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Old 04-24-2013, 10:30 AM   #16
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Just the fact that I rode a bike, adds several hundred dollars, if not thousands, to the value.


If I ride a bike it cuts the value in half.


A 20,000 mile KLR is ready for an engine rebuild, I don't care if it's gold plated, it's worth about $1800.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #17
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How much value

Just sold an 05 with 21,000 on it, just about every mod, plus all the guards,
Luggage, tankbag etc 2500.00, bike was fully serviced, cosmetically nice.
I bought it unmodded with 9000 for 1900.00
KLR's that are maintained run 80,000 miles. A gen 1 with 21000 is nothing.
Had an 02 with a lot more miles. Many on KLRnet with 60000 to 100000.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:19 PM   #18
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parts are worth aprox 1/2 of the original cost.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:24 PM   #19
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zip, nada, zero, nix, zilch and nothing

In general farkles decrease the value of the bike if the origional parts are not included in the sale and are in mint condition. If you really want the bike, then what you pay is up to you but extras add nothing when you go to sell it on.. You have a choice here. Either the seller takes a bath on the money he's spent or you do when you move on.

Don't feel bad about it either way. It'sa your money and you can spend it on whatever you want. Don't forget half the fun of buying crap you don't need for your bike is the shopping for it and the shit load of parcels that arrive on your doorstep. The hours trying to figure out how to fit them and then the many months of convincing yourself you have made the bike much better.

The previous seller has robbed you of this joy and he must pay a premium for it
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:43 AM   #20
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For me, exhaust mods decrease the value. Some additions that are common for KLRs may increase the value for me: bash plate, handguards, doohickey.

Luggage is more complex. I built my own and spent more on misc bolts and hardware than I expected. I certainly wouldn't ask full price for it all if I sell I WOULD probably wait for a buyer who's looking for the kind of luggage I have.

The worst mod is one that discourages you from making the mod you want. Buying a bike with ABC crash bars on it may make it hard to justify buying the XYZ crash bars that you think are the bees knees.

I have bikes with more mods than the bike would probably sell for. My choice. If I sell it's my loss. I have the option of reversing the mods if I want the money.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:55 AM   #21
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I would pay $4k for a klr if it had a 2013 Beta 350RR mounted on it.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:27 AM   #22
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I agree with this.
Very few things I would pay extra for.
I would want a cheap stock bike that has not been screwed up, then add what I want.



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IMO - Aftermarket stuff usually has zero value, as far as re-sale value goes. There are some exceptions, as mentioned here - hard luggage being one. An aftermarket shock is also usually a bonus, providing that it is the correct make and model for the bike.
To me, and aftermarket pipe actually *decreases* value, unless the original (in good condition) is included.
From a buyers perspective:
Jetting - Zero
Tires - Zero
Graphics - Zero
Pipe/muffler - Minus (unless original is included - then, neutral)
Motor work - Minus
Suspension work - Zero
Seat - Possibly a plus, depending on make/model
Protection, Hand guards, skid plate - Good ones? OK, maybe $25.
Custom paint - Minus (unless you are talking about an already over-priced cruiser)

A bike with new tires, chain & sprockets, documented valve inspection/maintenance, with original paint, and exhaust will probably be the highest priced specimen of any bike on the market. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule - like if you find a real KR TZ750, or an ELR that was actually raced/ridden by these folks, or an RZ350, with Toomey pipes (as well as the originals).
In terms of the KLR you are looking at, to me, the rear shock may hold *some* value, but not the $600 or so the owner paid for it.
JMO.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:28 AM   #23
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Just sold an 05 with 21,000 on it, just about every mod, plus all the guards,
Luggage, tankbag etc 2500.00, bike was fully serviced, cosmetically nice.
I bought it unmodded with 9000 for 1900.00
KLR's that are maintained run 80,000 miles. A gen 1 with 21000 is nothing.
Had an 02 with a lot more miles. Many on KLRnet with 60000 to 100000.
I sold an '01 with about 10K miles and full-boat mods of just about every stripe...IMS tank, Ricor fork mods, aftermarket shock, aftermarket exhaust, and on and on. Three years ago I sold it for $2000 along with the OEM parts I had removed. The bike was in perfect condition. Search around...you'll find a much better deal than $4000.
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