Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SW Michigan USA
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I paid $3750 last Sept. for a '09 with 6800 miles on it with lots of farkles: Oxford heated grips, Leo Vince pipe, front fender extender, rear spools, Michelin Pilot 2C tires with little mileage on 'em, Renthal aluminum bars with Rox adjustable risers, Vortex 43-tooth rear sprocket (in addition to the stock sprocket) and a Givi windshield plus the original shield.
I found it on Craigslist about 30 miles away. I didn't have a pile of money to work with then and fortunately was able to talk the guy down from the original asking price of $3995. It looked to be in very good shape and was only 11 months old, but had minor alterations and a little rash from a tip-over. The affected pieces (turn signal, clutch lever, LH mirror) have since been replaced. I have also invested in a used Baldwin seat and other accessories. I'm so pleased with this bike and ecstatic I chose this model.
Before buying my V, I went to see it and found I just had to have it, it talked to me if you know what I mean. I made an offer and it was rejected by the seller. What worked in my favor was that I seemed to be the only one REALLY interested in it and the seller called me a few days later and counter-offered me half of my original offer. I accepted it and have never looked back!
Granted the greenback is worth less now than last year, I'd offer the guy $4700 (seems fair?) and see what he says. At least it's a starting point to get the process rolling...
Ask yourself what price are you comfortable with paying for it. Whatever number you fall on, is it fair to you and the seller?
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