1993 Heritage Softail Value - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Big Lake, MN
Posts: 11
1993 Heritage Softail Value

I bought a 1993 Heritage Softail in April and I am thinking about getting selling it because my wife does not like to ride with me and she wanted her own. We bought her a 2007 Honda Shadow for a starter bike and she didn't put 100 miles on it, and now would like to sell hers. So I am asking for opinions on how much my 1993 Heritage Softail is worth. There is only 17,566 miles on it, 1000 miles on the rear tire and all synthetic oil. It comes with the cover, 3 helmets, battery tender, and heated air dryer. There are some other bolt on goodies and a Stage 1 kit. Is $8000 out of the question?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2010-04-25 17.51.12.jpg (783.5 KB, 95 views)
File Type: jpg 2010-04-25_17.50.53.jpg (862.4 KB, 52 views)
tcarda is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 09:21 PM
I {Heart} Hookers.
Dave63's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 31,334
You can ask $8000 but It will likely go for less. You can buy a 10 year old twin cam for $8000 now, and with the end of the season approaching, there's bikes for sale all over.

You'd do better to wait until spring, (if you can) and Ebay the other stuff separately instead of giving it away with the bike. Technically, you'll be doing just that.... Used helmets bring nothing. The other stuff are good Ebay items.

It's a nice clean bike, but the truth is, it's 18 years old and the market is down.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.... ~ Hunter S. Thompson~

R.I.P. Rubberdown. 1971-2012

"Your Jedi Mind tricks will not work on me...... ~Misinlink-2016~

2005 E.G. Classic
S&S 510 cams
Baisley Oil pump spring
CYCO tensioners
V&H Fuelpak
SE 3.5" pipes
K&N filter
Fueling lifters
S&S adj pushrods
Swingarm stabilizer
Dave63 is offline  
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 10:40 AM
Junior Member
nwbikerid's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southern Idaho
Posts: 12
You're going to be lucky to get $6000 out of it.

1990 Custom Softail, 97 in. Big Bore Evo
nwbikerid is offline  
post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 10:55 AM
Motor boating
big worm's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Juggalo Island
Posts: 5,199
Originally Posted by nwbikerid View Post
You're going to be lucky to get $6000 out of it.
unfortunately i think this will be more realistic than 8k. i was just on craigslist looking at bikes and almost had a stroke at the prices, for 10k i could buy a 05 suzuki hyabusa and a 01 road king both less than 10k miles if i bargain a little prolly get it cheaper. i'd sit on it if i could at least til spring. the market is flooded with toys people can't use/play with or afford these days.

Crew Chief/Tuner 2013 Super Comp Manufacturers Cup Series Champion
2009 Farmington Dragway Motorcycle Class Champion 06 VRSCD
1998 street cruiser class champion farmington dragway
big worm is offline  
post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 08:29 PM
Senior Member
fatcat's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: central illinois
Posts: 716
Images: 1
Sounds like the only thing you need to sell is the passenger backrest.
fatcat is online now  
post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-18-2010, 12:24 AM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: OFallon, MO, USA
Posts: 73
I just paid $6600 for my '92 Softail Custom with 13,500 miles. And I think I got a good deal. Yours should bring at least that, and probably more like $7000 to $7500. It's a good looking Heritage with relatively low miles. I wouldn't sell it myself, but these are tough times.
Old Sorrel is offline  
post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-18-2010, 03:54 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 18,205
I paid $8800 for my 98 Fatboy with less than 25K miles on it. that was in October of 2008.
Realisticly your Heritage is worth between $5 and $6
Rockerbox1 is offline  
post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Big Lake, MN
Posts: 11
Thanks everyone for your input. I am thinking I will hold onto my Heritage until I sell my wifes Honda in the spring, because it would really piss me off if I sold mine and then she kept hers....LOL. I will probably hang onto it over the winter and list hers first in the spring.
Great forum! I really enjoy reading this forum compared to some other ones that I go on.
tcarda is offline  
post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 06:59 AM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: In a Van down by the river...
Posts: 11,049
Badassbrutus is offline  
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 10:37 AM
Senior Member
WebbHog's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 626
Images: 7
Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
Sounds like the only thing you need to sell is the passenger backrest.
I agree!

Why would you sell a bike like that?

If you must sell it though, remember it's supply and demand which dictates the price you get for it.

Someone just might be looking for that bike, and they will pay your price. It's great looking bike and I'm sure it runs perfectly!

Good Luck!

"2009 Electra Glide Classic"
WebbHog is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome