Looking at maybe buing this F700GS

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  1. pfettig77

    pfettig77 Been here awhile

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  2. nvklr

    nvklr Been here awhile

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    Regular seat. Not comfortable. Not to me anyway. Mine came with a center stand, don't know if it was standard or optional. I don't think that's a bad price, not sure if it's a good price. Needs a new seat and a skid plate for sure.
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    pfettig77 Been here awhile

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    I think center stands were standard in the US.
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    If it was in So CAL, they would get more for it. The dealer here offered my buddy more than that for his on a trade and it has 30k miles.
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  5. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    Big inventory and most prices look reasonable. Not that old of a model actually. Looks like a good buy if it runs good. Would be nice to get some history on it, especially from the last private owner. Clean chain and wheels.
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    pfettig77 Been here awhile

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    Paulie M Been here awhile Supporter

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    this one seems odd. Center stands are optional, however BMW doesn't make them for the lowered suspension. Have to go to SW Motech. There are two different tires on this bike. seat is torn to rat shit. However it looks like you could score a nice aftermarket (Chinese) windscreen. If you were to go for this one, I would be fighting for a cut in the price, or new seat and matching tires....
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    nvklr Been here awhile

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    The F00 listed above they say it has the lowered suspension. I would not want that. I'm short and the standard height is ok, with a lowered seat it would be better for my short legs but I prefer more ground clearance.
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    pfettig77 Been here awhile

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    Good eye. I definitely don't want that.
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    pfettig77 Been here awhile

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    I feel like they'd say something about how they've already adjusted the price for that stuff. Doesn't hurt to try I suppose. I already contacted them and they said they'd ship it from FL to Chicago for free.
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    beemerjim Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'd want to see in and hear it run in person. A buddy of mine bought one sight unseen with the same bags, and turns out the bags don't expand and contract like they're supposed to. They are nice bags however, and not cheap.
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    shuswap1 Long timer

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    I'd look at the rear wheel bearings, hub can be damaged when the y fail if not caught pretty quickly.
    Check that both wheels are true and aren't dinged/bent/out of round.
    Grip heaters work? (Engine needs to be running and they need to be off at the start)
    Looks like typical wear and tear, been dropped a bit but not much hidden.
    It might be an idea to check the upper rear shock bolt to see if the frame is tweaked.
    If riding off road you should have hand guards and a skid plate.
    If the engine sounds fine, shifts fine and oil isn't sludged these are robust and great bikes and it's a reasonable price.
    I suggest a flashlight to focus your gaze and 30 minutes to look it all over, cases, etc., before testing the power system.
    If you buy it, then go over the wheel bearings, head bearings, valve clearances, air filter
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    pfettig77 Been here awhile

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    Great advice. Thanks a lot.
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    If you want a like new one with cases hit me up. 3300 ish miles like new, it is priced a bit higher though. Love the bike though. Can’t go wrong
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  15. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    Sounds like a good offer. 1/10th the miles and price difference is likely less than you’ll ever pay to keep the other ones going.
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    pfettig77 Been here awhile

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    That is a really good deal, but too rich for my blood. I plan on selling my low mileage g650gs and buying an older/higher mileage f700gs for about what I get for the 650.
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  17. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    Too bad. Like getting a brand new bike with accessories for half price.
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