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Is now the time? R1100/1150RT-P


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So BMW has apparently been awarded the BIG contract out west and there are likely many bikes in service beyond the 60K mark. Presently it seems like "slim pickens" and the dealers are saying there are no more coming.

 

Is CHP going to drive the old ones into the Pacific Ocean, or is there going to be a flood of them on the market when the replacements arrive? How many bikes does CHP have in the fleet? I'm in the market for a solo steed and need some guidance, please....

 

TIA

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They're out there. I'm pretty sure Bobs had two about a week ago (one black two up, one black and white one up). The state of Colorado sold several a while back, and motorman587s department had some up for sale recently too.

 

As far as replacement RTPs go, it's my understanding that BMW has not done a production run in a while, so the 2007 model year RTP supply is limited at the moment.

 

I'm guessing BMW will trickle out the 1150s being replaced, so as not to flood the market too much, but the supply will still be up after the new RTPs come ashore.

 

That's my guess for what it's worth.

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PhillyFlash

I was at Scottsdale BMW a couple days ago, and it looked like they had about 8 of them in their back lot. I didn't take a close look at them, though.

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Rumor has it Bobs has some used RTPs and may be a bit more flexible than usual. Possibly on some new bikes too. YMMV.

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Most of the CHP 1150RT-P's are way over the 60,000 mile retirement mileage due to all the BS going on with the bid. When they flood the market they will be well worn and ridden hard.

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Most of the CHP 1150RT-P's are way over the 60,000 mile retirement mileage due to all the BS going on with the bid. When they flood the market they will be well worn and ridden hard.

 

I bought my BMW 2001 R1100RT-P a year and a half ago with 50K miles. Lost the transmission at 57K miles. I believe in the BMW technology and that BMW powertrain's probably last longer then most other bikes. However, it looks like the average 2004 R1100RT-P still prices out at $7K to $9K. I wouldn't touch one with the CHP's miles for morethan $4K, and then only as a hobby. My bike's become a hobby - it's been "down" 70% of the time (because I fix it myself when I have time), and I have about $9K into my 2001 bike. It's going to be a pretty sweet ride when I'm done, but it's worth $9K only to me.

 

Footnote: I **finally** got the tranmission back on the bike, did a bunch of tuning, and test road it two weeks ago. I pulled off the front tire to R&R the bearings, found out that there's also a seal on that, and shelved that project. I started replacing the front strut, found out that the RTP crash-bar sub-frame needs to come off first, and shelved that project pending more research. The alternator belt and HES rewire job are also hung up (RTP crash bar sub-frame also blocks removal of the alt. belt cover). So, my bike's apart again on the garage floor, as it's been since last November. To top it off, I just broke & dislocated my left ankle and broke my left leg last Sat; had surgery today. I'm down for at least 8-10 weeks, and of course, so is my "hobby bike".

 

The next BMW I buy will have less than 20K miles, and be less than 3 yrs old. It won't be an RTP, and certainly, not a high mileage CHP basket case - at any price.

 

But, YMMV. grin.gif

 

Good luck .. Scott

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To top it off, I just broke & dislocated my left ankle and broke my left leg last Sat; had surgery today. I'm down for at least 8-10 weeks, and of course, so is my "hobby bike".

 

The next BMW I buy will have less than 20K miles, and be less than 3 yrs old. It won't be an RTP, and certainly, not a high mileage CHP basket case - at any price.

 

But, YMMV. grin.gif

 

Good luck .. Scott

 

Scott...thanks for the info. I wish you a speedy recovery!

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I was at Scottsdale BMW a couple days ago, and it looked like they had about 8 of them in their back lot. I didn't take a close look at them, though.

 

i emailed them and the ones out back are new and being outfitted for the state patrol.

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Don't know how bad you want one but Capital BMW, Richmond, VA claimed to have five or so in stock. They have two listed on thier web site.

 

www.capitolbmw.com

 

Just as a clarification..capitolbmw is in Raleigh North Carolina. The only BMW dealers in VA are Morton's in Fredericksburg and Adventure BMW in Chesapeake. I have dealt with Morton's. GREAT people. I have been extremely pleased with all my transactions there.

