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post #1 of 21 Old 01-14-2007, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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as spring approaches im going to be needing to get rid of my 919 for a new pony. Problem is that my 919 has been... well loved. She has 28,000 miles right now as a 2003. Had a few aftermarket parts applied but as we all know they really dont affect value much. So the question is, since things like NADA and KBB dont include mileage in the motorcycle value matrix. How much you guys think such a bike should be worth?

Tires, chain and sprockets (both) are new

Ask any needed questions, but answer with a "if it were my money" attitude how much (or little) would the bike need to cost to be sold to you. Thanks!

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There are a lot of variables to what you ask. If you want to maximize your money the first thing to do is ebay the most expensive accessories. You'll get a lot more money "a la carte" than on the bike.

The other thing worth mentioning is patience has a lot to do with it. If you've got new bike fever and need the cash quickly, price sells.

I don't have my MCN buyers guide in front of me. I would say you average retail and trade in values and maybe knock off a hundred or two because of the mileage.

And if you put the goodies up for sale on this board, I call first dibs!

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really... no one is gonna help me out on this one?, assuming you were in the market, any hypothetical prices!?

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Piece it out and sell the bike with stock parts (hope you still have those) to someone who wants to turn it into a track or streetfighter project / racebike or something.

Thats a lot of miles.... you want a number? $2000


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Thats a lot of miles.... you want a number? $2000


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Uh...it is a Honda. 28,000 miles may be a lot of wear and tear, but the engine sure isn't going to give out. As long as the maintenance was done and everything was care for properly, there is no reason this couldn't pull around $4k at the top end with a cooperative buyer.

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If I was in the market for a well maintained '03 and assuming the bike is in excellent condition. The mileage would not scare me off knowing the 919's background, however it will be up to you to do a sales pitch to a prospective buyer. Like it or not, mileage is a big consideration therefore I would offer no more than $3400.

I hope you get more, good luck with the sale.

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Lot sof ifs there guys...

Lets see some pictures... How clean is it?

I'm sticking with $2k till we see that we can eat off the rims!

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If I was in the market for a well maintained '03 and assuming the bike is in excellent condition. The mileage would not scare me off knowing the 919's background, however it will be up to you to do a sales pitch to a prospective buyer. Like it or not, mileage is a big consideration therefore I would offer no more than $3400.

I hope you get more, good luck with the sale.
Knowing motorcycles in general as well as I do, I'd have to follow this hombre with his 2 cents. Given the motor in the Hornet, I too would not be afraid of picking it up with 28K miles. Course, I would listen very carefully to the motor during a test ride.

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I would agree with Mister Mike on this one, between 3-4k. Midwest, this isn't a Harley or Ducati we are talking about, this is a HONDA.

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28,000 miles on a Honda. Well it's just getting broke In.

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I've got almost 33k on mine and it's not broke in yet.....I'll let you know when it is.....

I too wouldn't have any problem paying 3400 for a honda with that many miles.

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Looks like he has a lot of buyers right here.....

Lets see the pictures....

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sooo, what are you going to get?? BMW???

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sooo, what are you going to get?? BMW???
hahaha. good one.

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I guess a bit of whine gets me a long way on the forum, thanks for the input
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i have a picture of it up in the picture thread. My internet connection sucks (but free, probably the guy's next door) so uploading pictures isnt as painfree of a task as it sounds.

what i find humorous about this mileage issue is this is a bike that sells big in a market that actually uses its bikes. I actually use my bike. But us 'mericans in majority consider 2000 miles on a bike in a year excessive. Clearly the engine isnt groaning with age, nor should be any time soon.

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The mileage isnt what would worry me... its what did you do in that many miles?

2000 a year is nothing. Unless you live in Wisconsin where the riding season is 7 days.

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In So Cal you could fetch 4K easy. Our motorcycle prices are inflated but then again we can ride everyday of the year. I would try to search on craigslist and see what you can find.

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I don't really have a guess for price since it depends so much on location, riding season, etc.

What I can share is that I believe the pricing tools assume a certain number of miles per year based on 'cc (pretty sure that it's KBB) and you should be able to view their assumption by clicking Mileage/condition.

Hope this is some help...

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as spring approaches im going to be needing to get rid of my 919 for a new pony. Problem is that my 919 has been... well loved. She has 28,000 miles right now as a 2003. Had a few aftermarket parts applied but as we all know they really dont affect value much. So the question is, since things like NADA and KBB dont include mileage in the motorcycle value matrix. How much you guys think such a bike should be worth?

Tires, chain and sprockets (both) are new

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as spring approaches im going to be needing to get rid of my 919 for a new pony. Problem is that my 919 has been... well loved. She has 28,000 miles right now as a 2003. Had a few aftermarket parts applied but as we all know they really dont affect value much. So the question is, since things like NADA and KBB dont include mileage in the motorcycle value matrix. How much you guys think such a bike should be worth?

Tires, chain and sprockets (both) are new

Ask any needed questions, but answer with a "if it were my money" attitude how much (or little) would the bike need to cost to be sold to you. Thanks!
I'll give you $100.00 and a sixpack of beer for it.

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What are you going to replace the 919 with?

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I guess a bit of whine gets me a long way on the forum, thanks for the input
a Buell... i like having somthing different.

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