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Hi Everyone, thank you for the Magnificat forum. I've been wanting a TW and I placed a CL ad"want to buy" and some guy with a 1989 contacted me. Haven't seen it nor did he give me a price. He's sending pics and exact mileage tomorrow.

Said "small dent in tank, otherwise looks brand new and very low miles. Got it in a trade. Wanted to use it for a woods bike but said it was too clean" haha

I told him tires chain rubber boots for carb cables etc prob need replacing. Of course he said no, it's brand new.

Obviously there's not enough info to say, but what might a reasonable price range be? Thanks. The bike is located in Arkansas. Thanks
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I'll send an introduction post later tonight. Have to run now.
 

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It is hard to give you a price range without having some idea of the condition of the bike. The good thing in your favor is that the seller contacted you and that he received the bike in a trade. In all likelihood, all he wants to do is get what he feels he has into it, which probably has no bearing on the market value of the TW. In other words, you could get yourself a smokin' deal, or find that the guy thinks TW's are made of gold.

Figure out how much cash you have to spend on a TW. Go take a look at the bike and decide if it is one that you would be happy with. If it is, give him a lowball offer saying that this amount is what his bike is worth to you. He will either be interested or insulted. If he is insulted, ask him what he wants to get out of the bike and see if that is within your acceptable range. If it isn't, thank him for his time and wish him luck with his sale. If he is not insulted and seems to be interested in your lowball offer, then be prepared to budge a little, but not too much by pointing out the age of the tires, sprockets, chain, etc.

Good luck!
 

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In excellent shape and very low mileage, I wouldn't go over 1500, but we need to see more...
 

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Wave a grand at him - (and check the title) - chances are you'll spend another grand on it in the first year .....

(welcome to the asylum) ......
 

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I paid $1600 for a '99 with a clark tank, upgraded footpegs, new tires, tool tubes on a stock yamaha rack and improved suspension. It was located in Tucson, and I drove to get it. My brother lives in Tucson, so I needed to make it out to visit him. I don't know about Arkansas, but in Kansas they don't have high re'sale value. I think $1500 is high, but in the grand scheme of things, you will love your TW, and not worry about what you paid for it.
 

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I paid 1600 bucks for a 87, which only cost 1599 bucks when it was new!!!!! :rolleyes:
 
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