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Old 04-23-2019, 05:53 PM
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As the owner (happy thus far) of a 2018 Road Glide with the M8 107" I know that the new engines perform well.

As the former owner of a bunch of Twin Cams I have learned to like them but am leary of the the 88 cubic inch iterations.

As the happy owner of a 2010 Road King I like the 96TC better than the 88TC and, with the compensator swap-out enjoy the bike very much; it's a keeper.

As a long time Harley fan, I dealt with overly lean Keihn carburators and learned to avoid the now unsupported Magneti Marelli fuel injection.

As a businessman with half a clue, I know that the 2003 "Anniversary Edition" is nothing special from a value standpoint and also realize that the MoCo went through phase where they seemed to have an "Anniversary Edition" about every six months.

As a Harley fan I have always like the black and platinum of the 2003 model year.

I understand that the new Dynas - ooops, I mean Softtails spank the old swing arm/twin shock Dynas in everything - handling, ride, etc. I also know that despite the Dyna line being discontinued, it is doubtful that the discontinuation serves as a value adder to the existing fleet.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ........

Rescue me from buying a 2003 Dyna for more than NADA "Average retail" (which we all know is dillusional on the high side to begin with compared to real-world market conditions!) which has has 5,000 miles - is in great shape and has a carburetor! It is bone stock and I truly believe to be unmolested since birth. Though I have reservations at paying more than NADA "average retail" I WANT the darned bike!

Reference points: I have a RK in FL that suits perfectly my mission profile of Bike Week, Biketoberfest and making miles between friends in a l o n g state.

I have the 2018 RG for big road, big mile trips up north - Myrtle, Sturgis, Laconia, but want a bar hopper to replace the 883 Iron that I like but my old aging bones wants something different.

My family won't miss a meal, my grandson will not miss a gift or contribution towards his education but I truly dislike paying more than the already disillusionaly high NADA average retail because when I grow bored with the bike, as I inevitably will, I will take a hit.

Did I mention that I really like the bike and that it is low miles and unmolested since birth?

Rescue or enable me .... HELP!
 

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What's the difference between the asking price of this bike and KBB or NADA retail?

If you buy an "ordinary" Dyna to save that...what...a thousand, two thousand dollars, instead of getting a bone stock, low miles, exactly-what-you-want bike, you'll be kicking yourself later.
 
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So just offer them NADA price. See if they bite...all they can say is no
 
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I can't help you as the 2003 color themes are some of the best the MoCo has ever released...IMHO. Especially the one you are admiring.
 
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What's the difference between the asking price of this bike and KBB or NADA retail?

If you buy an "ordinary" Dyna to save that...what...a thousand, two thousand dollars, instead of getting a bone stock, low miles, exactly-what-you-want bike, you'll be kicking yourself later.
Idaho, you're making too much darned sense; you're going to enable me into doing this!

Negotiations with the seller have me at about $400 over NADA average - which, as everyone knows is at least 15-20% above real world. Bottom line: I will be paying about $2,500 more than what I would get on trade in (maybe more) at at least $1,000 more than what I would get out of a private party sale.

Did I mention that I do like the bike; seller is at his bottom "last and final" number and I know I will **** away the delta in bar bills at bike events but ... ???
 
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I can't help you as the 2003 color themes are some of the best the MoCo has ever released...IMHO. Especially the one you are admiring.

I actually thought that the 2003 colors were the worst paint schemes that Harley ever did....That stupid looking stripe was hideous.
 
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Look at those gazongas!
 
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Throw the f*cking books away, do some homework looking at real world prices for that and comparable models because it's a buyers market seeing how it's flooded with clean used bikes right then go wheeling & dealing, any seller thinks they are getting book value for something over 2 years old will be sitting on it a long time.
 
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Originally Posted by Jehu View Post

Rescue me from buying a 2003 Dyna for more than NADA "Average retail" (which we all know is dillusional on the high side to begin with compared to real-world market conditions!) which has has 5,000 miles - is in great shape and has a carburetor! It is bone stock and I truly believe to be unmolested since birth. Though I have reservations at paying more than NADA "average retail" I WANT the darned bike!

Reference points: I have a RK in FL that suits perfectly my mission profile of Bike Week, Biketoberfest and making miles between friends in a l o n g state.

Did I mention that I really like the bike and that it is low miles and unmolested since birth?

Rescue or enable me .... HELP!
Here you go:

Year:2003

Make:Harley-Davidson

Model:FXD Dyna Super Glide

Model Type:Cruiser

Displacement:1450

Cylinders:2

VIN:1HD1GHV13

Finance Advance:$2,655

MSRP:$12,255

Avg Retail:$3,345

Auction Wholesale$2,605

Clean Trade:$2,525

Fair Trade:$2,105
 

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