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Old 09-17-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Selling for newer or different? Look here!

Well... It happened. I sold the bike already.

What I had: 2011RR with PCV and autotune, catless stock exhaust, other various body parts and lighting pieces...

Now, don't get me wrong... I absolutely LOVED the bike, but since I am not a track racer, the function of the bike wasn't utilized to full potential. I went from having a 15 minute commute to work and spirited back road riding to having a 45 min commute. I ended up deciding that comfort was more important to me than anything and i'll be honest, for a guy like me (6'2") after 2 hours of straight riding, I wanted to kill myself. I have a 3 hr drive to see my brother and I like to ride the bike...

So naturally, my first thought was to go look at some cruisers... But I didn't want just any cruiser, I wanted something that didn't compromise ALL of the speed/ handling factor. My dad has a Harley V-Rod and I always loved how it handled and the surprising torque it had... So, I went on over to Harley to look at some v rods.

I went there with the intention to only look (because I still had to sell the bike I was currently on before making any new bike decisions). I ended up seeing and sitting on the exact bike I wanted too!!!

It got to the point where I said I wanted to see what they would offer me for a trade (I figured about $8000 tops because why would Harley want a silly crotch rocket sitting on their lot)... Well, I was very suprised to hear that they were willing to give me $11000 towards the new 2013 V rod muscle I was looking at. Hmm that's not too shabby!

Well, I went into the financial office after working out what I needed with the bike (parts and a cover and such)... We ended up not being on the same page with the payment (they were over $100 more than I wanted to be spending/ month). So somehow I talked them down to my price range without losing parts, warranties or anything like that... Guess what they ended up giving me for the CBR???

$13900.

Seriously.

What did I pay for the CBR? $12000 + TTT

Anyways... The moral of this story is, if you are looking to get a different (newer) bike, give trade-in a chance! Maybe you'll get lucky like I did.

-Andrew

ps. I have parts for sale:
PCV, Autotune, tinted bubble, adj ebay levers, integrated smoked tail, chain guard license holder (brushed aluminum). Let me know!! Will be posting in Classifieds when my posts are up lol
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:11 PM   #2
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also have the stock exhaust in perfect condition with <400 miles
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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and that sales guy didn't make ANYTHING on that sale for sure lol
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #4
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I applaud your enthusiasm. Seems like your having a conversation with yourself. haha. Glad you're happy.

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I miss Central Florida... Cant wait to retire and move back.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:45 PM   #5
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I applaud your enthusiasm. Seems like your having a conversation with yourself. haha. Glad you're happy.

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I miss Central Florida... Cant wait to retire and move back.
Yea, I basically was lol

Waiting for the storm to pass so I could leave work, I figured I would share my story.. Love Florida.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:58 AM   #6
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Nice story. I'm glad you got back more than you paid. If you don't mind me asking, How much did the V-rod go for? Cause I am seriously considering replacing my RC51 with a cruiser (Yamaha Road warrior or V-rod).
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:47 AM   #7
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Well... With the options I went with, I ended up paying around $18,500 (and change) out the door.
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They showed you that much for your bike on paper. Just goes to show how much mark up are in harleys. Its all a numbers game.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #9
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They showed you that much for your bike on paper. Just goes to show how much mark up are in harleys. Its all a numbers game.
I look at it like this:

The bike is made of metal (not plastic)
The co-designer was Porsche
The bike is comfortable
The bike is much bigger

Therefore worth more money in my eyes so I wasn't worried about it
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Glad you're happy with you're new bike, that's all that counts.
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