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I've been looking at bikes and recently stumbled on a killer bike but not sure how to price it. As the title says it is advertised as a 1977 Electra Glide that has 1000 miles on it since the restoration. Can anyone give me advice on what to look for and where you'd price the bike. I'll post a picture as well. Thanks
 

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It looks good from the picture, though the picture is really too small to tell much. Restored is not the right term though, because so much is not correct. A ballpark guess would be $6-7k, more or less. It would have to be pretty nice to fetch $7k. If it has problems, it could be below $6k.

I have a '77 FLH.
 

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A good way to find out how much a vehicle is worth is to ask your insurance agent how much it can be insured for.
 

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A shovelhead is not a good first bike unless you can wrench.
 

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I would never discourage someone from buying an old bike. The worst that could happen is an education.
Not discouraging, warning.
 

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I can only speak from what I've seen those exact years going for fully restored in that condition in my area. The sellers ask between $7500-$10,000 and they usually sell. I live in Virginia between the beach and Richmond so this is over a region of about 250 miles. I think if you could get that bike for under $8000 you got a very good deal. By the way if you don't already, start a solid workout routine or you'll get worn out fast polishing all that chrome.
 

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If you are comfortable with a wrench, and can follow instructions I wouldn't hesitate to buy a classic. A good book is as important as are the tools, and if the price is right you can usually get your investment back if you need to sell. I have been riding and wrenching for 35 years but I wouldn't recommend a fixer unless you also have a rider in your garage. Some folks tend to hurry-up a repair to get on the road, and this can lead to costly mistakes later!
 
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