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Title: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Dirtiegirtie on Aug 05, 2021, 08:28:55 am
These are the ads currently on c-list within 200 miles of me:
- 2009 for $7,500 https://nh.craigslist.org/mcy/d/farmington-2009-yamaha-raider-1900-cc/7354004952.html
- 2014 for $12,000 https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/mcy/d/middletown-2014-yamaha-raider/7359087208.html
- 2014 for $14,000 https://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/mcy/d/bridgeport-2014-yamaha-raider-1900/7354123765.html

And this one... a 2012 for $19,500!!! https://cnj.craigslist.org/mcy/d/south-river-yamaha-raider-1850cc-110/7358992769.html

I bought my 2011 Raider S with the Ivan flash, airbox mod, V&H 2-into-1, OEM windshield, passenger backrest with rack, bags, with under 5k miles for $6,500 2.5 years ago.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Clayton on Aug 05, 2021, 09:05:21 am
There all on crack is my guess!
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Ares X on Aug 05, 2021, 09:27:49 am
According to a Craigslist ad (https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/mcd/d/phoenix-2014-yamaha-raider/7352291483.html), I can pick up a brand new 2014 (0 miles) in AZ from a dealer for $9k.

This is the same exact bike I have before I repainted it.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Dirtiegirtie on Aug 05, 2021, 09:50:36 am
I know prices on used bikes are up a ton in the last year due to reduced availability of new bikes (part shortages) and an increase in new riders due to the pandemic, but these prices on all things motorsports are insane. I tried to buy a go-kart for my kids back in February... two orders ultimately cancelled due to it not being available. Everything used was priced ridiculous... and selling! I just can't wait for new bike availability to increase and all these new riders to realize they've put 120 miles on their new bike in the first year... should be a glut of used bikes in the next year or two.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Ares X on Aug 05, 2021, 10:29:44 am
I hope that's true. It will drive the prices way down and maybe I could pick up a Stryker or Honda Fury/Stateline at a great price. I think they'd be fun to customize.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: toy on Aug 05, 2021, 11:47:02 am
I think the one asking $7500 ***might*** get it... the others are way off and just looking to make someone feel good about a 1/3 price cut when they overpay. The one for 19500 has no idea what hes got and probably listed it based on some cycle trader price he saw for a cvo with similar mileage.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Ares X on Aug 05, 2021, 01:05:30 pm
I think the one asking $7500 ***might*** get it... the others are way off and just looking to make someone feel good about a 1/3 price cut when they overpay. The one for 19500 has no idea what hes got and probably listed it based on some cycle trader price he saw for a cvo with similar mileage.

Agreed!  He has it listed as 1850cc. Any Raider owner is NOT going to list it as that.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: ctgjerts on Aug 05, 2021, 08:24:25 pm
A lot of craigslist ads make zero sense to me.  I bought my 14 raider in March after the seller dropped the price.  The bike had a lot of mods I would have done anyway plus a few I wouldnt have considered but now that I have them - their ok.

The listings you've pointed out, look to me like guys who's wives have told them to sell the bike and they listed it.  They can point to an ad and say they're trying. 

I have a different mindset than most, when I'm ready to get rid of something I price it so it's gone quickly.  I have dealing with stupid questions and a good price tends to eliminate most of those.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Orion90 on Aug 07, 2021, 12:00:15 am
When shopping for mine I was hard pressed (a month ago) to find one lower than $8999. Most were $9999-$11999 here in FL for bikes with 20k/miles on them. It didnít matter if it was a 2008 or a 2013.  Accessories, dented tanks, didnít matter, all overpriced. I jumped on mine due to it being the only one at the time to be sun $7k.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: toy on Aug 07, 2021, 08:36:32 am
When shopping for mine I was hard pressed (a month ago) to find one lower than $8999. Most were $9999-$11999 here in FL for bikes with 20k/miles on them. It didnít matter if it was a 2008 or a 2013.  Accessories, dented tanks, didnít matter, all overpriced. I jumped on mine due to it being the only one at the time to be sun $7k.
Just quickly, I searched facebook marketplace for raiders within 500 miles of orlando (which ends up with a radius of basically florida), and found at least 10 raiders for sale under 8k.

