Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Trabuco Canyon, CA, USA
Re: Do Farkles add any REAL value.
To someone on a specialized site like this, yes a farkled LT is possibly worth more than an unfarkled one, IF the buyer is willing to pay more. The flip side is that its a used bike with used parts on it, who knows what kind of mess you'll find under the tupperware from the installation of the farkles?
To trade at the dealer, farkels are worthless, as evidenced by my SO trading in her 1150RT. She's an impulse buyer, so by the time I got there after work, the ink was dry on the deal. She did not have a clue that if I could have had the 1150RT over the weekend, I could have pulled the 2 month old Ohlins, Mayer seats, replaced the dinged up valve cover (and kept the dinged one for my GSA), and have sold these items for 2x more than the dealer gave her for the trade in. I made sure she knew about this AFTER the impulse buy and continually bring it up when she wants upgrades for the 1200RT.
2004 GSA Silver
2007 X Challenge