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I'm about to buy it and now am wondering if I'm paying too much. Non-ABS but has $1500 worth of accessories. It's probably a lame question but I'm new and still too ignorant to qualify as stupid. Thanks.
 

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I think you might be able to get a new 2011 for about that price at a dealer. They are clearing out the old models for the new 2012. I saw an ad on Craig's List for a new 2011 with the touring bags for $7900, plus tax (no other fees). And they were about $2000 cheaper in the US.
 

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That is what I'd want to sell a similar bike for, but I'd likely negotiate down $1,000 or more as a buyer.
 

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Yeah, one dealer near here has a 2011 for $8600 OTD..

and another $200 or so for bags. It's ABS which I like but it's black which I don't like and has no other options.
 

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Sounds like a great deal for the seller. For you? Not so much.

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My enthusiasm is .....

waning. I may have to wait. Patience has never been a strong point for me.
 

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Sounds like a great deal for the seller. For you? Not so much.

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I agree, $5000 to $5500 might be about right. I tried selling my '09 ABS (20K miles) with about $900 of farkles for $6300 with the intentions of going as low as $5300, but I couldn't find any takers. I saw many similar bikes selling for less than mine. Compare it to other bike prices, whatever the market will bear, I guess.
 

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The deal fell through.

I may have been paying way too much but I feel a little down......
 

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If you were willing to spend $6500 for an 09, Why not just spend $7900 or so for a new 2011 as they clear out their stock ... Then you wont feel down ... And wont have got ripped off either ...

Otherwise find a nice 07 or so. They can be had for as little as $3500 up to $5000 or so ...

It is a buyers market. You will do fine ... Just be ready to jump when you find one that fills the bill. It wont last long.
 

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Search of Kelly Blue Book shows a value of $5710. Always negotiable. I paid $3500 for a really clean '04 with extra seat and windscreen a few month ago. It made me happy but a lot of buyers are bargain fanatics and aren't willing to part with the bucks unless they feel they've hosed the seller royally.
If the bike turns you on, go for it!
 

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I think that is a little much - I bought a 2009 ABS in March with less than 4,000 miles, many farkles, still under warranty for a couple of months, for $6,500.

Good luck - this is a really fun bike.
 
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