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Old 12-09-2009, 09:41 AM   #1
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thinking about getting a 2004 bmwr1150rt soon. need to know, is it worth 8500.00 or is that to high? bike is really nice and i sure do think its pretty but i also have a 96 hd. road king thats nice too. thinking about road trip from ca. to ny. thinking the bmw would be the way to go. what do you think, should i get it or not?
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:49 AM   #2
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Too many variables to tell you what it is worth. is it low mileage, exceptionally clean, damaged, or raggy looking? Any maintenance history is helpful also. Check N.A.D.A. and see what the generally go for, and make a decision based on that.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:54 AM   #3
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checked n.a.d.a. just now, says 7000.00 to 7500.00
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checked n.a.d.a. just now, says 7000.00 to 7500.00
Then start there and work your way downward.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:35 AM   #5
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This economy simply doesn't support top values. I know that everyone thinks their old bike is worth its weight in gold and should resell as new, but that's just too bad for people and their ridiculous expectations. I would low ball that 7K by 2K and see what the guy sez.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:51 AM   #6
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This economy simply doesn't support top values. I know that everyone thinks their old bike is worth its weight in gold and should resell as new, but that's just too bad for people and their ridiculous expectations. I would low ball that 7K by 2K and see what the guy sez.
I know the economy isn't supposed to support top dollar, but I can't find a cheap Shovel or much of anything else anywhere. Everyone is asking top dollar and sticking to it around here. The sell-off just isn't happening.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:58 AM   #7
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I know the economy isn't supposed to support top dollar, but I can't find a cheap Shovel or much of anything else anywhere. Everyone is asking top dollar and sticking to it around here. The sell-off just isn't happening.
Shovelheads have attained collectable status. Their value will only increase.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:06 AM   #8
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I know the economy isn't supposed to support top dollar, but I can't find a cheap Shovel or much of anything else anywhere. Everyone is asking top dollar and sticking to it around here. The sell-off just isn't happening.
Maybe but you'll notice that these bikes aren't moving either. Give it time. They will be desperate in a few months when the finance company is breathing down their necks. And, no, I don't have sympathy for people who buy way over their heads.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:58 AM   #9
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Shovelheads have attained collectable status. Their value will only increase.
It isn't just Shovels, but everything. I did manage to land a very sweet 72 Ironhead for a song, but I had ot do some smooth talking ot get that one. People just aren't dumping them like I thought they would.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:11 PM   #10
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1947BigDog,

The RK is probably the better bike for the cross-country, anyhow.
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