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Ive got an excavator and wheel loader for sale , not advertising that Ill take trades and this guy calls me up and says (will you take an09 A.N. Vision with 2k miles on trade ? ) Im thinking he is gonna want too much for it but he says around $20 k . It sounds interresting to me. Trying not to get too worked up over it though , anything can happen and I would need a little cash to boot . Sure would be more comfortable than my old faithfull Roadstar ?
 

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20k for an 09? Just because it says Arlen Ness don't make it worth that! Maybe thats what he paid new! Kelly Blue book puts the AN at $13,000.00.

You can buy a new 10 leftover or a used 11 for 20k!

Hell, a brand new 2012 Vision tour is $21,999!! Thats with a trunk and all the trimming!
 

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Guess I shoulda done a little research. Oh well , that just means he is gonna need mo cash. There is alot of negotiating to be done , presuming he is interrested in the equipment . I thought it was kinda interresting that someone would call with a deal like that since I intended to buy a bike if I sell the equipment. Thanks for the info Diamond
 

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I guess bikes are alot cheaper out there in Calaforny, KBB says that bike retails for $17710. in Va with 10k miles , this one has less than 2k miles
 

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Kbb is always HIGH!! Take the middle of the two estimates and your are at $15,000.00.
Yeah, anytime someone tells me how much their car/bike is on KBB, I ask them if KBB is paying them green cash for it. :ltr:

KBB is nothing more than a guide. The value of your bike is what the most generous buyer is willing to pay for it at the time and location when you decide to sell it.
 

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Ive got an excavator and wheel loader for sale , not advertising that Ill take trades and this guy calls me up and says (will you take an09 A.N. Vision with 2k miles on trade ? ) Im thinking he is gonna want too much for it but he says around $20 k . It sounds interresting to me. Trying not to get too worked up over it though , anything can happen and I would need a little cash to boot . Sure would be more comfortable than my old faithfull Roadstar ?
In April I acquired my 2009 Ness and LOVE IT! The Nessies do have more added goodies than a standard Vision PLUS, they are numbered, hence worth more, but that is a judgement call for only you to make. I liked the fact that mine has lots of chrome, the basic black and the very cool side graphic. I got mine from a dealer and it was new and has a two year (at the time - now Victory is giving a 5 year) warranty. So, I think your guy is at least $2k too high. Remember, the MSRP was $25,990. How much warranty does the bike come with (and yes, it is transferable)?

The Vision is a great bike. Good luck! -Jeff

Nessy is so pretty that the Bride and Groom had to stand next to her for a wedding pic!
 

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We haven't talked about warranty yet, hell we've only exchanged pics. But if it goes any further that's when the haggling will begin. I posted the thread to hear comments from those who already have the bikes and I'm glad I did, I'm already more knowledgable than I was when the guy called me. I rode a vision when the victory tour truck came around but at the time I thought the cross country may have been a little more comfortable. I don't know if the 1 inch shorter seat with backrest is going to feel any different from the cross country.

I do appreciate everyone's comments, it's very helpful. cheers
 

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Some here aren't being realistic about the value of the '09 Ness Visions. They are worth a MINIMUM of $15K without the trunk. If that one has a trunk, it's worth $16K (minimum). While it is true that you can buy some "non-ness" versions cheaper, that is ALWAYS the case. The Ness's are unique and therefore cost more...always.

Here is a link to an '09 Vision Premium that sold on eBay for $16K and the Ness versions typically sell for several thousand more than the Premium versions & that was in an auction so private party sales would likely bring more $'s..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2009-Black-Vision-Tour-Premium-/200640543159?pt=US_motorcycles&hash=item2eb71bb9b7

Here's one that is available NOW on eBay. Looks like he's willing to let it go for $14,900 (See Diamond's post two after this)....
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.m748&item=160637099959&viewitem=&_trkparms=clkid=2049055673563662895
 

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We haven't talked about warranty yet, hell we've only exchanged pics. But if it goes any further that's when the haggling will begin. I posted the thread to hear comments from those who already have the bikes and I'm glad I did, I'm already more knowledgable than I was when the guy called me. I rode a vision when the victory tour truck came around but at the time I thought the cross country may have been a little more comfortable. I don't know if the 1 inch shorter seat with backrest is going to feel any different from the cross country.

I do appreciate everyone's comments, it's very helpful. cheers
I really was focusing on the XC but by the time I added the parts and made adjustments to make it fit "me" the Ness was much cheaper. My concern was bag size on the Vision. I can tell you that in reality they work. For big trips I put on a really large bag (as you can see in the picture). I've added the backrest, and boy does it feel good.
 

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This bike already has both back rests on it, I'm 5'7" and don't have a really long reach, I'm wondering how the bike will fit me. I won't be able to go check it out until Wednesday.
 

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This bike already has both back rests on it, I'm 5'7" and don't have a really long reach, I'm wondering how the bike will fit me. I won't be able to go check it out until Wednesday.
I'm 5'9" with short arms and legs with longer torso... I fit! We await your results. Most of all, HAVE FUN looking and trying.
 
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