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Old 11-10-2012, 07:17 AM
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First, offer the bike fully farkled at a suitable price. If no takers, go to work....Remove anything else you want to bother removing.
This is exactly what I am doing now. I advertised my '09 Wee-ABS for sale in the "completely assembled, ready to go" condition with >$3000. worth of accessories and could not sell it for $6000. It would have been a perfect bike for someone wanting to go to Alaska or some other similar trip.

My conclusion -- either potential buyers want something for nothing (very possible) or they don't know what it costs to set a bike up for more than day rides and commuting to work (also very possible). The truth probably is somewhere in the middle.

So, I'm in the disassembly/selling off process. Some of the accessories are being used on the new bike. The balance I advertise at 2/3 to 3/4 of the original price, depending on condition, use, etc. Our winters are cold here also, so I have plenty of time.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:57 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.
Ummm....you've got to be lazy indeed to decline to post a list of things here and on other appropriate owner's forums. It's free. And takes a minute or two.

It ain't about the income. For me those obsolete farkles piling up are a kind of reproach to my normally frugal farm-boy upbringing. They sit there making me feel guilty about excessive indulgence, and my conscience is cleared when they are gone.
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Ummm....you've got to be lazy indeed
You hit that one on the head.
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... 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.
JB, exactly! Glad it's not just me.

And even more so with stock auto parts after doing a build-up.
End up with thousands of dollars worth of brand-new stock suspension & engine parts that serve no purpose to mankind.
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