Dont fret, honestly bikes are like boats or any other toy, its not really what a book says it is, its what someone will pay for it, the book can not take into account things like custom grips, custom paint , aftermarket parts, things like that, a book can not put a value on those things to a buyer, again its really concidered a toy and worth what your market area will pay, or the buyer looking for something you have is willing to pay.
I concider bike book value as a mere guide line for what its worth, the true worth is what others in my area are selling for.
Expample: I resently looked at a Honda 1100, had a book of $1900, he wanted $2500, it had no real WOW factor to it, nice bike, real clean, but not really anything on it that made me want it, so I passed, it sold 2 weeks later for asking price, someone liked what they saw that I did not.
So to say your bike will never be worth more that $1800 (book value) is not really true. Toys dont work the same way cars do.
Even car toys dont follow book value, take a rusted hull of a 49 ford, not worth much, take a restored 49 ford worth ALOT more, take a tricked 49 ford, worth more, take a total custom, beyound belief look show car 49 ford and DAMN the cost if it, now look up book on a 49 ford, one worth $200 the other $200,000, its still a 49 ford.
Bike 1: (Wifes Bike Now)
Ear Shave / Coastered (142/42)
Fire & Steel Saddle Bag Supports
Fire & Steel Signal Relocators
Fire & Steel Luggage Rack
Fire & Steel Engine Guard
Sissy Bar Extender
170 Rear Tire
2008 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide
1584cc (96 CID)