1997 650L in Ohio sells for $2326?


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  • wr450fyamaha

Posted April 09, 2006 - 06:50 PM

#1

This auction just ended a little while ago on ebay at $2326 http://cgi.ebay.com/...RK:MEWA:IT&rd=1 . A completely stock L that is in fair or less than fair condition. 7876 miles. People have stated that bikes out west may sell for more than ones in the north east but this one just sold for $326 more than I paid for my near mint 650L with about $1500 in aftermarket parts and about the same miles.

I just dont understand how a bone stock '97 L could bring 2326 at auction.

I am begining to think that when I sell my ride I will, at worst case, break even or best make a few hundred. If I could get $2800, I would probably sell it right now.

Just out of curiousity, what is the most you guys would pay for my bike? There is nothing wrong with it and its got about $1500 in mods if not more. There are a couple pictures below.

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  • LotsOfBikes

Posted April 09, 2006 - 09:00 PM

#2

I'd pay more for your 650L that I would for the bike in the background of the second image. :thumbsup:

I think that we will actually see the resale value of 650L's go up as a result of Honda not making them anymore. They really are excellent motorcycles.

  • goblin127

Posted April 10, 2006 - 06:01 AM

#3

I would be more willing to pay for a bone stock XRL than one with a lot of aftermarket stuff on it. I have moded my bike out and would love to get some of my money back but, I think people are more likely to want to buy the stock one.

  • HappyCurmudgeon

Posted April 10, 2006 - 06:06 AM

#4

I would be more willing to pay for a bone stock XRL than one with a lot of aftermarket stuff on it. I have moded my bike out and would love to get some of my money back but, I think people are more likely to want to buy the stock one.



Same here, I wouldnt even consider a highly modded bike. A few things sure, but not much. You just don't know the ability of the person who did them.

Besides, I like to screw thin.... ...err... I mean I like to modify things myself.

  • exaresix

Posted April 10, 2006 - 07:17 AM

#5

That bike on eBay is in superb cosmetic condition. Side cases are not banged up, even decals are still pristine. Chances are real good that the owner took care of the bike's internals the same way. What's the first thing someone does when they mess up a bike? They start replacing parts with aftermarket accessories because they are cheaper. A bike that has been ridden hard generally shows it, and the easiest way to hide the damage is with aftermarket stuff. People almost always pay more for the stock item than a modded bike. The most classic example of this is in Harleys. You seem people spend a ten grand on aftermarket chrome and performance mods, and then wonder why someone pays more for a stock bike. Ever price out a NOS Honda muffler? It's scary. Honda doesn't make replacement decals, you have to buy the whole part, hence aftermarket decals for messed up bikes. Same thing with seat covers.

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  • wr450fyamaha

Posted April 10, 2006 - 03:18 PM

#6

That bike on eBay is in superb cosmetic condition. Side cases are not banged up, even decals are still pristine. Chances are real good that the owner took care of the bike's internals the same way. What's the first thing someone does when they mess up a bike? They start replacing parts with aftermarket accessories because they are cheaper. A bike that has been ridden hard generally shows it, and the easiest way to hide the damage is with aftermarket stuff. People almost always pay more for the stock item than a modded bike. The most classic example of this is in Harleys. You seem people spend a ten grand on aftermarket chrome and performance mods, and then wonder why someone pays more for a stock bike. Ever price out a NOS Honda muffler? It's scary. Honda doesn't make replacement decals, you have to buy the whole part, hence aftermarket decals for messed up bikes. Same thing with seat covers.



Would you not say my bike is in superb condition? One of his side covers was cracked, both of mine are perfect except for one scar due to the shifter. Most of my bike is original, there really isnt THAT much done to it. I have the original tank which is beautiful, the original seat is under the cover.....guy got a little lazy when he put the cover on. I have the original bars, not bent at all! And there isnt any real damage to it, its juts that the things that are done are pretty expensive and it really adds up.

  • exaresix

Posted April 10, 2006 - 05:21 PM

#7

I think if you sold it on eBay with the mint condition original stuff on the bike, you'd get more than with the aftermarket stuff. You'd probably get nearly the same as the one that sold for $2300.

  • desert4seat

Posted April 10, 2006 - 06:46 PM

#8

stock or all modded...either way...I'LL NEVER SELL! the 650L is (in my opinion) the best DP bike out there!

  • dukeryder

Posted April 11, 2006 - 01:20 PM

#9

That's not unreasonable at all, IMHO. I was offered $5000 last night for my bike. Some bros in an Acura were ready to give me the $$$$ on the spot!

Mine's far from stock too :thumbsup:

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted April 11, 2006 - 03:06 PM

#10

I think if you sold it on eBay with the mint condition original stuff on the bike, you'd get more than with the aftermarket stuff. You'd probably get nearly the same as the one that sold for $2300.



Yeah, put the stock tank and stuff back on and sell the AM parts in a sepperate auction. I like the way you think! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  • kerosene

Posted April 11, 2006 - 05:56 PM

#11

I apid 1900 for my 1997 with signs of hard riding but considered extras as money I would have to spend anyway - sturdy bottom plate, rear brake guard, flush blinkers, better bars and proper bush guards, big tank etc. Those part already add up to a lot if bought new.

So I would definitely say extras put the price up unless it is about silly mods.


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