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post #1 of 12 Old 08-08-2014, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Sell it or part it out?

I've got 91k miles on my 2006 DL1000...even the dealership didn't want it for a trade-in! If I was looking for a motorcycle, the mileage would turn me away too. It's well-maintained and I have all my personal records, but I'm curious if it would be worth trying to sell it or part it out.

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If it is in good repair and runs well, I would think someone would pay $1-2,000 for it. That would be a good deal for a bike that does have life left. Parting it out is a lot of work, and most likely not worth your time. If I owned this bike, I would be happy to sell it for 1-2k. JMHO
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-08-2014, 11:24 AM
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It's worth so little it makes more sense to keep riding it until it develops a fatal (i.e., too expensive to fix) condition. It could also be a fun project to strip it down and see if you can make a more-or-less proper dirt bike out of it, or maybe try for a cafe racer look.

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Why are you selling it? If there are engine problems you could swap that out. 1K later and you have a new bike again.

In theory you should be able to keep these bikes riding forever with enough maintenance.
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Pick up a dash pack from a low milage bike off E-bay ..... sell it for fair market value.....


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I've got 91k miles on my 2006 DL1000...even the dealership didn't want it for a trade-in! If I was looking for a motorcycle, the mileage would turn me away too. It's well-maintained and I have all my personal records, but I'm curious if it would be worth trying to sell it or part it out. Any thoughts or advice would be welcome.
Seems someone would want it. I'd suggest putting it up for sale here. Pick a price and include a few photos. I don't really need it, but at the right price, who knows...

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It's worth so little it makes more sense to keep riding it until it develops a fatal (i.e., too expensive to fix) condition.
It's almost to that point. I've been working every weekend on something that needs fixed or replaced. It needs a good break down and rebuild, but it's my only transportation. It's a little saddening because it was running so good this morning on the way to work.

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There is a thread around here someplace of a guy with more than 325,000 miles on his DL1K and still riding it. Not sure you have to worry about it at your mileage. Still a ton of life left in it.
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By all means get the low mileage dash and defraud someone into buying it. Theres no better money than stolen money.

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By all means get the low mileage dash and defraud someone into buying it. Theres no better money than stolen money.
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