I met a gent today at the Harley shop who is a "Professional Motorcycle Appraiser". He does not work at the Harley shop, he was there to meet a future client. This gent says he has been performing this service since 1969. He was at the dealer to meet a man who had just bought a custom chopper. Hence he was going to appraise it. Cost for this service $150.00 I told him that I have not had my Harley appraised. He took a glance at my bike and said..."if it ever gets stolen...you will be crying the blues." I will admit...I am ignorant about the details of my insurance policy...:dknow According to him he has appraised bike that were valued at $80,000.00 That was the most expensive one that he has appraised and many at 50K As I hung around the shop the gent finally showed up to have his chopper appraised. The appraiser spent about an hour carefully looking at the bike and writing down all kinds of details about it on a tablet. I assume to go back to his office and type up the official appraisal. However...oddly I don't think he took a photo of the bike...which kind of surprised me? Is there anyone in our lovely forum that has had their Harley appraised? If so has it paid off in the long run?:newsmile093: Do you recommend such a gesture? Please respond.