One question that we get asked all the time is, do you guys do custom bikes? Yeah, we do custom bikes, in fact we do lots of them!
Real Harley's or Special Construction, Chopper or Fully Dressed Cruiser's- we appraise a lot of them. Unfortunately, so many of these bikes end up stolen and end up a part of an ongoing, time consuming, very expensive and frustrating insurance dispute.
Lets 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 it cost to buy in the first place. Alternatively, you might buy a turn key custom bike from one of the hundreds of excellent custom bike fabricators, often costing several times more than what a 'Plain Jane' or 'off the shelf' model might cost.
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 Gulf States Appraisals.