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  • Birthday July 9

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  • Name
    Mark Young


  • Location
    Newton, IA, United States


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    United States


  • Interests
    Cycles, cars, family, kids, people, racing
  • Bike Year and Model
    2009 Venture
  1. I found a pretty sweet deal on an 07 Hanningan trike and made the purchase. Hopefully, I will be picking it up in the next week or so. It is 10 hours from me. After having a horrible winter with back and knee issues I wanted to see how I would like a trike. I had an 01 Motortrike a few years ago that wasn’t raked and really didn’t care for it. I also had an F3 Spider and loved it for what it was. I might have to put snow tires on this thing as we have snow forecasted again for the middle of this week. In December I had purchased an 03 Venture Hanningan trike from a dealer and a Venturerider member messaged me that if I ever wanted to sell it he’d be interested. Well, with my health issues and that I really didn’t feel like going after the trike I sold it to him. My wife hasn’t ridden in years so I’m hoping she will at least go for an ice cream run with me from time to time.
  2. As many know I like to flip bikes and the market is really soft especially anything in the Star line. If you look long and hard enough there are great deals to be made. But you have to have patience in selling. I have discovered some of the greatest deals from dealers who don’t want these bikes. People get emotionally attached to their bikes so they check retail believing this is what the market is. I don’t know if I have ever sold a bike close to retail. Last summer I bought and sold 10 or so bikes. Bought them cheap but was able to sell them at a reasonable price to others. I don’t make much money on it but it is my hobby. I like working on them as much as I do riding anymore. I just purchased a really nice 07 GL1800 trike with less than 17,000 miles and a Hannigan kit with running boards and the works for 6K less than I could find any advertised in the Midwest. It is a beauty. With that said - I believe that if you take good pictures of your bike and write a good ad that your chances of selling increase by 50%. Actually, stage your pictures if you can. If your shop is a mess - get it out of the shop. When I’m looking I try to see the kind of place where the bike has been stored. It might make or break a phone call to the person. Too many people don’t know what a great bike the Ventures, Tour Deluxes and Roadstars are. Let them know that in your ad and in person. Facebook Marketplace is becoming more popular than Craigslist so don’t overlook that venue.
  3. They deliver —- make offer —- I’ve heard great things from guys who have bought Spyders from imotorsports. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gold-Wing-ABS/132561995799?hash=item1edd4f8817:g:pBMAAOSwFHZavfYc&vxp=mtr
  4. That’s great Don. I’ve sold 3 Spyders and they often take awhile to sell. You must have found just the right buyer! Enjoy the new ride! It will be cool to be side by side having fun together
  5. That would be tempting! My sister lives in Black Mountian and her husband is the president of Montreat College where my grandson attends....
  6. Beautiful bike! I found that the Harley Classic bikes fit me the best except for seeming to sit to close to the tank. Got rid of the problem with a different seat. They handle well and my 08 handled way better than the 11 I had. Enjoy it - just be careful the clothes can cost you an arm and a leg!
  7. Congrats Don, I’m sure you won’t regret your decision as time with family is worth millions. We all wish you the very best in being self employed. Enjoy!
  8. My nephew did the 23 and me test and got a message from a gal in California that matched them as second cousins. Turns out they are first cousins and my nieces from an older brother I never met. They had no clue that their dad had 6 half brothers and sisters. We have communicated via messenger and are hoping to get together this summer.
  9. Offering up prayers for you.
  10. Thanks - that’s cool. I have his name and where he lives. Thought about contacting him to get a history.
  11. I wouldn’t be afraid of it. It has the Yamaha hard bags and is the Silverado edition. It looks clean and these bikes are pretty durable. It would really have to be neglected to make me worried about it. If I were closer I’d buy it but not up to traveling over 300 miles right now.
  12. Found one just like it on Ebay new for $1500. Most likely I’ll sell the trailer as I don’t need the extra room.
  13. I do miss the F3. It was probably the most comfortable ride I’ve had. I will probably go to an F3T next time. I got a pretty good deal on this Venture trike and want to give it a shot.
  14. Ha —- yep - there is room. It might take a bit more space than my Spyder. We moved from the other house and actually have a nicer garage. However, the guy who bought our old house probably put 10K into it - he works on Harleys and it is really nice.
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