I though this would be of interest, at least to give those of you thinking about trading or selling your older VFR800. I went to a dealership to view a used bike (have to choose something before the dealership seriously talks to you). I brought my 2007 VFR800 with 64k miles on it. The bike is in very good shape, runs well, no issues (except for the cold clutch basket chatter). After they Sales Manager went over my bike to look for any obvious flaws (and could not find any), he mentioned to me that my subframe finish was worn out. I explained to him that of course the paint is faded from being outside riding around for 12 years and 64k miles. DUH! We sat down to "deal", he gave me a quote for $1,500 for my bike. Obviously a low ball. Or was it? I thought about how much I would pay for my VFR800 if I were to buy one and I know I would not pay more than $3k OTD for it. I said I wanted $2k, they went up to $2.2k if I bought their bike the same day. Sales Manager explained to me that he could NOT sell my bike on his showroom due to the miles. He said if it had 30k miles he would. But above that it would be very difficult to make any kind of money and usually the bikes are auctioned off into the Abyss, never to be seen or heard from again. He told me 99% of dealerships do not want to re-sell high mileage bikes because customers are afraid of them. So some of these bikes either get sold to a handful of Mom & Pop type operations who specialize in low, low priced, well used bikes, or get auctioned off overseas where the value of used bikes are still profitable. Just not in North America.