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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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What would you do?

I have a 15 RGU CVO with 19K I heard ticking in engine
took it to dealer they called today and are trashing motor and trans. HD Inspector will be out
to look at it for extended warranty. Thank goodness I bout 5 years worth.
Dealer suggested I go with a S&S 124 drop in and take out the radiators. While I like S&S
it seems to me that this would kill value especially it being CVO. Would the current existing warranty still be good,
would the air pump for legends still fit under bike, so many questions. My main use for the bike is two up touring, a couple
3k to 4k mile trips each summer so reliability is more important than performance. My riding years for a bike this size is
limited, so resale also plays into it.
Your thoughts and ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 07:24 PM
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I've had thoughts of going "post-stock" with bikes in the past, but when I really sat down and thought about it I purchased the bike because I enjoyed the way it felt (back to my 103). Graduated first to the 107 and now the 114, and have to say that with this progression I've been more than satisfied. Just my thinking, but it seems you are happy with the bike as you had it. While an S&S would be a lot of fun it may not fit your needs or plans. Just my two cents. Sorry for the misfortune but wish you luck with your decision!

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Get the 124, ride it hard with smiles ear to ear, enjoy those last few touring years, and forget about resale after you stacked the miles.

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I'd want to know how the esp will cover you on it first.if they will cover you on further repairs ,then it's a no brainer.

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I'd want to know how the esp will cover you on it first.if they will cover you on further repairs ,then it's a no brainer.
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I'm going to go against the grain. To me a stock CVO is worth more than a CVO with an aftermarket motor. If you're concerned about trade in or resale I'd put the stock motor back in. With some upgrades. If you dont care and want to have a fast touring bike. Get the 124. Me. I'd go stock with some upgrades. And still have a Harley.


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I wonder what the “average value” of said bike is now and would use that as a gauge for resale value in a “few years” when you think you’d be retiring it anyway! I see value on both sides of this coin! However it turns out, hope that it’s for the best for you sir!
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I wonder what the “average value” of said bike is now and would use that as a gauge for resale value in a “few years” when you think you’d be retiring it anyway! I see value on both sides of this coin! However it turns out, hope that it’s for the best for you sir!
Trade in is 18k, retail is low 20's. That's according to my sales manager that looked that up for me a few weeks back.

We have a member on here in Michigan that has been trying to sell a low mileage one for just under 20k with no luck.
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It sounds like you will be getting a new engine and trans under esp. You say the dealer suggests a 124.(I can't image the dealer doing that upgrade without you paying the difference from stock). Trade in value will not increase down the road because you put in the 124. I would put a stock replacement motor in, back to the specs you had before engine failure. If you had upgrades to the stock motor (stage l , ll or lll )the dealer should get the replacement engine back to where it was before failure. Ride like the wind and don't worry about the resale value. (It might be worth $20,000; it might be worth $15,000...there is no way to predict it). KBB and NADA are just guidelines. The bike is only worth what someone is willing to pay at the time. Good luck!
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