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Hello.. After riding motorcycles for 26 years I sold my last Suzuki two decades ago. Had four sons and was involved in all their sports, you know how it goes when you have to make decisions between your passion and and your family. Recently I have thought a lot about getting back in the saddle as one of my sons lives in NC and rides his through the mountains. Always a dream of mine. Long story short, I recently discovered a Yamaha 2014 Road Liner S with 1 mile on the odometer. I can pick it up for a song and a dance, they are asking $9900 but I'm sure I can get it for less. It seems to be very well balanced for a bike with 1834cc and seems light when pulled off the stand even compared to other cruisers with smaller engine displacement. Just wondering if these have stood the test of time or if there is anything I should be concerned about in regards to maintenance or known issues. Also wondering if this is the steal I think it is.

Although the rear end reminds me of my mother-in-law the rest of the bike looks awesome. The other guys would see much more of the tail end than I so we will let that be their problem... Thanks in advance for your input!!
 

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Hi SB, welcome to the forum. According to kbb, the retail value of the Roadliner S is over 8k and trade-in value is over 6k, being in excellent condition. With only 1 mile on it I'm sure it's in excellent condition. I'd be wondering how long it's been sitting and if it's been garaged, etc, but that's just me. I've seen very few negative issues with the roadies. Let us know what you decide on, and if you purchase it, share some pics of it with us.


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SB did not say, is it an old year did-not-sell bike still at a dealer? If you are buying it 'as new' from a dealer it will have some kind of warranty, so the price may be higher than if its being sold as a used bike.

The dealer near my house finds bikes 2 to 4 years old that were never sold, and gets some really great prices on them.
 
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You will have no regrets with the Yamaha big V-twin, except maybe the sore cheeks from smiling while riding it.

I have a '13 Strat, and have put more miles on it in the 4 months since I bought it, than I put on my Boulevard all last year.
 
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