Is this a good Deal????

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by ghostrider69, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. ghostrider69

    ghostrider69 Member

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    Found this on Craigslist. Want to know if yall think this is a good deal. It has high miles.

    2001 Harley Davidson 1450cc FXDWG (Wide Glide). Engine is in great shape, chrome looks awesome, engine guard, highway pegs, windshield, full HD maintenance manual, nylon motorcycle cover (But the bike has been garage kept). This bike has not been collecting dust in a garage, it is ready for a road trip.

    It could use a paint job and it has 50K miles, hence the low price. 50K sounds like a lot of miles but it has never had any major work, only regular maintenance, and they say these bikes will go 100K without blinking. This bike was built after HD widened the front rake and rubber mounted the engine.

    I love this bike, but I'm leaving the country in ONE WEEK on August 21st and MUST get rid of it. I've dropped the price to $7,000.

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  2. jody7734

    jody7734 Active Member

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    NADA avg retail $8,650 low 6,850. If it truely is in good shape about the right price.
     
  3. Randall K. Wilson

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    Not knit-picking...but I can't understand why the sellar says... "could use a new paint job"? scratched, dented, faded????
    I wouldn't worry about the miles if it has had regular oil changes.
     
  4. ghostrider69

    ghostrider69 Member

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    Ok, Guys , how bout this one..

    Harley Davidson

    Model Dyna Wide Glide
    Year 2000
    Engine 88 Cubic Inch
    Trans 5 Speed


    Color Blue, Silver, and Chrome

    Super clean Wide Glide, has approx 55000 Highway Miles. It has over $4000 worth of accessories including a Mikuni 42mm Carb, K&N, Thunder Header 2 into 1 Exhaust, Corbin Seat and Backrest, Detachable Windshield, Saddle Bags, Leather Tool Bag, and lots of chrome.

    It has been meticulously maintained. All maintenance records and service manual come with the bike. No Tire Kickers please. This is a great Harley for $6500. ALL offers will be considered. Bought a new one, so this one has to go.

    Please email me for additional information. Bike can be viewed in the Richardson area.


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  5. Randall K. Wilson

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    Sir what type of work do you think this cycle should have had by now? Please advise?

    Who's putting this miles on...REAL Bikers...not some yuppie pose rider that's who. What the devil good is a cycle sitting the dog-gone stable anyway?
     
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  6. jody7734

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    I once sold a KLR650 with 72,000 miles on it. 50k on a dyna would have been a pleasure.
     
  7. Randall K. Wilson

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    ON the original post it was I think 50K and 55K miles respectably. I put 40 each on two Roadkings. Making 80K total. Only problem: One throttle cable. When I sold these cycles I would have not been afraid of riding from Miami to Fairbanks Alaska on either one. For the sake of this discussion, Are folk having more problems with their Harley's than what I'm aware of? My pal put 123K on his 95 EVO and only put ONE ribbed belt on.

    I figured at 50K a well maintain Wideglide would just be broke in? Am I living in a dream world?

    Please respond in the spirit of education.

    Now I know a guy who rides a moped. He thinks nothing of riding on the highways all over the state of Indiana. He is a real biker!

    I know a man in the 1940's who would put over 50K on the same Harley in less than a year. (many times) He was a real biker. These guys did'nt have all of those whiz bang by golly bagger seats of today. It really is all mind over matter.
     
  8. Caper

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    Second one seems like a better buy to me,but that's from just looking at pics and reading "extra's" added. 1st one would appear to be stock, 2nd has more upgrades, cam chain tensioners is kinda the weak link in the TC's and with the mileage on both, the original tensioners should have been replaced ,if not they're overdue for replacement, even the second set of tensioners should be checked for wear with the mileage on them,other than that if they were only used and not abused they would be good bikes. You would/should see them and have them checked over to be sure everything is what they say and take it from there. JMO.
     
  9. Randall K. Wilson

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    Sir I do respect your views and always want to learn from folk like you who have some much experience. Thank you very much.
     
  10. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    :s yep it is! :D