We’re rushing this PROJECT BIKE to the website with a brief story and only five images because we’ve had to great fortune to (A) take in a lot of bikes of late and (B) are up to our necks in service and maintenance work and just set a record for new and used bike sales in May; thanks to all who got the bike of their dreams here at Bob’s.
Rather than push this bike to the end of the line (which we have to do to keep current customers well cared for) and wait to offer it when all the service is completed we thought we’d make it a PROJECT BIKE and see if someone wants to spend a weekend or two doing what it needs to be a fully safe and roadworthy machine that would pass the tough Maryland safety Inspection or MSI. All the parts, maintenance items, tires, etc. purchased for it here at Bob’s will receive a nice discount adding to the overall value of this acquisition.
If we find a hole in our schedule we may do everything shared below on this current PROJECT BIKE and then it will be offered up as another great used BMW from Bob’s so yes we think time is of the essence and a procrastinator could easily miss out on a very desirable, easy to complete PROJECT BIKE that could serve them very well for a long time.
To start this process we urge every potential buyer to ask questions if anything is not clear. We’ve nothing to hide and our only goal is that we find the right new owner for each and every PROJECT BIKE, one who feels they paid fairly and got good if not great value in the deal while we helped them select the right machine for their mechanical skills as well as their riding desires and skill set.
We have a disclaimer about our PROJECT BIKES. And we encourage all possibly interested people to call us first, schedule an appointment (time) to visit and inspect it in person. We want this to be fun and professional. Period. You can read all that and much more about Bob’s PROJECT BIKES here on our website at: https://www.bobsbmw.com/new-motorcycles/project-bikes/
This PROJECT BIKE was a one owner machine. It was sold new here at Bob’s and had the initial 600 mile service done at Bob’s too. Then the owner found he was just too far away to visit Bob’s for all the scheduled maintenance over the years but did have the vast majority performed at two other dealerships that were closer to him in other states. The documentation on the history of this machine is as extensive as it gets.
There are no open campaigns to be addressed but this PROJECT BIKE does need some attention in the maintenance and light repair category. We have noted all that should be performed below prior to having the bike inspected in Maryland or any state and to make it safe, roadworthy and fun for many, many years to come. All of it can be performed by the average enthusiast or home wrench who has tools, time and the inclination to earn some sweat equity on a nice looking, low mile sport touring machine with a very nice array of desirable extras.
This PROJECT BIKE needs: a up-to-date bi-annual or annual fluids and filters service, it needs two new tires so badly that we cannot allow anyone to take a test ride. We did ride it two miles and everything works just fine, in fact aside from the tires it shifts, handles and performs very nicely and will make someone a sweet machine. It needs brake pads all around (3) and a rear brake disc and it requires the lower tele-lever ball joint to be replaced as there is a tear in the boot (it does function just fine but eventually the grease will vanish).
On the short list of things that could be added to your tasks to complete on this PROJECT BIKE are replacing the grip covers as they always wear out. These can be massaged on over the heated elements so one does not need to buy new heated grips as both heated up just fine on our test ride but the left side does have a small bit of damage to the element itself on the end (full disclosure). Aside from that it only needs a good bath and a solid detailing to make everything look beautiful except for the some very minor tip over damage on the right side, and it is pretty minor.The battery is not fresh on this PROJECT BIKE but tests fine and starts the bike up easily each time. Everything works as it should including the electrically adjustable screen, the gauges, the four-way emergency flashers, the extra rear brake light (early Police style), the turn signals, the headlight (high and low beam), brake lights, cruise control and the heated seat which has been customized by Sargent. There was no oil residue at all in the belly pan and it appears to be a solid and tight machine.
This PROJECT BIKE also includes a set of Moto-Lights in brushed aluminum, BMW saddlebags with bungee mates and oversize factory lids, an older but still very functional Marsee tank bag, a BMW luggage rack suitable to take a top case should you desire down the road and if that were not enough this fine PROJECT BIKE is equipped with a set of Wilbur’s shocks which are way better than stock and were installed when the bike had about 16,000 miles and a Hyper Pro brand steering damper.
It also comes with 2 BMW keys, the factory tool kit in pouch, tire repair kit and the owner’s manuals and if these photos are not enough then we suggest you call us up and be the first person to check it out and consider taking it home.