Trading in my KTM. You've got to be kidding.

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Gillberg375, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. docwyte

    docwyte Long timer

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    No idea how the tax code works in the land of OZ unfortunately. That's the way it works here in Murica tho! :clap
  2. Gillberg375

    Gillberg375 Adventurer

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    Move it where you like. The Manager here gives a price and that's it. Take it or leave it, so there's no negotiation.
    You've obviously only read the parts of my post that suit your reply. Suspension is a minor factor here.
    Overall reliability long term is my main concern. (see 1190 woes in original post)
    Sorry my post has you waving your arms in the air. "Drama"
  3. Gillberg375

    Gillberg375 Adventurer

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    On the up side.
    I picked up a 16 Capo Rally over the weekend with 3900km and some options pretty cheap.
    I should get some change when I sell the GT I hope.
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  4. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Got 25k kms on mine now, you'll love it. Of course you will be the only one on a Capo wherever you go, I pulled up at the Spirit to go to Tas right alongside a TP, bloke looks at me and says "So, you're the other person in Aus who bought a Capo then".
  5. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    My mate must be the other owner in Oz...:lol3

    He loves it, and it has been reliable.

    Enjoy.
  6. GlennR

    GlennR Chasin' my tail

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    I enjoy buying New Old Stock. A couple of years old, but zero miles and a big discount. It's the only way I know to get a brand new bike for cheap. I realize the resale value is lower because of the age, but it's still "un-used" which means a lot.
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  7. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer

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    I priced trading in my '16 1190R that had 12k miles on it last year. Ended up selling it myself for 13k. I still took a serious beating selling a one year old discontinued bike with KTM having the new 1090s at the dealers with a low price. Such is life.

    I loved the 1190R but didn't need it and selling it got me the funds to buy a brand new 690 R, farkle it up for adventure riding, and funded a couple long trips. Money is a tool. Once you have the basics covered use the rest to have some fun. :)
  8. bbagwell

    bbagwell Been here awhile

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    I paid $4750 for my 09 DR 650 in 2012. It had 750 miles on it. I traded it in for $3500 and it had 11,000 miles on it. I think I did pretty well on that deal. The dealer had it up for $4500 and sold it in a week. Not sure what they got for it, but seemed to hold its value pretty well. I had added some things like hard cases.
  9. nk14zp

    nk14zp Long timer

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    At this rate you should give it to me before you have to pay to have it hauled off.










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  10. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    Already resigned myself to just setting it on fire, at least I'll get to watch it burn.
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  11. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    ...and you probably get a brand new battery instead of the 6-12-month-old one that might be in a current year model.
  12. Sitheach86

    Sitheach86 Long timer

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    Funny you mention that. I bought a '16 in '17 and 10 months later the battery died beyond recharging. Yamaha said battery only has a 30 day warranty.
  13. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

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    I wonder if that was because it sat without being charged for so long.
  14. Worceracs

    Worceracs Adventurer

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    Just got an interesting trade-in offer... I bought a leftover '17 Husky 701 about 8 weeks ago, paid just over 10k + fees (retail is 11,800.) I've only been able to put 400 miles on the bike because the winter won't quit in the NE this year. I've been considering downsizing to a 501 and saw a used '17 with similar milage to mine at a dealer, they were asking 9k...

    Called up, asked some questions, then got to the talk of trade in. Salesman tells me that the '17s aren't even in his book yet but his offer would be $6000-$6500.

    I'd never attempted a move like this so wasn't sure what to expect. I was so naive I thought I may just have to kick in $500-1000 to make the deal happen.

    Not so... I thanked the sales guy for his time and that was the end of that bright idea!!!
  15. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer

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    Should have told him "Sold! As long as you knock 3k off the 501." ;)

    If you've got an itch for a 501 find an owner of one that has an itch for a 701. Done deal.
  16. Vertical C

    Vertical C Long timer

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    It's just an offer. You can come back with a counter offer.
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  17. Worceracs

    Worceracs Adventurer

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    Was thinking I would try this next...

    Yeah, tried... That was all he would do. Seems to me like my deal would have net the dealer about 1 - 2k. I thought that would be worth their time, they wanted to make 3-4k off me.
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  18. david61

    david61 Been here awhile

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    Well, I've bought and sold countless bikes over the years and have come to the firm conclusion that selling privately is usually [ not always! ] the way to go.

    My technique is to give any prospective buyer as LITTLE AS POSSIBLE to quibble/negotiate about, AND be realistic about said bikes worth.
    I clean/polish the bike to absolute PERFECTION, every nook and cranny. Basic service, clean oil at a minimum, everything lubed and adjusted, even new, cheap tyres, chain gleaming and so on. Throw in any possible extras, like maybe a cheap set of saddlebags, helmet in good condition and so on. A few hundred bucks spent will usually be perceived as loving care by the buyer. Don't have the bike leaning against the back fence or whatever, PRESENT IT ! , as being well looked after! [ free tip, have the bike inside the house!, tell them it lives there....]

    Have all the necessary licence/insurance paperwork to hand in a folder, owners manual [ cheap workshop manual as well!, "Never used, bike so reliable:D" ]

    Then walk into the dealer with a fist full of ready cash and you have a whole lot more bargaining power.
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  19. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    How do you deal with test rides?
  20. david61

    david61 Been here awhile

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    That's the tricky bit I suppose!

    Make them hand over some SOLID id, take a picture of them, do they have anything of value [ wallet, car, motorcycle ] to leave behind? People who just walk up have got no chance. Tell them the bike only has about 2 litres of fuel in the tank, and then follow them on the ride if possible. If they baulk at any of that tell them to politely go away.

    I never had an issue with a dodgy prospective customer, though I did have a bloke who was far more interested in the garage door security than the motorcycle. And yes he came back late that night to an unpleasant welcome.....