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Apr 12

Posts: 6

Chrisred620 says:

How to get the most for my bike

I have a 99 sv650s with 60k on the clock. I only paid £850 for it last year and am looking to sell to buy my next bike. What would be the best way to get the most money for it? Part ex, sell privately or strip it down and sell as parts?

All advice greatly appreciated 

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Aug 09

Posts: 2721

MarcusMarsh says:


Selling for parts may yield the greatest return overall but you'll have to go to the trouble of breaking it and listing all the individual components. If you have the time, tools and space to do that you would probably still need to sell pretty much everything to be ahead financially. 

My advice would be to give it the best clean it's ever had.  Make sure that everything works properly and things like cables, controls and C&S are properly adjusted and lubed and that the bike rides well.  Then advertise it and sell privately.  Use an advertising meduim that allows you to include pictures and give a lot of information in the ad - particularly in reference to any history that you have on the biike.  Some people will be put off by that mileage but if it looks respectable and the documentation backs up that it has been well looked after then it will sell.           

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Aug 02

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eatcs01 says:


Buy a new speedo for it :lol::lol:

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Apr 12

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Chrisred620 says:


Lads many thanks for your advice hopefully I can get enough for the deposit on a fireblade :D

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