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test drove an 03 r1150rt and think i may buy it.

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:08 pm
by bill v e
it feels like just what I want to replace my Valkyrie after 222k (she's getting a little heavy for me) - this 1150 has 44k and the seller may take $4000 for it. any advice?

Re: test drove an 03 r1150rt and think i may buy it.

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:40 am
by sjbmw
Mileage, owner history, and service history.

Most beemers this information is easy to get.
Personal wrenchers usually save every parts document, and dealer servicers have all the receipts.

Re: test drove an 03 r1150rt and think i may buy it.

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:33 pm
by peels
If you don't mind wrenching a bit, these are nearly perfect motorcycles.

if not done, Immediately:

-flush ALL brake circuits especially if ABS equipped.

-flush the clutch line.

those can quickly become "gotchas" to me, personally, It appears that age and lack of use are the biggest culprits, not mileage. :)

In retrospect, Id buy I high mileage but well maintained bike before another garage sitter. :) only annoying little problems, never stranded me yet though.

Re: test drove an 03 r1150rt and think i may buy it.

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:50 am
by bill v e
thanks. I did buy it and now have to learn how to maintain. I just filled up the tank w 89 octane and i'm finding out if I should run 91 octane in it. if so, would an octane booster or sea foam type product be ok until I burn up this 89 octane tankful?