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Offline geofd

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How much value does
« on: January 07, 2016, 01:54:45 pm »
Tip over bars front and rear (don't know who makes them/passenger back rest
Don't know who makes it ,front tip over bars have
Highway pegs just want to know how much
Value this adds thanks

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Re: How much value does
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 02:51:12 pm »
"Value" may be difficult to quantify. 

Front and rear tip-over bars WILL offer considerable protection to your fairing, mirrors, and side cases in the event of a tip over. By that I mean those parts won't likely be scratched, broken or cracked which will save you considerable money and ego. Also, if past postings in the CDA section are to be believed, the installation of the tip-over bars will guarantee that you will (most likely) never drop your bike. :)

If you are wondering how much they will add to the resale value of the bike I'd have to say that it depends on many other factors.
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Re: How much value does
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 03:35:59 pm »
That's kinda like the ol' "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" question.  It depends on the woodchuck and the wood.

As far as adding resale value, if the woodchuck interested in the bike takes a shine to em, then they might add a bit. Otherwise, certainly much less than they cost to put on there.  JMHO
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Re: How much value does
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 05:05:14 pm »
Like Jim said ............ is someone willing to pay extra or not?  Something only has valve if someone is willing to pay for it, otherwise it's worthless no matter what you think its worth.
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Re: How much value does
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2016, 05:12:37 pm »
I have added about $2,600 in farkles to my '98 that might be worth $1,800 stock.  With all the extras, I figure I could get $2,000.  Perhaps it would sell a bit faster because of the extras, but I doubt if it would move the sell price much.  So from an investment standpoint, probably a junk bond.  But many people on these boards swear by them for damage reduction. 

So perhaps your decision should be what it's worth to you, instead of what it's worth to the bike.
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Re: How much value does
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2016, 05:59:21 pm »
Are you buying or selling? 

Tip-over bars from Murphs (most common) sell for around $350 for a complete set (front and rear).  If I was buying a bike, and knew that I wanted tip-over bars on the bike, I would probably consider a $150 premium over a comparable bike without.  If I didn't have a desire for this feature, I probably wouldn't consider a premium.  If I didn't want them . . .

If I was selling, I would have to decide what I wanted out of the bike.  I see a lot of bikes priced way above market, and often part of this is due to the seller trying to recoup what he has spent on accessories.  You might be better off removing the farkles and selling them separately - either here or on eBay.  Unless you find a educated buyer (and face it, this audience is likely the best educated), who is in the market (most of us already have a bike), you are likely never going to recover the "value" of the accessories in the sale of the bike. 

As always, YMMV. 

Good Luck with your transaction (buy or sell).
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Re: How much value does
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2016, 06:55:24 pm »
Tip over bars front and rear (don't know who makes them/passenger back rest
Don't know who makes it ,front tip over bars have
Highway pegs just want to know how much
Value this adds thanks looking to buy...
it has 59000 miles everything is in great shape
Also wanna make sure 59000 miles
Is something I should sta away from
I'm also asking for maint records

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Re: How much value does
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2016, 07:07:08 pm »
If you're buying, do not consider them as cash value. As was suggested already, think of them as incentives to buy THIS bike over that other bike at the same price.  Solomookie nailed it.  $2600 in farkles adding a very small amount to cash value, but perhaps a ton of value to the buyer when it comes to choosing which bike to buy.
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Re: How much value does
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2016, 12:57:02 am »
The value is to the owner... I figure I've saved several times the cost of the bars since I'm a klutz and have dropped my Connie several times. Total cost of repairs: $0; if I hadn't had the Tip-Over bars, I'd hate to guess. Mirror, fairing, peg, etc, plus aggravation and time to repair. The one time I dropped it when we were on vacation was more than worth it.
I'm better and haven't dropped in some time, but awfully glad I have them.
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Re: How much value does
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2016, 06:31:04 am »
Value added during resale, Rev is spot on. Headache and money saved by current owner who owns them, priceless  :)

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Re: How much value does
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2016, 10:05:59 am »
Resale value  :rotflmao: , When I'm done with this sucker I'll have to pay someone to haul it off .
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Re: How much value does
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2016, 05:15:04 pm »
Resale value  :rotflmao: , When I'm done with this sucker I'll have to pay someone to haul it off .

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Re: How much value does
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2016, 05:28:21 pm »
Like others have said its a matter of perspective
I bought a parts bike last summer for 600 In order to justify to SWMBO I pointed out a handful of farkles on it that I liked and at some point would likely buy. I have definitely got my moneys worth If it hadnt had the farkles I would have passed on the bike
All that said in my instance the farkles made a difference as a buyer and moved the bike out of the POs kitchen faster
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Re: How much value does
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2016, 10:51:12 pm »
Bought my bike based on some easily spotted upgrades that set it apart from similarly priced bikes. 

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Re: How much value does
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2016, 11:29:41 pm »
Farkles are things you add to a bike to either: Take off and move to another bike OR take off and sell separately when selling bike. NET loss not too bad. These two options can save you money in long run.

Other option is to leave farkles on the bike when selling. Expect not much at all in return, if anything. Makes smart buyer happy though.


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Re: How much value does
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2016, 06:52:14 pm »
To me they would be just one more piece of junk to remove from the bike. I would not be confident I would get enough for them to make the trouble of advertising them and packaging and shipping worth it.

Some things I certainly would value, but personally I don't want tip bars on my bike.
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