The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle General Discussion and Problems
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Sportster Motorcycle General Discussion and Problems For discussing problems about your Sportster motorcycle that don't fit anywhere else.

Active Threads
0 XR1200 Torquehammer exhaust failure.. again.
Last Post: Davo_137
Posted On: 19 Minutes Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 307
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 21 Minutes Ago
Replies: 9,102
Views: 747,027
0 Cold weather gear -- a long term perspective
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 28 Minutes Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
0 Magneto vented?
Last Post: thefrenchowl
Posted On: 40 Minutes Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 87
0 2nd Gear shifting problems
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 50 Minutes Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 15,840
0 Help identifying this Seat
Last Post: ezmerf
Posted On: 54 Minutes Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 383
0 Front MC advise
Last Post: Screw Loose Dan
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 76
0 Rubbermount oil consumption poll
Last Post: SLW210
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 225
Views: 96,279
0 Hyundai/Kia
Last Post: Tom Beckner
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 13
0 Best Riding/Motorcycle Memes-Let's see 'em!
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 254
Views: 37,833
0 77 kicker engagement issues
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 66
0 1970 XLCH voltage
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,866
0 Big bore stroker - the beginning of a 10-year long build
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 826
Views: 76,842
0 Strange Headlight Behavior
Last Post: Four Speed
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 774
0 THE Trainspotting Thread
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,208
Views: 264,715
0 Who's still riding???
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 6,189
0 1995 Sportster 1200, Black/orange, S&S, Supertrapp
Last Post: RussW
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 870
0 A visit to the Norley workshop
Last Post: TonyGall
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 271
Views: 64,697
0 Winter reading........
Last Post: Akdawg
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 125
0 Got New Bike - 2002 Sportster Project
Last Post: Skwerly
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,009
0 Vote for your favorite Babe Jump Babe.....
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,747
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: moparnut72
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,737
Views: 188,991
0 My Christmas card to all on the forum.
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 90
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,404
Views: 744,316
0 Hellow From Oregon
Last Post: phyhowe
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 205
0 Custom With A Buell 500 Engine
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 104
0 883R 2 into 1
Last Post: Sprtstr1200s
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 53
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 783
Views: 48,374
0 Tires
Last Post: Len PA
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 764
0 ....1
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,712
Views: 235,004
More...
Members Birthdays
Tags
2006, 883, mileage, price, sportster

Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 21st July 2011
dustin.the.park dustin.the.park is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 10
dustin.the.park is an unknown quantity at this point
Question How many miles are on your bike? And how do they affect the value?

I recently bought a 2006 Sportster 883 and it has 40k miles on it. The bike looks immaculate and was really well taken care of. I'm wondering how much the mileage affects the value, and how many miles can you get out of a Sportster generally if it's well taken care of. From your experience, what do you think?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 21st July 2011
langner91's Avatar
langner91 langner91 is offline
Senior Chief Know It All 2nd Class
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North-Western, IL
Posts: 1,406
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: FLHTC - Finally!
Other Motorcycle Year: 2008
Reputation: 2776
langner91 is a jewel in the roughlangner91 is a jewel in the roughlangner91 is a jewel in the roughlangner91 is a jewel in the roughlangner91 is a jewel in the roughlangner91 is a jewel in the roughlangner91 is a jewel in the roughlangner91 is a jewel in the roughlangner91 is a jewel in the roughlangner91 is a jewel in the roughlangner91 is a jewel in the rough
Default

Tough question.

Kelly Blue Book "expects" only 17,600 miles on a 2006 883. However, they also say:
Quote:
Because of variances in riding styles and road conditions, it is impossible for us to determine accurate dollar values for mileage.
I think the overall condition and "look" has more to do with value.

And, if properly maintained, you can get hundreds of thousands of miles out of that Sporty.

Enjoy it!
__________________
~Corey
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 21st July 2011
jharback's Avatar
jharback jharback is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunny Italy
Posts: 21,628
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1993
Other Motorcycle Model: Moto Guzzi California EV
Other Motorcycle Year: 1998
Reputation: 5349833
jharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I'm much more concerned with the condition of the bike than I am with mileage. I'm more concerned when I find a bike with very few miles on it. These bikes need to be ridden. A properly maintained modern Sportster can get 100,000 miles before the top end needs work. Probably twice that for the bottom end.
__________________
Jim in Italy
'93 1200
4"Extended Jaybrake Forward Controls
Wide Wishbone Girder Front End
Super E Carb w/Forcewinder Air Cleaner
WetDreamz Pipes
Holographic Metal Flake Paint Job
Four Piston Jaybrake Calipers front & back
16" Carlini Apes
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 21st July 2011
SuicideCharley's Avatar
SuicideCharley SuicideCharley is offline
Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Fresno, Ca
Posts: 1,868
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200S
Sportster/Buell Year: 1996
Reputation: 31791
SuicideCharley is a name known to allSuicideCharley is a name known to allSuicideCharley is a name known to allSuicideCharley is a name known to allSuicideCharley is a name known to allSuicideCharley is a name known to allSuicideCharley is a name known to allSuicideCharley is a name known to allSuicideCharley is a name known to allSuicideCharley is a name known to allSuicideCharley is a name known to all
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dustin.the.park View Post
I recently bought a 2006 Sportster 883 and it has 40k miles on it. The bike looks immaculate and was really well taken care of. I'm wondering how much the mileage affects the value, and how many miles can you get out of a Sportster generally if it's well taken care of. From your experience, what do you think?
My bike is coming up on the big four zero real soon too (98 XLH) To a casual buyer the mielage matters as far as price goes. For me running condition and performance mods if any matter most then comes looks as I'll probably end up change it anyway. Hard to ask for what your bike is worth with the clock reading as high as ours.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 21st July 2011
wedge's Avatar
wedge wedge is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 10,942
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Other Motorcycle Model: 5 bikes and 1 quad
Reputation: 3099426
wedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond reputewedge has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dustin.the.park View Post
I recently bought a 2006 Sportster 883 and it has 40k miles on it. The bike looks immaculate and was really well taken care of. I'm wondering how much the mileage affects the value, and how many miles can you get out of a Sportster generally if it's well taken care of. From your experience, what do you think?
Good, it's almost broken in then!

