My Tmax died, so I've been looking for a replacement. There is a 2014 BMW C600 Sport with about 22,000km near where I live, and after doing some reading, decided it looked like a worthy replacement. It was originally listed for 9300 or so and then reduced to 8950, so I put in an offer of 8400 and the seller accepted, and I'm going to have a test ride on Saturday to see if I like it. I asked for the service history, and was surprised to see the 20,000km service, done in August, didn't mention the CVT belt. I rang the dealer where it was serviced and they said it only had 14,400km at the August service (!), and that the schedule did indeed require a belt replacement at 20,000km and it would be approximately $1,300.
What should I do about this? Is the bike worth $8400 plus $1300 immediately so I should still buy it (this is ALL my savings, I don't really like being without any sort of safety net)? Should I ask for a price reduction, and if so how much?
Should I learn to ride a manual at this point (they don't have such expensive services, do they?) or finish learning to drive and buy a car? Or maybe get a less powerful scoot? Can you guys recommend one that'll handle 30km of highway a day and be reliable and have weather pprotection and be heavy enough to not get sucked into trucks and blown about by mild winds? I have too many options and it makes my head spin. But I need to do something soon because it's screwing with my bf's sleep schedule driving me to work and back each day (well, supervising me while I get practice at driving) and he can't get much work done.
First of all though I need to work out if this bmw is bad news or not. I don't have anyone to ask, I have a family friend who is into motorcycles and all he tells me is to stop messing around with scooter nonsense and get a real bike :-/