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Old 04-14-2018, 05:07 PM
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Hell, mines an '04 and I'd sell you mine for less than that.

 

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Old 04-14-2018, 05:54 PM
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Not much demand for a 14 year old bike. He will do well to get 5K but he may just get pissed at a low offer. So let him get pissed. Plenty of garage queens out there
 
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:56 PM
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Bought 03 6500 miles paid 4000.
 
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:00 PM
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There is a guy that keeps advertising of 2005 saying how much money he spent in options low-mileage he's he's asking like $17,000 for it. He can't figure out why he can't sell it. When you go to buy a used bike buy it just like Harley gives you for a trade in it's only worth so much money and you don't know anything about it.
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:21 AM
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I just picked up a 2008 Softail crossbones for $9500 with 10, 000 miles on it.

But it was the bike I wanted and I was willing to pay to get it. I fell in love with the bike and it was in immaculate shape. Love the springer front end it has.

There are a lot of really nice used heritages out there . If you can find a low miles heritage get the newest one you can afford or at least get one 2007 and up . That 6 speed on the long days when you are putting in the miles is truly something you should let yourself enjoy . For me it made all the difference in the world in riding comfort.
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:21 AM
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I can ride all day on my ‘03 Ultra with 5 speed/88. Stage one. Don’t be scared of the 88. Personally I still like the looks from that era, and would prefer a Garage Queen from that era over the newer bikes.

If you had an ‘03 you loved, you’ll probably like an ‘04.
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Year:2004
Make:Harley-Davidson
Model:FLSTCI Heritage Classic
Model Type:Cruiser
Displacement:1450
Cylinders:2
Finance Advance:$5,595
MSRP:$17,595
Avg Retail:$6,890
Auction Wholesale$5,760
Clean Trade:$5,435
Fair Trade:$4,640
 

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Old 04-17-2018, 10:48 AM
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I am still thinking about it and waiting to see if he calls me. The 88 still does not bother me enough to spend more for the 96, so I think I will keep looking at those years. Of course if a 96 came available that I could afford I would not turn it down! Ha!
 
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A lot of comes down to location and popularity of a given model. Maybe one can be bought for less in some areas, but then you either need to travel to see/ride it, or take your chances and ship it. Both options increase the cost.

The Heritage is a popular model for all the reasons you stated and more. I'm pretty partial to 'em myself. I've had my Deluxe for a few years now and plan on keeping it till they close the lid on me

If I found something that was older, low miles and super clean, I wouldn't balk at paying a little more. That said, I think you did good walking away from that. It'll increase your bargaining power if you decide to go for it.

Doing your homework and having patience is the ticket to getting the most for your money. Something will come along. It's a buyers market for certain
 
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Originally Posted by Ron750 View Post
I can ride all day on my ‘03 Ultra with 5 speed/88. Stage one. Don’t be scared of the 88. Personally I still like the looks from that era, and would prefer a Garage Queen from that era over the newer bikes.

If you had an ‘03 you loved, you’ll probably like an ‘04.
Black Book Powersports
Year:2004
Make:Harley-Davidson
Model:FLSTCI Heritage Classic
Model Type:Cruiser
Displacement:1450
Cylinders:2
Finance Advance:$5,595
MSRP:$17,595
Avg Retail:$6,890
Auction Wholesale$5,760
Clean Trade:$5,435
Fair Trade:$4,640

Yep...I do most of my riding solo and the 88 stage 1 does just fine 😎
 
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:05 AM
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The 04 Heritage is gone and so am still searching the internet. The weather is finally turning warm here and so I am hoping lots more will get listed in the near future. I am determined to get the right bike and will just have to be patient. (not my forte)
 
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