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I had to share this story, I bought a bike and got a great deal on it, because somebody didn't take care of their toys. http://www.vn750.com/forum/album.php?albumid=342

BTW anybody know what a good asking price is for this year size and condition? I was thinking 2400. Thanks for looking.
looks pretty good but that is a little on the high side fore the year model in my neck of the woods,but it comes down to what someone else will pay for it,jmo
 

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Appreciate the info, I just sold my 1986 VN750 with a home style paint job for 1400, and it had 40xxx miles. I just figured with the comparison it seemed about right, I will see if I get any responses from CL.
 

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They are being listed for around that amount here, but I can't tell that they are selling. I have a friend trying to sell his really nice 95 for $2600 since last Fall. No takers.
 

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Neglect will get you no where...
No, but it will get you left somewhere...lol...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
 

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I had to share this story, I bought a bike and got a great deal on it, because somebody didn't take care of their toys. http://www.vn750.com/forum/album.php?albumid=342

BTW anybody know what a good asking price is for this year size and condition? I was thinking 2400. Thanks for looking.
The title on those pictures say the bike is a 1991 model, but the black tank with a red ribbon along the bottom makes it appear to be a 1986 model when combined with the aluminum colored engine. 1985 models had the same tank color combination, but a black engine.

Here is a picture with the correct factory colors on the tank for the 1990 and `91 models.
http://www.vn750.com/forum/album.php?albumid=91&pictureid=441
 

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The title on those pictures say the bike is a 1991 model, but the black tank with a red ribbon along the bottom makes it appear to be a 1986 model when combined with the aluminum colored engine. 1985 models had the same tank color combination, but a black engine.
I was thinking the same thing since my bike is an 86 with the same color scheme. I would offer no more than $1500.
 

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I would say 1500 should be my bottom line then. I appreciate your input. Just asking, if a title says the bike is a 91 is there reason to believe it could be older? Not trying to be facetious, just not sure.
 

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I would say 1500 should be my bottom line then. I appreciate your input. Just asking, if a title says the bike is a 91 is there reason to believe it could be older? Not trying to be facetious, just not sure.
I would check the frame and engine serial numbers to see if they match the numbers on the title and registration. JMO
 

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That is an older tank. Mines an 85 VN700, and mine has the same graphics on the tank but my engine is black. 85 was the only year that the engine was black. Wheels were black as well with natural aluminum accents.
Check the numbers on the engine, and frame as JM2001 suggested.
I bought a running 85 VN700A1 with 31,XXX on the odometer. I hate to say what I paid for it, but I got one HELL of a deal from a local Harley dealer. It was a trade in, and they didn't want to mess with it. I picked it up for less than $200.00 and I rode it home.
I haven't had to soak a lot of money in it tho, but I have a ton of man hours in it so far.
 

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I just picked up my super clean 96 with brand new tires and a receipt from a motorcycle shop for a $200carb clean and sync for $1800.
 

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I bought my '86 with 17,500 miles on it about a year and a half ago for $2000 ....yeah I over paid for it but I just had to have an '86 for personal reasons(Harley Tariff breaker....do the research, I hate Harley-Davidson with a passion....not the riders, just the company) ...and it was the only '86 that I could find. Well when I got it home from buying it and hauling it 250 miles in my truck to realize the stator was bad........that's when I really started to feel like I got SCREWED! $2000......for a bike that needed 700.00 to make it run.......that hurts!
 

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If the bike is 20 years old there is no telling what has been changed out. Go by the vin number for an accurate year model. Got this from another site and it was posted in 2004, but the 10th digit will give you the year model.

By law, on road vehicles must have a 17 digit VIN, the tenth digit is the model year. To identify the year you need the "secret code ".

Digits 1,2,3 are World, Manufacturer, Identifier

1 = J ( Japan or whatever country the vehicle is made in )
2 = k ( Kawasaki or Y for Yamaha or S for suzuki etc)
3 = 1 or A ( code for motorcycle )

Digits 4,5,6,7,8 are Vehicle descriptor Section

4 = Vehicle category

C=scooter
B=business model or commuter
N=single cylinder sport/street
G=multiple cylinder sport/street
F=Family
S=Off road
V=V-Type engine, street, V2/V4/v6/v8 etc)

5= Engine displacement

A=49cc and less
B=50-69cc
C=70-79cc
D=80-89cc
E=90-99cc
F=100-124cc
G=125-149cc
H=150-199cc
J=200-249cc
K=250-399cc
M=400-499cc
N=500-599cc
P=600-699cc
R=700-749cc
S=750-849cc
T=850-999cc
U=1000-1099cc
V=1100-1199cc
W=1200-1299cc
Y=1400-1499cc
Z=1500 & up

6= Engine Type

1=2 stroke single
2=2 stroke twin
3=2 stroke triple or four
4=4 stroke single
5=4 stroke twin
6=?
7=4 stroke four

7=Design sequence or model version first version uses 1 then second version uses 2 etc... the tenth version would then be identified by the letter A then B etc..

8=Model version ( base model usually by an A, another letter would be used for special editions or different models of the ame vehicle )

9=Check digit ( 0-9 or X )

10= Year Code

80-A
81-B
82-C
83-D
84-E
85-F
86-G
87-H
88-J
89-K
90-L
91-M
92-N
93-P
94-R
95-S
96-T
97-V
98-W
99-X
00-Y
01-1
02-2
03-3
04-4
05-5
06-6
07-7
08-8
09-9 ( Don't know what happens after that )

11= Factory code ( manufacturer code for what plant it was built in )

12,13,14,15,16,17= Vehicle Identification Number ( serial number )


So for example a 2003 Kawasaki Ninja 500 would look something like this

JKA GM71A X 3 2 123456

JKA= Japan,Kawasaki,Motorcycle
GM71A= Multiple cylinder sport/street, 400-499cc, 4stroke four, Version1, Base model
X= Check digit
3= 2003
2= Plant #2
123456= Serial number
 
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