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1947bigdog 12-09-2009 09:41 AM

nice bike
 
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?

longride 12-09-2009 09:49 AM

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.

1947bigdog 12-09-2009 09:54 AM

checked n.a.d.a. just now, says 7000.00 to 7500.00

longride 12-09-2009 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by 1947bigdog (Post 229637)
checked n.a.d.a. just now, says 7000.00 to 7500.00

Then start there and work your way downward.

seruzawa 12-09-2009 10:35 AM

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.

longride 12-09-2009 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 229643)
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.

Kenneth_Moore 12-09-2009 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by longride (Post 229648)
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.

seruzawa 12-09-2009 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by longride (Post 229648)
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.

longride 12-09-2009 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore (Post 229653)
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.

pushrod 12-09-2009 02:11 PM

1947BigDog,

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


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