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Aloha,

I am looking at my first triumph after spending a few days on a T100 that I rented in San Fran. Really enjoyed the bike, have had several bikes over the years (cb550, katana, road star, multiple dirt, klr650, gs1100, KTM 450exc,) and all had their time and place.

I enjoyed the bonnevile cause it did almost everything well. Not one thing amazing, other than multiple "nice bike" comments. ). At 42 it seems like a bike I may keep for awhile. I am on the big island in Hawaii and choices are limited. What are your thoughts on a 2009 T100 with the following in the ad

"It has a new Corbin Gunfighter seat for rider and pillion, and a removable back rest. Custom leather bags with internal shell so they do not sag. Fresh synthetic oil, with recently adjusted valves, and new spark plugs, new tires, new front and rear brake pads. New registration and state inspection, both expire in July 2013. This bike is ready to ride. I'm not desperate to sell so please only serious inquiries. I'm asking $7000 and I'm willing to negotiate a REASONABLE price. "

Guy states he has a low number of $6500. Bike is in meticulous shape apparently and has 16,000 miles. He has 3 triumphs and new wife says one has to go. Have to travel a few hours to see it and wanted some input if this number is too high.

Thanks for any help
 

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That price would be a little high on the US mainland, but as I'm sure you know, things are different in Hawaii. Obvious questions are what is the cost of a new T-100 on the big island, and are there even any used comparables? 6500 doesn't seem like too much money for a bike that could give you a lot of years of enjoyment, and these engines last. Good luck.
 

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I would tell him you would like to make a one time all cash offer of

$6200, take it or leave it.


Let HIM mull your offer over and IF he really wants to sell his bike then he will call you back with a counter offer.

Do not speak in such a way that indicates you are very interested ih his bike, and do mention that you are presently looking at and test riding other bikes.
 

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Aloha, westy.... and welcome to the forums.

That price would be a little high on the US mainland, but as I'm sure you know, things are different in Hawaii. Obvious questions are what is the cost of a new T-100 on the big island, and are there even any used comparables? 6500 doesn't seem like too much money for a bike that could give you a lot of years of enjoyment, and these engines last. Good luck.
+1 on what steve said. I'd imagine nice used Bonnevilles in Hawaii are about as scarce as rocking horse manure. Personally, I wouldn't miss out on one over a few hundred dollars. It's only money, right? And you won't even miss it when you're grinning like a shot fox after your first few rides. :)
 
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