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Old 11-09-2012, 12:29 AM
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What kind of rack are the bags on? I may have some interest in the rack if you do decide to separate things.
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I would de-farkle also. I just came over from a KLR650 forum after i was in an accident with it. I took off all the goodies and put it back to stock and got more money than i would have got if it had been stock. And another benefit is someone else can enjoy a discounted price for the farkles and you get the money.........I usually offer up the farkles and necessaries at 60% off new retail\msrp. What i did was trade my farkles for stock parts and cash to offset the price of my new bike and be able to sell the old bike in stock form complete. Loving this Vstrom already.
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I just sold the Wee a couple months back and sold it complete with farkles except for the Corbin seat. Have a possible sale for the seat come spring. I felt good letting the entire bike go as is after a few years of riding and enjoying the fresh air. The new owner is very happy with the farkles already installed and I never would have had any fun stripping the bike down to a lesser level. Could have made some cash on the farkles but I really hate getting involved with selling and negotiating. The Wee was priced over book value to partially compensate for the farkles and I got what I asked for.
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Sales discussions may only take place in the For Sale forum. Read the rules there.

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Sales discussions may only take place in the For Sale forum. Read the rules there.
Wow your third post and its to inform someone about the rules. Very interesting
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Wow your third post and its to inform someone about the rules. Very interesting
Red letters are mine. Note the edit. His post was against the rules and therefore deleted.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:21 PM
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:32 PM
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One bike seller I bought a bike from had most of his farkles removed, cleaned, set on a table near the bike with individual prices listed. It was clear that the bike was separate from the other stuff. I bought some and left some. We both were satisfied.
That's exactly what I do. The buyer has first right of refusal, but the accessories are always sold a la carte. This methodology puts more lucre in the seller's pocket, exactly as greywolf stated.

More to the point, I think there's a favorable effect on the buyer's psyche when he sees a machine in factory-stock condition (via the removal of most or all accessories). They are more likely to view a car or bike as unmolested and well-cared for when not excessively encumbered with aftermarket bolt-on bits. I say this based on the feedback I've received from buyers.

The advice to leave the PCIII in place, due to it's beneficial effect, is a good idea.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:05 PM
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Electrojake, I am thinking of moving to an FJR...
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I think there's a favorable effect on the buyer's psyche when he sees a machine in factory-stock condition (via the removal of most or all accessories).
They are more likely to view a car or bike as unmolested and well-cared for when not excessively encumbered with aftermarket bolt-on bits.

I agree with Tall Man; (great wording on your post by the way), Trying to make the bike as stock or unmolested as possible is what I have done in the past too.
I think it's a psychological thing.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:35 AM
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I agree that you'll get more money for the accessories off the bike, but if you're like me, you'll end up with a garage of mismatched motorcycle gear and nowhere to store any more. I have $500 hard sidebags, two or three Corbin seats, handlebars, mufflers, footpegs, windshields/lowers, and the list goes on. All for bikes I've owned in the past. Too lazy to get around to selling them.
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