Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
You really have nothing to lose at that price. However, the fact that the battery drains while riding might lead to the stator (alternator) being replaced. This is very common on the gl1100 and up. It means dropping the engine. This could be why he's selling it. Just a thought worth asking. Testing the charging system is quite simple.
1985 BMW K100RT..wheeee
78 GL1000, naked, restored, on to a happy new home Dec 05
previously: 76 GL1000, 82 GL1100
73 BMW R60/5; \'80s Suzuki GS400/GS750/GS850T; \'87 BMW K100RS; \'73 Kawasaki Z1