My 05 has over 40k, and to me that adds to the value that I put on it. But I'm not about to ever sell it. I value it for seat time. If we are going to discard things for being old and worn out, then my days are very limited.
__________________
A Biker is not just any guy who rides... that's a motorist.
A guy that gets up and rides again after every crash... that's a Biker.

Whitworth Fork Brace: http://xlforum.net/forums/m...outme&simple=1
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 21st July 2011
munchroehm munchroehm is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 49
Sportster/Buell Model: sporster custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 10
munchroehm is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I dont worry about the milage a long as the bike is well cared for. The bikes with low miles just arnt ridden and thats bad for em to. My 2005 has 19,000 and I ride it like I stle it!!! Ride baby ride.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 21st July 2011
risotteria's Avatar
risotteria risotteria is offline
Flat Track Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: manhattan
Posts: 677
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200xl
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 1966 mustang 302hipo
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1974
Other Motorcycle Model: sporty in pieces
Reputation: 2230
risotteria is a jewel in the roughrisotteria is a jewel in the roughrisotteria is a jewel in the roughrisotteria is a jewel in the roughrisotteria is a jewel in the roughrisotteria is a jewel in the roughrisotteria is a jewel in the roughrisotteria is a jewel in the roughrisotteria is a jewel in the roughrisotteria is a jewel in the roughrisotteria is a jewel in the rough
Default

Check eBay, by the time it's 5 years with 20,000 miles ur looking at 2g for a 1200 less for an 883. They don't hold there value
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 22nd July 2011
xllent01's Avatar
xllent01 xllent01 is offline
Ride That F'N Sportster
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Carolina Coast
Posts: 15,745
Sportster/Buell Model: Highly modified 1200 c
Sportster/Buell Year: 01
Sportster/Buell Model #2: KX450F
Other Motorcycle Model: FLHX H-D Street glide
Other Motorcycle Year: 2013
Reputation: 1220893
xllent01 has a reputation beyond reputexllent01 has a reputation beyond reputexllent01 has a reputation beyond reputexllent01 has a reputation beyond reputexllent01 has a reputation beyond reputexllent01 has a reputation beyond reputexllent01 has a reputation beyond reputexllent01 has a reputation beyond reputexllent01 has a reputation beyond reputexllent01 has a reputation beyond reputexllent01 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by risotteria View Post
Check eBay, by the time it's 5 years with 20,000 miles ur looking at 2g for a 1200 less for an 883. They don't hold there value

Don't let Flea-bay dictate what your motorcycle maybe or may not be worth..alot of people are on hard times and giving shit away right now, those with cash will benefit the most..I'm always looking for a good deal cash in hand..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 22nd July 2011
philidor1958's Avatar
philidor1958 philidor1958 is offline
Senior Chief Master Mechanic
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: In a house on the side of the road.
Posts: 893
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Reputation: 7422
philidor1958 is just really nicephilidor1958 is just really nicephilidor1958 is just really nicephilidor1958 is just really nicephilidor1958 is just really nicephilidor1958 is just really nicephilidor1958 is just really nicephilidor1958 is just really nicephilidor1958 is just really nicephilidor1958 is just really nicephilidor1958 is just really nice
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by munchroehm View Post
I dont worry about the milage a long as the bike is well cared for. The bikes with low miles just arnt ridden and thats bad for em to. My 2005 has 19,000 and I ride it like I stle it!!! Ride baby ride.
Do people ride their bikes or look at them? I have 20K on mine and haven't ridden much lately because of a couple of falls. I hope to have 25K to 30K by the end of summer if my hip doesn't come out of socket.
__________________
Ol' Monkey of Spider Skulls MC


You have to be smarter than the material object that you are dealing with.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #10  
Old 22nd July 2011
merc merc is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 3 houses north of the Massholes
Posts: 6,104
Sportster/Buell Model: Custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 05
Other Motorcycle Model: Suzuki GN400
Other Motorcycle Year: 1980
Reputation: 291030
merc has a reputation beyond reputemerc has a reputation beyond reputemerc has a reputation beyond reputemerc has a reputation beyond reputemerc has a reputation beyond reputemerc has a reputation beyond reputemerc has a reputation beyond reputemerc has a reputation beyond reputemerc has a reputation beyond reputemerc has a reputation beyond reputemerc has a reputation beyond repute
Default

"How many miles are on your bike? And how do they affect the value? "
I have 39k on my 05 and I really don't care about it's value. My bike is part of me and that all I'll use now until the snow flies. I take care of it and in turn it takes care of me.
Just enjoy it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:58.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC