Should I or should I not????

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Re: Should I or should I not????

Post by Major Softie » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:08 pm

That is a ridiculously high price for a 97. Yes, it's pretty, but the prices on others out there are nowhere near that pricing. That is, of course, a USA perspective. I don't know where you are, but I see you're talking metric.

I decided to hang onto mine when I discovered that I probably couldn't get $4000 for it with 50k miles, perfect condition, Ohlins shocks, and brand new Metzelers.

For less than that price, you can get a twin spark 1150, which pretty much solved the surging issues. With that kind of money to spend, I'd be looking for a twin-spark, but any 1150 is better on the surging than the 1100.

I agree with the above comment about the 94 transmissions. Personally, I just avoid the 94's, but if you did go for one, only go for one that has received the replacement transmission.

The RS is still a very beautiful motorcycle, but make sure you really want that seating position. The RT was MUCH more popular (despite being nowhere near as good looking), so there are about 100 times as many aftermarket options for that model. If you want to chew up miles, get an RT. The RS is better in its ability to "go both ways," sport and tour, but I found both sport and tour are more fun on more dedicated machines.
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Re: Should I or should I not????

Post by Steve in Golden » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:41 am

Yes that black one is very nice looking but I agree with the Major: way overpriced.

The twin spark 1150 oilheads can have problems with the stick coils, which are located on or near the cylinder head I believe, going out due to heat. There's tons of discussions on the R1150R.org web site on that issue and others specific to the R1150's such as clutch spline issues, final drive problems, wiring harnesses going out, etc.

No bike is perfect though.
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Re: Should I or should I not????

Post by The Veg » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:31 pm

FUTURE wrote:My real concern if it is a post 93 1100 is the bearings in the drive shaft/paralever.
I think you'll be OK. That FD design only really gave problems in the K1200LT, which was way-heavy for that FD's design capabilities.
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Re: Should I or should I not????

Post by Ross » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:11 pm

I live in Australia. The price of R1100RTs is even higher than the RS's I have quoted here.
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Re: Should I or should I not????

Post by Major Softie » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:46 pm

Bummer.

Well, in Aussie dollars it's a little better, but not much. If that's what they're going for, and 1150's are substantially more, then that black one is certainly very nice.

I think because our market is flooded with used police RT's, it has really depressed the used RT prices. The California Highway Patrol puts about 100k miles on them, but the cities usually return them at a little over 50k or 60k.
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Re: Should I or should I not????

Post by Ross » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:59 pm

NSW police put 40,000kms on their R1200Rts before they sell them.

I like the R1100s. So if the black one is still there if I decide to finance it will be at the top of the list.

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Re: Should I or should I not????

Post by CVA-42 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:18 am

Got no problems with Oilheads. Great bikes. I've owned three of them. Had an 1100RS and sold it because of the ergonomics. Can't handle the RS riding position anymore. My only caveat about the RS is to make sure it's comfortable for you. Otherwise, have it at.

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Re: Should I or should I not????

Post by pmonk » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:08 pm

I have always liked the RS. To me it is one of the best looking oilheads ever built and the black is so Classy!

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Re: Should I or should I not????

Post by SteveD » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:25 pm

Despite the price differences, I think I'd go for the black one too. It's at the end of the model range and most of the issues would've been worked out. I guess if there were "issues" they should've been worked out along the way by now anyhow.
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Re: Should I or should I not????

Post by Mal S7 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:16 am

I agree with Steve.
Get the black one Ross.
It looks the better deal when all is said and done,
the price looks closer to a realistic ... see if you can klnowck em down a K.

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