The Santa Barbara CHP office still has (had?) an 1150RT with over 170K on until January this year- The motorcop was NOT a Harley guy- That being said, there are two phat chips that LOVE their new Harleys (Saw them at STARBUCKS on their HARLEY's and wrapped down-I was not on my GS at Starbucks at the time...!)
yeah I would imagine they would last in SB a pretty long time as they probably dont beat on them as much....I can only imagine what it would be like spending years on an 1150 then being forced onto a Harley

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Old 02-27-2015, 10:53 PM   #9
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So are you going to divulge where these are at and how a brother can go about bidding on them?
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:10 AM   #10
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Bikes are located at CHP Motor Services in Sacramento Ca. They have a strange bidding deal where you have to pick up the bike within 24hrs of winning the auction. I live in Utah so don't see that happening. I got a number from an inmate years ago to get in an email list and have been getting emails ever since. If you want me to forward on the emails to you PM me your address and I will forward when they send them to me.
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:23 AM   #11
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is ther some dealer in LA buying these up and reselling them?
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:27 AM   #12
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is ther some dealer in LA buying these up and reselling them?


From what I understand Hollywood Motors in Canoha Park buys alot of these bikes and resells. They also sell the bikes on eBay and Craigslist. I've never delt with them but from what I understand there reputation is about as good as your average puppy mill. I'm site of you google searched Hollywood Motors reputation you would see what I mean. They don't work to hard on making the bikes nice. They get them in and turn them with no effort on cleaning them up. From what I hear.

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Old 02-28-2015, 11:33 AM   #13
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I once bought an ex-chp mustang from a chip. according to her they get first pick
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:40 PM   #14
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I'm having a hard time finding the place where I could put in a bid. Do I have get on some list first? Or is there a website I could get on? Thanks
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:56 AM   #15
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Like I said before years ago I got on an email list. They send out a bid sheet that looks like this.





I've never personally bought one cause I would want to see it first and start it up. I know they don't allow test rides but they will fire them up for you I'm sure. I'd like to eventually buy another one but I'm waiting for the RT 1200's to start coming to auction. And I'd like to see if they get some in the Torrance location because there is no way I'm going to Sacramento. That's like a 18hr plus drive for me. Most likely not gonna happen.


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