Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by ploco, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. ploco

    ploco New Member

    I just looked at a 2007 Street Bob. The bike has just over 7k. Extended warranty till 2013 garage kept. well maintained. Some Chrome, sundowner seat, detachable luggage rack, detachable windshield and Factory Alarm all for 9,000?

    The other question I have is do the keys have to be in the ignition to start the bike? I mean with the ignition by the front forks and all? This would be my first Harley. Thanks in advance
  2. M' one.

    M' one. Active Member

    Hi Ploco, the bike as far as I know operates with a key less ignition system, you do get a key with which you can lock the system but you don't need the key in the bike to ride it once you've disarmed it. The key also can be used for the fork lock. Do'nt know much about the second hand value of the bike but I'm sure someone here can help you with that.
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    The Kelley blue book on that bike is $11940 so at that price it sounds like a good deal.
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    First fundemental question:

    Is this the bike that you WANT, not the bike you can get?

    Next, check it over carefully. Ideally, get one of your friends that knows bikes to look at it with you. You may get the extended warranty, but that is really only good for the BIG things that might go wrong (read the fine print to make sure there are not significant exclusions).

    Check the tires. Getting those done for you will run anywhere from 250-400 EACH (tire, mounting, balance, etc.) although you might get some better pricing doing both at the same time with a tire special.

    Find out about ALL the mods that have been done to the bike.

    If this bike is the type of bike you want, the color YOU want, and everything checks out, then go for it. The price seems very good. If you are happy with it, go for it and welcome to the club!!

  5. 2002SilverSurfer

    2002SilverSurfer Active Member

    0 TQ suggested, do your homework and make sure it is really what you want. As with any good deal, you may have to do your homework quickly because if it is that good of a deal, it will get scooped up quickly but it would be much more hassle to buy it and realize its not what you wanted and have to resell it.

    If you have the time, a few pictures for the masses will also help us formulate opinions on whether its a good deal or not.... :newsmile106:
  6. M' one.

    M' one. Active Member

    Hobbit, my Fat Bob operates like your description of the Softails/Tourers.
  7. threesteps

    threesteps Junior Member

    In our area about $8800 is trade in value for the bike. So.......the price looks good. IMO the market in general for bikes has been soft and is getting softer. Don't expect to be able to sell if for a profit and that is why I would lean towards taking advantage of what seems to be a good deal IF it's the bike you want.
  8. M' one.

    M' one. Active Member

    No problem Hobbit, I find it strange that you need the key in the ignition to run the Street Bob, I thought the system in the Fat Bob was standard across the range and I stand corrected. Apologies if I misled anyone it was'nt intentional.