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Trade value on a 98 Harley Heritage Softtail in a crate

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by walkingbear, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken! Supporter

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    I have a trade offer
    New uncrated 1998 Harley Heritage Softail.

    I need to establish a value.
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  2. RetiredandRiding

    RetiredandRiding Retired to Ride Supporter

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    Whatever value you decide on, be sure to deduct cost of new tires and any age-rotted lines/hoses.
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  3. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken! Supporter

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    Is there a value having an crated 1998?
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  4. Motogasoline

    Motogasoline Been here awhile

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    I had a 98 heritage. No idea on value Those were amazing bikes though.
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  5. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Leave it in the crate.......take it out......just another........

    LIKE a ok wine, w/ cork still sealed.

    Now bury it ..........in a few decades, when values have shifted.....it will be someone's Spanish Fly
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  6. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken! Supporter

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    planning to leave it in the crate and put it on BaT, but they want a reserve
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  7. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    regular heritage or heritage springer? (huge difference)

    either way you would probably get the most dough selling it to someone in the land of the rising Sun.

    the Japanese value our (vintage) stuff more than most here.
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  8. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken! Supporter

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    Germans have been buying them also. Is it worth the 5k trade value?
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  9. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    To me, it would be.

    I've never spent any time on BaT fwiw
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  10. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    My approach is a little different. I just do a search on Cycletrader. Right now there are 7 '98 Harley Heritage Softail Classics for sale. Asking prices run from $4500 for one with 29k, to one for $8900 with 31k.

    Here's a link to the search results-- LINK

    Of course, asking prices are not selling prices.
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  11. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    I didn't know folks still used cycle trader :lol3

    What does the little nickel say?
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  12. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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  13. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken! Supporter

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    I called the sales manager at a local dealership and he never returned the phone call.
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  14. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Didn't you hear....they are jam packed w/ BMW, Honda & Yamaha riders wanting to go retro
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  15. davet2

    davet2 Been here awhile Supporter

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    There is a 94 on the Detroit craigslist asking $8500. Ebay has several 90's models, anywhere from $5000 - $12,000. I guess you would need a serious collector to want it to make it worth a lot. There are a bunch of $5000 HD's out there if a buyer just wants a bike to ride.
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  16. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken! Supporter

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    I passed on the deal, too many unknowns.
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