I have not been to Adventure so can't comment on them.

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I got my 2000 RTP with 63000 miles on it 2 years ago at Long Beach, Ca BMW. Paid $7019 out the door. Have over 104400 miles on it now. Only problem has been a ongoing ABS light I reset occasionaly. Got a Battery, changed the Alternator belt at 100K. Gas and oil as it needs it. Runs well, great for touring. Still gets 47-55 mpg depending on the wrist when touring. 43 mpg commuting.

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I got my 2000 RTP with 63000 miles on it 2 years ago at Long Beach, Ca BMW. Paid $7019 out the door. Have over 104400 miles on it now. Only problem has been a ongoing ABS light I reset occasionaly. Got a Battery, changed the Alternator belt at 100K. Gas and oil as it needs it. Runs well, great for touring. Still gets 47-55 mpg depending on the wrist when touring. 43 mpg commuting.

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I got my '99 RT-P last summer for $4,000 with 64K miles. My only expense has been for fluid changes. (knock on the plant-derived hard, fibrous cellulose material)

 

 

 

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Thanks to all for the info. I appreciate your time.

 

After much analysis, I decided to go a different route. I added a F650GSA to the stable today.

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  • 3 years later...

I just bought 2001 RTP 1100 with 64k on it and it is very clean.

I rode it before I bought it and everything works fine. But, the ABS. Trans shifts smooth, but I know it was abused so fluid change is next.

Brakes work fine without ABS and I am researching if I can continue to ride without it. I have owned 8 bikes and ABS has never been issue.

I love the look and the extra attention I get with copbike, cage drivers don't pull out in front of me anymore.

Next step is to pull all the LE wiring and it looks like it was all scotchlocked on, no wires cut.

I am gathering parts to convert to 2 seater.

And yep, the fr crash bars will have to come off to access engine, battery so i am planning on full faring off to take a whole day to get rest of wiring off and wire up Piaas. Let me know what you have done to yours.

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I bought my 2004 RTP off ebay last winter. Stole it for $4000. She had 29000 miles on it and I've got it up to 37,000. Story as I had found out was that the leasing company went belly up and a bank repo'd the bikes. Put them in a storage container and they sat for a couple years. Guy bought the container didn't want the bikes and sold them off cheap. A buddy of mine bought 2 of them and flipped them, and I got one. I think there were 8 in total but they all sold pretty fast.

Just finished a 5000km week long trip with her. She sure is a lot of work riding 129 and Cherohala!

She still has full code lights and siren, police decals the works. Was used by an Arizona department. I've done all the basic service/maintenance on her but just the basic stuff. Brake bleeds (no fun), TB synch, fluids, etc. I had heard so many things about the bikes being rough but lucked out I guess cause I got a cherry.

Oh..For the poster that couldn't get the alt belt out because of the crash bars. You can cut the cover in half (around the middle). That way you can re and re when you need to without taking off the full crash bars. Its not a waterproof cover anyway so cutting it won't hurt anything. Makes life easier when you want to do your valves too. You can just use a ratchet instead of bumping the rear wheel.

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

I love my 2001 RTP, Oklahoma city cop bike.

Mine came with LE parts off and paint perfect.

64k on the clock.

The tires are 9 yrs old, They have plenty of tread though, so i rode it and ckd pro date , just curious, Damn!

I had been out riding hard too.

New tires on the way now and I slowed way down.

I love the LE look of the bike and how cage drivers don't pull out in front of me now.

The radio box is a great tank bag too.

I have taken off 20 ft of cop wiring so far, all lights still work.

I checked the alt belt and it is old and cracked, so I bought 2, 1 for bike, 1 for trip backup.

Next is sync TB, change all fluids, set valves and slipon muffler.

Escort 8500 & GPS mounted.

I will be changing to 2 seater this fall.

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Picked up my '02 RT-P last fall, rode it a couple of weeks and put it away for the winter. I've had it out now for about a month. I've recently added bar backs, K12RS mirrors, and ME 880 tires. Today I added the Hawk Talon riding brackets and began the switch from city case lids to standard lids by mounting the left side. The left side was in stock, the right I had to order.

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