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Offline max lange

Weird advice requested BMW R100RT
« on: July 09, 2018, 04:59:57 pm »
I have been busy with this bike for the past few months, its now at the closing stages. It was an RT but now is a mildly customized R. Its a bike I intend to sell.


During the restoration I have:
Bike was stripped down, frame, sub frame and wheels stripped cleaned and painted
Valve work, clean-up and lap
New top end gaskets, was stripped to clean and paint
Replaced crank shaft seal, front and rear
Forks, stripped and chromed - like new
Koni rear shocks
New headers


Customized:
Top triple clamp - required modifying the indicator mounts
Foot pegs
Removed the RT fairing
Fuel cap
Thats it


My question is, as I plan to sell the bike, and I suspect the most likely buyer would be someone wishing to customise the bike, do I bother spending another 6k on painting...or try sell as is.
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Re: Weird advice requested BMW R100RT
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 05:02:24 pm »
I would sell as is, loose less money, and let the knew owner decide what 'look' he wants.
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Re: Weird advice requested BMW R100RT
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 05:44:32 pm »
I would sell it as a complete restoration..

So the client gets to decide on the colour, artwork etc, you have it sprayed to the clients specifications. I think you will yield a greater return for that service and attention to clients detail but it will require you work with other people and that in itself can make you think its not worth it,


If all else fails.. just spray it black and be done with it but I would'nt sell it as is, your market demands a complete bike. If the demographic you selling to felt the need to customise the colour of a bike then it would be in their garage being restored.
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Re: Weird advice requested BMW R100RT
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 07:05:21 pm »
The bike looks great as it is (I take it is in rideable,  roadworthy condition).

Were you to further / completely customise the bike you would be able to demand a higher premium (higher profit) but your market will be smaller and more picky.

Were you to sell as is I find that there are a lot of people who like that naked appearance and then those who want to chop can still buy in and chop to their hearts’ desires. Your market would be bigger, but your profit margin smaller. Sell as is.

There was, however, of late quite an interest in these chopped BMW bikes. It is most likely a fad and I almost get the impression that the tide is already turning. From websites globally I get the impression that people are starting to revert to these bikes in their original conditions.  Maybe do some more research, check out those other sites and get an impression of what is moving and at what prices. A good design will always demand a premium, but then you must know what you are doing and what the market wants and it will be expensive.
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Re: Weird advice requested BMW R100RT
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 07:31:50 pm »
What would the price be. As is?

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Re: Weird advice requested BMW R100RT
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 09:28:25 pm »
Sell as is with any spare bits you have left - like original bars.
You've already done most of the arduous stuff in removing the fairing.
Let the buyer style it to their liking.
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Re: Weird advice requested BMW R100RT
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 10:48:00 am »
Thanks for the replies, would R35k as is be a fair ask. Bike is registered and in my name but not licensed.


It is running and everything works as it should, all oils and filters are fresh as the tyres and brakes.
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Re: Weird advice requested BMW R100RT
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 12:29:34 pm »
Get the license up to date for a faster sale... :sip:
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Re: Weird advice requested BMW R100RT
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 12:46:50 pm »
Yip on the todo list for next week.
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