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Hey All, been wanting to buy a XC for a bit now. Not sure if it is just the winter blues or if I am just getting impatient. Thought I would have sold my Heritage really fast for the price I'm asking, but not even close yet. Only been scammers and spammers latley.

I would of Traded in my Heritage if I could get a Fair Price, but dealers now want to give my 11k to 13500. I would loose 10k plus. How do you even begin to justify loosing that much money. To me you cannot, no matter if the XC could fly. Even if I take off all the accessories and put back on what original parts I still have, I would loose to much to trade in.

I was going to spend about 3k to make the Heritage more of a tourer, if I didn't sell it. Just not sure how much longer I will be waiting until I start to buy accessories and drop the XC idea.

So, just hoping with the warmer weather we are having, that it gets buyers in the market, and I sell the H-D soon. Keep your fingers crossed, Later-

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I wish I had a $100 for every $1000 I blew on different things (mostly bikes). I'd be a fairly rich man today.

The Heritage will never be a good touring bike but it will always be a good looking bike; even with a fairing and other touring parts available for it. I think it's one of the nicest cruisers HD has. A dealer won't give a penny on any of the after sale changes you've made in the way of bolt on's even though they add value to the bike. It ain't right but it is what it is. I've removed most of the add on's on a couple of bikes I traded in. Just could see giving it to the dealer if they aren't going to give me anything for it. Was pretty easy to sell stuff at half price on HDforums.com or if they wouldn't sell there; ebay.

The problem also right now is there's a motorcycle glut on the market of all brands and models so selling as a private party is difficult unless the price is crazy low.

Good luck with the sale though. I know you'd be happy on an XC. Even happier with a an XCT but we all have to make those tough choices. I've got a little Sporty I picked up to have a little fun with, fix up a little more, and sell. It might take longer than I anticipated with the current market even though it's a very nice one.
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After market is like throwing your money away. The only way I would buy a used bike if it has the original parts. Harley s sell good in June and July. That is when I sold both of mine. http://www.autorv.com/ is what I use to sell. They advertise in about 7 different states. To sell cost money but the booklet is free. That is the key the booklet is out at gas stations and grocery stores. You just pick them up. They get passed around at the factories. Several weeks after I sold mine I was still getting calls. I would recommend it to any one that wants a fair market value for their bike.

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Thanks BBob and Gibson, yes you both are right. Bob, the Heritage is diffently not a touring bike, but it is by far the best looking bike, especially this 105th edition. Going from a cruiser V*1100 to tour RSV, then back to cruiser Heritage, I am ready to get back to a comfortable long distance tour, that is where the XC is Exactly what I need.

Gibson, you are correct I need to advertise the Heritage on a better site. Will check out the one you suggested. I was expecting, well, maybe hoping I would sell the Heritage right away. Figured a Anniversary Edition would hold it's value and sell fast.

But this market is so, so bad that when I did a post on the Harley site about how low nada and kbb is giving the values of Harleys (all bikes) the guys actually supported them. I was shocked, it was like the Harley owners said they have given up on Harleys holding any values. I remember when you had to wait on a new Harley, and a used one held their values. But these new panzie Harley riders don't give a crap, probably just want to be riders that put a 1000 miles a year on their bikes just going to bars trying to look cool. Thats part of the reason why I quit my local chapter, just a bunch of want to be's.

Anyways, thanks for your help guys, hopefully soon a XC or XCT owner. Later-

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Thanks BBob and Gibson, yes you both are right. Bob, the Heritage is diffently not a touring bike, but it is by far the best looking bike, especially this 105th edition. Going from a cruiser V*1100 to tour RSV, then back to cruiser Heritage, I am ready to get back to a comfortable long distance tour, that is where the XC is Exactly what I need.

Gibson, you are correct I need to advertise the Heritage on a better site. Will check out the one you suggested. I was expecting, well, maybe hoping I would sell the Heritage right away. Figured a Anniversary Edition would hold it's value and sell fast.

But this market is so, so bad that when I did a post on the Harley site about how low nada and kbb is giving the values of Harleys (all bikes) the guys actually supported them. I was shocked, it was like the Harley owners said they have given up on Harleys holding any values. I remember when you had to wait on a new Harley, and a used one held their values. But these new panzie Harley riders don't give a crap, probably just want to be riders that put a 1000 miles a year on their bikes just going to bars trying to look cool. Thats part of the reason why I quit my local chapter, just a bunch of want to be's.

Anyways, thanks for your help guys, hopefully soon a XC or XCT owner. Later-
Harley flooded the market with the 100 anniversary model. There was so many 2003 Fatboys every where. Then they never let up until a couple years ago they dialed it down a little. It was true there would be 18 guys waiting on a bike to buy on a raffle in back in 2001. Now there is at least 18 bikes on the showroom floor waiting to be bought.

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Tottaly agree Gibson, I believe the flooded market has really hurt Harley Davidson, though you wouldn't see it from the outside looking in. Never thought I would see a Harley dealer discounting a new Harley, but that is happening now. If it wasn't for the Best Advertising & Marketing in the world of any product, selling Clothing and Accessories, Harley would be really hurting. And it is easy to buy the merchandise, sorta of a pride thing.

I myself will miss my Harley stuff and bike, but comming from the yamaha's the Harley isn't even close to them in ride and comfort. I am really hoping when I get a XC it is like the yamies for comfort, but with all the upgrades and styling of our new era. Later-

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