'08 S/E Springer CVO

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Durham Hawger, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Durham Hawger

    Durham Hawger New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I've got a chance to purchase an '08 CVO Springer with only 5,600 kms (3500 miles) on the clock. Previous owner added Vance & Hines pipes. Can anyone think of a red-flag with this bike? Price seems reasonable at $22K. Bike/chrome all look mint.
     
  2. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    Can't think of any major issues to warn about other than a little more maintenance with the Springer set up. The price seems fair. Looking on Chopperexchange.com I found one listed at $19,000 but the majority of them where in the $20,000 to $24,995.00 range (more on the higher end than lower).

    I have always liked the springer and that model is especially nice. I say go for it if its one you desire, maybe try to get the price down a bit but not a deal breaker IMO.
     
  3. Durham Hawger

    Durham Hawger New Member

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    Many thanks TripleJ. My only other concern is that the dealer selling the bike is not a Harley shop - this place sells Ducati, Triumph, KTM - and the guy I've been talking to doesn't know the history of the bike. I'd like to get this info.
    Thanks again!
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You may want to ask a Harley dealer to run the VIN for you on the bike to see if there were any problems reported during services that would be a red flag. Springers require a bit more maintenance on the front ends to keep them in good shape and the ride is different than the telescoping front ends. You may want to test ride before you buy it as you should do with any vehicle. I tested my CVO brand new before I bought it.

    Also as a former CVO owner, you'll find that resale on these bikes falls off rather fast. When you pay $8 - $10K more than the standard bike in the same line, don't expect your resale to reflect that also.
     
  5. Durham Hawger

    Durham Hawger New Member

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    Thanks glider - all good points!
     
  6. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    I had a Springer, and the front suspension rides great! Save your old tooth brushes for bug removal in the springs:bigsmiley11:
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The noted problems with a springer are when cornering on an irregular surface. They tend to flop around more than the standard forks.