Stealership near me has a silver '04 for $9000. 5300 miles, V&H pipes, some aftermarket chrome bits, new tires. I told them my budget was about $7500 & tomorrow I'll offer $8500 out the door. Does this sound like a fair deal?
I'd go no higher than $8000 if it were me... I paid a bit more for mine, but I've had a Warrior before, so I knew what i was missing, plus I felt like I knew the owner because he is a long standing member of the site.
Money is relative when it comes to buying something you want...
Good luck either way and welcome to the forum. As far as price goes its all relative to what you are willing to spend. Some buy used and save the money for mods...others will pay for a new bike and save up for the mods over time...it all depends on what YOU want to do.
Its on ok price, not great by some of the steals that people on this site seem to get, but honestly *I* never find those deals here in SoCal. Do some research on cycletrader.com (figure about a 15-20% discount on asking prices there) to get a feel for the market. Also go to the various motorcycle value sites to get a feel for what the blue books are asking for retail.
Figure used pipes worth ~$250, chrome goodies could be *100-$500 depending on how many and if you realyl want them. Find out if it has an aftermarket filter, or a PCiii on it. I assume it has a stock rear tire (200).
Given all that, Id like to think you could get one for ~7500 OTD on one of those screaming deals, but ~8500 is not a horrible price especially if you like the color and the particular chrome goodies. If you are jsut goign to replace the pipes and the goodies, dont bother.
Still worth that much to me ($8500) the other sounds a bit high, but the market is swinging to the higher side this time of year anyway (gas prices and warmer weather).
Still welcome to the forum and good luck.
Soooo....the verdict is? Did you buy it???[/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]
Well, the dealership didn't like my offer of $8000. They came down to $8700+TTL, about $9400 total. [:0] I can easily walk away from that deal. I've got a couple leads on Craigslist & the Classifieds here I'll follow up on.
I've been lurking for awhile here, Member # 5823 & just now posting for the first time[8D]. Thanks for all the advice ya'll.
TX_Blue1,the bike is over by K'S Motorsports? I was there earlyer today and there was a guy looking at one they have in the back with pipes,chrome pegs and a PC.If thats the one you are looking at maybe I can talk to them for a better price since I know them....
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