Need some advice...

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by dagodfathr, May 12, 2011.

  1. dagodfathr

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    Looking to buy my first Harley. Looking at a 2007 Road King Classic with 17,000 miles. Great condition, some mods (both backrests, some chrome, pipes and intake). Bike is at a dealer. I just don't want to overspend. What price do you think I'm looking at? Should I try to get a warranty if there isn't a current one? Bike is currently 14,000. Thanks.
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Here's a listing of Road Kings that did and did not sell on Ebay, gives you an idea of options, mileage and condition. Sale prices on ebay are usually less than
    off a dealers floor.Completed Items Search
     
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  4. Redfish-Joe

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    Do your research like Bodeen said. The Extended Service Plan or ESP is a must have. There are some who never had their bike in the shop but it has saved me far more in repairs than i payed for the plan.
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    NADA low miles excellent cond.- $12,000-$14,000
     
  6. bcortani

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    my friend just bought an 04 Screamin eagle duece from a dodge dealer. His bank initially approved him for the loan at 12% interest. (He shopped around) The dealership gave him financing at 3%...big difference. If the RK your looking at is listed at 14000, you should get it for about 12500. They probably paid about 10000 for it as a trade in or a buyback. test ride it, if it feels good, buy it. take a friend with you who also knows bikes...
     
  7. Kiss4aFrog

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    Think about what you're going to pay for it, who's going to finance you and at what rate and always take someone else with you who knows as much as you if not more to play a little devils advocate with you. Nothing worse than finding THE bike you want a day or two after you've bough something else.
    Ebay and craigs list can give you a good idea of whats out there and what people want for them.
    Good luck.
     
  8. IBA Harley

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    My personal experience with the Extended Service Plan was money thrown away. It always seemed like any problem I had was not covered. I swore I'd never pay money for another ESP!
     
  9. R_W_B

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    I don't know much about them, but I do remember a post on this forum where the Extended warranty did not cover broken IDS (rubber mounted sprocket) bolts.
     
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    I don't know much about them also, but I remember a post just a couple of months ago where the auto chain tensioner in the primary (late model 96") was not covered. Dealership claimed it was a normal wear/tear item and would not cover it. That to me is wrong. I was more upset than the OP of the thread and it cost him like $95.