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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-20-2014, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Considering Selling My 750s. Fair Price?

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I feel like it's blasphemy to even consider this, much less post it on here, but I trust your judgement.

After racking my brain for what I really want to be able to do on two wheels, I'm debating switching over to the cruiser side. Comfort has been a bit of an issue for me, (I'm 6' 220lbs (100kg) and training to gain more), and I would love to have a comfy upright seat. I also want to be able to take day trips riding two-up. The girls that usually ride with me are both around 120-130lbs, and I feel like that's asking a lot out of the brute for city driving.

I didn't intend to sell before the end of the season, but I've had two offers so far around $6500, and one person willing to trade their harley nightster (I don't like harleys, but in its condition, that one was worth over $7k). Unfortunately, owning 2 bikes is simply out of my budget right now.

Thoughts? I bought the bike last year for $5500, and I've put about $1100 into it this year to fix the clutch and headlight. Bike is a 2004 with 13,200 miles on it, only aftermarket parts are the mirrors.
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-20-2014, 02:39 PM
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I'd make that trade in a heartbeat. $7000 for an F4 750 is all the money, so if the Harley is worth that and you are comfortable on it, do it. Bit you are going to be sorely disappointed in the handling, acceleration, and braking dept. The sportster is probably a little small for you to ride comfortably. I think at a minimum you need a soft tail, and preferably a touring class bike.
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...besides, how many bikes out there can carry two girls and you !

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Is the Harley a Nightster (Softail) or Sportster (Sportster) there's a huge difference. 7K for a Nightster, depending on year & mileage is pretty good, especially with the 96ci motor. You'd be happy with it as a cruiser, I had an 07 Softail Custom (virtually the same bike with different handlebars & seat) & loved it. Good luck with your decision, but be prepared for a major shock regarding performance, handling, etc.

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I'm pretty sure the Nightster is a sportster.
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I stand corrected, I was thinking of the Nightrain (Softail).
I'm similar to you in size & at 6' & 225lbs I did not like the ride at all (on a 1200 Sporster Custom) & that was solo. Lots of vibration even though the motor was rubber mounted. Cruising on it all day, especially with a passenger, would not be enjoyable. At least not for me.
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for 6500 i wouldn't have doubts, you'd only lose 100 bucks so in all honesty you would have owned it "for free". that's top dollar for a 750
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I'm pretty sure the Nightster is a sportster.
It is, and the one girl I mentioned in OP would probably kill me if i went for it, since she's trying to sell a '13 sportster 883 she won at the philly wingbowl a few months ago. (she yelled at me last time i posted a picture, but feel free to google "bella" from wingbowl 22)

I also saw a kawasaki vulcan meanstreak on CL that would consider a straight trade... that kind of power might be a little better of a transition for me, and already has a lot of the aftermarkets i'd want.
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I was thinking the same, to trade for a harley. However, I have decided to keep the MV. It turns out I won't get any more mile range per tank with the harley like I thought it would (90 miles on the forty-fight).
Also, I already sorted all the issues you get with MV 2004 (SPU, metal fuel connectors, hub) and more. And the red is just awesome on that model.
I just need to ride the bike in a nice way, even though the power underneath is hitching me to get used all the time. It is quiet possible, and it is there if needed.
I would still want a harley, but I won't sell my MV for it.

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