Originally Posted by deputy5211
Based on what others have been posting, those prices seem a little on the high side. Check the classified on this site, and there is also craigslist.
recommending this site for lower prices is too funny!
Along that note, allow me to digress for a brief moment- the way this site does their classifieds is absurd. There should be a way to delete the ad once the item is sold. Should be way too easy!
Now then, back to topic: I found my 99 K1200LT recently, practically in my backyard, and I think I used it with www.searchtempest.com
, which is really cool in that it's a search engine to look at all craigslists within a given radius. It also gives related ebay ads and amazon ads, if desired. you can look from 25 miles to any distance. I've found this to be by far the best way to gauge what the market is at least asking for, price wise. I had intended to fly in and ride out. Matter of fact, that's how I found my 08 anniversary wideglide w/ 409 miles back in May 2010 up in Michigan.
don't know which trim package, but my 99 LT has heated grips, chrome mirrors and covers, intercom, CB, cassette, and 6 CD changer, along with the other standard equipment. bought it w/ just over 36K miles, and good tires for $5,000. Paint is good- no major scratches, and everything works on it, including the final drive and reverse.
Even has the various little manuals and tool kit.
There was even a bonus of six pretty good CDs already loaded, including one of my favorite artists- Gary Stewart (I copied the CDs and had the wife mail the originals back to the seller).
Only con is no heated seats, but I live in Texas, and seats are too easy to change.
Oh, the seller was just as nice and easy to deal with as one could ask for. I was out of the country at the time, but he held it for a $500 deposit till I showed up two weeks later to test drive it, pay him his asking price and drive off into the warm January Texas sky.
I would have liked the extra features of the newer ones, such as the integrated brakes and electric kickstand, but as others have mentioned, I realized sooner or later this stuff would break, and I'd be pitching a fit to beat the band (and this is before you factor in the price of replacement parts).
In conclusion, I'm ecstatic. I got a very good deal with the bells and whistles (ya'll call them farkels?) I wanted most.
Moral of the story- there are deals out there if you're patient and willing to travel- with my last bike, it was only 100 miles round trip.