Finally done with insurance - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
magical mr mistoffeles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Made In The Motorcity
Posts: 444
Finally done with insurance

60 days to the day of my crash i have finally no longer the owner of a vulcan 2000, well not yet, gonna put whats left in the credit union with the hope of buying a bike in jan/feb time frame
magical mr mistoffeles is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 04:38 PM
Super Moderator
 
Romans5.8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,926
Garage
Dontcha love beuracracy?

Gonna go with another V2K or do you have something else in mind?

(Glad you're doing good, by the way!)

"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8 (NIV)

2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer

2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)

Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack

Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT
Romans5.8 is offline  
post #3 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
magical mr mistoffeles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Made In The Motorcity
Posts: 444
So far still looking at v2k, possibly a roadliner, kicked the c109r because i have read and know people who have issues with c109/m109, long shot maybe a bmw 1200gt sport tourer.
magical mr mistoffeles is offline  
post #4 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 07:32 AM
Top Contributor
 
SWVA_08V2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia
Posts: 3,187
Glad things are over for ya. I would still keep an eye out for a good deal though. This the time of year when people decide to sell for one reason or another.

1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 (First Bike)
2004 Vulcan 1500 Classic (First Big Bike)
2007 Vulcan 1600 Meanstreak (Love Affair)
1999 Yamaha 1100 V-Star Custom (Right Price at the Time)
2008 V2K Classic (Favorite Vulcan)
2014 HD Ultra Limited (Bells and Whistles)
Who would have thought I would grow up to become "Spatially Educated" and play Connect-the-Dots for a living.
SWVA_08V2k is offline  
post #5 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 09:44 AM
Bike Of The Year Winner, 2012
 
smedlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South of Houston
Posts: 4,064
Garage
You can find many low millage V2K's for sale out there.

Well, same can be said for every model of bike. People buy them, never ride them, and eventually sale them.

Winter is a good time to shop/buy...

Yes, I'm a Chrome Whore.

2004 Vulcan 2000
smedlin is offline  
post #6 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
magical mr mistoffeles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Made In The Motorcity
Posts: 444
Quote:
Originally Posted by smedlin View Post
You can find many low millage V2K's for sale out there.

Well, same can be said for every model of bike. People buy them, never ride them, and eventually sale them.

Winter is a good time to shop/buy...

Thats what i love about motorcycling, for some of us its in our blood, and for the rest its part of middle age crisis, so its just a temporary thing, my v2k has super low miles when i purchased it, within 2 months of having it i doubled the miles the other guy had even though he had it five years. So always looking out for the next sweet deal.
magical mr mistoffeles is offline  
post #7 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 09:22 PM
Super Moderator
 
Romans5.8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,926
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by magical mr mistoffeles View Post
Thats what i love about motorcycling, for some of us its in our blood, and for the rest its part of middle age crisis, so its just a temporary thing, my v2k has super low miles when i purchased it, within 2 months of having it i doubled the miles the other guy had even though he had it five years. So always looking out for the next sweet deal.
There's all different kinds. You've got the 'weekend warriors' who take their bike out on a nice sunday afternoon if the weather is mild and dry. Others who commute with their bike rain or shine, still others who don't even own a 4 wheeled vehicle!

Heck, I even know people who NEVER commute but have over 100,000 miles on their bikes, which are only a few years old, because when they go out on the weekend, they really go somewhere!

My 900 had 8,000 miles on it when I bought it in September of 2011, and it's an '06! It's got 21,000 miles on it now!

Nothing against the people who don't ride very often, but man, I guess, I just can't imagine not putting a lot of miles on your bike! I don't commute to save money, I commute with my bike because I love the fact that on a busy work day I can STILL get a little riding in! (Plus I like to take the long way home to unwind!)

Although, seeing cruisers and stuff like that with low miles is one thing. Seeing mega-tourers like a Goldwing with low miles is really a head scratcher. Dealership I bought my bike from had a 1995 GL1500 on it, being sold by the original owner, with 5,000 miles on it (FIVE THOUSAND, not a typo). So you spend that kind of cash for that kind of bike and don't ride it? Different strokes I guess!

But +1 on the buyers remorse buys. A guy I used to work with got a killer deal of a Harley softail. It had 300 miles on it, and was a 2010. Lady bought it to upgrade from her sportster, rode it a few times, then finally sold it. She just didn't like it as much as she thought she would. (And you know how some of that Harley crowd is, there are tons of awesome mid sized cruisers out there that she could handle, but, if you ride a Sportster, the next step is a Softail, no way would they be caught riding a metric!). Basically brand new, but for the price of used!

When I was a freshman in high school my mom bought a car like that. Had 1800 miles on it, and was a previous model year. Got a KILLER deal on it. It was a Honda Accord, the two door one with the sport engine in it. Someone bought it as a mid-life crisis mobile, but then decided, they really needed a sedan. Came back and traded it for the 4 door Accord. Got a sweet deal!

"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8 (NIV)

2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer

2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)

Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack

Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT

Last edited by Romans5.8; 10-25-2012 at 09:26 PM.
Romans5.8 is offline  
post #8 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 10:43 PM
Top Contributor
 
angelo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Far West Chicago Burbs / Rural
Posts: 655
Romans, as you know, a lot of times it comes down to the time of life. I got back to riding mid season 2009. Before that, simply took 15 years off due to family constraints.

My 04 vulcan was owned by PO until July 09 and he put 3K on it. I kept for part of 09, 10, and 11 seasons and traded it this march with 16K on it. Just over 5K miles a season for me.

This march got the 06 connie with under 5K on her. I have put 8K on this year.

Two of my sons now drive. Youngest is 12. BIG difference than what my miles would have been 10 years ago when I was coaching 3 hockey and baseball teams!!!

I know some guys get a bike and simply don't ride much. A lot of times, it has to do with time of life, family situation, and how much free time it allows.

Great news for those of us that don't mind buying barely used bikes - because there are many examples to find usually...

BTW, I hardly ever commute. My miles are day rides and overnights chasing the the curvey roads.

'06 Concours C10
'04 1600 Classic - Gone
PGR #192992

Ride Reports Blog http://leroylanes.blogspot.com/

Last edited by angelo; 10-25-2012 at 10:45 PM.
angelo is offline  
post #9 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 04:48 PM
Member
 
SoCalCruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Posts: 47
Speaking of barely used bikes- I had to pass this along since it looks like a very sweet ride. It's a bit pricey, but very low miles and some extras.
2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad -- $9,400
Only 154 miles
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...334025180.html

Cruizin on my Bagger
2006 Vulcan 900 LT (Sold!)
2011 Nomad 1700- Blue & Silver
SoCalCruiser is offline  
post #10 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 05:15 PM
Super Moderator
 
Romans5.8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,926
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCalCruiser View Post
Speaking of barely used bikes- I had to pass this along since it looks like a very sweet ride. It's a bit pricey, but very low miles and some extras.
2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad -- $9,400
Only 154 miles
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...334025180.html
Yeah that IS pricey.

The Dealer will, of course, tell you different. But, on a motorcycle, low mileage doesn't increase the value. The NADA value on that bike is around $7k~$8k, and I cannot imagine spending more. In fact, there may be issues with a 4 year old bike with 170 miles on it, that wouldn't be present on the same bike with say 4,000 miles on it (not hard to find) that you could get much cheaper.

If they were both the same price, I'd go for the lower mileage one (and start changing out fluids as soon as I got it!), but, I definitely wouldn't pay $9,400. I might offer $6,500 and hope they counter with about $7,500, that wouldn't be a bad price.

"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8 (NIV)

2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer

2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)

Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack

Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT
Romans5.8 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome