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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-24-2012, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Overpriced 86 vn750?

Found this on Craigslist

Its a sweet old 1986 vn750 with under 8k miles?! Wtf, its not even broken in?!
And they want $3199 for it.
Has windshield and F&S highway engine guards. But no rear rack.

Is that a good deal or way over priced?

I paid $3200 for my 2001 with 8900 miles on it back in 2007.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-24-2012, 12:54 AM
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seems overpriced to me.. i just got my 2001 with the same kinda miles and equipment for 2300

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If I was rich, I'd take it. Otherwise, way overpriced.

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
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Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
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My 86 has 24k on it but it was only 1000.


Looking for:
Swingarm caps
Highway pegs or engine guard
PM if you got these for sale

1986 Vulcan 750
NGK Plug Wires and Iridium Plugs
AGM Battery
Shinko 230 Tour Masters @24,400 miles
Right side rebuilt after PO laydown
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Looks like it's a dealer. They are ALWAYS overpriced...

......I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere then in any city on earth.

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Nice bike but still 26 years old. I would offer $1500 tops.


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Originally Posted by Ndr View Post
Looks like it's a dealer. They are ALWAYS overpriced...

1986 Black Kawasaki Vulcan VN750 "Black KAWK"
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EMGO Handlebar, V&H Exhaust, Drop Shocks, Raised/Painted Fork, MeanStreak Seat, Tank Bib, ME880 Oversize Tires, Engine Guard, Custom Mirrors, Chris Products Turn Signals, Ear Shave, 150/42 Jets, PINGEL Fuel Valve, MCCT, Volt Meter, Shendegen R/R, AGM Battery, Coastered, .020 Coils, Relo Gauges & Headlamp, SilverStar Ultra, LED Flashing Brake Light, Center Stand Delete, WOLO Airhorn.
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I suppose if someone wants this style bike and really likes it, they will pay it.
I have over payed for accessories, but then again I realize that they are no longer made and are hard to find.

Market demand sets the selling price (not the asking price)....so it is purely subjective...and in the eyes of the buyer.

If my 06 was destroyed and really I wanted a replacement VN750, I might consider paying that price for a clean bike with low miles.....but that's just my opinion.
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I bought my '99 with 2100 miles on it from a dealer. They were asking $3500 and with tax, tag, etc came up to almost $4000. Yes...dealers are overpriced. I didn't pay that obviously. By the time I was through I was WELL under their original asking price and almost to the KBB value, plus they put in all new fluids, new battery, rebuilt the carbs and threw in a helmet. Not to mention I know the previous (only) owner of the bike so I knew all the history of it.

So that price may be quite high, but you can talk them down a ton I would bet. If that is really the bike you want of course.
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