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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Because I Rip Myself Off When It Comes to Pricing

Fellow Forum-eers -

I am about to finish up my project bike and post it on CL - a 2000 VN750 (that sorta silver-blue) with 2017 original miles. When I'm done, there will be absolutely no problems with this bike at all - tins are all clean and ding-free; carbs have been cleaned; tires are good (that darned new rear one is a Metzler); front brakes are rebuilds with new pads; all new cables; etc., etc. Completely stock, no other add-ons.

If you all were SELLING this bike, could you tell me what you think a reasonable asking price would be? I was reading all of your pricing suggestions to 99vn750, which is what got me thinking I could use some good advice...

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$2800.00 - $3200.00 is a fair price.


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I bought my 2000 last year for $2800 with about 4000 miles, and it had a ding in the tank, some paint and pinstripe that were ruined on the tank from gas spill. It had bags, extended backrest, the kawa bag mounts, and turn signal relocates. But it was stored outside under a cover, so it has surface rust on lots of the bolts. I think that 3200 wouldnt be bad. did you grease the splines when you had the tire off? It may have not needed it for mileage reasons, but maybe just for the age, and that the factory uses vasoline as lube.

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I bought my 2000 last year for $2800 with about 4000 miles, and it had a ding in the tank, some paint and pinstripe that were ruined on the tank from gas spill. It had bags, extended backrest, the kawa bag mounts, and turn signal relocates. But it was stored outside under a cover, so it has surface rust on lots of the bolts. I think that 3200 wouldnt be bad. did you grease the splines when you had the tire off? It may have not needed it for mileage reasons, but maybe just for the age, and that the factory uses vasoline as lube.
Of course, did all that stuff. Spline lube, r/r relo, etc., etc. All the stuff one needs to keep the bike going. And there's no surface rust at all (anymore). Bought it for cheap because of that, and also knew that surface rust is easily remedied.

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Just remember that a buyer will try to talk you down, so start high and go down from there. Good luck.

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Just remember that a buyer will try to talk you down, so start high and go down from there. Good luck.
The other problem on CL, is that people try to talk you down without even seeing the machine....I don't recommend negotiating until the person is there with the cash...at least enough cash for you to hold the price. Anyone serious enough will be prepared for this. Good Luck!

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plus you go high and they don't talk ya down, all the better. When I sold my ninja on craigslist I sold it for the same price I bought it for, with an extra 11k miles and a year later. Craigslist is first come first serve. if somebody can't make it too your place monday and somebody can make it saturday. guess who gets it, plus if saturday guy tries to jew you, you always have monday in waiting.
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just did a kelly blue book on 2000 vn750 and for my zip code it came up at $3065. so I would say that $3100-$3200 is a good asking price.
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just checked on craigslist and found a 2000 vn750 for $3250!
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just checked on craigslist and found a 2000 vn750 for $3250!
Excellent! And KBB generally considers 2000 miles/year as normal, right? So if I'm under that by, oh, 14K or so, I can probably hold my line.

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