Craigslist project bike pricing

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Jimmy the Heater, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. ozmoses

    ozmoses Ride On

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    Local CL, guy has had a BMW /6 ad going on 5 years now.

    When it was first listed I emailed, no reply. Then I phoned,no reply.

    He has trailered it to a couple swap meets over those years,price is absurd.

    I presume if he lists it for long enough, the economy will catch up!
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  2. Jim Moore

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    That's interesting. it doesn't work that way in the US. You mnight get $500 for an engine, a few hundred for frame and wheels, nickels and dimes for the rest.
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  3. dwoodward

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    Depends on the bike. I know a guy who makes more than beer money parting out KLRs. (You should not be surprised by that.)
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  4. EsconDeasy

    EsconDeasy Ectomorph

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    Look at the bright side. If he's too lazy to get a title, you won't have to ask if the air filter has been cleaned in the last 10,000 miles. :deal
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  5. DAKEZ

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    kbb doesn't set prices for motorcycles. A motorcycle is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. :deal

    Don't like the asking price? Make a reasonable offer! The SELLER can then say YES or NO. If it is NO then your reasonable offer is NOT reasonable to the seller. Step up or move on. :1drink
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  6. RedShark

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    Same here - total basket-case R90 in the back of my bud's m/c shop - been there at least 3 years, never ran, needs everything serviced ( brake masters seized, etc) - aside from being fairly complete, it's basically a corroded lump. Of course, it is a "CLASSIC" and he expects $ 4 k....
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  7. WVhillbilly

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    Looked at an old TS 185 a few weeks ago.
    Not a bad bike, ran but needed TLC.

    Tires worn out and dry rotted, some tears in the seat.
    Typical old bike stuff, not a big deal.

    Price? $1K Didn't really want to talk about taking any less than that.

    I was thinking $250-350 would have been fair.

    Here is an example, cool bike I think.
    But I don't think it's $4K worth of cool.
    http://morgantown.craigslist.org/mcy/3906683155.html
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  8. DAKEZ

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  9. WVhillbilly

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    Wouldn't give $3K for it, not very useful for me.
    Garage is full at the moment anyway.
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  10. Frey

    Frey motocrossdresser

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    I got a cherry 2007 KLR with 5K miles on it, and almost all necessary farkles like crash guards, new petcock and air filter, plus luggage for 2400 bucks. I see great entry level bikes like ' 08GS 500's for $1300 asking price and I got a KLR Tengai which was a heap but more or less has everything for $175 bucks...

    Just don't buy the bikes that aren't good deals... :deal
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  11. WVhillbilly

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    http://morgantown.craigslist.org/mcy/3906189130.html

    Fly and ride?

    Just sayin :lol3

    And no it's not mine.
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  12. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Dirt Farmer

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    Now that is a nice looking bike :D
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  13. vtduc

    vtduc Been here awhile

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  14. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Hell, three or four thousand dollars and that will be good as new.
    I mean it ran when parked, and that chain probably still has 19K miles left in it.

    If you ever get the links unfroze. :lol3

    Perfect canidate for a fly and push.....er haul.
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  15. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Around here it's bobber projects and the typical ad goes something like this:



    This will inevitably be followed by flip phone cell pics of boxes of parts and the heartbreaking image of a perfectly good motorcycle frame hacked to bits.

    O yeah, BTW...$4,000.
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  16. nevergonnauseth

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    I actually laughed so hard at this I farted.

    Yes I do realize this is a waste of a first post.
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  17. Onederer

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  18. WVhillbilly

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    Wish this was closer, it would make my son a good commuter.
    [​IMG]

    As for the other :cry
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  19. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    I looked for a KZ400 because someone I talk to from time to time mentioned looking at one today. He also mentioned it was Cafe'.

    It would be his first motorcycle. I hope that one isn't it. Ideas of grandeur will morph into a nightmare. I did make a quip about him racing to a cafe; I really hope he doesn't buy that bike.
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  20. nevergonnauseth

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