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Old 10-02-2013, 08:22 AM   #16
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F nada guide. It says my W650 is worth less than $1600...retail.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:17 AM   #17
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I'd guess 9500. The 'harleys holding value' myth is just that, a myth.
not a myth. just in the past.

My last HD was a 1994 Sportster XLH883 bought new for $5500.

Sold it 18-months and 8800 miles later for $7000.

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Old 10-02-2013, 10:22 AM   #18
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F nada guide. It says my W650 is worth less than $1600...retail.
NADA is worthless for rare motorcycles.

They're the same way on vintage Guzzis.

For instance:

1991 model 1000S - NADA "excellent" $3810. The bikes actually sell in the $10k-$12k ballpark.

My 1991 Lemans 1000 is not even listed as a model. Neither is my 2004 Nero Corsa.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:03 PM   #19
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Why not try selling it yourself first? Trade in is always a joke compared to that you might sell it for.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:52 PM   #20
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Why not try selling it yourself first? Trade in is always a joke compared to that you might sell it for.
it's not a joke. It's wholesale vs retail.
Why would anyone in their right mind buy a bike to resell for retail?

I agree, it's a relic of days gone by that the HD stuff holds its value. But a lot of bad paper got written over the last 7 or so years. And a lot of people are upside down on Harley product. So, many just post and ad and wait while they make payments.

One of my buddies has a really nice VRSC that he can't get gone because of that very reason. Worth less than he owes because he financed too long of a term, didn't put enough down, etc.

Classic Moseby.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:06 PM   #21
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The problem with Harley's is....they are sooooooo many of them out there. It sort of dilutes their value. But some owners think their shit don't stick so they try and sell it for more than the market can bare. Over "thousands invested".
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:31 AM   #22
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Sold both of my HD's

I had a 2010 Fat Bob (<6k miles) and a '07 Road King(<15k miles) and lost about 5k on each one when I sold them. Dealers around my area didn't even want to talk about the RK. Everyone really liked my Fat Bob but nobody wanted to give me what I was asking. Both sat on CL for a year. I think it really depends on where you are and time of year.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:46 AM   #23
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I had a 2010 Fat Bob (<6k miles) and a '07 Road King(<15k miles) and lost about 5k on each one when I sold them. Dealers around my area didn't even want to talk about the RK. Everyone really liked my Fat Bob but nobody wanted to give me what I was asking. Both sat on CL for a year. I think it really depends on where you are and time of year.
Out of sheer curiosity, what were you asking for each one?
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:47 PM   #24
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The problem is most HD owners think that their bike is a rolling piece of art that appreciates as time goes on. I took a hit on mine but I sold it in 20 mins. There are so many around you either have to be willing to wait or accept that it is what it is. Of course dealers will hose you over every time but there is no showing it off, haggleing on price, or wasted time. You pay for the convenience. I was cool with that.

8g is what I would say to expect if in great condition.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:08 AM   #25
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Out of sheer curiosity, what were you asking for each one?
Fat Bob - 12k and the Road King - 11K. I really liked the FB. In the end, I just decided HDs were not for me.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:22 AM   #26
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The problem is most HD owners think that their bike is a rolling piece of art that appreciates as time goes on. I took a hit on mine but I sold it in 20 mins. There are so many around you either have to be willing to wait or accept that it is what it is. Of course dealers will hose you over every time but there is no showing it off, haggleing on price, or wasted time. You pay for the convenience. I was cool with that.

8g is what I would say to expect if in great condition.
You might be right on the 8 grand. If you are right I would rather just keep it and put 100,000 miles on it and throw it away several years from now. Some people don't mind taking large losses to play with the new bikes and both kinds of people are ok. I am glad most are not like me or there would be a lot less dealerships, malls, etc because I usually will get my money's worth out of what I buy. When I have the urge to buy something I wait a few days and see if I really want it, which hurts me in the Flea Market here sometimes.
I am starting to look at the aftermarket 6 gallon tanks and even saw a 7 gallon!
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:20 AM   #27
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Yer always going to take a beating on a trade in unless they are very motivated to get something off the floor...
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:07 PM   #28
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The fact that it is a Road Glide may help,there are not as many of them for sale.
No Road Glide at all for 2014.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #29
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The fact that it is a Road Glide may help,there are not as many of them for sale.
No Road Glide at all for 2014.
True, there's a pretty good demand for FLTRi's. Traded my '03 RG for a 13 RG Ultra at list and got $12,500 trade value on the RG.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:39 PM   #30
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Go trade your bike and get what you want...who cares what it costs you...motorcycles aren't an investment they are a hobby that cost money!
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