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    Hi -

    I am in the market for a 2010 Triumph Bonneville T100, 16K miles. At a local used motorcycle shop, I found a nice Bonneville for $6K out the door. Only trouble is there are 2 dents in the gas tank, and the bike appears to have been laid down on the right side, evidenced by visible scratching on the pipes. Otherwise it is mechanically sound, and full service has been performed by the sho, valves and fluids etc. The rear tire also looks a little low. I would be willing to pay about 5K out the door in cash, but they don't seem open to negotiate. I may go back this week to make an offer. How would you approach the shop owner to get the price down?

    Seller asking $5600 plus tax and fee
    Last edited by rabidrider; 07-30-2017, 02:54 PM. Reason: Forgot to add year and model.

  • #2
    Check out eBay or Triumph forums for comparison. Looks like there are several bikes with considerably less miles that may be a better deal even with shipping, depending on where you are. There are always deals... don't fall in love with anything. Be patient


    • #3
      If the tank has dents think long and hard about buying it.... You'll hate those dents in a short time !!!!
      Ride Safe,


      • #4
        You can also consult the NADA Guides for additional reference points:

        Triumph Bonneville Blog

        Triumph Bonneville Facebook Page
        Windy City RATs
        Windy City RATs Facebook Page
        New Bonneville Riders Facebook Page


        • #5
          Compared to what I'm seeing in my local Craigslist adds, the asking price for this bike is on the high end; especially with the dented tank and mileage. If they're holding firm on price, I'd walk away. There are other deals to be had.
          Chris / RudeBoy BIR #309
          2014 Scrambler
          08 T100 with AI removed, K&N Pods, BC Predators, 145 mains/42 pilots, no shim, -2 turns out @ sea level, green springs SOLD


          • #6
            Thanks for the good pointers! I'll be walking on this one. Many better quality Bonnevilles out there.