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I don't understand why people advertise bikes with unrealistic prices. I have seen several 02 gold wings, basic bikes with 30-50k miles for 13,500 and 14,000. Are they not aware their bikes are eight model years old and have a blue book of 6900 low to 9200 high ? A local dealer is selling left over 07s for 16,000. It wouldn't take too much common sense to figure the new bike with warranty and the latest technology would be the best purchase.
Many Harley people also feel their bikes never lose value and I believe their phone never rings either.
When I sold my gold wing I priced it between the low and high and it left the first week. This is just my observation of advertising and people disappointed with the results.
 

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i agree with your comments. I looked at a 84 wing last year, it was selling for 5 grand, had more miliage on it then my 85. it is sitting back beside the road again this year, same price, guess the guy really does not want to sell it. when and if i decide to sell mine, it will be priced to move and not to try to make a profit. i think people fail to look at the year of the bike and the miles on it or they just get attached and hate to see it go.
 

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There are probably a few mindsets of the mid 90s when you could pay full price for a HD and sell it 6 months later for a profit. Those days are gone and high production is in. Honda makes a beautiful bike but I can't justify sixteen grand for a vehicle I may only ride three months a year. My sabre will just have to fill the gap til I find the right candidate.
 

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I purchased my '83 Interstate for $3500 with 29k miles on it about 6 months ago. The high was $4500 and the low was about $2300. I got some extras with the bike and it has low miles. Yes there are some bugs to be worked out but I expected that with a 20+ year old bike. Some people just don't understand that more and more people are doing their "homework" on vehicle prices especially with access to price guides on the internet. I saw an add for another wing here in town the other day that was an '85 basic model with around 80k miles and the guy was asking $4000!!! I think it even needed new tires!!! Some people just never seem to get a clue!!!
 

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Wing Price,s down under

I don't understand why people advertise bikes with unrealistic prices. I have seen several 02 gold wings, basic bikes with 30-50k miles for 13,500 and 14,000. Are they not aware their bikes are eight model years old and have a blue book of 6900 low to 9200 high ? A local dealer is selling left over 07s for 16,000. It wouldn't take too much common sense to figure the new bike with warranty and the latest technology would be the best purchase.
Many Harley people also feel their bikes never lose value and I believe their phone never rings either.
When I sold my gold wing I priced it between the low and high and it left the first week. This is just my observation of advertising and people disappointed with the results.
Hi all it,s the same here asi often see a 89 wing with 30,000klm,s on her it would sell over $18,000 as long it,s not an import they bring big money here in Australia i often see great looking bike in the State,s really cheap it would be great if you could import them with out govemment charge,s all the best every one an SAFE RIDING.???:p
 

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Just bought my 97 SE with 62k miles on it for $5500. I thought that was fair. I generally stick to a NADA value when buying and selling as there will always be work that has to be put into it. Mine needs a seat and new suspension so that will be a grand right there. With registration and tax, I will have over $7k in it already. All expected. Just got back from a trip in the Carolina mountains with the wife and that made it worth every penny.
 

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Area seems to hve alot to do with it too. Here in Socal the prices are higher for some reason. I always go by nada, but when you bring a print out with you the seller seems to get offended. Like his bike has so much more value than what the rest of the world is pricing them for.......lol.
 

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I was just sitting here wondering about values myself. What has the economy done to the value of cycles as well as cars? I was looking over some ads for corvettes and wondering if the economy has had much influence on their value. It doesn't really matter if your talking motorcycle, car, house or widgets. It all comes down to an agreement between buyer and seller for price.
 

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A motorcycle has more personal/emotional value than some other types of vehicles..as most of us know,but, when it's time to sell it's a business decision.
Many sellers don't see it that way..but that's all it is. I think I did OK on my '88 I got 3 wks ago, it has 103K km (61K mi) on it..a few options and is in decent shape. It does need some love..but I knew that going in, I paid $4K for it, which is less than many 1200's around these parts..so I'm good doing some work & getting it the way I want it.:D
 

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I think location has a lot to do with price. Around here Wings don't come up for sale that often. When they do it seems someone they know is waiting for it. If you look in the ads HD and sport bikes seem to domiate.So I think many owners feel they can charge a premiem.Three years ago I sold my 85 Interstate with 70K for $2500. It was in nice shape and well maintained. I bought a 95 Aspy with 32K also very nice with a good many extras for $7000. I probably sold at the low end and bought at the high end but no regrets:D
 

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I sold my FLHT with 106,000 miles last Oct. for $4500. I paid $17,000 new for it but I got my moneys worth out of that bike. Two years ago I paid top dollar for a LT4 Corvette with 47,000 miles on it. If I was to sell it now I would take a beating on it so I'll keep it. I bought my 2010 Wing this Jan. and paid $19.000 with an extra year warranty and $1,000 in add ons so I think I did alright. That too is a keeper. Its the basic model.
 

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I noticed Goldwing prices were kinda crazy when I bought mine....I found a sweet deal though....95 GL1500 Anniversary Edition with Champion Daytonaside care with 25,000 miles...I got it for trading a 2003 kawi mean streak 1500 and 4200....I sold the side car for 4000....So I got my wing for ~$5,000.,....
 
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