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    Value for 1977 R100/7 with 9,350 miles?

    This past week I obtained a 1977 R100/7 in original condition with only 9,350 miles from the original owner. The original owner is a lady in her 70s who bought the bike along with a matching R100/7 with an ex-husband in 1977. Three years later they divorced and a year later she remarried. Her new husband did not like motorcycles and it has been ridden but about once a year for the last 32 years. The same mechanic has been doing an annual service and the bike runs great. I've put 450 miles on it in the last few weeks. There is no rust, some of the rubber is cracked, but overall it is in great condition. It was stored in a barn in a very dry part of WA State. My question is the value of this bike? Anyone have an idea on the range?
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    Really hard to say. Sometimes low-mileage vehicles can develop problems, and may not be a good investment. Seals are the most problematic. I owned this exact bike (same color and year too) in the past. It looks very clean. The white bags are rare. My guess would be 4-5k. But, it is worth what someone wants to pay for it. Just depends how bad someone wants it. Hopefully, you will keep it and ride it. It is a very nice looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23217 View Post
    Really hard to say. Sometimes low-mileage vehicles can develop problems, and may not be a good investment. Seals are the most problematic. I owned this exact bike (same color and year too) in the past. It looks very clean. The white bags are rare. My guess would be 4-5k. But, it is worth what someone wants to pay for it. Just depends how bad someone wants it. Hopefully, you will keep it and ride it. It is a very nice looking bike.
    If I was appraising this motorcycle for insurance purposes, I would put a value of $ 3,800. - $ 5,000.
    What makes a unit like this interesting is that it's in an original condition. Looking at the picture, I would guess that the tires are original and with that being said, change them out, as its not worth having an accident with a tire failing when you least expect it!
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    You say you "obtained" it. Does that mean you paid some money to the original owner already, and want to find out how you did?

    Are you looking to sell it, or just wondering what it's worth for insurance purposes?

    As one poster said, it's really worth what someone's will to pay for it. Given what I've seen over the past few years, for a bike like that in original condition, probably somewhere north of $3000.
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    reatil price is different than insurance price or replacement price. Spring price vs winter price is different when in the northern states.
    If your just asking to see how great you ripped off an old lady, then the bike is worth your karma and you can leave the old tires on it.

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    I'd say the window for selling a bike like this is closing quickly.

    Best bet is finding someone old enough to have had one or wanted one in the day.

    To most, it's just an old, obsolete, not-good-looking, slow motorcycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isamemon View Post
    reatil price is different than insurance price or replacement price. Spring price vs winter price is different when in the northern states.
    If your just asking to see how great you ripped off an old lady, then the bike is worth your karma and you can leave the old tires on it.
    Ouch. Nice way to treat a guy who is posting for the first time. Checked YOUR karma lately?

    He's just asking a question. And you are making some XXXL assumptions....
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