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post #1 of 9 Old 12-07-2008, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Medical reasons are forcing me to sell my Wee, which I dearly love. A year from now I'll either be six foot under or buying another Wee. Let's hope for the latter

My question is about price. How much do you think I should try to sell this bike for. I don't want to de-farkle it but sell it all decked out.
  • 2007 Wee
  • about 7,500 miles
  • Madstad
  • Large Givi Windscreen
  • Gel seat w/ butt pad
  • luggage attachments
  • Givi E21N sidecases and V46 topcase, with luggage rack, brake-light, interior light and reflect-guard
  • Givi crash-guards
  • Suzuki center stand
  • GPS mount
  • Grip puppies
  • 4 year transferable Suzuki warranty

Never dropped, never crashed, perfect condition (some little rust spots on crashguards), dealer maintained.

I'm sure I spent close to 10 bills on it. Bike is in Oregon, USA. Any ideas?

Thanks.

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-07-2008, 12:45 PM
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Sorry to hear about your health challenges. Our Prayers and Thoughts are out there for you.

To answer your question, the bike market is a little different these days from a couple of years ago, but in my opinion....this is what I would pass on. (By the way, I have been shopping for a Wee for my son for about 6 months and feel I have a good handle on the market.)

In today's market, a seller should feel good about getting Wholesale value, plus 50% of the original cost of the farkles. The HUGE plus to your bike is the 4 years left on the warranty.

In my opinion, I would think your bike could probably sell for about $6k-$6.5k.

Just for comparison....there is a guy in Chicago that has a 'mint' 2006 DL1000 (about 5k miles) with about $1,000 of farkles......and he has been trying to sell the bike for $5,800 for about 3 months.

The Fall/Winter months are not the time to have to sell a bike, especially in today's economy. If you can wait, you would probably get another $500 in March/April 2009.

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post #3 of 9 Old 03-12-2009, 11:19 AM
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Is your Wee still for sale?

Is your Wee still for sale? I am in Medford and you can contact me at: [email protected]

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post #4 of 9 Old 03-15-2009, 12:54 AM
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artcore, hope all goes well with your health. God bless.

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post #5 of 9 Old 03-17-2009, 10:45 AM
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Good luck, artcore!

Oregon is too pretty to leave it for the rest of us. I hope you are exploring it on two wheels for many years yet.

Can't help with the sale, but I hope that goes well too. You can look forward to the treat of buying and equipping a new Wee-Strom, and I hope that aspiration fortifies you.

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-04-2010, 10:09 PM
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Why not keep it? I would think it would help keep you alive!
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-09-2010, 12:28 AM
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Looks like artcore hasn't been on here for a while. Anyone have an update? Is he still with us? He mentioned medical problems. Is he OK?
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-09-2010, 04:59 PM
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Just sold my wee... not happy i did.

It was an '04 with almost 80K miles... lots of bells n whistles. $3000.
Sadly, they don't hold value too well.
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-09-2010, 07:48 PM
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I dunno,I'd say getting almost half the new price after 80,000 miles is pretty good.

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