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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Lounge, Jan 20, 2017.
Every trendy styling cue in the custom motorcycle scene in one bike.
IMHO this should be in the other thread:
Definitely priced based on the money spent on the "customization" vs. what the bike's actually worth. Like selling a house - the large sum of money you spent on the pricey interior designer to come and customize the look of your home to what you think is cool doesn't necessarily equate to that much more in price to the buyer - in fact may have the opposite effect....
Are even pristine examples of R65s going for $4500?
I’ve been watching the prices of R65’s creeping up. I don’t know why. I gave up my search for a reasonably priced 65 and for less money bought an R100.
88 R100RT. $2200
82 R80 - $2500
R80RT - $1500
Hmm, 1 year of warranty left? Something smells fishy.
Thanks, I'm on it.
Exact same ad showed up in CT craigslist. Scam.
He must have purchased the 36 year extended warranty plan...
Put an offer in this morning, and out bid within the hour.
Nice guy helping an elderly neighbor out, doesn’t sound like he was ready for the onslaught of calls he’s receiving.
It will be interesting to see what it goes for.
No, not a rat, just a bit of a Craigslist flake. I just saw that he posted a new ad asking $9,950.
But what would the restorers and other experts pay for it?
Jason, It's admirable trying to help your aging neighbor, I get that. Society as a whole would be better with more of us trying to help one another and to try and build a strong sense of community. As you've found out over the past 24 hours the airhead BMW community is a very tight knit, helpful and transparent one. With just a little bit of research you could have honed in on an appropriate asking price for the bike before posting it for sale. The information is out there in the many "How much is this bike worth" threads on forums such as this one. Or you could of started one yourself (welcome to the asylum by the way), as these tend to generate a lot of dialog and information both helpful and otherwise. The information is also well documented in previous online auction results on sites even as impersonal as ebay.
By posting an item for sale on IBMWR (which explicitly states in bold red letters at the top of the page that the item must include a price) for $3,000 then changing it to $5,500 on the same site the next day while simultaneously posting it on Craigslist for a variety of prices, it makes you look suspect. I do not believe that is your intent but it is how you appear to some in the community.
And no, I do not feel slighted nor truthfully do I really need anymore broken old motorcycles in my collection at this time (at least according to my wife. ) At this point for me it's just as much about the hunt. Was I specifically looking for another R69US? No, not really. Am I always looking for a good deal? Absolutely, and at your original "asking price", yours was. But of course, you know that now.
And just to keep us on track, anybody here have a ski boat they're not using?
This R90S looks way more fun!
Lessons learned by this self-proclaimed n00b. Thanks Matt, and others. I'll be way better at this next time I do it. And I do apologize for the missteps. Sincerely.
Gettng back to business, there's a motorcycle available that people on this board might be interested in. If that describes you, you know how to reach me, and I invite you to do so.
Again, thanks. Honestly.
Wow -- tough crowd here, eh?
I wrote a splendid n00b post, introducing myself.
I'm embarrassed it didn't post, for whatever reason, and that link is broken. I told a great story of the many (mostly Honda) bikes I've owned over the years, including a VF700S that I put more than 100k miles on during and after college, crossing the USA twice and touring both coasts, and I recounted the dozen or so countries I've ridden in since, as well as the four motos that currently occupy my garage and yard.
Maybe, because I'm such a flailing n00b, my inclusion of off-site, off-topic links or grandiose posturing resulted in it getting flagged and pulled. So I'll refrain from repeating such offences in this reply, except to repeat two things I included that were particularly genuine:
1) If you're interested in learning more about me, find it here: http://www.flipsidemoto.com/
2) If you're interested in a new riding partner in the Portland, OR, area -- look me up.
Are we really presuming to educate this man about the “proper” way to sell a bike?
So we didn’t get to buy it for an exploitatively low price. I smell sour grapes.