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Bikes, Hints'n'Tips => FZS600 Fazer => Topic started by: Barold on 16 January 2020, 02:54:37 PM

Title: Sale price
Post by: Barold on 16 January 2020, 02:54:37 PM
Hi all

I'm thinking of selling up and moving to a push bike. I know, I know. Sadly a change in work, together with climate change and waistline change mean it's the right move.
Any idea what a reasonable selling price would be for my 03 plate?
Brief high/low -lights:
+Used to commute for last 3 years and runs perfectly
+MOT'd last week
+new front tyre last week
+downpipes replaced ~2017
+battery replaced last year
+Givi rack + Maxia box (~50L)
+optional full givi pannier rack, but no other boxes
+only 30.5k miles

-front fairing cracked. Repair is solid but not too pretty.
-crash bungs are in 'used' condition and there are a few other scuffs and signs that it's been dropped.

Any advice gratefully received


MODS - I'm planning to create a new post in 'for sale' once i've got an idea of price, but feel free to move this one if it doesn't belong here.
Title: Re: Sale price
Post by: acid drop on 16 January 2020, 03:54:37 PM
Looks rather dog eared I would say £850 ono
Title: Re: Sale price
Post by: Barold on 16 January 2020, 07:06:21 PM
Looks rather dog eared I would say £850 ono

A fair point, although in its defence I'd point out that it hasn't been cleaned in a while so it's not looking at its showroom best in the photos I took this morning.
Title: Re: Sale price
Post by: His Dudeness on 16 January 2020, 07:15:17 PM
Looks like a solid bike but the fairing will put a lot of people off. If you could get a used fairing for around £100 I think it would be worth doing. I think it would add more than £100 to the asking price and it would be more likely to sell. And give it a clean of course!
Title: Re: Sale price
Post by: Arfa on 16 January 2020, 07:57:28 PM
Maybe consider swapping on a new Fairing: https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/view/5RT2835G00P1 (https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/view/5RT2835G00P1)
£240 genuine, new and comes painted.
It'll only be the lack of decals that'll give things away. Would definitely make it a lot easier to sell, might even sell for more than you'd get otherwise. I recently flogged a bike similar with double the mileage for £1150, and that I had put new fairing on after a wee mishap.

How much life is left in chain/sprocket? Front sprocket & drive shaft good? Got replacement nut on the front? Fork seals good? Regularly serviced? Brake calipers squeaky clean and moving freely (especially the rear)? - these are the questions you should expect, if any of this needs attention, expect to be knocked down on price.