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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Love the bike. Just might need something bigger.

Hey guys. So it appears that my lady loves going riding with me. Long trips with another person on back seems like a stretch so I'm contemplating getting a larger bike.
If I wind up getting another bike, I'll either keep the 750 and turn it into a bobber or sell it for a larger bike.

Questions is. If I sell it, what's a fair asking price?
I recently put about 4k into the bike and paid a grand for it. Long story....

I understand I'll never get my money back but want to know what's fair for both parties.

Below is the specs.
7,xxx miles but know there's more than that since the speedo cable was broken when I got it. Don't know exactly how much. Click image for larger version

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86 Vulcan 750
New Dunlop tires
New high shot stator & r/r
Relocated R/R
Cobra exhaust.
Painted metallic grey - looks better in photos.
New vacuum lines
Stage 1 jet kit - carbs rebuilt
Ear shave with pods.
New speedo & clutch cables.
Full tune up
Lower bars
Upgraded headlight
LED turn signals. Changed the relay as well to support the voltage change.
Upgraded grips
Cigarette electrical outlet mounted under seat. Wired to battery tender plug.
Jardine crash bars
Sissy bar with bag mount.

I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff but
Eh. You get the idea. I also have all paperwork.


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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 10:45 PM
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great looking bike

one question what did that crash bar come off of?

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great looking bike

one question what did that crash bar come off of?

I believe it's a jardine crash bar for a sportster. Everyone seems to like those bars.


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if the bike is in perfect riding condition i would start with an asking price of 3000 this time of year but be ready to negotiate because all the add ons and mods dont exactly raise the value as much as you would think and an 86 has a blue book of around 1400 to 1500 last i checked fair market value on my 86 2 yrs ago was only 1900 bucks or so said the insurance agent from state farm when some guy knocked it over the day i got it running

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i got my helmet but it sure makes licking the windows a chore

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does the bar bolt on just at the bottom of the hoop or is it attached at the top too?

i am asking cause i am planning on building some of that style for this bike and selling them on here at a budget price

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i got my helmet but it sure makes licking the windows a chore

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Id buy a new bike and bob the 750 myself

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Assuming you and your lady friend aren't rally large 2 up riding on these bikes for trips for 100-200 miles are fairly comfortable, Toss a towel across the pillion seat to hep her comfy. My ladyfriend and I weigh a combined 295 lbs and we've covered up to 300 miles a day.

While your bike looks fantastic is an '86. You and I know it's in great shape but the buyer is still going to see a 28 yr old bike. In near perfect condition with all those extras I'd consider $2600 to be fair.

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I'd guess you might get about $2,000 for it, not a bad looking bike but the age kills you.

Many will want to paint it, that black to me looks kind of dull, not shiny, might be the pics though?

I'd take the skull off the tank, not for everybody.

Good Luck with the sale

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To put this into the fold, I paid $1100 for my 86 in running order. Truth be told I needed to put another $300ish into her to make her reliable enough for daily transport. This is in southern California mind you, usually higher prices, but cruisers are not as sought after it seems.

Mine had original paint and such, which it seems yours has a rattlecan job?

I'd list it at $1800, realistically. Going to be hard to fetch over 2k.

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Realistically, I bought my 95 with everything working for $1500. When I look at bikes, first thing I check is KBB. Yours is $1500 but with the paint it's going to really drop it. Even if it's a good paint job. The add-ons don't put much value on it at all. If you put it over $2000 you won't get any calls. There are too many great deals out there on craigslist.

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