One question that we get asked all the time is, "do you guys appraise custom bikes?" Yeah, we appraise custom bikes, in fact we appraise a lot of them!
Real Harley's or Special Construction, Chopper or Fully Dressed Cruiser's- we appraise all of them!
Let's be honest, factory stock is boring! We are all individuals, and we want our bikes to be reflective of our individuality. Nobody wants to be riding down the road and see an identical bike coming the other way. No, we want our bike to stick out like a sore thumb! We want other riders to notice our bikes.
Of course, all this comes at a price. It's not unusual for owners to put way more money into customizing a bike than what we paid for it. Alternatively, you might buy a turn key custom bike from one of the hundreds of excellent custom bike fabricators across America, which usually costs several times more than a 'Plain Jane' or 'off the shelf' model might cost.
Unfortunately, so many of these bikes get stolen. The owner can almost count on an ongoing, time consuming, very expensive and frustrating insurance dispute over the value of their bike, if it wasn't properly documented with a certified appraisal.
The bottom line is that if you, your bank or your insurance company can't look in a book and find out exactly what your ride is worth, then the conventional value guides don't apply to a bike like yours.
You've got to protect your investment. Have it professionally appraised by Auto Appraisal Network of Kansas City.