Join Date: May 2009
Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
I think it's time to sell...
So I'm thinking about selling my vulcan...
I love the bike to death, but with the amount of problems its been giving me and the prospect of using the money to finish my private pilot's license has motivated me to stick a for-sale sign on her.
But before I do, I have some questions.
The bike has a bad charging system (stator and probably a regulator) and a vacuum leak somewhere in the carbs. I was wondering if I would be able to make more of a profit by repairing these problems first or selling the bike as is. I cannot with a clear conscience neglect to tell a prospective buyer about these problems, even though they probably won't surface on a test ride. You can read the list of accessories on my signature, but other than that, the bike has about 26,000 miles on it and is in pretty good shape, both cosmetically and mechanically (aside from the above mentioned). I also have full documentation of maintenance and repairs performed since I've owned the motorcycle, which is about two years now.
What is a good private seller asking price both with and without the repairs done and what is the best time of year to sell a bike. I know I can tackle the repairs myself, but would love to avoid dumping more time and money into this thing.
Any advice would really help, thanks.
1994 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 named Jinba Ittai (Japanese for "Horse and rider in perfect harmony").
Painted Instrument Bezels
Chrome engine guard
Leather Fork Bag (contents: Pressure gauge, tools, and a Book of Psalms)
Yuaso MF AGM Motocross battery
Kenda Kruz Front tire
Duro Boulevard rear tire
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