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RedneckMedic
06-29-2010, 02:09 AM
M buddy just sold his cbr600rr today and is now on the hunt for either a sportster custom, low, or nightster. so if any of you no any good deals let me know. i cant wait to get my hands on it its going to be so nice working on something that you can easily buy parts for and not have to make everything fit.

Gas Man
06-29-2010, 03:27 AM
craigslist but I'm sure you know this...

now go update your bike thread... NOW!

telecast
06-29-2010, 08:42 AM
CL is dripping with good deals. He can find a Sporty on the cheap, or if he takes his time and looks around he can find something in the Dyna line for what he'd have paid for an upper priced Sportster last year.

Describe a 'good deal'? How much is he looking to spend? Is he limiting his search to certain years, like no older than 20XX? Is he limiting his search to engine size, like a 1200? Is he limiting his search to mileage, like nothing with over 7,000? What other criteria?

I think (someone correct me) they started rubber mounting the Sportster engine in 2005. That's a huge plus.

Here's a 2001 883 Hugger with under 1800 miles on it. Don't care for the color, but good used tins are only a couple hundred bucks.

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/mcy/1812276443.html

telecast
06-29-2010, 09:02 AM
Here's an '04 1200 custom with under 3k miles

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/1798109659.html

A '98 Dyna Wide Glide with 6000 miles

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/mcy/1803457364.html

RedneckMedic
06-29-2010, 10:32 AM
im pretty sure hes looking in the 7k and under range and for an 07 and up i saw an 07 nightster on there for 7 obo with some goodies on it that im going to show him i think it was in sterling hieghts.

telecast
06-29-2010, 01:47 PM
This is pretty cool, and not bad $.

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/mcy/1817077202.html

RedneckMedic
06-29-2010, 03:13 PM
http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/mcy/1806677241.html

i think were gunna go look at this one.

telecast
06-29-2010, 05:28 PM
Saw that. His price is decent, not great considering the market. If he likes it offer less.

RedneckMedic
06-30-2010, 12:19 AM
well he bought a bike and i dont think he thought about it as much as he should have im going to go see it tmr after my ride. here is the ad and he paid 8200 for it not my style either but if he likes it o well
http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/1801306575.html

RoadZombie
06-30-2010, 01:33 AM
well he bought a bike and i dont think he thought about it as much as he should have im going to go see it tmr after my ride. here is the ad and he paid 8200 for it not my style either but if he likes it o well
http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/1801306575.html

A bit on the high side IMO. 97 is still the 80" Evo...no FI option then either...mileage is about the same as my Deuce when I bought it last year. I paid $9250 for mine...its an 02, 88" Twin Cam, and fuel injected. I wouldn't say he was taken to the cleaners, but he definitely could have got a better deal. Especially on a Fat Boy...it's quite a "well populated" market.

telecast
06-30-2010, 08:52 AM
Well, Kelly bluebook puts it at around $9240 counting the accessories. They only show mileage back to 2001, which shows the average around 30,000, so he's well under half the average for a bike that year. If he paid $8200 he did ok, he's under bluebook.

He probably could've done better with the current economy, but as long as he's happy that's all that counts.

RoadZombie
06-30-2010, 05:40 PM
He probably could've done better with the current economy, but as long as he's happy that's all that counts.

That's far more important than KBB. Granted, I did also get a DAMN good deal on my scoot. $8200 isn't *bad* per se, but in this market he probably could have found similar for around $7500 I'm sure. Think Rugby hit it on the head, he dove in feet first without spending much time looking. When I got mine, average price on the same year and model was around $11 or 12k, he was asking $10k and I offered $9k. We met in the "middle" at $9250. I also spent close to a month tracking and researching crap on Craigslist. Just goes to show, patience pays off.

telecast
07-01-2010, 09:02 AM
These days you can spend a couple of good days on CL or Ebay and figure out the market for whatever bike you're looking for. A Saturday driving to dealers will help too, just to get an idea. Sometimes you find the right one while researching, which is what happened to me. I was just starting to look and had spent a couple of days at dealers and a week or so beforehand on CL. I saw a bike and went to look at it. Between economy and time of year I got a screamin' deal. I don't know what the BB was on it last year when I bought it, but here a year later it's still $2,000 higher than what I paid.