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Please let me know if this is a good deal ??

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In prior thread I have commented that I wanted to go a little wider on the rear tire and beside going wider, hopefully get rid of that gap between the fender and tire.

Someone made an offer to me in exchange to my stock parts and this is what they offered me...please let me know if it sounds good to you.

This are the prices I can give you for the wheels ( my cost) if I keep your original stock.

Your price Regular price
Front wheel 21 x 3.5 = $920.00 $1170.00
Front pulley = $160.00 $200.00
Tire mounted = $125.00 $176.00
Rear wheel 18 x 5.5 = $1015.00 $1275.00
Tire 200 mounted = $170.00 $270.00
Pulley = $420.00 $550.00
fee = $60.00

Total of = $2870.00 $3641.00 = $771

if i turn over the original parts of my bike to him, I will be saving $771.00, but i dont know if this is a good deal and if that rim good for a tubeless tire.... and im scared to turn over the original parts and end up with parts that are no good for my bike which is a 07 vulcan 900 custom.

attached is the rim the guy is offering me....

please give me your opinion...i only have a few days to answer him...


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1st thing I'd do is check with Kaw to get an accurate value of your OEM parts to see how good your deal really is.

You must decide how long you think you'll keep your 900 before possibly trading. Maybe you plan on riding it till the wheels fall off but realisticly, most people never really do that. Traditionally, you won't get any value for your aftermarket parts on a trade-in & at that time you'll probably be much better off to put the OEM's back on & sell the aftermarkets on Ebay. Most dealers will actually give you more value for a well kept stock bike. You'll get a lot more for the aftermarkets on Ebay than the OEM's. Everyone's lookin for deals on aftermarket but nobody's lookin for OEM's cuz the 900 is such a new line.

If you sell the bike yourself, you might recover some of your money for your aftermarkets but probably not much. Well kept, original bikes usually sell better. Of course, there's always the buyer who buys it cuz it's customized, but many are leery of buying one that's been tampered with.

Best case scenario: Keep your OEM's. When you do decide to trade, you'll be able to go in any direction & many buyers will pay more money to get "all the parts!" OEM's on Ebay now aren't gonna bring squat. 900's haven't been around long enough to create any demand. A few years down the road in like new condition they'll bring more & everyone will always be lookin for deals on aftermarkets.

Good luck:biggrin: 8)
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