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I have a harley davidson 125 ss a 1976 model. It is in working condition. What could it be worth?

December 18th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

It is a LLO PP number plate and we have been told this is also worth money in itself…? Apparently it was built for the army in conjunction with another company. Any light that could be shed on this very much appreciated. Thanks.

An example:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Motorcycles___1974-AMF-Harley-Davidson-SX125-Extremely-Rare_W0QQitemZ260331037429QQddnZMotorcyclesQQddiZ2283QQcmdZViewItem
A review:
http://motoprofi.com/motospecspictures/harley-davidson/ss_125-1976.html
It was a joint venture with italian engine builder AERMACCHI, when H-D was in bankrupt, owned by AMF

"By the mid-1960’s, Harley was the last of more than 200 American motorcycle makers to survive. But poor family management, a decline in quality and the sudden onslaught of Japanese motorcycles were all pushing it to the brink of bankruptcy. A rescue came in 1969, when the American Machine and Foundry Company purchased Harley for $21 million.
But A.M.F. saved Harley only to run it back into the ground. To its credit, A.M.F. started by pouring millions into the company. By 1973, Harley was turning out 37,000 motorcycles a year and pulling in $122 million in sales. A.M.F. forced the company into overproduction, however, further compromising quality. Harleys, which already had a reputation for leaky engines and creaky temperaments, were now almost untouchable.
In the mid-70’s, A.M.F. went too far when it replaced the Harley name with its own. Apparently unaware of the magnitude of that marketing blunder, which sent sales plummeting, A.M.F. soon began looking to unload the troubled company. In 1981, Vaughn Beals, Harley’s chief executive at the time, pulled together a dozen other company officers who found outside financing and became the new owners".
http://www.strategy-business.com/press/16635507/12878

  1. snoopixoxo
    December 18th, 2012 at 14:54 | #1

    well, i have no idea lol
    but if no one knows, you could try kelley blue book online
    or autotrader.com
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  2. Magus
    December 18th, 2012 at 15:35 | #2

    Check out ebay in sold items
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  3. Jordan R
    December 18th, 2012 at 16:23 | #3

    around 3-5 grand( depending on how good of condition
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  4. mike v
    December 18th, 2012 at 16:56 | #4

    look at the many sites that are devoted to harleys and ask questions about it
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  5. Mark W
    December 18th, 2012 at 17:10 | #5

    It is worth at least $2000.00 or more go to ebay and see if you can find anything like it and see what it goes for. Good luck.
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  6. Thomas E
    December 18th, 2012 at 17:25 | #6

    it is probably worth a lot to the right collector. several thou.
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  7. gavilán
    December 18th, 2012 at 17:49 | #7

    An example:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Motorcycles___1974-AMF-Harley-Davidson-SX125-Extremely-Rare_W0QQitemZ260331037429QQddnZMotorcyclesQQddiZ2283QQcmdZViewItem
    A review:
    http://motoprofi.com/motospecspictures/harley-davidson/ss_125-1976.html
    It was a joint venture with italian engine builder AERMACCHI, when H-D was in bankrupt, owned by AMF

    "By the mid-1960’s, Harley was the last of more than 200 American motorcycle makers to survive. But poor family management, a decline in quality and the sudden onslaught of Japanese motorcycles were all pushing it to the brink of bankruptcy. A rescue came in 1969, when the American Machine and Foundry Company purchased Harley for $21 million.
    But A.M.F. saved Harley only to run it back into the ground. To its credit, A.M.F. started by pouring millions into the company. By 1973, Harley was turning out 37,000 motorcycles a year and pulling in $122 million in sales. A.M.F. forced the company into overproduction, however, further compromising quality. Harleys, which already had a reputation for leaky engines and creaky temperaments, were now almost untouchable.
    In the mid-70’s, A.M.F. went too far when it replaced the Harley name with its own. Apparently unaware of the magnitude of that marketing blunder, which sent sales plummeting, A.M.F. soon began looking to unload the troubled company. In 1981, Vaughn Beals, Harley’s chief executive at the time, pulled together a dozen other company officers who found outside financing and became the new owners".
    http://www.strategy-business.com/press/16635507/12878
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    Use always your helmet!

  8. dirtytricksracing
    December 18th, 2012 at 18:25 | #8

    $50 to $2000 I have seen them go for everything in between. Running is best parts are very hard to find. Depends on the buyer and the day of the week.
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  9. reddishpa
    December 18th, 2012 at 19:11 | #9

    They were made by Aermacchi for HD. Some were trail and some were street bikes. They only difference was the way the exhaust was routed. HD was never bankrupt and never owned by American Motors. I just gave one of those bikes away, I gave it to a HD dealer, whose is gonna restore it.
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    50 yrs of HD

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