newbie question Fatboy totalled-resale value

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by jmwen, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. jmwen

    jmwen New Member

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    im lookin at a 2005 Anniversary Fatboy. it was totalled, rebuilt. What does this do to the resale value? It rides like its new so im told. i only looked at it and thought it was in mint shape, but found out today it had been wrecked. Has 8000 miles and wants $12,000 for it. thanks for any input,

    jeff
     
  2. motor

    motor Active Member

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    I'd say walk away
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    If it was totaled you might have trouble getting a title. You would have to have the frame checked for strightness and all the welds inspected. Unless I did the work myself I don't know I would trust anyone else.
     
  4. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Just walk on by....I think its something to stay away from..:) 12,000?
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    What everybody else said and specially not for $12K!

    Bodeen
     
  6. HDSickness

    HDSickness Banned

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    for 12 grand you can get a nice clean title bike.
     
  7. jmwen

    jmwen New Member

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    wow. . i really like that bike. I cant find a fatboy in this area for that price. .should i offer less? how much less? or like EVERYONE has already told me. . walk away!!

    Appreciate this all,
    jeff
     
  8. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    like motor said....i just bought a 2001 with less than 10k and chrome to the hilt for under 10k.....walk away!!!
     
  9. jmwen

    jmwen New Member

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    yea. . i will find out all that stuff, but im sure im walking. Thanks all.
     
  10. JROB4438

    JROB4438 Member

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    In my opinion there are alot better deals to be found out there on non wrecked bikes. I would def walk away theres just to much potential for bad stuff to happen even if all work was done by a good dealer/ repair person. Dont let your eyes fool and overide your head you'll def find another/better bike out there. Good luck