This one almost sold at the PROJECT BIKE auction on October 5 but did not quite meet the reserve. Since then two of the bidders have come back to talk with Bob about possibly correcting their mistakes but neither deal has completed and of course only one person can take it home. Bob selected to put it up on the website because he thinks it represents a great value with work that the average home mechanic/hobbyist can manage pretty easily. The cost of parts needed are pretty minor as it’s mostly labor that’s involved.
This bike might actually pass Maryland Inspection the way it sits right now but the fuel tank issue might be a sticking point until addressed. None-the-less it could probably be ridden most anywhere after changing all the fluids and filters, dealing with the tank and maybe installing a fresher front tire. But we do feel that if one goes to the effort to address what we think is a rear main seal leak and clean and lube the splines while you’re at it you may prevent a future failure of the clutch due to oil exposure. Everything seems to work just fine right now mechanically.
As usual with a PROJECT BIKE purchase these bikes are sold AS IS and without and warranty or guarantee so we always suggest you look them over closely, starting with the good images we have provided and then ask questions so you are making an informed decision. You can read our Special PROJECT BIKE Bill of Sale right here as well and as we’ve done for many, many years the purchaser is entitled to a discount on any parts needed to return this machine to safe and roadworthy condition and that even applies for accessories to be installed on this machine.
WHAT WE KNOW:
ARRIVED ON 12-12 WITH 20,061 MILES SHOWING WHICH WE BELIEVE IS ORIGINAL BASED ON ALL WE CAN SEE
LOW SEAT VERSION WITH ABS & STANDARD BARS & BMW BAG MOUNTS
ACCORDING TO THE BMW DCS REPORT TJIS BIKE WAS ORIGINALLY A SALES DEMO AT ANOTHER BMW DEALERSHIP
BIKE WAS RIDDEN SIX (6) MILES & CLUTCH IS NOT SLIPPING, ABS PERFORMS, SHIFTS, ETC. ALL OK
FUEL TANK IS SHOWING SIGNS OF A FEW SMALL PIN HOLE LEAKS – LOOK FOR THE BUBBLING PAINT ON LOWER EDGES
FRONT SEAT LOCKING TAB WAS PREVIOUSLY BROKEN & REPAIRED AND WORKS FINE BUT YOU CAN SEE THE REPAIR
HAS A MULTI-SPOKE WHEEL UP FRONT (NOT STOCK) AND A 3-SPOKE REAR WHEEL
REAR MAIN SEAL SHOWING A SLOW LEAK WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT IMPROVE WITH USE, WE’D SUGGEST DOING THIS NOW
FORKS APPEAR TO BE STRAIGHT, CLEAN AND TRAVEL FREELY
WHEELS APPEAR TO BE TRUE & STRAIGHT AND PRETTY CLEAN UDER SOME AVERAGE ROAD DIRT ACCUMULATION
IF YOU LOOK CLOSE YOU CAN SEE SOME MINOR TIPOVER DAMAGE
BRAKE DISCS ALL APEAR TO BE CLEAN AND WITHIN SPEC, BUT WE DID NOT MEASURE THEM DUE TO LOW MILES
ALL BODYWORK IS FAIRLY GOOD EXCEPT FOR THE ISSUES NOTED ON TANK & ONE FRONT RADIATOR SHROUD WHICH IS OBVIOUS
THIS BIKE STARTED RIGHT UP AGAIN ON 10-2-13 AND THEN ON 10-29 WHEN BOB TOOK THESE PHOTOS
TIRES HAVE LOTS OF TREAD, BUT THE FRONT IS OLD; THE REAR WAS MANUFACTURED IN 2012
SWITCHES, OTHER CONTROLS, LIGHTS, ETC. ALL APPEAR TO FUNCTION AND WORK FINE
WE HAVE A CLEAR NY TITLE READY TO BE REASSIGNED
WHAT WE SPECULATE AND WISH TO SHARE:
IF YOU CAN DO THE TANK REPAIR & MAIN SEAL YOURSELF YOU’D HAVE A CHEAP EVERYDAY, LOW MILEAGE BMW TO RIDE
WE DON’T SEE ANY ISSUES THAT ARE NOT DISCLOSED ALREADY
THIS IS A BIKE WORTH MUCH MORE THAN THE ASKING PRICE JUST BASED ON WHAT IT’S WORTH TO BE PARTED OUTColor:
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