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post #1 of 18 Old 03-28-2013, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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May be selling, how much?

I've got shoulder issues, going for surgery later this month and can't stand to see the KLR sitting this year so I'm thinking about selling. I've got a black/grey 2012 with a Corbin seat and 1300 miles. Where should I be pricing this ride?

And just to let you know, if you give me a low ball number then want to purchase my ride, I will kick you square in the nuts! As my legs work fine...

Seriously, thanks for any input, I hate to sell. I'm in Nebraska by the way.

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post #2 of 18 Old 03-28-2013, 08:51 PM
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Wren -

I hate to do the Captain Obvious thing, but you asked for any input....

My daughter had shoulder surgery after a snow boarding stupid. She was pretty much laid up for 9 months, so I know shoulder surgery of any kind is going to have a long term recovery.

It's a pretty new bike and if you bought it new you're going to take a huge hit.

Keep it and put it on the charger and ride it again when you're well.

And best wishes for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

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post #3 of 18 Old 03-29-2013, 12:17 AM
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I agree with Tom Schmitz. You're most likely going to lose a large amount of money if you're able to sell it and, if lowball offers anger you, brace yourself to receive lots of themj once your ad goes out. Keep it in mothballs until you're able to ride it again. Most of all, good luck with your surgery.



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How long are we talking until you will be able to ride again? 6 months? A year? Never?

I saw one dealership offering a brand new leftover 2012 for $5199. I think $4,500 would be reasonable. Depends on your local market. You could always start high, and slowly lower until you start getting interest.
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post #5 of 18 Old 03-29-2013, 09:54 AM
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I would think that the bike sitting there waiting to be ridden would be good motivation to help work through the recovery. I have had two friends get major shoulder surgery and are fine now. If you KNOW that you WILL NOT ever ride again then fine sell it. If You can ride again after recovery and want to, don't sell, it will be awaiting your pleasure.
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I'd keep it if I ever planned on riding again... Like the other fellows are saying, your going to take a bath on it if you try to sell it. Just like nearly new cars, they're hard to sell and you usually have to eat all the depreciation.
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like rotator cuff surgery to attach the tendon to the humorous, which is the most common according to the Ortho. Also to clean up a bone spur and clear out some arthritis that may impact on the repair job. At this time it's a scope procedure, but they may do some cutting once they get into it.

I owe probably less than 5k on it and it's not a big deal to keep it for $111.00 a month but if I'm paying insurance, registration etc. I may just sell it off, but haven't made a decision.

Ya Tom, I'm hearing the recovery time is a beyoch, however my surgery is pretty common, unlike my brothers last week dislocating and tearing his shoulder up boogy boarding in Hawaii. The Doc is saying 3-6 months for recovery.

Not looking forward to PT so I have heard...
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[QUOTE=wrenrj1;146834]
I owe probably less than 5k on it and it's not a big deal to keep it for $111.00 a month but if I'm paying insurance, registration etc. I may just sell it off, but haven't made a decision.

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Can't you save some by leaving it uninsured while you recover, and reregister, insure it, after you recover?

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my old man had is rotator cuff done, within a month he was riding and doing "pushups" on the bike while riding for therapy. he has full range in his and it was completely torn. i say keep it, it's good therapy both physical and mental.

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I owe probably less than 5k on it and it's not a big deal to keep it for $111.00 a month but if I'm paying insurance, registration etc. I may just sell it off, but haven't made a decision.

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Can't you save some by leaving it uninsured while you recover, and reregister, insure it, after you recover?
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