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12th December 2004, 21:50
I'm looking at an 04 1200R, Real Red, w/ 963 miles and another 1 1/2 years left on warranty. The bike is stock. What would be a good price for this bike? Thanks in advance. Guy

12th December 2004, 22:05
Check the e-bay listing for the 04 sportsters and see what you find.

12th December 2004, 22:12
Thanks Skooter, I have tried e-bay and it is kinda tough because most bikes do not meet the reserve there for they do not sell. Thanks, Guy

12th December 2004, 22:16
If you can get the dealer to show you the red book value for the bike. Thast will be the retail number. I don't think it will be too far off the price of a new one. You are after all saving money on Prep and delivery that you would pay the dealer if you bought a new one.

12th December 2004, 22:43
It's from a private owner. What would this bike have cost new? thanks, Guy

12th December 2004, 22:57
2004 XL 1200R Sportster Roadster List Price $8495-8675

12th December 2004, 23:17
E-bay isn't a good factor at setting the value of a motorcycle.
Most people get desperate and throw things on E-bay
just to get rid of them.
Check NADA or Kelly Blue Book for actual price on what it
maybe worth.

12th December 2004, 23:33
Base MSRP (2004 XL 1200R)

Optional Paint (other than black)

Optional Factory Security System (most have them)

Dealer Freight (fixed price)

Sub Total:

State Tax, Dealer Prep, License, Title and Document Fees extra for a new bike.

12th December 2004, 23:35
I just checked on www.nada.com - they don't have any 2004's priced yet; you might want to check www.cycletrader.com, maybe that would give you a better idea.


13th December 2004, 20:06
Does $7400 sound reasonable? I may be bringing it home this weekend. Guy

13th December 2004, 22:15
Sounds pretty good to me! Not even 1K miles yet...any options on it? Guess it doesn't matter at that price...never been dropped? The person that mentioned cycletrader is a good idea...I haven't looked at one in a month or two, but I know there were some 2002 and 2003's going for THAT much! Good luck!

14th December 2004, 00:46
To me, that is an "excellent" price!

14th December 2004, 01:13
The bike is bone stock. Purchased new in Sept. 2004, 3 months ago. Warranty til Sept. 2006. Guy

14th December 2004, 01:35

If it hasn't been dropped and looks good go for it!!! Thats a very good price for a '04 1200r!! I've seen '02's go for more at the Stealer!!! Go get it!! :D

14th December 2004, 01:40
I concur !!! GO FOR IT..Just try to look cool and calm and " Ho Hum " in front of the seller. It's a sweet deal.

14th December 2004, 01:41
Thanks guys, If all goes well I should pick it up Fri. or Sat. Seller says it is like new. For health reasons he cant ride anymore. I will try to act cool(my kids say I'm not) but I will be very excited!!!! Guy :yikes :clap

14th December 2004, 02:17

When you go and get, make sure you take your mask off!!!! That's A Steal!!!

17th December 2004, 22:43
Just picked her up. If you could see my face you would see a big grin. Now I cant wait for Spring. Thanks for the help. Guy

17th December 2004, 23:39
I will try to act cool(my kids say I'm not) ! Guy

A Vette and a Sporty? I say your cool!

18th December 2004, 00:23

Damn shame you have to wait till Spring!!! Bet your out on it tomorrow!!! :D

18th December 2004, 00:37
Thanks for the compliment collinsb. If I had some cold weather gear I probably would be on it tomorrow!! Still have to get tags and ins. Guy

Moved On
26th December 2007, 19:05
Why not get an '08???


26th December 2007, 19:11
nm. old thread...

26th December 2007, 19:23
Why not get an '08???


If he could have found an '08 in 2004, it would have been A LOT more than $7400 I bet!