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mdhallman
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Buying Advice

Post by mdhallman »

I'm currently looking at purchasing a 2000 1100rt with 60,000 miles. Just wondering if the community can give their opinions on potential problems I may run in to or just their general impressions. The bike is said to be in excellent condition (for a 60,000 mile bike). I know this is a 1200rt site but I've noticed that many of you have had the 1100. Thanks in advance for the input.
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Post by guest2360 »

It's all down to condition but they are quite hardy.  Panel bolts can rot as can the exhausts.  Some around that age had fully linked brakes, I can't quite remember the year but if it has I should avoid.  Both the front and the back were linked  fully together so you got full braking when you touched the pedal.  I found them violent .
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Post by beemerboy9 »

If the engine surges at constant throttle, this can fixed by a good tune-up from an independent specialist. The bike is 17 years old and the ABS pump can go (mine went), but are available from breakers at a modest cost. A genuine new replacement from BMW not not be economic.
The standard brakes on the 1100 were: lever operates front and rear, pedal operates rear only. I've never heard of an 1100 having the fully-linked brakes of the 1150, but I'm sure RTman10 knows best. If there were any, I suppose it would be in the 2000/01 model year.
John Bentall
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Post by guest2360 »

Now there's a thing.  I saw 2000 and I'm sure my 1150 with the crazy brakes was 2000,  Easy to check 1100 had a near square headlight. And of course the badge.
But yes normal brakes on the 1100 and no 6th gear.
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