Value of bike.


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Mugmarine
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Value of bike.

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Can this group help me with the value on a 2000 goldwing se? I'm going to sell it and buy another Valkyrie. I have it listed for 4900. It has 38 k miles and in good shape. Am I close or just tell me the groups opinion. Thanks in advance.


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SG_Jay
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Based on the ones I see listed around here, I'd say you're right in the ball park. :D
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SG_Jay wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:37 pm Based on the ones I see listed around here, I'd say you're right in the ball park. :D
agree, the 2018 tours depressed our market :(
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I Just picked up a 2000 SE 2 weeks ago with 34K miles $3500 here in New Jersey. It was a 1 owner bike, and he was asking $4000 for it. I originally wanted to trade my Valkyrie for a Wing, but found this wing and couldn't pass it up.








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Nice find!

Yup, prices are down in just a short time. Two years ago I was looking at 1500's, there was a beautiful blue 2000 SE for sale at a consignment shop, it was just listed. $5300, 62K miles. I'd have bought it on the spot - went to inquire and was told it had sold two hours before I got there.

So I got my red baby instead....'93, 43K miles, always garaged, lots of practical extras (SE lighting, aftermarket alternator and suspension, astounding stereo), "turn-key" condition. $4800. Probably only worth $3K now :cry:
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probably $3500 to $4000 would be a price that it will sell. If there are others for sale in your area you have to price it accordingly. If they are priced high you could get a higher price but if they are low and you want to sell it you have to be in the ball park with the others ones for sale. of course miles and condition will be a factor in comparisons. The most common expense I find on buying a used 1500 wing is replacing tires and timing belts. if it has new belts and good tires that would be a big plus to a buyer.
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Yes agree prices are down. Its always tempting but as long as your riding i think thats the most important thing :)
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Happytrails wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:48 am Yes agree prices are down. Its always tempting but as long as your riding i think thats the most important thing :)
Yes, I agree not just wings. I see lots of Valkyrie Interstates like I have listed between $4000-5000. I would never sell my Valkyrie for less than $6500. It’s a buyers market on used bikes. Even harley prices are way down.
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Just for fun I scanned Denver Craigslist this morning.

Seems the market on the 1500's has recovered somewhat, there were several 1500s listed, ranging from $3200 to $5700, I'd say average listed price in the High $4xxx range.

News reports saying prices on used cars is thru the roof, too.
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DenverWinger wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 10:55 am Just for fun I scanned Denver Craigslist this morning.

Seems the market on the 1500's has recovered somewhat, there were several 1500s listed, ranging from $3200 to $5700, I'd say average listed price in the High $4xxx range.

News reports saying prices on used cars is thru the roof, too.
Have heard same thing about used cars, there values are up. I'm maybe like a lot of you, my favorite vehicle is one thats paid for :D
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As has been said, something is "worth" as much as someone will give for it. Having seen high prices and low if your bike looks good and doesn't need anything done to it being at the high end could indicate to a buyer that you think what you have is "worth" the price. At the very least you could always lower the price but just try raising the price and see how well that goes over! Give it a try and see if you can find the person that wants your bike as much as you do.
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I guess a better way to say it is "values" your bike as much as you do, you want to sell it!
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I'm not looking to sell, I was just comparing what listing prices are this year as compared to last spring.... :)
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there was one for sale here in central Calif. 95 SE with 56000 miles, he was asking $4200 and said KBB valued it over $7,000

https://fresno.craigslist.org/mcy/d/mad ... 37006.html

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While the value of anything that old is mostly based on it's condition I find kbb to be a little optimistic except possibly at a dealer.
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Valuing a motorcycle is like trying to shoe a running horse.

There are so many factors that come into play that can widely affect value, and some of these can change literally in a moment. Where is it? What time of year? What's the weather TODAY? Any recent local motorcycle crashes make the news? What's the price of gas? Has a new model been announced? How many local riders have aged out (or gone hooves-up) in the last several months? School just get out for summer? School about to start in the fall? Any motorcycle shows or rallies planned (or just taken place)? Has the local theater rerun "On Any Sunday" or "Easy Rider" during their vintage film festival?

I have seen every single one of the above have a direct impact on motorcycle pricing.

And that's before actually looking at the motorcycle itself. Running? Title? Maintained or been sitting? Fresh timing belts? Damage? Does everything work? How's the paint, and does that matter to the buyer? Add-ons generally don't bring more money, just more incentive to buy that particular bike. Is the potential buyer someone who likes to work on stuff? Is the seller in a money crunch or facing a deadline?

Looking at CL, there is a GL1100 for sale near me for $650, a GL1200 (needs work) at $500, several GL1500s for $2,000 and under . . .
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I like that "trying to shoe a running horse" but you are right, everything and nothing will influence the price and if you can find a buyer that just likes your bike then you are golden.


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