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Old 11-08-2014, 02:30 AM   #1
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R1150GS opinion please

Hi guys,
still looking for a beemer, I found this on here

http://www.bikesales.com.au/dealer/O...=0&pss=Premium ,

what`s your opinion on price and condition?
You can see already in the pic`s a few rusty parts, so I thought I might start with an offer of around 5500$!
Off course I will take it for a ride first to see how she runs!
Klaus!
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Old 11-08-2014, 03:48 AM   #2
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I'm not 100% but I think only the Adventure came with the blue fork tubes. Maybe it's had a front end prang? Have a good look at the telelever mounts and the front of the frame.

It could be a good deal, just be cautious.

Not saying the dealer isn't telling the full story.......
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:21 AM   #3
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I'm pretty sure it was the rims that were a different colour not the stanchions.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:18 AM   #4
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The statement is that it's an adventure touring bike, not an GS Adventure, it's listed correctly. The standard 1150 GS had very high first and top gears, I much preferred the 1100GS or the better equipped and more suitably geared 1150 GSA.

First model (colour) GS Adventure.

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Old 11-08-2014, 05:36 AM   #5
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lots knowledgeable folks here!
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:42 AM   #6
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Thats a rip off... way too many kilometers for that price and the condition is terrible . Alot of pitting and the clear coat worn off everywhere. The shop would of been lucky to pay $5k on a trade in. I'd be staying well clear of that bike . There's gotta be better than that around.
Last year my 2002 adv model was $9k with just under 19,000 km . Prices have seemed to have gone up a bit since I bought mine.

On the ADV model the forks and rocker covers were the dark blue and the rims turn a faded purple and the tele lever is black.

your price range, similar km's but in Melbourne It has the tall seat so you would want to be around 6ft tall. Mine has the low seat I'm 5"8 and have tippy toes on the ground sitting on the bike.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/essen...002/1050121975

the only bad point of the ADV model is in top gear the rpm is high, around 4500rpm at 120kph. The 1200 adv's are the same . I would of thought BMW could of geared the top end better .

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Old 11-08-2014, 09:35 AM   #7
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Old 11-08-2014, 10:02 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the input guys,
see, that's why there a forums for to just get the bit more info!
Cheers!
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:20 PM   #9
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It has Ohlins on the rear, which is a good thing.
It has a set of instruments off a different bike, so you have no idea what the real kms are, which is a bad thing.
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:04 PM   #10
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KLAUS...... DON'T DO IT!!!!!

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Old 11-08-2014, 04:09 PM   #11
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Looking at the photo's, the dash is wrong, and the whole front end looks too "new' compared to the rest of the bike.

In my opinion ( and I may be wrong - wouldn't be the first time) it has had the whole front of the bike (front end tank etc) replaced.

Be very careful.... You don't know what may have been bent/broken.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:03 PM   #12
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Looking at the photo's, the dash is wrong, and the whole front end looks too "new' compared to the rest of the bike.

In my opinion ( and I may be wrong - wouldn't be the first time) it has had the whole front of the bike (front end tank etc) replaced.

Be very careful.... You don't know what may have been bent/broken.
Just my 2c worth
Yes, there do seem to be quite a few "inconsistencies" with the bike.... not to mention the dealership that is selling it (I have had a seriously bad experience with them and will NEVER set foot in that place again.


Klaus, I have sent you a PM mate, and we need to catch up for a ride again.... it has been a long time.

I have just bought a "loaded" DR650 and am keen to do some dirt, the Wombeyan/Belanglo areas would be good, I've not done them before, you could show me around the area maybe.


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Old 11-08-2014, 05:40 PM   #13
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Run away and don't look back!!

Keep looking.

Traded for 5K, more like 3!!
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:42 PM   #14
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Some of the so called features of the bike are wrong too, I don't recall mine having "switchable ABS", mine was on all the time, only the later ones could be switched on/off as far as I know.

When I bought mine the ABS wasn't working, $5,500 fix, fortunately I managed to make Worthingtons fix it as they sold me the bike.
I did spend a further $6k in repairs and maintenance in the 12 months I owned that B.ig M.oney W.aster.
Was glad to see the arse end of it ultimately, and it has put me right off owning any BMW again.

The dealer who has the bike in this link above is the one who traded my 1150GS in on a brand new Wee-Strom, then wouldn't back up his workshop by fixing what they stuffed up when fitting some accessories I ordered to be fitted prior to me taking delivery of the brand new bike (the extras were supplied and fitted by their workshop, all paid for by me as extras on top of the purchase price).

There are better bikes and better deals out there Klaus.
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:10 PM   #15
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My 2003 GSA is a great bike, but it does not look like this one! Dash looks like it is from another bike. I would be very afraid...


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