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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-25-2014, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Second bike in the garage

I've got a 1985 HD FXSB sitting in my garage. It has 100k miles on the bike, 40k on the re-built 103" S&S motor. It runs good and strong but needs a lot of minor TLC.

A good friend of mine has offered to sell it to me for $4000. The deal he offered is $600 down, $100 minimum monthly. I'm having a real hard time saying "no".

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 05:58 AM
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it's your bike? in your garage? how is he going to sell you your own bike?

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 08:02 AM
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I Own a 1200 Sportster with 14, 000 on the ticker it is a 1996 Deluxe .
Even no more milage than is on my sporty I spend 2 times as much on it than I feel I should
Im here to tell youyours sounds like a daily driver, 100k on an S&S is alot of miles
It will last longer than the bike, Older Harleys just dont hold up under heavy riding.
I have a fellow rider that totally rebuilt (restored) AN 88 Wide Glide
it took him and a friend 2 months to do it and almost 6 grand .He sold it for 8
look it up on Kbb and see its worth if it needs TLC its probably more than it just looking rough.
it probably is rough. JMHO
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 09:33 AM
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Sounds pretty cool, I have an 87' Sporster I picked up from a friend last year. I love the older Harleys. I guess it would depend on how much tlc it needs, and how much you really want it. My sporty is the 1100 which was made only two years which makes it a little more unique. I am hoping to pick up an older Harley touring eventually. Pretty sure I will always have a newer bike as a back up.
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Long boring story . . .

To clarify for bevo: my friend that owns this bike has developed a temporary housing situation that placed him in a 'not so trusting neighborhood' without inside storage facility for the bike. He has been wanting to get onto a Sportster for a long time because this bike is too big/uncomfortable for him (he is small in stature), plus we have been talking about this transaction for several months. He asked if I could store it for a time . . . we new right away were this was going

At the same time I have been contemplating selling off some of my firearm collection, which I am now motivated to do for the 'downpayment'. My friend still owes $200 on a truck I sold him....2+2=4 As you can see my friend and I have a history together.

As far as the bike goes, I am familiar with it's quirks and the specific areas that require TLC. The part that makes me happy is I still get to keep the Yamaha so I can take my time on any repairs

If this is too much info . . . oh well

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Offer to sell it for him. Take a $200 sellers fee and keep the $200 he owes you and give him the rest. List it for $5150 so you have some wiggle room for "a great deal". The price will look odd and a "savvy" buyer will recognize you as someone he can talk down a grand. Let him get down to $4500 and he'll be bragging for months. Three way win.

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Offer to sell it for him. Take a $200 sellers fee and keep the $200 he owes you and give him the rest. List it for $5150 so you have some wiggle room for "a great deal". The price will look odd and a "savvy" buyer will recognize you as someone he can talk down a grand. Let him get down to $4500 and he'll be bragging for months. Three way win.
Nope, won't do that. This deal is between us 2 friends. We both know he can get $5k easy. He offered me this deal because he knows I've been wanting a HD for a long time. We are kinda helping each other out and both getting what we want.

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Then go for it. It's still a good bike to work on and maintain. Not a fan of 4 speeds, but if I had it I wouldn't use it for touring duty anyway. Sounds like a good deal between friends.

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This thread is useless without pics. Just sayin'

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Well? how about an update did you buy it? How about some pics?

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