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1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

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    Cool 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles


    1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster

    Saddlebags, windshield, luggage rack, sinister blue pearl, GREAT condition.

    Only 7,400 miles!!!

    Second owner

    $3,500 or best offer?????????????

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    Sinister Blue Pearl to be precise

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    Sinister Blue Pearl to be precise
    Thanks!!!

    Posting for my father in law!

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    i just happen to have the paint book on my desk

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    If he has any spare Sportster accessories he is looking to sell, I am looking for a sissy bar, double touring seat, and saddle bags for my 2001 Sportster 1200. I don't mean to hijack your thread, but just figured I'd ask.

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    BUMP

    This is still for sale.

    Any hints for me on what it is worth?

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    See this is what happens when you have for sale threads without pictures

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcrew View Post
    See this is what happens when you have for sale threads without pictures
    Let this be a lesson to all of you!

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    BUMP

    This is still for sale.

    Any hints for me on what it is worth?


    It's a 21yr old sportster 883, $3500 is too much even with low miles.
    I export quite a few sporties and I think 2500-2750 retail is a good place to start.
    Problem is there a ton of sportster's for sale.
    I rarely pay more that 1500 for anything over 20yrs old.

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by zombie View Post
    It's a 21yr old sportster 883, $3500 is too much even with low miles.
    I export quite a few sporties and I think 2500-2750 retail is a good place to start.
    Problem is there a ton of sportster's for sale.
    I rarely pay more that 1500 for anything over 20yrs old.
    Its my father in laws, he paid quite a bit for it 10 years ago and never rode it, it has sat the last 9 years :/

    It really is in nice shape! barely ridden, but I get the pricing, thanks for the insight.

    he has it up on craigslist

    Harley Sportster 883 - motorcycles/scooters - by owner - vehicle automotive bike sale

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    The biggest issue with selling sportsters is you basically need to undercut whatever else is out there to create interest. The market is flooded with them. So yeah the bike is probably worth 3500 all day but there's probably 40 for sale at or around 3k that are effectively the same bike. I had the same issue selling my mils sportster a few years ago. She could not understand why 6500$ wasn't a good place to start.

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    real world economics finally hitting harley? I remember when used bikes sold for nearly what the new bikes cost, sometimes more.

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    Yup. Harley owners are in for a ride awakening on resale.

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by 01xj View Post
    The biggest issue with selling sportsters is you basically need to undercut whatever else is out there to create interest. The market is flooded with them. So yeah the bike is probably worth 3500 all day but there's probably 40 for sale at or around 3k that are effectively the same bike. I had the same issue selling my mils sportster a few years ago. She could not understand why 6500$ wasn't a good place to start.
    I had to put my Roadster on eBay. The other problem with selling a Harley is that the intersection of the two sets of people who want a Harley - or a Sportstèr, at least - and can afford a Harley seems small. I heard some amazingly creative financing proposals.

    One good thing - no one asks for a test ride! Sold it to a school teacher in Maine. The fact it was a Roadster (dual disks, tach, full length shocks) was completely lost on him.

    I imagine selling an 883 is an uphill battle as well.

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    He now has it on craigslist for $4500

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Yup. Harley owners are in for a ride awakening on resale.

    It's been this way for years. Its not HD owners but owners of any motorcycle that 'customizes' it and expects to get return on their flashing LED's, leopard fur seats, custom paint, or are total newbies.

    The motorcycle industry on a whole has been on a decline. The days of HD's bringing full retail was the 1980's just after the employees bought the company back from AMF.

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    No different than ADV'ers loaded with touratech bling.
    Or racers loaded with Ohlins, exhaust systems and power-commanders.
    Or hipsters that take a grinder to a perfectly good 80's UJM.
    Or...


    I kind of hope some Harleys have held their values. Maybe just a little.

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    I’d probably take one off someone’s hands for a few grand. I’d accept only cash though.

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    Quote Originally Posted by Not Sure View Post
    I’d probably take one off someone’s hands for a few grand. I’d accept only cash though.
    I see what you did there...

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    Re: 1998 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster 7,400 miles

    This may be like some boat ads.

    “Husband, sell that boat, you never use it.”
    “Yes, dear.”
    Lists it for sale for at least 50% more than its worth.

    In this case more like 100%.

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