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Two days ago, I responded to a call in the quiet part of town. Afterwards I asked the homeowner/caller about the red motorcycle in their cul-de-sac. To my amazement she informed my that her neighbor last rode it in the summer of 2016 and then parked it. She stated that her neighbor brought the bike 15-16 yrs ago and it stays parked on the street...in the cul-de-sac. The bike owner has a 2 car garage, but leaves this big beautiful BEAST parked in the sun/rain/snow and ice!! At least he could put it in his garage during the winter!!! This makes me sad. Your thoughts???
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Agree, very sad. This is the only bike I would sell my Valkyrie for. Make some enquiries - you might pick it up for peanuts if he cares so little about it.
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... and not stolen? Nice neighborhood
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Here is another Rune abuse. After they bought it they sold it on EBay for about $11,300

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I was watching Bikes and Beards on Youtube and in one video they went to a dealership and bought a bunch of bikes. One of which was a Rune. After the sale he asked the salesman how much they paid for the Rune and was told @ $1500. You never know when you will hit a major deal.


In 1993 I bought a 1988 Buick LeSabre from a guy that was traveling out east when he stopped at my cousin's garage because of car problems. They gave him the news that he toasted his engine. The guy was not interested in putting in another engine and offered the car to anyone for $1100. No one had the money, so my cousin called me to see if I was interested. I was and brought the guy the money. I was able to get an engine for $800 and put it in myself. I put the car up for sale and a few days later a woman came by and bought the car. She traded me her 2WD 1982 GMC Jimmy and gave me $5600 for the Buick. I put her car up for sale and the next day a guy stopped and offered me $1200. I took it. All in all, for a $1900 investment I made $4800 in profit for a few hours work. I wish I could do that more often.


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The Rune is an eye catcher...

If available for purchase, you would need to see and ride this one. Since the owner has had it so long... even though out in the weather, you may not get a great deal like you think.

Owner does not want to let it go unless of course you have an offer he can't refuse. You have to consider the internal damage as well as the climate effect and if you're willing to make the effort to restore it. Go look at some others first and then decide.

I would not be that guy! I like my Rune-want-a-be.

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One of my best deals was from a guy on Craigslist he triked his 1997 Valkyrie Tourer so he was selling the back half. Saddlebags, rear end, rim fender, blinkers, 2 sets of shocks, etc. I give him $450 and after I sold the parts I made over $1500 in profit.
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... and not stolen? Nice neighborhood
Yes, it's a very nice neighborhood. We presently don't have a garage, but my War Goddess is resting in a climate controlled storage unit, with plenty of video cameras watching her sleep...until the temps reach 65deg and higher. If I where that guy, I'd have a monster yard sale just to make room for my Rune or ANY BIKE for that matter.
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One of my best deals was from a guy on Craigslist he triked his 1997 Valkyrie Tourer so he was selling the back half. Saddlebags, rear end, rim fender, blinkers, 2 sets of shocks, etc. I give him $450 and after I sold the parts I made over $1500 in profit.
WOW!!! Lucky you...right place at the right time!! $$$$

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Agree, very sad. This is the only bike I would sell my Valkyrie for. Make some enquiries - you might pick it up for peanuts if he cares so little about it.
Great minds...
I was thinking the same thing, BUT I'm trying to figure out how to do it TACTFULLY. I don't want to just walk up and ring the owners doorbell, I'm not trying to freak him out!! I thought about waiting until the weather breaks and then ride my Valk down there, park about 15-20 feet away, light up a stoggie, keep my distance while looking at the Rune (providing he wasnt brought a NEW cover by then), and wait for him to come outside. If he doesn't come out, I'll leave my card with basic contact information on his front door. Well Geepers, what cha think of my warm weather plan???

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