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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-16-2008, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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I need some opinions. A little background, WindRider left me sitting on the side of the road. I was in a traffic jam, and while the temperature needle wasn't in the red, one of the hoses under the tank blew out and all of a sudden I was in a cloud of steam. I suspect that one the hoses was bad/dry-rotted or else it popped off of the fitting.

My wife has decided that "something newer" is in order, and that we shouldn't "sink any more money into her," but I am going to need to put the money from WindRider toward it. I want to stick with the VN750. So I wanted to get opinions on what a fair price would be for her.

She is a 1985 VN700, in more or less good shape with a few exceptions. She needs the cam balancer replaced, a replacement head gasket on the rear cylinder, fan switch, fork seals, coolant hose, need to check the impeller function, replacement of the final drive gasket...And probably a carb adjustment.

What do you all think would be a fair price range to sell her "as is"?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-16-2008, 03:46 PM
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miles, equipment, and 'new parts' all add into the final value...

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-16-2008, 04:51 PM
punch a hole in the wind!
 
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1,500 BUCKS.
Everything that needs to get down the engine does harm on your sale.
Aside from that these days gas prices are destroying economy, so its usual to find a lot of people asking for additional discounts on regular prices.
Well as an example I just sold my year 2000 750 vulcan two days ago, and the closeup price was 4,000 dollars. It has 20,000 miles on it, everything stock and in great shape, an additional windscreen, a full bluelight led kit, and k&n filters.
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miles, equipment, and 'new parts' all add into the final value...
22,000 miles
(small) fork bag
tank and front fender from a 2000 (black/silver), tank is in more or less pristine condition, sans Vulcan emblems.

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I would say don't put another dime into your 700. The amount of money you are going to spend on getting it up to snuff for sale would be better spent as down payment on a new bike. Additionally, it has been my experience that when you think you know what's wrong with the bike there is usually something you missed that is going to cost you more. Take your bike to reputable mechanic and have it evaluated to identify potential problems needing correction. Then take whatever you can get on trade, plus what you would have spent to get the 700 up to snuff and use that as down payment on the new bike. That's just my opinion. Good luck
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IMO, it'd be more worthwhile $$ wise to part it out.
Many people need this, that or the other, but don't want an entire extra bike.
Parting it out, in the end, will most likely yield more $$'s for a down payment on something else.
The only drawback is... you'll need to do the disassembly of the parts.


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I would say don't put another dime into your 700.
Um, have you been talking to my wife???

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