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Old 10-05-18, 01:41 PM   #11
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I don't think anyone buying a ten year old bike is expecting it to be completely blemish free unless you have described it as such. Anything ugly such as a dent in the tank, cracks in the fairing or proper scratches I would expect to see mentioned but otherwise a general "usual wear and tear" covers such things. Like I said, a proper mint bike will sell itself for good money providing someone sees it as such, the problem is getting people to travel a decent distance for a bike advertised for top money because there's always a certain amount of scepticism around it's description/condition.
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Old 10-05-18, 02:14 PM   #12
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I would hope that expectations are realistic. I think it a pretty good looking bike. I took it to have the rear tyre replaced and when the fitter rode it round to the bay, i was like, damn it looks good!

I’ll post it for sale tomorrow and see what people come back with.
Thanks for the assistance!
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Old 10-05-18, 02:45 PM   #13
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A new tyre doesn't add value but a worn one definitely reduces value

You can walk into a Suzuki dealer with £300 and ride away on a brand new SV.
So your used one needs to be really cheap to compete.

https://bikes.suzuki.co.uk/offers-an...&FinanceType=0
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Old 10-05-18, 03:56 PM   #14
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Oh and if it's a naff Curvy, their not worth much at all - Pointy's are better.
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Old 10-05-18, 07:06 PM   #15
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A new tyre doesn't add value but a worn one definitely reduces value

You can walk into a Suzuki dealer with £300 and ride away on a brand new SV.
So your used one needs to be really cheap to compete.

https://bikes.suzuki.co.uk/offers-an...&FinanceType=0
Yeah, i agree they do some good deals but if someone wanted a new bike they wouldn’t even be considering a bike like mine! Again, i think it depends on the person. I won’t ever buy anything on finance, where others won’t do it any other way.
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Old 13-05-18, 12:24 PM   #16
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This whole selling thing is a bit of a minefield! Haha!

So it would appear that i shouldn’t include images of any marks, and just see what the buyer picks up on then?!
Bit of advice...I've never EVER struggled to sell a bike for the same as, if not more than I bought it for. How do I do this....

I basically go into extremely granular detail about everything, from any quirks, noises, marks and issues, through to all the positives of the bike.

People want honesty. Most are happy to take something with issues/marks as long as they're clearly stated and the bike is priced accordingly, to allow them some wiggle room to fix it.

Obvious one: Clean the bike, thoroughly, before taking pics. Even get at the shock linkage and what not, take pics of it, lots of up close pics, lots of 5 yard pics. etc.

If it's due a service, do it. It'll cost you (assuming you do it, rather than a garage) all of £50-£60 and an afternoon, but you'll easily be able to command an additional £100 for it being done. People, again, want honesty and the ability to simply ride something away without worrying about the oil and filters. Also refresh the brake fluid, 20 minute job for those who are remotely logical.
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A new tyre doesn't add value but a worn one definitely reduces value

You can walk into a Suzuki dealer with £300 and ride away on a brand new SV.
So your used one needs to be really cheap to compete.

https://bikes.suzuki.co.uk/offers-an...&FinanceType=0
£400 for the belly pan

Yeah, bargain.
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