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Opinion on used CT

jbadjones

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Hello all! Just found the forum and looking forward to reading and learning!

I never buy a bike new, and I have found one used reasonably close. I am hoping to get it down to $3000-$3500. Let's say they settle for my offer of $3500, does that sound like a good deal? Basically brand new, ~300 miles, warranty until July 2022 and close enough to home.

Ideally I would like to spend around $2500, but I don't see these bikes dipping down that low for a few years. What does everybody think?
 

Rider

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Given that these are so hard to come by and many dealers are selling them at $5000+ out the door new, I’d say that if you can find one for $3500 with 300 miles, you are in good shape. I am seeing 40 year old CT70’s and CT90’s for $3000+.

I just paid $5000 cash for one new; if I could buy one with 300 miles for $3500, it would be in my garage already - assuming it was in like new condition.
 

dmonkey

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The only used one I've seen for sale that far below MSRP was one that had been dropped pretty bad and needed damaged parts, including the foot peg assembly, replaced. If you can get a clean one used below MSRP that alone can be considered a deal given the low supply and high demand. Until production numbers are high for this bike, or Honda releases a newer model year with significant changes (I highly doubt they will in the next few years), the used cost on these isn't going to be far off from MSRP. Many of the used ones are even being listed above MSRP, either knowing that people might be willing to pay over MSRP to skip a waitlist, or because they're loaded up with mods that the new owner may or may not even be interested in.
 

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, either knowing that people might be willing to pay over MSRP to skip a waitlist,
That is the big thing, imo…. The place I bought mine from said that in the time between when I put a deposit on and when I bought it - over a month due to the stop sell - they could have sold the bike to 12 other people. Including a few guys who offered to put a deposit down in case I backed out. Maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration, but I have been looking at Motohunt and some local sites, and aside from one bike in NJ, Virginia is the closest CT125 I have seen listed. And that is 1,200 miles away.
 

SneakyDingo

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The place I bought mine from said that in the time between when I put a deposit on and when I bought it - over a month due to the stop sell - they could have sold the bike to 12 other people.
I have been literally looking for any bikes within 1500 mi of where I live in Seattle and finding zero. I check literally every day. $5000 for a used bike & they'll ship it would likely sell to anyone west of Utah. I'm waitlisted far away from where I live because the local dealers won't take money due to the sheer number of orders.
 

HondaTrail2022

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Hello all! Just found the forum and looking forward to reading and learning!

I never buy a bike new, and I have found one used reasonably close. I am hoping to get it down to $3000-$3500. Let's say they settle for my offer of $3500, does that sound like a good deal? Basically brand new, ~300 miles, warranty until July 2022 and close enough to home.

Ideally I would like to spend around $2500, but I don't see these bikes dipping down that low for a few years. What does everybody think?
I would not pay more than $3,500.00 for a used bike. Unless.....they have added a thousand in real necessary parts you want.
In Illinois we have the one benefit of only $25.00 in sales tax on used bikes person to person. Not bought thru a dealer.
I highly recommend you not jump because once the new bikes flow into the country you'll have MSRP and can work a deal from a dealer.
That's my opinion, I have two on order for May 2022.
 

Bassplunker

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Given that these are so hard to come by and many dealers are selling them at $5000+ out the door new, I’d say that if you can find one for $3500 with 300 miles, you are in good shape. I am seeing 40 year old CT70’s and CT90’s for $3000+.

I just paid $5000 cash for one new; if I could buy one with 300 miles for $3500, it would be in my garage already - assuming it was in like new condition.
When I got my CT125 last March I sold my 1970 CT70KO for $4000,00. There was a new CT125 on Craigslist last month for $6000. I doubt if he sold it though. In California if someone was selling a CT125 with 300 miles they could probably get close to $5000.00 and it'd probably sell pretty quick.
 

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SneakyDingo

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When I got my CT125 last March I sold my 1970 CT70KO for $4000,00. There was a new CT125 on Craigslist last month for $6000. I doubt if he sold it though. In California if someone was selling a CT125 with 300 miles they could probably get close to $5000.00 and it'd probably sell pretty quick.
There have been a few dealer listings on Motohunt that popped up with a $5800 price tag (not sure if that included dealer costs), and a few that once you added dealer charges it would easily go into the $6000 range. Those listings aren't on the site anymore so I can only assume they were sold. A low mileage CT125 at near new going for $6k seems pretty plausible.
 

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That isn’t so outlandish. If you want one. My context is seeing cars and trucks selling for thousands over sticker right now, low inventories, etc. Time is money, and if someone wants one now, they’ll pay.
 

Msfitoy

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Most of us also have added many upgrades...I'm well into $6K total...that's not coming down to sub $3K in my life time lol...
 

Rider

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Yeah, when I sold my Harley, the $2,500 in upgrades got me nothing because it’s expected that you upgrade the intake, pipes, and ECU.

Depending on the bike, it might make it worth less(due to perceived abuse or wear and tear).
 

SneakyDingo

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I think there is an extremely niche possibility with the CT125 that a custom seat IN ADDITION to the stock seat being sold with the bike can add value. Like one of those gel seats from Thailand. It's something you could easily sell in the USA for more than Thailand cost price because of lack of available options. I've actually got it on my wishlist of things to look for if I ever find myself or a friend heading to Thailand soon.

For everything else, I think I'd probably pay less than retail, and I'd frown upon anything that makes me work for having to verify that it was done right, like inspecting the electrical system modifications.
 
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