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Just wondering seeing people part out a bike. If you have a very nice 82 1100 (no repainting needed, good motor, etc) what would you think it would bring? Any expereince out there? Just curious. Wondering why someone would do it unless you could bring in much more than selling outright.
 

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Usually the price of a clean bike is more than the sum of its parts. The best way to figure price is to compare craigslist prices and Ebay prices. It can be lucrative to part out a bike on ebay but you have to take into consideration the work involved in selling all the parts of a bike. There is the labor to dissasemble ,list your parts including taking pics, shipping,billing, trips to the post office and ups or fedex, the space to take apart the bike and lasly what do you do with what doesn't sell.
Just my thoughts.
I hope this helps,
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Greg
 

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Anyone with experience? I would be looking at $2,500 to sell the bike. What would reasonably come in parting out? 3,000? 5,000? I just don't have any idea. With all the bikes being parted out I was just curious.
 

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Raveller wrote:
Hi,
Usually the price of a clean bike is more than the sum of its parts. The best way to figure price is to compare craigslist prices and Ebay prices. It can be lucrative to part out a bike on ebay but you have to take into consideration the work involved in selling all the parts of a bike. There is the labor to dissasemble ,list your parts including taking pics, shipping,billing, trips to the post office and ups or fedex, the space to take apart the bike and lasly what do you do with what doesn't sell.
Just my thoughts.
I hope this helps,
Good luck,
Greg
well said. I know a guy up the road that has a pretty good biz on ebay. I bought a few parts from him last month. When I picked them up, he was telling me how a 1200 that he got for "next to nothing" because of a clutch problem will sell for between $4k and $5.5k on ebay.

His life, though, is ebay. Its his only income. And he has a huge shop full of parts, many of which look like parts he has listed multiple times trying to sell. Perhaps they eventually do sell, but after awhile you would have to have a pretty careful record of what sells and doesnt sell to really know whether you are in the black or not...

And, it would all start with getting a killer deal on something. The less you pay for it to start with...
 

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Not enough information. Good motor? do you have service records? What maintenance level has been done?

What condition is the bike in? any rust or shiny chrome?

What extras are on the bike?

From my experience, I took off most added on parts as typicallly you do not recoup money spent there. Sold the bike as a complete unit and parted off the extras.
 

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Top right fairing pocket Cover from Chilliwack..
Cool weather riding gloves from California..
Honda fairing emblems from Hong Kong..
Goldwing Emblem Key Ring from New Jersey..
(yes vanity took hold for a purchase)
Gotta love e-bay !!!
I regularly scan through parts avail...thinking to pick up an alternator to have upgraded at the shop here...possibly a fuel pump..maybe some chrome bling..
At the moment it's window shopping, till I'm recalled to work..but I see many parts relisted on ebay untill they sell.
 

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Around here, Sacramento and bay area, a clean running 1100 can be had for $1000 or less. I picked up another 1200a for parts. Cost me $900 and $12 for the gas.
 
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