Whenever I purchase something brand new I never really consider its resale value especially if it’s a specialty item but expect to lose 50-70% the day it’s titled to you.
I have some friends in the Florida area and the east coast of Texas and you are correct those bikes look like total shit from the salt air and moisture/humidity from the ocean. Some dealers won’t even consider taking Florida bike on trade they are so rough.I said same thing in post 30, cut and run.
I heard over there in Florida the salt humidity will trash the aluminum.
Yes and no. Some bikes have problems some don’t, some have problems on one bike not in another... My -03 doesn’t seem to require any more service than my HD, my K9 does... figure that. K9 was abused when I bought it, -03 was unused... Crowbar has no moving parts, I managed to bent mine. Now it’s pretty much worthless.IMO if I were in your shoes I would definitely not buy new. I might not even buy a Big Dog. Dont get me wrong I love these bikes but they will take a lot of care and you need to be able to turn a wrench or have lots of money for a mechanic (maybe you can I dont know). If you buy a used Big Dog and dont know bikes that well I would hire someone professional to look at it for you.
I bought my first BD from a small dealer and had it shipped to me. There is a lot that pictures dont show and even video. I would never do it again because there was far more wrong with it than I realized and had I seen it in person and rode it I would have never bought it. I had to put a lot of work into it and money. I am selling it and I am going to lose my ass but it was a great learning experience for me because I love to wrench on cars and trucks of my own and got to talk with a lot of great people here on the forum who helped out.
I would go to any dealers around your area and check out all the types of motorcycles I could. Then go to a place like rumble on and save a lot of money on an almost new bike with out all the dealer shit. They have lots of Harley's if you like them. Just my
Sorry for the rant but I have learned a lot in the last year. I am a returning rider and hell I might decide one day that's it I'm done or I may ride until I fall off. Why because I can
Don't stress to much about it just take your time and check out all the bikes you can in Person. I cant stress that enough.