81 sturgis

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by hunt682, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. hunt682

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    I found an 81 sturgis that a guy is selling. It is not all original, it has a wide glide front end, tank, and rear fender. But the frame engine and tranny are all original. My question is what do yall think it is worth. I haven't seen it in person yet but I'm going to look at it this weekend. Also is there anything yall think I might would need to look for when testing it etc. thanks for the help
     
  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    KBB states that an 81 Sturgis retail value is $6600.00.
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  3. hunt682

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    Yea I saw that but since it wasnt original I didn't know how to appraise it.
     
  4. The4opps1

    The4opps1 Junior Member

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    A rule that I have always used when buying a car or bike is that the "blue book" values are for an original. If the paint is new, or things have been replaced and/or modified, that in and of itself doesn't mean it's worth less, but also doesn't mean it adds to the value either. In the end, you take the "book value" and use it to set a basis for your negotiations. Sometimes, places like Ebay are good venue's to check out. You can get an idea of what similar items are selling for, and whether people are buying them for that price....Good luck
     
  5. hunt682

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    Aight. Thanks for the help guys I feel like at the price he's asking its a good deal just wanted to get some opinions
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Too bad so many of these bikes got butchered
     
  7. hunt682

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    True but I actually like the way it looks better now than when it was original.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

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    What is the Bottom line on this bike, and does it still have the primary and rear belt drive?
     
  9. hunt682

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1340153206.692821.jpg another thing that struck me as odd is the engine isn't black. Anybody have any insight?
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I have seen alot of Sturgis models and worked on them, Is the title on this bike clear and not recon looks like an FXEF