Here are some of the better ones:

2011 , 2500mi, $7900:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4070467249716029/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A4bf447e7-3f2d-45f3-99e4-89004977bcb1

2013, 850mi, $7250: (this one looks immaculate)
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4868598359820939/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A4bf447e7-3f2d-45f3-99e4-89004977bcb1

2008, 9kmi, $5500:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/525672172193647/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A4bf447e7-3f2d-45f3-99e4-89004977bcb1

Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Orion90 on Aug 07, 2021, 02:08:08 pm
These all have been recently listed after I bought my bike.  I was talking about a month ago.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: A.T. on Aug 07, 2021, 07:22:30 pm
When shopping for mine I was hard pressed (a month ago) to find one lower than $8999. Most were $9999-$11999 here in FL for bikes with 20k/miles on them. It didnít matter if it was a 2008 or a 2013.  Accessories, dented tanks, didnít matter, all overpriced. I jumped on mine due to it being the only one at the time to be sun $7k.
Just quickly, I searched facebook marketplace for raiders within 500 miles of orlando (which ends up with a radius of basically florida), and found at least 10 raiders for sale under 8k.

Here are some of the better ones:

2011 , 2500mi, $7900:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4070467249716029/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A4bf447e7-3f2d-45f3-99e4-89004977bcb1

2013, 850mi, $7250: (this one looks immaculate)
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4868598359820939/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A4bf447e7-3f2d-45f3-99e4-89004977bcb1

2008, 9kmi, $5500:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/525672172193647/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A4bf447e7-3f2d-45f3-99e4-89004977bcb1

The 2011 Blue: Sweet

The 2013 White:  Only 850 miles?  WTH? 

The 2008 Red:  Don't like this one at all...and those handlebars?  Nope
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: toy on Aug 07, 2021, 07:54:44 pm

The 2008 Red:  Don't like this one at all...and those handlebars?  Nope

Yeah, i see where your coming from.  thought it looked clean for an 08. I see those bars alot for older riders that get a carpel tunnel thing where their hands go numb. $5500 with 9k on it though? he probably takes 5k, maybe 4.5, and those bars swap for $100...
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Ares X on Aug 08, 2021, 12:58:43 am

The 2008 Red:  Don't like this one at all...and those handlebars?  Nope

Yeah, i see where your coming from.  thought it looked clean for an 08. I see those bars alot for older riders that get a carpel tunnel thing where their hands go numb. $5500 with 9k on it though? he probably takes 5k, maybe 4.5, and those bars swap for $100...

Those handlebars were on the Virago I bought off my dad. Pretty sure they're stock for the Virago. I was not a fan. They were one of the first things I replaced.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Badbluraider on Aug 08, 2021, 05:46:44 pm
2012 S model in Albuquerque for $6500. Bullet Cowl, V&H 2in1 and more.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/mcy/d/albuquerque-2012-yamaha-raider/7358395426.html
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Fiddles on Aug 09, 2021, 05:31:11 am
2012 S model in Albuquerque for $6500. Bullet Cowl, V&H 2in1 and more.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/mcy/d/albuquerque-2012-yamaha-raider/7358395426.html
think he decided not to sell
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Ron505 on Aug 09, 2021, 03:47:13 pm


And this one... a 2012 for $19,500!!! https://cnj.craigslist.org/mcy/d/south-river-yamaha-raider-1850cc-110/7358992769.html


This guy did put some money into this thing.  And now it sounds like his kids are selling it?  My kids better never think about selling any of my toys until I'm 6' under.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Ares X on Aug 09, 2021, 06:22:18 pm


And this one... a 2012 for $19,500!!! https://cnj.craigslist.org/mcy/d/south-river-yamaha-raider-1850cc-110/7358992769.html


This guy did put some money into this thing.  And now it sounds like his kids are selling it?  My kids better never think about selling any of my toys until I'm 6' under.

Maybe he is or maybe he's too old to do anything. I'm saying this only because that's where my dad is now. It sucks because he never wants to do anything.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: ROADKILL on Aug 09, 2021, 07:26:19 pm


And this one... a 2012 for $19,500!!! https://cnj.craigslist.org/mcy/d/south-river-yamaha-raider-1850cc-110/7358992769.html


This guy did put some money into this thing.  And now it sounds like his kids are selling it?  My kids better never think about selling any of my toys until I'm 6' under.

Maybe he is or maybe he's too old to do anything. I'm saying this only because that's where my dad is now. It sucks because he never wants to do anything.
It says he turned 65 - I'm 70 I guess I better stop riding - they're asking way too much for it anyway.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Ares X on Aug 09, 2021, 10:25:12 pm


And this one... a 2012 for $19,500!!! https://cnj.craigslist.org/mcy/d/south-river-yamaha-raider-1850cc-110/7358992769.html


This guy did put some money into this thing.  And now it sounds like his kids are selling it?  My kids better never think about selling any of my toys until I'm 6' under.

