Need some input on value of a CBX

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  1. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    I am helping to sell a 1982 CBX for a friend whose husband, a friend as well, passed away nearly 6 years ago.


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    The machine has 35k miles, and has been sitting ever since about 2 weeks before he died. He was the original owner, and pretty much just did a yearly trip with his Dad and brother with it, hence the relatively low miles.

    It will need the typical work done to it that a bike that has been sitting will need; the tank appears to be in good shape inside at least, but the carbs will no doubt need a good cleaning, the tires need replacing, brake lines, as well as calipers and m/cs will need to be taken apart and cleaned at least. You get the idea.

    Cosmetically the bike is very good. It was dropped by his brother one time, however, and the right side bag has a hole in the bottom. The right engine guard has a nice ding to show it did its job. Also, the left side fairing pocket has the lid missing. The chrome is in great shape everywhere, including the pipes. It has thankfully been stored in a shop or garage all its life.

    This pic is one of many I took today after a quick wash. The prices I'm seeing from a searchtempest of craigslist all over the country range from semi reasonable to insane, $5500 to $15k. I would just like to have a fair price for all - I don't want her to give it away cheap, but not price it so high that it keeps potential buyers away. Now that she has come around to dealing with this and some other things, I know she'd like to be done with it sooner than later.

    Anyway, I realize this may just get some WAGing from the gallery, but welcome any and all reasonable input.

    Thanks.
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  2. WB-PDX

    WB-PDX Long timer

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    It's worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

    But, I've seen CBXs around $5k, in running\riding condition, with the Hondaline luggage (or later touring models, however you want to define them,) languish on Craigslist.

    Without doing the work to get it "cherry" you will likely have to market the bike very hard to get it sold in the price range you've floated out there.
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  3. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    A friend sold one like that last year, in OR, in better condition. I think he got mid to upper threes, 3500.-3700. for it. I thought it should have gone for more, but then I wasn't buying either.
    Beautiful bikes.
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    TK-421 not at my post

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  5. WAKTMRider

    WAKTMRider n00b

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    Hi Enumclaw,

    I'm in Auburn and also have a CBX for sale. Regarding value, the market price for your bike in condition is higher than some people have stated. 3-4K was years back.

    Recently a CBX same year, similar condition sold on Tims CBX for $6,995.

    One big difference in value on these bikes is how they have been stored. Any weather fades dial color, and quickly causes anodizing issue on aluminum.

    My bike I just listed on CL, and other online markets. http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/4353414785.html

    I anticipate it will take time to sell because there is only limited buyers for these, but if yours is in close to as good condition, I would not list for less than $6K. The nice ones are getting harder to find, Those that want a nice one, are now keeping them as collectors and shrinking the market.
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  6. tacosupreme

    tacosupreme Been here awhile

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  8. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    Yes, it goes without saying it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay.

    WAKTMrider, I saw your ad - that looks like one fine machine. I appreciate your perspective. I would really like to hear how your sale goes, if you don't mind.

    tacosupreme, your thinking runs exactly along the lines of mine. However, I have enough projects and things to do without taking this on and bringing it up to snuff.

    Thanks for the links all, and keep the input coming, it's appreciated.

    Rob
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  9. WAKTMRider

    WAKTMRider n00b

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    Mine just sold for $7,900. Sold on ebay first pass. I had several questions to and a few saying let them know if the buyer backed out. He didn't, just rolled out the driveway.

    I did have one in exceptional condition, but if you got the rear grab rail and the cover on the fairing, made sure it was running, don't think you are far off in value compared to what I sold for.

    Good luck.
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  10. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    Congrats on the sale! And thanks for the feedback. :thumb
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