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    Advice needed guys please?

    Just been to Alan Jefferies at Shipley today to ask about a trade in for my bike.

    It is a 2010 R1200GS TC with 10,000 miles on the clock.

    The bike had been with them for over a month getting "fixed" as it has been stood in my shed for over 5-6 years as I have been in and out of hospital and was told I could not ride. I did not have a crash btw.

    Even though I had it "winter prepped" by them many moons ago, my shed unbeknown to me started leaking and the rust, all cosmetic, started.

    I rang them asking what would be the best thing to do and they said is get it back on the road.

    After a bill of £1200 later, a full oil, drive shaft, balancing and MOT I decided that today would be a good day to attend and see what I could get for it as I was thinking about a LC on part exchange.

    I wanted to know if I am better placed to buy now or bite the bullet and keep it until she dies.

    They have offered £3500.

    Is this taking the Pi$$.

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    Yes. JJH

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    I am far from an expert but I am toying with the idea of upgrading from F8GS to F12GS and have been looking at prices. I'd say it does seem a bit low comparing to what I've seen so far; but I suppose it depends how bad the "cosmetic" rust is. It is all about desirability and how much it would take them to prep and re-sell it...

    I suppose the best way to put it... f i had the opportunity to buy a decent 2010 R1200GS with 10k on the clock for 3.5k cash ... I'd do it.

    Good to hear you are on the mend, though. Good luck.

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    Is it still rusty? Or was that sorted in the £1200 bill?

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    If it is pristine, it is perhaps worth £6,500 in a private sale, I think,

    But - maybe consider that they simply don’t want your bike? By that I mean that they would have to move it onto someone else in the trade, and simply not worth the while?
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    Think all the bikes on pcp or whatever they are called has knocked the trade in value of older bikes they will be soon full of W/c 1200 gs/as when the 1250 comes on the market

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    I’d keep it... especially as you have just spent £1200 on it. Dealers have a coin to earn and will always bid you low, and so many people accept it, because they ‘want’ . Lose the ‘want’ and go ride it somewhere lovely with the money you will have saved

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