Bike Pricing Question

Wade Bartlett wade.bartlett at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 18:14:53 PDT 2008


I was going to say "ask $1800, accept anything over $1400", so I guess 
my sense is in line with the others who have replied.  -W

Ernest Montague wrote:
> I'd pay $1500 and do it. If it was super low mileage a bit more. I 
> picked up a running fairly good shape salvage bike for $1700

> On Jun 9, 2008, at 2:28 PM, Joanna Moss wrote:
>> I am finally getting rid of the 2000 SV650 that I have had in my 
>> garage for almost 2 years. I have a friend who wants to buy it and 
>> keeps asking me for a price. I crashed it 4 days after I bought it and 
>> it has only been ridden home since then. It is a cosmetic total 
>> (mainly: dented tank, scratched frame, scratched tail piece) and I 
>> haven't applied for a salvage title. I used the money from insurance 
>> to buy basically the same bike and have been swapping parts until I 
>> now have mine set up the way I want. Right now, the carbs are off and 
>> missing a needle or two, the choke cable and a couple of other small 
>> parts have been cannibalized, the exhaust is of and the bike just 
>> needs general maintenance because it has been sitting for so long. It 
>> is basically stock after switching out parts for my current bike. The 
>> tires, chain, sprocket, brakes and all those wear-and-tear items are 
>> in good shape. It should run, but it needs putting back together which 
>> I don't have time or energy to do now or in the foreseeable future. 
>> So, anyone have any ballpark idea of what I should be asking a friend 
>> for this? He wants to get it running again and get a salvage title. He 
>> is a great mechanic who would enjoy doing it.


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