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I don't understand whats up lately. I do a little searching for a used bike and lately all i see are fairly new used street glides and road glides with practically no miles on them for sale. Why buy if your going to sell within a year or 2?
Can anyone explain why to me. I've been saving to buy a newer bike and all I see are people selling their 2012-2014 modles to me what seems prematurly. Is there a issue with the later HD's and thats why people are selling them?
I have been todding around a new SG or RG but dont want any issues once purchased.

Thanks for any assistance.:feedback:
 

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No issues. Real life gets in the way sometimes. For others it may be to move up to an Ultra. Who knows. If that's what you get it. No worries.
 

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I think some people buy one thinking they're going to ride. Newness wears off, they see a garage queen in the making, and realize it's an EXPENSIVE trophy. Then they sell before it loses too much value.

I think others buy thinking they can afford the payment and then after a few months realize that they can't.
 

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Some people, myself included, buy and or trade every couple of years
because we can, and we want something different. Very much like owning a car.
 

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Some people, myself included, buy and or trade every couple of years

because we can, and we want something different. Very much like owning a car.

Good for you, mojo. That sounds like fun. Do you ever fall in love with one and not want to let her go?

I can't imagine partying with mine. I'm thinking I'll just replace or rebuild the motor someday. :laugh
 

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i thought about upgrading to a 14-15 but with all the money i've sank into my bags, air ride, tour pac, and etc, i just can't see myself ever getting rid of my street glide... i would rather just buy another bike and have two... :)
 

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i thought about upgrading to a 14-15 but with all the money i've sank into my bags, air ride, tour pac, and etc, i just can't see myself ever getting rid of my street glide... i would rather just buy another bike and have two... :)
You can wrap a ton of money in add -ons that get you no extra money on trade , makes it hard to give up a bike you have so much time and money invested in unless you can pull most of it off and reuse it or money is no object ....... be cool to say that and really mean it :)
 

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I think with the Rushmore's a lot of pre 2014 bikes are being traded in. Here in riverside California the local dealer is pushing hard for dealership of the year and are giving great deals and full bluebook on trade ins.
 

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i thought about upgrading to a 14-15 but with all the money i've sank into my bags, air ride, tour pac, and etc, i just can't see myself ever getting rid of my street glide... i would rather just buy another bike and have two... :)
Same boat. But like Chief said, I love mine too much to part with it. It will get a rebuilt motor when the time comes.





I think with the Rushmore's a lot of pre 2014 bikes are being traded in. Here in riverside California the local dealer is pushing hard for dealership of the year and are giving great deals and full bluebook on trade ins.
I think this is alot of it too. People want the power, and the tech goodies of the 2014+ bikes.
 

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Ya I cant see it with mine, I would never get back all the money I just spent on the jelly "Cosmetics" and the toast "Engine work" so I am hoping to keep this SG for a looong time. I have that love that comes with just a few bikes. It also has allot to do with the fact that I cant go to the dealer which I do often for varios reasons and not one time have I seen a bike I would give mine up for.
 

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I don't know whats up with low mileage bikes, but I did benefit by the previous owner wanting an "investment" or garage ornament. 4 years ago I bought my bike with 7K on the clock, 10 year old bike. Such low mileage I didn't have to worry about abuse, its old but does the job quite nicely. I know a guy that bought an 03 Softail for his wife, in 03, it had 240 miles on it last year, the exact mileage from the dealership that he bought it.. she never rode it. Don't know who got the bike in the divorce but someone's gonna get a nice machine. He took it to HD to have all seals etc redone as it sat in the living room all that time..
 

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I don't know whats up with low mileage bikes, but I did benefit by the previous owner wanting an "investment" or garage ornament. 4 years ago I bought my bike with 7K on the clock, 10 year old bike. Such low mileage I didn't have to worry about abuse, its old but does the job quite nicely. I know a guy that bought an 03 Softail for his wife, in 03, it had 240 miles on it last year, the exact mileage from the dealership that he bought it.. she never rode it. Don't know who got the bike in the divorce but someone's gonna get a nice machine. He took it to HD to have all seals etc redone as it sat in the living room all that time..
I bought my 01 in 2011 with only 3066 on the clock , like yours mines obliviously older but was just good and broke in when I picked it for at least $2000 under retail. I'm the 3rd owner and apparently the 1st one to really ride it.

Guys like us have benefited from this garage queen trend so I hope they keep buying em and parking them in the garage myself, I'm kinda looking for a deal on a touring bike next spring :laugh
 

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Its like the people who need that new I phone 5S or what ever is the latest and greatest. I love the new 14s with all the new redesigned features but wasn't looking until I saw the incentives to get rid of the 14s for the 15s to come in. I like new and have the means to trade up. Saw that I could get retail book for mine and big discount on the new 14 and just said you only live once. I truly think I found the bike I always wanted, a 2014 Ultra. I pick it up on Tuesday. I wasn't completely emotionally attached to my 2010 classic so I'm able to let go with minimal pain. I will say that the improvements and redesigning of all the bags, fairing, motor, brakes, radio and so on really made alot of touring bike owners jump ship to a newer bike. The new redesign really impacted the bike market in a big way. HD has finally stepped into the next generation with the Rushmore series, nice to see some advanced engineering and technology applied.
 

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Some people, myself included, buy and or trade every couple of years

because we can, and we want something different. Very much like owning a car.

^ this.

Bought a nightrod special in feb 2013 sold it in Nov 2013
Bought a street glide special in sep 2013 ran 5000 miles sold it last saturday
Currently on a 2015 road glide special, will probably keep it until i can get my hands on a 2016 RGS CVO.
 

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no new ones fer me. dont like the electronics at all. ill stick to my carbed scoot. at least when it breaks down i can make her run even if its on one cylinder.
have a couple guys in the group i ride with . they've all been sitting on the side of the road. electronics gone hay wire hahahaha. i love mine she is here to stay with me. she may not be the best looking scoot but she's all mine. i love her the way she is.
 

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In my case, I wanted the new changes (revised forks and bearings, slipper clutch, etc.) and my bike was out of warranty... and they were making very decent deals on the '14s since the '15s where arriving...

I got the extended warranty this time around (something that I have never done in any of my vehicles... ). So this will be my last touring bike. I will keep it forever! Anyway, that is what I told my wife. :)
 
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