2016 S1000rr S - Only has Run-in Service....

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2016 S1000rr S - Only has Run-in Service....

Postby wowdanshere » Sat May 16, 2020 1:02 pm

Looking to enter the world of BMW biking with a purchase of a S1000rr Sport, coming from an RSV4 and 18yrs riding. Issue is, that although the S1000rr Sport only has 1,300 miles and is a late 2016 plate, it only has the initial run in service from Apr 2017.. Over 3 years without a service concerns me... guy is asking for £9,999 which seems pretty fair.

How concerned should I be?

Suspiciously low milage too...

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Re: 2016 S1000rr S - Only has Run-in Service....

Postby Mike D » Sat May 16, 2020 1:51 pm

If you can get hold of the VIN number, then any main dealer will be able to check that any recalls (if any) have been done, and also what the software revision level is. If you can, get hold of something like a GS-911 and perform an autoscan to see if there are any stored faults. Could it have been used as a track bike?

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Re: 2016 S1000rr S - Only has Run-in Service....

Postby wowdanshere » Sat May 16, 2020 1:58 pm

Really useful points there Mike, thanks. I am fairly suspicious over potential prev use as a track bike. Not sure if I should be?.. Is it easy tell on inspection and are the risks that great? Cheers.

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Re: 2016 S1000rr S - Only has Run-in Service....

Postby Mike D » Sat May 16, 2020 2:19 pm

I don't know much about the S100RR, but when I was helping out a car racing team, the practice sessions for bikes always had a few S1000 machines flying around. They were certainly getting caned!

As for any bike you can check for scratches on the extremities etc. I would be concerned if it was being used as regular track bike, and didn't have oil changes, also the pads may have been quite well used! Our race cars (Formula Ford Eco Boost) were rigorously checked over, so I would want the same for any track bike.

Are the tyres scrubbed to the edge, which may give an indication of how good the owner was on a track, and hence how enthusiastic he may have been with the performance, and rev limiter.

I not too sure, but there may be a function on the GS-911 that shows if the bike has been over revved, if not the main dealer may be able to see it in the ECU.

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Re: 2016 S1000rr S - Only has Run-in Service....

Postby george baker » Sat May 16, 2020 6:49 pm

Hi Mike
if it was a track bike wouldn't there be lock wires?

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Re: 2016 S1000rr S - Only has Run-in Service....

Postby wowdanshere » Sat May 16, 2020 7:53 pm

Thanks George,

No idea what lock wires are but will look out for them! Is the lack of service for over 3 yrs not concerning?.. Guy claimed it's his 2nd bike but he sounds far more experienced when chatting..

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Re: 2016 S1000rr S - Only has Run-in Service....

Postby Mike D » Sat May 16, 2020 11:14 pm

George is correct.

A pure racing machine will have things like the sump plug wired to prevent it coming undone. Basically the plug will be drilled and also for example part of a sump fin. These are then wired together. Here is an explanation:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_wire

I don't know the rules for track days, but wouldn't think they would be that strict.

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