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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-30-2015, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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What's It Worth?

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What is a 1992 VN750 with under 23,000 miles worth? Let's say average condition but... I'm experiencing some kind of a charging problem. I've just reached the point of not wanting to work on it any more (not a good sales pitch). What is a bike like this worth - as is ? I'm in the St. Louis / Florissant area.

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Well if the charging problem is the stator...you'd be lucky to get $1500 for it....likely just a grand...If it's just a bad battery or R/R...$1700-$1900.

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I haven't even had a nibble on my '02 that's in really good condition at $2350. Does location make that much difference? I've only listed on CL, guess its time to try cycle trader.

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I've had mine on a few places for $1500 just so people can talk me down a little. Keep getting spam bites and not much else. Had a few people offer $500

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Not the best time to sell a bike...and I believe there's more bikes for sale than buyers right now.(I live in the St. Louis area)
Honestly if the stator needs to be replaced you'll have a hard time finding a buyer....

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Sorry if this post is in the wrong place...

What is a 1992 VN750 with under 23,000 miles worth? Let's say average condition but... I'm experiencing some kind of a charging problem. I've just reached the point of not wanting to work on it any more (not a good sales pitch). What is a bike like this worth - as is ? I'm in the St. Louis / Florissant area.

Thanks
Well to be honest, if I was actually interested in your bike I would tell you it was worth minimum just to be sure I got a great deal. Take a look at Cycle Trader and Craigs List to get an idea as to the reality.

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I think you may be able to get 5 or 6 hundred for it. Most peeps can't fix themselves and it costs a lot of money to have a shop do it.

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$500 or so, even if perfect condition aside from charging.

Should just spend an afternoon ripping out the stator and swapping it before selling since that's probably the case. You'd get a higher return ($1000+) on the bike, and make up for your time spent. I'm amazed that most people can't fix it themselves when really basic tools and a help from a friend is all you need to drop the engine in the bike. Floor jacks are amazingly handy when doing so.

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Instead of just saying change the stator why not test it first?get the motor out,new stator in,and what if it was just the rectifier?

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Instead of just saying change the stator why not test it first?get the motor out,new stator in,and what if it was just the rectifier?
9/10 it's the stator that has failed, but sure. I'd swap the whole charging system, even if selling it. Few $ investment will return a lot more.

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