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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-13-2020, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys I just joined this forum and im in the works to get my first bike. I am buying from a private seller who has a 2018 g310r with only 17 miles on it. It’s been sitting in the garage for a while and was bought by the seller in april 2019.

I’m just wondering first of all, can I ride the bmw g310r even if it has recall issues with the brake calipers?

Also would I need to get maintenance on it after I buy it since it’s been in the garage for a while or do I not have to since it only has 17 miles on it.

And lastly will I be covered for the brake calipers if the warranty doesn’t end until 2022?

I love the look of this bike and i think it would fit me as a beginner rider. Thanks for taking the time to checkout my post!
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Hey guys I just joined this forum and im in the works to get my first bike. I am buying from a private seller who has a 2018 g310r with only 17 miles on it. Itís been sitting in the garage for a while and was bought by the seller in april 2019.

Iím just wondering first of all, can I ride the bmw g310r even if it has recall issues with the brake calipers?

Also would I need to get maintenance on it after I buy it since itís been in the garage for a while or do I not have to since it only has 17 miles on it.

And lastly will I be covered for the brake calipers if the warranty doesnít end until 2022?

I love the look of this bike and i think it would fit me as a beginner rider. Thanks for taking the time to checkout my post!
Depending on the country you're in, but mostly yes to both.

Here in Australia you can still ride with the recall in place, they will inspect the brakes (even out of warranty) and replace the calipers if necessary.

Ride it in as per the manual and suggestions and then get the 1000km service done.

You should be able to get a good deal for it, it's a great beginner bike and also a great bike for non-beginners.
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Hello Newbie.

Welcome. I too purchased a used 2018 G310R with only 20 miles on it.
Just ride it like you stole it. There's no need to do any maintenance on it. It's a brand new bike!
Well, may be check if the battery is okay but that's about it.
If you live in warm climate like here in California, don't worry about the brake recall. I don't. I will bring it in when I'm good and ready.
Heck, I didn't even change the oil until it reached 1000 miles. I also did this myself. It's easy!

Just enjoy the bike. Don't worry about anything.

In the US, this bike somes with a three years or 36k miles warranty. Why worry? Yes, the warranty is transferable. It is just like a car warranty.
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Depending on the country you're in, but mostly yes to both.

Here in Australia you can still ride with the recall in place, they will inspect the brakes (even out of warranty) and replace the calipers if necessary.

Ride it in as per the manual and suggestions and then get the 1000km service done.

You should be able to get a good deal for it, it's a great beginner bike and also a great bike for non-beginners.
Ah awesome thanks for letting me know! I live the US on the east coast and right now its pretty chilly however there hasn't been much snow so I'm not worried about the salt corrosion. I also probably won't be driving too much when its freezing or raining outside to start out. Also do you know the exact reason for the corrosion?

And this is a new concept to me, I read around the forum today and that you have to break in the bike for about 1000km?

I was planning on buying from a dealership but I got a good deal on the 17mile bike from a private seller and also the dealer had no idea when the stop sale would be done.
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Hello Newbie.

Welcome. I too purchased a used 2018 G310R with only 20 miles on it.
Just ride it like you stole it. There's no need to do any maintenance on it. It's a brand new bike!
Well, may be check if the battery is okay but that's about it.
If you live in warm climate like here in California, don't worry about the brake recall. I don't. I will bring it in when I'm good and ready.
Heck, I didn't even change the oil until it reached 1000 miles. I also did this myself. It's easy!

Just enjoy the bike. Don't worry about anything.

In the US, this bike somes with a three years or 36k miles warranty. Why worry? Yes, the warranty is transferable. It is just like a car warranty.
Ah haha cool! Unfortunately I'm on the east coast so its quite cold here but I'm lucky there hasn't been much snow where I'm at so there's not much salt on the roads. I am going to college in cali though and I'm super excited! But I do think I'm gonna be bringing my car instead of the bike just for practicality.
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Welcome here and, yes, just start riding the bike and don't worry about maintenance until the first service is due at 1,000 miles. Do, as said before, check the battery condition, and also check the performance of the brakes. Although I live in Southern California, my bikes sit next to ocean water and my rear brake had started to malfunction, so I had to take it apart and clean the piston, now it works again fine. I am waiting for the permanent fix before I take it to the dealer. But, aside from those basic checks, I would just enjoy it.

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Ah haha cool! Unfortunately I'm on the east coast so its quite cold here but I'm lucky there hasn't been much snow where I'm at so there's not much salt on the roads. I am going to college in cali though and I'm super excited! But I do think I'm gonna be bringing my car instead of the bike just for practicality.
No No no. California is the perfect state to ride a motorcycle.
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Bring both, that's perfect.

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Or better still, buy one when you're over in California.
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