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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Fair Price?

I have a chance to pickup a 2010 Red Haze 1700 Thunderbird with 13000 miles on it. It has ABS, TT handle bars, Triumph bags, quick release sissy bar with back rest and luggage rack along with Hog Slayer exhaust for 10,000 dollars. Beautiful bike and it seems like a fair price but I cant really spec it out on NADA or KBB because it is unique so what do all of you think about the price?
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doesn't sound bad I have a sliver 2010 and kbb value is about 10,000 last time I checked and thats what my insurance said when I hit a deer last fall
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While price is important, service records are as important to me. That sounds like a good price and if the bike has the service records with it then it is a value IMO.
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I agree with BMK9251. Its a great deal if its in good condition with service records.

That being said, its a great deal for us Canadians who pay more for our bikes, and it would be a total steal for an Australian! Those poor blokes pay much higher prices.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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I bought it!

Well i pulled the trigger and bought the T-bird today, the guy just kept dropping his price because he was desperate to buy a Harley due to peer pressure in his MC club,,,his loss my gain!
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Congrats! But crap, you beat me by about a week. Jay's bike was a great deal for a pristine, loaded special edition bike!

So.... If you ever decide you don't like it....
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Sorry, not! great bike from a nice guy who took great care of it
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Congrats on the purchase. Just for laughs call the seller in a few months, and ask him if he misses it. He probably won't admit it to you, but I'd be willing to bet on some level he will be sorry he gave in to peer pressure. I ride my own ride, not what someone else thinks I should ride.
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Not to hijack, but...

I am looking at a 2010 1600 non-abs, blue with the racing stripe down the center, Corbin fairing, hard bags, short pipe, and 10k miles. Also $10k (starting price).

I have had my mind set on a 2012 Storm in matte black...but this might be a good deal from the sounds of this thread if I can get them down a bit on price.

Is there really big diff in performance 1600 - 1700?
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Here is my thinking sgnden,

I was faced with a similar dilemma and I chose the 1600. Here's why:

I love to upgrade my bike over the winter. Better pipes to increase performance, shocks ... and guess what? With the 1600 I can make a neat upgrade to 1700 next year! Something to look forward to.

Here's what I've found: Every time I've tried to purchase the 'perfect' bike (or house, or whatever) I've been disappointed. But what provides great, long term satisfaction is to buy a bike that you love and then make it your own over time.

Good luck - you can't go wrong either way!

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