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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
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)
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
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!
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