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    Healthy Twin Cam Values.
    « on: 2021-11-10 10:30:29 »
    Just been having a look at the many Twin Cam RT’s which are available for sale at the moment. Asking prices for low mileage examples of these “Classic”  RT’s are very healthy. Three 2011 reg. examples listed on eBay are priced between £7000 and £8000. My own low mileage bike was purchased about a year ago for £7000 so the current market does look to be quite healthy.

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      Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
      « Reply #1 on: 2021-11-10 10:47:19 »
      Good to know.  My 2012 has 15k on her now.  No plans to change her though, so I guess it doesn't really matter what it's worth.

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        Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
        « Reply #2 on: 2021-11-10 11:48:52 »
        Applying the search filters on AutoTrader Bikes, found a 2012 model with 41K miles on the clock for £6,000. Higher mileage certainly hits the price by around about a grand.

        With 38K miles, my 2012 RT is likely to be around this lower value.

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          Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
          « Reply #3 on: 2021-11-10 12:24:10 »
          Good to know. I have no intention of selling my 14k miles 2011 which has £3000 extras on it - but for the right price……;)

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            Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
            « Reply #4 on: 2021-11-10 12:28:07 »
            My 14k miles 2011 has £3,000 extras on it.

            What extras cost £3,000.

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              Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
              « Reply #5 on: 2021-11-10 12:46:57 »
              Reflects the high price of new bikes.

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                Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
                « Reply #6 on: 2021-11-10 13:33:13 »
                Good to know there are some nice low mileage examples available.

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                  Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
                  « Reply #7 on: 2021-11-10 16:37:49 »
                  What extras cost £3,000.


                  Well you’d be surprised when you add them all up. I did this for something to do during lockdown. Needless to say I have not shown this to my wife.

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                    Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
                    « Reply #8 on: 2021-11-10 16:53:38 »
                    Well you’d be surprised when you add them all up.

                    Fair enough, are the extras listed and included in the insured value of the bike.

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                      Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
                      « Reply #9 on: 2021-11-10 17:31:38 »
                      No. Bike is quoted for insurance purposes as having an £8000 value. However, they are all removable and therefore saleable if necessary. I listed them so that I had some indication of their value. Engine bash plate for example was purchased for £20 from Lithuania on EBay. It was unmarked and as new but no fittings. BMW fittings were about £25. So really a £80 saving on new price. And I’ve done good deals to get these extras. New Vstream screen is £250 - I got mine for £100 barely used after only 1 year of light use on EBay - it is actually stamped with the production date. Good communications with sellers is key.

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                        Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
                        « Reply #10 on: 2021-11-12 22:13:45 »
                        Applying the search filters on AutoTrader Bikes, found a 2012 model with 41K miles on the clock for £6,000. Higher mileage certainly hits the price by around about a grand.

                        With 38K miles, my 2012 RT is likely to be around this lower value.


                        Those are dealer prices, you'd be lucky to get £5k for a private sale or £4k for a trade in at a dealer.
                        The GS 'is' the better bike :-)

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                          Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
                          « Reply #11 on: 2021-11-12 23:14:48 »
                          Was thinking of the replacement cost for insurance valuation purposes.

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                            Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
                            « Reply #12 on: 2021-11-20 13:43:04 »

                            Well you’d be surprised when you add them all up. I did this for something to do during lockdown. Needless to say I have not shown this to my wife.


                            I noticed booster plug on your list. Does that really help? I have an ‘11 also and just turned 25k miles on it.

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                              Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
                              « Reply #13 on: 2021-11-20 20:30:41 »
                              Well, who knows? There is enough evidence on the forums to suggest the CPU adapts and adjusts to get the best engine management for the prevailing conditions. The booster plug requires a temperature sensor which fools the system into thinking it’s colder than it really is adjusts the mixture accordingly - apparently.

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                                Re: Healthy Twin Cam Values.
                                « Reply #14 on: 2021-11-27 16:40:04 »
                                Well, who knows? There is enough evidence on the forums to suggest the CPU adapts and adjusts to get the best engine management for the prevailing conditions. The booster plug requires a temperature sensor which fools the system into thinking it’s colder than it really is adjusts the mixture accordingly - apparently.


                                Thank you.