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badbrad08
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   Posted 1/9/2012 7:43 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hey Guys,


I am looking for a little advise on whether or not this is a valuable Collectable or just an Old Bike
This has spent more time in my garage than it has on the road.
New Tires and a Brand new paint, Runs like it always has Great.

Need to know what to expect if offered for sale, need an HONEST appraisel, or just a wise, wild ass guess?
How do I get some idea what it's worth, and how to sell it for what it's worth or close.
I am really not greedy, but have an IRS problem that needs to go away, immediately

Thank You very much for your help

Brad
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   Posted 1/9/2012 7:54 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
So, you want an honest appraisal, from people on the internet, who you dont know. Also, this appraisal has to be done without pictures? Come on. Use Google. Punch in your bike title with for sale behind it. Find one that is close to what yours is condition wise. There you go. Honestly, it only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Which sight unseen means, $200. I will give you $200 right now for it.
 Right now kz 900's, z1's, z1000's are building value. So depending on condition, options, etc. you could have a nice bike monetary wise. Then again you may have a complete clap heap, without pics nobody knows.  


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   Posted 1/10/2012 2:25 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Have a look on eBay (on both the US and UK sites) and see what people are asking for your bike. I say asking, I should have said getting. It's one thing asking and it's another getting the asking price. You should also take a look at specialist magazines. I've noticed that prices are certainly firming up for certain machines, but it all depends on the machine and its condition and originality.

I've just checked the two latest issues of 'Classic Bike', a UK magazine. As it happens they ran a road test of a '75 Z1B, as they were badged here and they estimate its value at £8,000. I think that is way too high. Mind you, it is a top notch example. Even so I think £5,000 would be nearer the mark and you would need to find someone willing to pay that. I wouldn't be one of them, it's too rich for me. The US and UK markets are somewhat different, I should add.


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   Posted 1/10/2012 7:43 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
There are also a couple of KZ web sites that could help you out with value and also might be a good place to post a classified ad.

Around here (CO) a bike like that would go for $1000 - $1500 this time of year. You might be able to get $2k if it's all original and you can find a collector who wants one, but I don't see it getting much more than that unless it's in showroom-restoration condition.


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   Posted 1/10/2012 11:57 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Dinosaur.

Worth maybe $1,000 if you ask me.

I just sold my mint condition '97 TL1000S that I bought new, put $2,500 in suspension/brake/fuel injection/ergonomic improvements over the years, and was happy to get $2,500 even though it had less than 20k miles.

Old bikes are generally a bargain for the buyer and not a money maker for the owner.

Of course, if my TL was thrashed I'd likely not even have gotten $1,000 for it.

Riders who know how to evaluate a used bike can fill their garage with a bunch of very nice rides for under $10k.



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   Posted 1/10/2012 2:22 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
martinjmpr said...
You might be able to get $2k if it's all original and you can find a collector who wants one,
He's already told us that it is not "all original" as it has been painted.
 
A real collector wants no part of that, probably, because it often means WRECKED.
 
It might mean other things have been tinkered with too.
 
If it is in good running condition and doesn't have drag pipes on it......my guess is that you would be very lucky to get $1000 out of it; more like $700-800, I think.
 
 


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   Posted 1/10/2012 4:38 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
$200 sight unseen. LOL


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   Posted 1/11/2012 1:15 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hey Guys,

I was asking for honesty, ya, on the internet, damn that really is funny now that ya brought that to my attention!!!!
But I do appreciate your input.

Thank You

The reason it was repainted, 10 years ago my 5 yr ojd daughter was practicing her cornering technique and fell over and put a baseball size dent in the tank ( damn rock ) which was beautifully
removed as well as every nic and flaw there was and then all pieces of color custom painted. Turned out really awesome. so if that's wrecked ok I will have to spank her.
I tried to upload pics but wrong files or ??
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   Posted 1/11/2012 2:17 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
GAJ said...
Dinosaur.

Worth maybe $1,000 if you ask me.

I just sold my mint condition '97 TL1000S that I bought new, put $2,500 in suspension/brake/fuel injection/ergonomic improvements over the years, and was happy to get $2,500 even though it had less than 20k miles.

Old bikes are generally a bargain for the buyer and not a money maker for the owner.

Of course, if my TL was thrashed I'd likely not even have gotten $1,000 for it.

Riders who know how to evaluate a used bike can fill their garage with a bunch of very nice rides for under $10k.

We are not just talking about used bikes here, GAJ. Your old TL hasn't got to be a 'classic' yet, maybe it never will. When I was a nipper it was possible to buy a Vincent for a couple of hundred quid, maybe less. I would need £20K+ to get one now. Certain bikes have achieved a desirability that raises the prices to a higher level (beyond common sense, if you ask me). The 900 Kawasaki is going that way, particularly if you have the rare first year model in showroom condition.


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   Posted 1/11/2012 2:30 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
It is the first year model but not showroom completely, I am pretty sure I have all the stock parts, but made it into what I liked, didn't change much blinkers grips seat little things
I tried to upload pics but not worthy I guess

Brad

ps Thanks
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   Posted 1/11/2012 9:05 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
badbrad08 said...
 but made it into what I liked, didn't change much blinkers grips seat little things
Well, that pretty much kills it for a collector......at a good price anyway.
A collector might buy a bike like that but he would expect to pay "street" price and not a premium.
 
And you need to understand where a collector is coming from.
 
If it's original factory paint, even if there are some dings, you can pretty much TELL if it's been wrecked or not just by looking.
Regardless of the reason, you lose that advantage with custom paint.
 
Then people tend to "enhance" the truth just a bit if they think it will make them more $$$.
Of course we know that YOU would never do that !! smilewinkgrin
 
 


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   Posted 1/11/2012 1:36 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I'm pretty sure if you have the original oem turn signals (blinkers) they are worth $55 a piece. The stalks that attach to the blinkers are worth some thing like $45 a piece. The exhausts if oem original Kawasaki perfect pipes. Are worth an absolute fortune (nobody make replacement patterns), to the right affection-ado.
 It is worth mentioning along Richards post, these bikes are collectors item because the kids then when this bike was made, want a brand new or as close as they can get bike of that type, today. They have money and want to relive the "glory days" so paying a premium for it doesn't bother them. Also, it is an icon. Much like my h1. Its for some the beginning of the performance bike era. Its wickedly fast, and with the 5/8 master cylinder(factory Kawasaki option that year I believe) and second disk brake, it is a reasonable performer for its time. Also fellas on his side of the pond don't have to worry about tax discs after 25 years, that's why a lot of the good ones are bought up on e bay and shipped to merry ol England. Same goes with period CBs  GS, RDs, etc. 
 As to true value of the bike. Considering repaint, the lack of oem parts ON the bike, mileage, etc. I would give you an honest guess at $800 to $1200.
800 would be for a running bike with old tires. Price would go up from there for new tires, receipts, good working electrics, etc. If it were mine. I would repaint it back to original, hang all of your old parts back on it, clean it up, and ride, win some local bike nites for best metric. Makes a good get away after you pay the tax man. That said, returning the bike back to stock as much as possible would bring more loot. Possibly 2500 to 2800, maybe 3000.
Again sight unseen, $200 lol deal?



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2012 tuono rsv4 aprc on order baby.... march 2012
1973 kawasaki h1
1998 suzuki rm 125 I have broken her back. I feel guilty. she may have to be laid to rest.

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   Posted 1/13/2012 7:31 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
oh this is really easy. the value of the motorcycle is whatever price you can get a sucker to pay you for it. there it is.


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