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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2018, 06:16 PM
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Not sure what you mean? The trade-in value alone is over $3000 on the CB500X. It is an ABS model. Retail they are around $5000 stock, with nothing added. With $3000 of Rally Raid parts on it, you would think I could at least book value for a stock one.
As mentioned earlier those added parts do nothing for the value unless you find someone wanting those particular things.
The 96 would be a better deal IMO, they improved transmission and driveshaft in that year (I think) and the miles mean nothing.

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As mentioned earlier those added parts do nothing for the value unless you find someone wanting those particular things.
The 96 would be a better deal IMO, they improved transmission and driveshaft in that year (I think) and the miles mean nothing.

Thanks, I will keep that in mind. I like them both and feel that either would be a good bike. The 96 is white, with SE grey/silver inset. I like the look, but the other one (94) is Brandywine or what ever it is called and it would be my wife's choice.

But, I should never buy a used bike based on color, so I will try to go for the best bike at the best deal.
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Not sure what you mean? The trade-in value alone is over $3000 on the CB500X. It is an ABS model. Retail they are around $5000 stock, with nothing added. With $3000 of Rally Raid parts on it, you would think I could at least book value for a stock one.

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yours is molested so worth less.



not trying to rain on your parade, trying to help. there are guys out there that think their harleys are worth more than they paid for em. low retail/poor to fair condition is usually what something is actually worth if not molested. reason? because you dont want to pay full pop for a bike that has had several kids climbing around on it with a pocket full of ill fitting wrenches and no idea how to solder and heat shrink. much less have an idea what will kill you or not. folks pay big for original equipment, no matter what it is.



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Well at this point I have a guy that is going to give me enough over the trade value to allow me to put money down for the new bike. Not ideal, but I knew I would never get out what I put in, they are not an investment.
BTW, there is a guy in Portland OR that has the same bike that I am selling, he is asking $8500!! I wish him luck, but think he will have to drop that price a lot before he gets any takers. I have seen others like mine listed for $6500+, I never found out if they sold though.
Oh well, I guess I will buy another bike and loose money on it too. So goes the motorcycle game.
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Sir, I have an excellent solution to your problem, and my desires. Check out the '95 GL1500 Aspencade I'm selling, with a custom trailer, and I'm only asking $3,950 all in and it runs EXCELLENT and looks GREAT! I live in an overwhelmingly Harley market (Wisconsin is right next door) and our market for Wings soft, hence the absurd price I'm asking = they think 124,000 miles on a well cared for Wing amounts to something. My other desire is that the buyer really appreciates the bike and the complete package: J&M driver/rider communication system, Progressive Suspension dual rear air shocks, a truly custom trailer that even has Thunderbird emblems, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if the original owner owned the Honda dealership in Pasadena, TX where I bought the package 5 years ago, after seeing it on the GWOF. So, please do take a look at my thread. Thanks!
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I believe 1997 was the first year for improved transmission on the 1500. Same year the Valkrie was introduced. For what some people want for the 1500 you could buy a nice 1800. Whatever you do, don`t test drive a 1800, or you will have 1 more bike.
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--------- Whatever you do, don`t test drive a 1800, or you will have 1 more bike.
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I see this all the time. What is so orgasmic about the 1800? What can the 1800 do that the 1500 can not? My 1500 has the power to pull my camper trailer. It can travel at the posted speed limits. It has more storage room then the 1800 & from friends that went from the 1500 to the 1800 tell me, The 1500 is a better ride for cross country trips.
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Sir, I have an excellent solution to your problem, and my desires. Check out the '95 GL1500 Aspencade I'm selling, with a custom trailer, and I'm only asking $3,950 all in and it runs EXCELLENT and looks GREAT! I live in an overwhelmingly Harley market (Wisconsin is right next door) and our market for Wings soft, hence the absurd price I'm asking = they think 124,000 miles on a well cared for Wing amounts to something. My other desire is that the buyer really appreciates the bike and the complete package: J&M driver/rider communication system, Progressive Suspension dual rear air shocks, a truly custom trailer that even has Thunderbird emblems, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if the original owner owned the Honda dealership in Pasadena, TX where I bought the package 5 years ago, after seeing it on the GWOF. So, please do take a look at my thread. Thanks!

I just looked up the bike in the for sale area. Very nice. My only issue would be how to go get it. If you were within a days drive it would be a no-brainer, but the cost of shipping it, or the time off work and cost to get it, just may not justify it. There is no shortage of nice used 1500 in my area. Feel like riding to Washington? Whats Half way?
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I believe 1997 was the first year for improved transmission on the 1500. Same year the Valkrie was introduced. For what some people want for the 1500 you could buy a nice 1800. Whatever you do, don`t test drive a 1800, or you will have 1 more bike.
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I know the 1800 is a great bike. However, I can not find one for the same price as a 1500 like you said. They all seem to be in the 6K+ range. If I found on under $4K, it would be in need of some work.

Truth be told, I would opt for a BMW K1200LT if I had more money. I used to have a 2000 and loved it. Yes I know the maint is high if you can't do it yourself, but the ride is unlike any other bike I have ever been on. Like a luxury car on the Hwy, a sport bike in the corners. A true dream to ride. I did my Iron Butt on my 2000. But, I want a GL1500 now. The BMW is just too expensive to buy parts for, even doing the work myself.
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