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Totaled '84 Standard, part out or sell whole?
Just looking for some general advice from the masters. I totaled my '84 1200 Standard a couple of months ago. I was meeting a lady on a 2-lane road running 45-50 at 6:15 AM and she turned directly across my path about 20 feet from me. Everything from the neck/triple-tree forward is destroyed. Everything from there back is fine except for a tiny crack in the radiator. (Yes, it still cranks and runs fine.) I have decided not to fix this one so from your experience what should I be asking for the whole bike rather than parting it out? Is there a site or place that you are aware of that might be interested in it? Insurance estimate was $10,000+ but of course they are only giving me $3500. I'm buying it back from them as scrap.

Thanks for your input.

CaptKirk
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#1 02-20-2013, 09:20 PM,
Let me know what you will be letting it go for may be interested if I can find way to get it here to Oklahoma.

Ship
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#2 02-20-2013, 10:26 PM,
(02-20-2013, 10:26 PM)ship Wrote: Let me know what you will be letting it go for may be interested if I can find way to get it here to Oklahoma.

Ship

I am interested in it also. Would you be insterested in buying one ready to ride ??

Poorboy
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#3 02-21-2013, 12:43 AM,
I don't need to tell you the 84 Standard is a sought after bike to me there are few bikes that look nicer than an 84 standard with matching Honda-Line bags (no trunk). I parted one last year and made good money but I still regret it. if i had to do-it over again I would have put some work into fixing it up, I'm sure you can fine a good front end out there.
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#4 02-21-2013, 08:54 PM,
(02-21-2013, 12:43 AM)Poorboy Wrote:
(02-20-2013, 10:26 PM)ship Wrote: Let me know what you will be letting it go for may be interested if I can find way to get it here to Oklahoma.

Ship

I am interested in it also. Would you be insterested in buying one ready to ride ??

Poorboy

I might be interested. What do you have that might interest me? - Captkirk
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#5 02-21-2013, 09:03 PM,
(02-21-2013, 09:03 PM)Captkirk Wrote:
(02-21-2013, 12:43 AM)Poorboy Wrote:
(02-20-2013, 10:26 PM)ship Wrote: Let me know what you will be letting it go for may be interested if I can find way to get it here to Oklahoma.

Ship

I am interested in it also. Would you be insterested in buying one ready to ride ??

Poorboy

I might be interested. What do you have that might interest me? - Captkirk

I have a few bikes & I'm planning on cutting back to just 2. One that I'm going to sell is a 84 Standard. It is painted a pearl white with some native style pin stripping, has a white seat & pad on sissy bar. The paint is fair, but the left side cover has been lost, it has one on it but is a different color.
Poorboy
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#6 02-22-2013, 12:47 AM,
You can diff ineptly make more money parting out, but may take a long time, lots of work & still end up with parts not sold. It would be better IMO to sell whole.


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#7 02-24-2013, 09:27 AM,
(02-24-2013, 09:27 AM)Garycw Wrote: You can diff ineptly make more money parting out, but may take a long time, lots of work & still end up with parts not sold. It would be better IMO to sell whole.


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I part and sell bikes all the time and I have found that without exception it is less work and more money to part the bike. And yes you always end up with parts that don't sell right away, you need to have room to store stuff.
Never lost money on a bike yet but came close a few times on whole bikes.
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#8 02-24-2013, 11:10 AM,
Sorry not interested in your bike..but I hope you are ok? and sorry you lost the bike. but as long as you didn't get hurt.
Paul
Hillsboro, Oregon
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#9 02-24-2013, 06:45 PM,
Thanks for your interest and input. I sold it last weekend for $310 to a friend who is rebuilding a nice "barn-find".

Anyone have any recommendations for a replacement? Mine was the '84 - 1200 STANDARD and I REALLY loved that bike. Rode great, great gas mileage (averaged 50 mpg), plenty of power and torque, SMOOTH, nice rear seat for 2-up riding, Nice upright seating position. Since parts are getting harder to find for these '80s models I'm looking at going up to about yr 2000. I'm not a full dresser guy like the new wings and I don't think I'll be happy with the stretched out leg position of the Honda Shadows and Harley style. My round-trip daily commute is 70 miles. My dollar limit is about $5000. I've had good success with the Honda brand but I'll consider pretty much any brand within my price limit.

Thanks for your input. - Captkirk
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#10 03-27-2013, 08:28 PM,
Look into a Valkyrie. They look nice and are the flat 6 like a Goldwing 1500
Andy
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