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  1. #11
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    In my experience, with modified vehicles you don't get your money back.
    It will probably be easier to sell, but if you get half of what you put into it back you should be happy.
    So you are looking at price of stock bike minus depreciation, plus 50% of what you paid for mods at best.
    Looking at other replies that should be 4500 for the bike + 2500 in mods, which is pretty much spot on the 7000 that you are thinking of, but you might have to drop 500-1k to sell sadly.

    I find that buyers are very interested in mod's, but don't want to pay for them, or really have no clue what it actually cost to mod.
    Many I know have walked away from modded vehicles, bought a stock looking one and then start modding and suddenly find out what it actually costs and regret not getting the modded one after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggie View Post
    In my experience, with modified vehicles you don't get your money back.
    It will probably be easier to sell, but if you get half of what you put into it back you should be happy.
    So you are looking at price of stock bike minus depreciation, plus 50% of what you paid for mods at best.
    Looking at other replies that should be 4500 for the bike + 2500 in mods, which is pretty much spot on the 7000 that you are thinking of, but you might have to drop 500-1k to sell sadly.

    I find that buyers are very interested in mod's, but don't want to pay for them, or really have no clue what it actually cost to mod.
    Many I know have walked away from modded vehicles, bought a stock looking one and then start modding and suddenly find out what it actually costs and regret not getting the modded one after all.
    This might actually be a decent sales pitch. It's a well though out explanation of what is really going on.

    A lot of buyers aren't actually seeing a used MT07 here, so you have to be direct - point out it's what they're looking for, at the same price they'd have to pay, plus a big pile of add ons at half price.

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    double post deleted.
    Last edited by sdrio; 06-01-2015 at 09:23 AM.

  4. #14
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    sdrio, noggie
    I think you are both right, give it a go and point out what people are actually getting and how much they're saving
    I'm tempted to give it ago perhaps a for sale post on here and a possible try on ebay
    Anyone out there got a spare 7k

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    In Norway it is very normal to list what has been done to the bike or car you are selling.
    A list, with manufacturers, similar to your first thread is common.
    And sentences like " spent more than £5000 on it in the past year, receipts included" are common.
    On some brands of cars people add the whole spec list on the car listing all options including options codes.

    Putting your bike up for 7 grand without any explanation will only make people wonder why they should pay more for a used bike than a new one.
    You need to list the changes done in detail, and take lots of detailed photos. Your bike does look different from a stock one, but people can't put their finger on just what, other than some vinyl, so to get them to realize your bike is a "bargain" you need to tell and show them what you have done in detail. Bikes like yours will easily have 30-40 pictures in the sales ad over here.
    You need to get people to want to spend the extra money for an already broken in, highly modified MT07, rather than getting a new one they have to break in, and spend close to 6 grand on to be like yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz2212 View Post
    Just had a look at the MV, what a lovely looking bike and then they go and stick that disgusting horrible number plate/indicator holder on the back, surely they could have come up with something better than that
    Yes, but that is easily fixed with a plate holder kit that mounts on either the bottom of the tail as usual or at one side of the swing arms like the ones on Ducatis bikes
    We consist of 70% water. So really we are just cucumbers with anxiety.

  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz2212 View Post
    Hi Guys

    Getting itchy feet and thinking of selling, what do you think, try to sell it as it is, seen one sold on Ebay for £6495 with no suspension work or paintwork done, I know the paintwork is a matter of taste but I have not come across anyone who says they don't like it
    I think this is probably one of the most sorted 07's out there
    Extras list
    Yamaha akrapovic with cat £860.00
    Yamaha led indicators front and rear £96.78
    Yamaha billet rear set kit £312
    Yamaha billet chain adjusters £95
    Yamaha Gilles brake and clutch levers £180
    Yamaha billet pivot covers £41.50
    Yamaha billet frame end tube caps £41.50
    Yamaha sub cowl £228
    Yamaha single seat cover £146
    Yamaha handlebar ends £50
    Yamaha tail tidy £104
    Yamaha billet radiator side covers £74.60
    Yamaha billet reservoir cover £59.50
    Yamaha aluminium chain guard £82.70
    Yamaha front and rear steel mesh inserts £50
    Yamaha rear axle protector £67
    Yamaha comfort seat £196
    R&G radiator guard £55
    R&G rear footrest blanks £55
    Racepaint UK custom paintwork £800
    Maxton front fully adjustable cartridges and rear full adjustable shock with remote reservoir £1300
    Ebay front axle protectors £25
    Rear brake reservoir relocate bracket £25
    Hel full abs braided lines £240
    Brembo uprated front and rear brake pads £100
    HID projector headlight £100
    DNA stage 1 air filter £45
    Meta thatcham category 2-1 alarm system with remote built into the key £190
    Puig mt09 screen £65

    Extras total £5651.26

    As you can see from the list I have spent a small fortune getting this bike right and it does look better in the flesh than the photos, don't know whether to break the bike down and put it back to standard or try and sell as it is. The bike is an April 2014 ABS registered bike with 2700 miles and full dealer servicing
    If I sold it as it is I would be asking £7000, I know this seems a lot but if you guys start to add up the extras you are fitting to your bikes I think you will be surprised what the figure is coming to
    I think it would be a shame to put the bike back to standard as it has taken a lot of time to get it like this, if it was sold as it is I would include all of the standard parts to

    Give me your thoughts guys

    I saw this bike at CMC MT / Stunt day, it looks even better in the flesh and is a credit to you, I bet it handles a lot better than a standard bike. Good luck with the sale

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    I'd invest in some foot powder to stop my feet itching!

    I've seen this bike, and I wouldn't sell it. It's a credit to you - loads of mods but all nicely done, nothing out of place or gaudy/garish which we've seen on others.

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ63 View Post
    I'd invest in some foot powder to stop my feet itching!

    I've seen this bike, and I wouldn't sell it. It's a credit to you - loads of mods but all nicely done, nothing out of place or gaudy/garish which we've seen on others.
    My thoughts exactly.. If I were to sell it I know I'd end up regretting it down the line.
    'If all else fails, read the instructions.' - Grandpa

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  10. #20
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    Advice please guys-foot-jpg

    Don't know what to do, have asked the chemist if they can get it in bulk

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