Riding a 2009 R1200gs
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Quebec, QC, Canada
I'm in my 5th year of ownership of a 2009 R1200gs. Got it used at 44000 Km (27300 Miles) passed the 10200 Km (63400 Miles) a few weeks ago.
My GS sees a lot of action (off-road, GS Challenge, travelling 2up with full camping gear) and, I never had any problem, not even the fuel strip...
But, I got my GS from a good dealer who traded the bike from a regular customer (the gave me all it's service report and his phone number so I can talk to him). I knew how it was stored/used/maintained and I was sure that bike had a good start in life.
On the other hand, marcimark is right, we (and you) need to know more about the bike you are interested into:
-How many owners before you (BMW owner tends to keep their bikes longer than average, if a bike changed hand often, there might be a reason).
-Can the dealer track some maintenance with the VIN, were the recalls performed
-Any pending recalls
-Any signs that the bike was worked on by a 'less then careful person' (bolts that are not Torx or Allen, wiring repaired with cheap sticky and unraveling electrical tape, fuses over the recommended value, stripped fastener head, unassorted bolts, etc.)
Do your homework, get back to us with your findings and we'll be able to give you better answers.
Proud owner of a 2009 R1200GS....