Originally Posted by chapramsey
I have just ridden a 2008 990 Adventure that is for sale, used....6,600 miles, no damage noted...with Happy-Trails bags on it. Asking is $9,900. (from a dealer)
1) I know nothing of the used bike market, any idea if this is a good price?
Not sure if it helps, but I just bought basically the same bike from a private seller for $8500 (Kansas City area).Mine is pretty much stock with 4200 miles and was in more or less showroom condition.
Personally, I don't think the bags add that much value and I think you could do better on price. Of course, all of this depends on comparable values in your area and how much you want the bike.
I will tell you that the bike is awesome. I took mine for its first real ride yesterday and I love it. I did 240 miles of everything from slick, thawing minimum maintenance roads (on stock tires, no less) to interstate highway at 80 mph and the bike was great on all of it once I got a feel how to ride it.