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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Fair price on a VN 750

Hey all,

Been hiding from the forums for a few months!! If you were selling this bike what would you ask for it? She retails (on Kelley Blue Book) for $1640.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 10:31 PM
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with the KF&S package I would say close to 4 grand
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 11:23 PM
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I just checked Kelly's Blue Book and its showing a 2005 Kawasaki VN750 for:
trade-in = $2190
Retail = $3220

This is more then your finding. Maybe you accidentally clicked on a different bike?


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For $1640 I'd buy it!!

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Hahahahah! Forgot to mention that my baby is an '87. Details, right?
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As slim indicated, the touring package is worth quite a bit. You may have seen the recent posts about used F&S luggage racks selling on ebay for $250-300, probably because they are discontinued. New, they retailed for about $120. Think the same would apply to the fairing and bags.

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The F&S Touring package retailed for ~$1300. I have the paperwork in my bike folder. Bullwinkle gave me the original slip incidating the original price. A local is interested in my bike and I wanted to see what ya'll thought she was worth.
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I wouldn't just give him one price...I'd give him options.

The touring package is an incredible find (Wish mine had it) and while I'm not even finding any completed auctions on eBay for it, I'm sure there are people who would pay decent money for it.

However, if you hike the price to compensate for the open-market value of the F&S Touring Package, your market constrains itself to people who want a 23-year-old VN750, who recognize the F&S kit for what it is, who want it, and who are willing to pay that for it when it's connected to said 23-year-old VN750.

You would probably sell everything faster and for more money if you removed the touring package and sold it separately. That doesn't require someone who wants to buy your motorcycle to ante up for a touring package that they may or may not want, nor does it require someone who wants the touring package on a 2006 to buy an '87 motorcycle with it.
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I wouldn't just give him one price...I'd give him options.

The touring package is an incredible find (Wish mine had it) and while I'm not even finding any completed auctions on eBay for it, I'm sure there are people who would pay decent money for it.

However, if you hike the price to compensate for the open-market value of the F&S Touring Package, your market constrains itself to people who want a 23-year-old VN750, who recognize the F&S kit for what it is, who want it, and who are willing to pay that for it when it's connected to said 23-year-old VN750.

You would probably sell everything faster and for more money if you removed the touring package and sold it separately. That doesn't require someone who wants to buy your motorcycle to ante up for a touring package that they may or may not want, nor does it require someone who wants the touring package on a 2006 to buy an '87 motorcycle with it.

Well said.
I also would remove the package and sell it off.. (Ebay BIN for at least $600) and sell the bike alone for around 1500. YMMV on these prices but , I can think of alot of folks that would want the touring package, not so many that would want the bike.

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I want the tour package... I was looking into buying that same package from Bulwinkle, just couldn't come up with the money for shipping.
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