should i get u crashed bmw?

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should i get u crashed bmw?

#1 Unread post by sidecarguy » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:40 am

hello i am being offered a bmw bike
it was in a crash and the forks are bent.

they say the engine is unharmed
do you people think i should get it?

i mean are the forks fixable?
at least until i get new forks

also the wheel is bent, but the bike is sweet
and offered at a reasonable price!

thx for advice!
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#2 Unread post by Andrew » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:08 am

Judging by how much regular maintenance on a BMW is, I'm sure it would be pretty expensive to fix. So if he's offering a very good deal on it, you could probably still fix it for under what it's value is. Check out KBB or some other site to see how much it is worth, talk to a couple dealers to see how much it would cost to fix and do the math.

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#3 Unread post by sidecarguy » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:35 am

hmm not even sure what kind it is,

i'll find out today for sure,

all i know is it is a bmw 100.

hopefully i'll get some pics today

so u can help me decide!
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#4 Unread post by sidecarguy » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:39 am

also any websites u'all would recomend?

so i can do a bit of research! :roll:

i'll kbb as soon as i have all the info

as it is don't even know the year!
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#5 Unread post by sharpmagna » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:43 am

I wouldn't buy a crashed anything... :shock:
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#6 Unread post by Andrew » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:06 am

sharpmagna wrote:I wouldn't buy a crashed anything... :shock:
That would probably depend on what exactly is meant by "crashed." From the sounds of it, this bike is pretty messed up, but never say never...
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#7 Unread post by TechTMW » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:25 am

Until you let us know what kind of bike it is and the year, we can't really help you w/ specific resources ...
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#8 Unread post by Loonette » Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:27 am

I bought a "crashed" car once (only I didn't know it had been in a crash). Once I took it in to my mechanic for an alignment, it was discovered that the frame was cracked. It could not be saved. Wasted.

You should at least pay someone who is qualified (or take a friend who is qualified) to check out the bike. It's a small investment to make sure that the bike isn't facing a load of repairs that you're not able to handle. If you don't mind buying into a bike with a questionable history, then just go for it. But you've asked, so there must be some concerns. Personally I'm not comfortable buying a used anything unless either myself or some other qualified person is able to determine the condition of the item. Good luck - let us know what you finally decide.

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#9 Unread post by Flting Duck » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:14 pm

I've parted out a few BMW K bikes in the last few years: (I also built a BMW K100RS out of three that had been crashed.)

With moderate mechincal skills and a Clymer manual, you should be able to fix it yourself. I certainly wouldn't go near a BMW dealer unless you havea bottomless wallet.

I'f it's a K75, K100 or K1100, you should be able to get a pair of good used forks for around $250-300, used wheel $125 -200ish depending on condtion. How are the triple trees? Depending on what bike it is, a set of good used triple trees will run you $100-200.

I would take a look at the bike and forks to see if you can determine how fast it was going when it hit whatever it hit. IF it doesn't look like exceptionally high speed, then the steering head will probably still be in alignment - but there's always a risk of a bent frame on a wrecked bike.
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#10 Unread post by sidecarguy » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:48 pm

ok i went to check it out today,

and it's worst than i thought.

i forgot how to post on this forum,

do u have to host the pics somewhere else?

or can u just post from the pc?

i've got some pics i wanna show u'all!
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#11 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:52 pm

sidecarguy wrote:ok i went to check it out today,

and it's worst than i thought.

i forgot how to post on this forum,

do u have to host the pics somewhere else?

or can u just post from the pc?

i've got some pics i wanna show u'all!
upload it to imageshack or some other website.
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#12 Unread post by Andrew » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:51 pm

Until you figure out how to post pictures, did you find out what kind it was?

How about the engine...did it start with a K or an R?
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#13 Unread post by sidecarguy » Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:55 am

ok it is a k100rs 1986
and it has a hole in one of the side covers!!

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do u think the wngine is hurt?
u can see the timing chain there!
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#14 Unread post by sidecarguy » Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:07 am

some more pics1

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#15 Unread post by sidecarguy » Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:09 am

well u guys let me know what u think.

and what would you'all pay for it! :?
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#16 Unread post by ClearDark » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:48 am

I wouldnt pay more than a couple or three hundred. It doesnt seem like its worth it.

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#17 Unread post by TechTMW » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:57 am

I'd bet frame damage. Not worth it. Maybe $100 to part it out.
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#18 Unread post by dieziege » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:58 am

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#19 Unread post by Nibblet99 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:35 am

If the engine casing is damaged, always assume that all the oil drained out, and the person tried to start it anyway. Whether or not they did, why risk it.

My personal view would be to assume the engine shot, and look at how much you could get for breaking it into parts and ebaying them
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#20 Unread post by sidecarguy » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:53 am

yep its pretty shot,

i hate to see it go to wate though

it was a very nice bike!! :frusty:
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