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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-26-2009, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Decent $$$ for 900 Custom??

May be getting back into motorcycling after about a 27 year hiatus. Took the MSF Beginners Course and passed it with a little wiggle room. Been lurking here for awhile as the VN900 is at, or near, the top of my cruiser list. Saw a 2008 Custom today, a black one with a few chrome trinkets added onto it, and ONLY a bit over 800 miles. Price was at $5500.00 plus the usual tax and license and some (probably $100-200) for a "used bike roadworthiness inspection/service", or whatever they call it. This is at a major dealer, and looks to be within the KBB range of prices.

Just wondering if you long time VN900 owners/riders would consider this a fair price, as I have little/no exerience in these matters yet. Anything to look out/be cautious for.

Thank you for your time and opinions in this matter.
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Looks like a good price to me -- I paid 6,000 for one in immaculate condition, but
with just over 1,100 miles -- however, mine did include an extended warranty.

For what it's worth, you were smart to take the MSF class first -- safety first, last
and always . . . especially for us getting back into motorcycling after years away.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-27-2009, 05:06 AM
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Not a bad price. I'd check on the 600 mile service records and see if anything unusual appreared.
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Sounds like a grand price to me, if the 1st service record doesn't show any baubles... I paid about 1k more for mine, but brand new and including all doc fees.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-27-2009, 09:58 AM
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If the bike is in good/great shape and runs well, $5500 is a steal. but if it is with a dealer, ALWAYS HAGGLE. You are out nothing if they don't budge, but i made a couple sweet haggles in my lifetime that made the effort very rewarding.

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