Stage 1 and resale value

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by unwwwired, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. unwwwired

    unwwwired Member

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    I've heard that whatever you do to accessorize your bike with is pretty much lost value when you go to sell it. Is the same true of a stage one?
     
  2. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    You never get out what you put in, but adding value to the bike can make it easier to sell.
     
  3. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    pretty much - UNLESS someone comes along who likes what you did and pays what your asking for it.
     
  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    RichardS has a good ratio/rule & I know it's true b/c I pretty much got this type of deal when trading my "accessorised" 05 XL1200C sportster w/stage-1 for the 09 SG. Pretty much gave away all the $$$ I put into the bike, but now I'm keeping all stock parts & will have the option to swap everything back if/when I sell the SG.

    IRT adding stage-1 to your ride - I say the words of Mr. Nike - "just do it" as you only live once & it's a perfect performance UG from stock. Definitely added some HP to my Sporty & I plan to have it done to the SG during 1st maint. cycle.
     
  5. shaker

    shaker Active Member

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    I agree with Chopper on this. You'll probably attract more buyers, but not necessarily more money.
     
  6. Grillfish

    Grillfish Junior Member

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    I agree with Richard. Save all the stock parts, when your gonna sell, take your Stage 1 off and sell them (if you have a TFI it's easy). You might get back more than .10 cents on the dollar.
     
  7. ironmark

    ironmark Junior Member

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    According to Kelly Blue Book you are suppose to get 40% of the cost of parts added to the trade in value of a stock bike , but trying to get that from a dealer is like pulling teeth . The dealer does not want to give you anything for the extras you put on but they sure bump up the price when they are selling your old scoot . How many time you heard the sales man say "look at all the goodies this bike has & that is why the bike cost more" . If you thinking about trading in your bike now would be the best time to insist on the 40% while HD new bike sales are down !
     
  8. B-1B_Guy

    B-1B_Guy Junior Member

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    I think Richard hit the nail on the head. I've sold lots of dirtbikes, race quads and motorcycles (all of which had lots of hop-ups) and you never get even close to what you put in them. In fact, lots of buyers prefer stock bikes...especially bikes w/ no engine mods (we build the motors to ride them harder, right?). Never stopped me from building my motors, never will.....it's just what I do.