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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, I've never been on one of these forums before but my husband bought me a new motorcycle and I thought one of these forms would be a great place to get the word out that I'm trying to sell my V Star. I would appreciate any advice on how I could do that.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 02:30 PM
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Hi Teresa, I don't think too many bikes are sold through this web site but there is a classified section. That would be: https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/41-sale/

But I would recommend the usual methods with CraigsList. Checking the town you mention as your location, there are quite a few bikes for sale in your area. Between KBB and looking at similar bikes already on CraigsList, you should be able to get a good idea of what you should ask for the bike. If CraigsList is somewhat new to you, there are some strong suggestions:
1) When someone comes to view your bike, have others with you.
2) List it "cash only" as there are scams where people attempt to text you or email you suggesting they'll send you a check for an amount over the asking price and it's a bad check, even though it's a very legitimate looking cashiers check.

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/d/motor..._distance=13.5

There are other resources also, we have auto-trader and some motorcycle centric selling magazines but it usually costs money to list where CraigsList is free.

Good luck and enjoy the new bike.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 03:57 PM
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It will be easier to sell your bike, and you will get more for it, if you keep the plates and insurance on it, so people can ride it.

Most people will not buy a motorcycle if they cannot take it for a 5 to 10 mile ride and check it out, make sure the engine is not knocking, the brakes are not dragging, the shocks are not blown out...

Make sure any riders have a valid motorcycle license. Dont just ask, make them show it to you and make sure its not expired.

If you have comprehensive coverage, fire and theft on the bike, if someone drops it on a test ride, or steals it, you are covered.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 05:00 PM
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Hi Teresa, we’re not really a forum for selling or advertising bikes, we’re about the fellowship of riding together and sharing our love for riding. As previously mentioned we do have a classified section. You got some great advice on using places like Craigslist, etc.
Good luck on your sale.


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Ive used craigs list on both sides of transactions: one thing - dont put your phone number in the listing in the phone number/contact section. Put it in the text and spell it out, and spell some of the numbers wrong, like 7 Oh 5, three for won ate....

otherwise you will get a stream of bot generated text and phone calls from scammers.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2019, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone for the info. We'll start working on what has been suggested. As for condition, other than a few dings from standing tip overs, the bike has been well maintained by my husband. He's an aircraft mechanic and his attention to detail drives me crazy. I keep telling him things he's working on don' have to be perfect, he keeps telling me he knows that but, they have to be right. Anyway. I'll get to working on a flyer and maybe I can get this thing sold.

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