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post #1 of 12 Old 09-27-2009, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Your valued opinion?

Hi, I must sell my 1999 KLR immediately (I will replace it later). I've owned it 9 years, it has about 16k miles on it (synthetic every 3k, no oil use at all). It is equipped as follows....Rosseler rear shock and ft springs, Acerbis handguards, fork brace, new tires and tubes, ebc pads, stainless ft lines, tour screen, Renthal bars and risers, Whitehorse bar controls, enginegard with pegs, dualstar skidplate, rear brake res. protector, dualstar pegs, dohicky done, new chain and spkts(3 differtent c/shaft spkts), full Big Gun exhaust system(quiet and race baffles), recent battery, DynaJet kit, Uni, tankbag, removable rear box w/led brakelight, gel seat, ON and ON! Obviously, I didn't intend to ever sell this you guys think $2800 is a good price, I'm thinking it's a steal for someone, it's accessory value alone exceeds the value of a stock similar KLR! I just have to sell it right now.
Thanks for any input. Raydog
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post #2 of 12 Old 09-27-2009, 11:25 AM
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If it is a well maintained bike with records, that's a fair asking price.

Farkles don't add much to the value, as their usefulness is in the eye of the beholder. If you are planning on getting another KLR in the future, I'd strip everything I could off the bike (putting back the stock stuff 'cuz I'm a pack-rat and still have it) before selling the bike.

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post #3 of 12 Old 09-27-2009, 12:39 PM
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Man... seams impractical to sell so cheap and then have to replace something so farkled. Why not get a loan for $2800, you won't pay near as much on interest as you would trying to buy and refarkle another KLR later. If it's a storage issue, prep it right, pay $10/month at a small storage facility or a maybe a relative has some space?
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post #4 of 12 Old 09-27-2009, 02:43 PM
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If you must sell, I strongly recommend what Tom said and pull all the farkles off and sell the bike and farkles seperately. You'll more than pay for your time with the extra you'll get by selling the farkles seperately for 2/3rds of what new goes for. You'll get more money, someone will get a deal and everyone will come out in the end.

$2800 is a good price with all the stuff, but in the end, someone's going to have to borrow almost $3k for a 10 year old motorcycle that's got a blue book of $1k less than you're selling it for.

Make it as close to stock as you can, and get what you can.
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post #5 of 12 Old 09-27-2009, 07:25 PM
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Interesting idea, Wanderer. Is it feasible RayDog? You're not going to find someone who appreciates your bike as much as you do.

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post #6 of 12 Old 09-28-2009, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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I so appreciate all the advice, I'm just not interested in removing a bunch of stuff (or anything actually). The bike doesn't have equipment that is just "add on"... every piece I ever installed improved the bike over OEM (ex horn, rear shock, etc.). I just want the potential buyer to see it and say, "wow, I don't think I'd ever have to spend in the aftermarket, this thing is equipped to the max". I want to sell fast so the thousands in aftermarket serves as a major benefit to a buyer. Raydog
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post #7 of 12 Old 09-28-2009, 12:46 AM
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Raydog do you have photos? I would like to see them. Check your PM.


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post #8 of 12 Old 09-29-2009, 10:21 AM
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Sucks to be in this position. In '05 during the divorce me and the ex both sold
our "extra crap" to be debt free and make a clean break. I sold my Harley(s), and
she was willing to dump the timeshare on Estero Island.

I got 8 grand for my $13,000 SuperGlide that had another $3,000 worth of add-ons.
In hindsight it worked out ok but I shoulda kept my betsy. Rode her across 23
states and met up with tons of people from the Harley websites. Then again meeting
up with women from 23 states probably contributed greatly to the divorce!!!!

My KLR's a lifelong keeper as is my Christian and in-the-mood new wife. LOLOL
I ride 'em both every day when possible. Been with her three years now and the bike
fer 5 months. Both are fun and reliable.

Keep yer scooter if possible. It's beautiful and will take a ton of work to replace.

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post #9 of 12 Old 10-01-2009, 04:13 AM
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A teal 99' like that is a keeper.
Unfortunately the market for her is likely closer to the $2000 range. It would cost a lot more than that to replace.
I paid $2400 and $2800 for two scruffy but nicely maintained and equipped KLR's earlier this year, an 05' and an 06'. They both had about 25k miles.
I tried to buy a teal 99'(not as nice as yours) but it sold quickly for $1800.

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post #10 of 12 Old 10-01-2009, 08:59 AM
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I have seen four different 97 to 99 KLR's sell for between $1600 and $1800 in my area. I recently paid $2900 for a very clean unfarkled 2007 with 6800 miles. The area your in may dictate a higher asking price. I agree with Tom and would strip what farkles I could and save them or sell them seperately.
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