Maybe he is or maybe he's too old to do anything. I'm saying this only because that's where my dad is now. It sucks because he never wants to do anything.
It says he turned 65 - I'm 70 I guess I better stop riding - they're asking way too much for it anyway.

I didn't realize the sale had his age posted. I didn't read it.  Don't you dare stop riding.   

My dad is 82 and since my mom passed back in December he has really degraded physically and mentally. It's hard to watch.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: toy on Aug 10, 2021, 10:14:34 am


And this one... a 2012 for $19,500!!! https://cnj.craigslist.org/mcy/d/south-river-yamaha-raider-1850cc-110/7358992769.html


This guy did put some money into this thing.  And now it sounds like his kids are selling it?  My kids better never think about selling any of my toys until I'm 6' under.
Lol, I think if my kid listed my raider for 19.5k and it actually sold, i would be ok with that.. Id probably buy a 14' or newer low mileage one and start over on mods... I did jokingly tell my kids I was putting it in my will that my grave has to be 10' deep so i can be buried sitting on my bike...
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Ares X on Aug 10, 2021, 02:51:46 pm


And this one... a 2012 for $19,500!!! https://cnj.craigslist.org/mcy/d/south-river-yamaha-raider-1850cc-110/7358992769.html


This guy did put some money into this thing.  And now it sounds like his kids are selling it?  My kids better never think about selling any of my toys until I'm 6' under.
Lol, I think if my kid listed my raider for 19.5k and it actually sold, i would be ok with that.. Id probably buy a 14' or newer low mileage one and start over on mods... I did jokingly tell my kids I was putting it in my will that my grave has to be 10' deep so i can be buried sitting on my bike...

I'll have to remember this the next time my wife gives me a hard time about there being a picture of my Raider on my bank card.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Ron505 on Aug 10, 2021, 04:01:52 pm


And this one... a 2012 for $19,500!!! https://cnj.craigslist.org/mcy/d/south-river-yamaha-raider-1850cc-110/7358992769.html


This guy did put some money into this thing.  And now it sounds like his kids are selling it?  My kids better never think about selling any of my toys until I'm 6' under.
Lol, I think if my kid listed my raider for 19.5k and it actually sold, i would be ok with that.. Id probably buy a 14' or newer low mileage one and start over on mods... I did jokingly tell my kids I was putting it in my will that my grave has to be 10' deep so i can be buried sitting on my bike...

I'll have to remember this the next time my wife gives me a hard time about there being a picture of my Raider on my bank card.

Next time you just have to include her in on the Raider on the bank card....lol.  This is an old expired card that I had of us on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Now that I think about it, I think I may have seen a very nice picture of your wife on/by your Raider  ;)  That would be a good one to have on the bank card!


Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Ares X on Aug 10, 2021, 05:58:16 pm


And this one... a 2012 for $19,500!!! https://cnj.craigslist.org/mcy/d/south-river-yamaha-raider-1850cc-110/7358992769.html


This guy did put some money into this thing.  And now it sounds like his kids are selling it?  My kids better never think about selling any of my toys until I'm 6' under.
Lol, I think if my kid listed my raider for 19.5k and it actually sold, i would be ok with that.. Id probably buy a 14' or newer low mileage one and start over on mods... I did jokingly tell my kids I was putting it in my will that my grave has to be 10' deep so i can be buried sitting on my bike...

I'll have to remember this the next time my wife gives me a hard time about there being a picture of my Raider on my bank card.

Next time you just have to include her in on the Raider on the bank card....lol.  This is an old expired card that I had of us on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Now that I think about it, I think I may have seen a very nice picture of your wife on/by your Raider  ;)  That would be a good one to have on the bank card!

I think you're referring to the pictures from the contest in 2011?  That's my old Raider. I wouldn't put that on my bank card. 
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Ron505 on Aug 11, 2021, 02:41:09 pm
I may be thinking of her leaning over her Stryker?  I'm not a stalker, honestly, lol.  That was just a great photo.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Ares X on Aug 11, 2021, 04:44:11 pm
I may be thinking of her leaning over her Stryker?  I'm not a stalker, honestly, lol.  That was just a great photo.

My guess is that it was her Stryker then. If you're thinking of the one where I redacted her flashing, then it was her Stryker.
Title: Re: Are Raiders increasing in value more than I realize?
Post by: Ron505 on Aug 11, 2021, 08:11:10 pm
I may be thinking of her leaning over her Stryker?  I'm not a stalker, honestly, lol.  That was just a great photo.

My guess is that it was her Stryker then. If you're thinking of the one where I redacted her flashing, then it was her Stryker.

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