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  • WOW motorcycles here in Marietta has roughly around 8 of them in stock. They buy and sell them often, so I get to see them and play with them very often. Crazy bikes... They go for insane money when they're stock and mint.

    • yeah I first learned of the Rune when I use to wholesale to WOW about 6 years ago when I lived in GA. they had half the Runes that were for sale in the country. Tell Guido I say hi

    • @Dom Cristante lol

    • What did it sell for on eBay

    • Do It With Dan shocking to hear that about wow, im from marietta and wow has a little legacy of rusted tanks and bent frames among my friends without giving any forewarnings of previous accidents etc

  • The salesman was a nice guy I would definitely take the two hours to buy a bike from him

    • Kolliinn definitely agree, the Honda dealer near me just wants to take your money and get you out as soon as possible. I've spend quite a few grand there on bikes and they're still not friendly lol

    • @Alex Hart sounds like our local kawasaki dealer lol

    • @Kieran Haith that's most dealers now a days, once in a blue moon you'll get a good rep like this guy who actually cares about the brand and doesn't just wanna nickel and dime you.

    • He knows his stuff

    • if everybody like you, he will lose $$$$$$ in hours

  • The salesman is the kind of guy I like to buy from he was honest with them and that’s worth a lot.

  • A friend of mine bought a first year rune with less than 300 miles on it in absolutely mint condition, paid 13k. It's his pride and joy, he's always wanted one. He turned it into a Batman themed bike and he wears a bunch of props and rides around town throwing sparks up from his boots down the freeway. Insanely nice bike.

  • The original Henderson motorcycles are works of art. Unbelievably beautiful machines

  • For all those curious, the cost was $10,500.

    • Thank you I was dying to know!!!

    • actually in a multi bike package so I think they whittled that down by selling other bikes in the package deal which is the way to do it !

  • I remember back when these were new and I rode into a gas station on my bike. A guy at the pump next to me had a Rune, still in the crate, sitting on a trailer behind a Mustang convertible. I asked him about and he told me he was taking it home and putting it in storage. Wish I knew if he still kept it in the crate!

    • That’s crazy do you know what color it was and what state was this in ?

  • Nice video and killer bike, even with the flaws from poor storage conditions. BUT the main thing I like the most is, you guys did not try to rape a customer on price. The fact you guys didn't do that means a lot. It shows that you love bikes,the riders / customer and are just trying to make a living, and are pretty damn honest from my view.

  • For myself, since its so iconic with like the lowest miles ever, I would powder coat it and paint it "Pearl Ice Black". This color, in the end, is actually a mid deep pearl blue and a mid deep pearl purple at the same time. So when you look at it, depending where your standing, some areas look purple and others look blue. I think this bike really deserves it. Resale with this paint job will probably put it in the 22,000-24,000 range. Check out this color on the internet. I think you'll like it. Thx for reading guys!

    • Yeah that be sweet

    • "Rat Chrome" it - Matt Black

    • yeah if ur not going all original , that's def the ticket

  • I remember when these came out. I thought it was kinda cool, but I was heavily into Harleys and had just made the odd jump from Harley cruisers to Superbike racing (Hugely expensive!) so I didn’t take more than a passing glance at them. Now, that I’m old, retired and broken down? I’m finding them intensely interesting.🤔

  • I know a lot of folks will hate this comment, but I would like to see a that rune customized with the blacked out powder coat idea. Naturally you'd get a lot of flack for it, but I would love to see one that didn't look like a the other runes. Yes I understand the value would plummet but damn that sounds like a great idea!

  • I'm sure it's been sold by now but what I think would look freaking beautiful would be to replate everything in contrasting black and nickel Chrome finishes. That would be Uber expensive though

    • if you wanted a daily rider that wouldn't make you cry if you scratched it this would be great as-is in fact I'm hoping to find it and buy it myself

  • Dealership in my town claims to have the last Rune in existence that has never left the dealership and has never been titled. It is on display on the sales floor. It has only factory miles on it.

  • Honda had $100,000 tied up in each Rune produced, I think MSRP was around $26K. I came a hair of buying one in '04 and test rode it a couple of times...came back from the 2nd ride and bought an '04 VTX 1800R. To this day I see that as a really great decision as anything that happened to the Rune would be so expensive to fix it would be ridiculous!

  • This is the only motorcycle that I think actually looks cool. Has a very 40s car feeling to it.

  • In my view, is to consider all and put #s to the options. eBay, as is, should start at $ 12500 and allow the lucky new owner to do what he wants to it. May it turn out well in any case.

  • Coming from a M109r lover, the Rune looks killer, except that rear tire fairing. That is the only cosmetic flaw. I wonder if Honda had shorten that and added a wider wheel and tire would it had sold more.

  • I remember working on a few of those. I’ll never forget how heavy they were.

  • I've ridden 3 different Rune's. Last summer, I rode a black one and a maroon one that were both for sale. To me, it's an engineering marvel although from some angles it can look fugly. The real problem is it doesn't ride well. Front suspension is good however the rear suspension is horrible. About two inches of travel and rides like a pogo stick. Engine is strong, smooth and powerful. It has a ton of nooks and crannies in that elaborate front suspension. Cleaning bugs in the summertime out of that complicated front end would be a nightmare. It uses an odd size expensive front tire that only Dunlop makes and would be nearly impossible to change without damaging the bike. You can get parts for the bike however they are very expensive. I own and ride a 2014 Honda Valkyrie and overall it's a much better ride (like night and day comparatively). Still love the Rune though. Can't stop looking at it in person.

  • Hi Sean, the restoration / customising story and eventual sale of a restored / blacked-out & pearl-whilte RUNE, will have a LOT more value for you / your channel than just flipping it on eBay, imho. I'd LOVE to see the next chapter(s) in what seems like a really interesting story unfold and whichever way you go with the RUNE, you'll have a delighted buyer at some point - this is a passion project and one that'll bring you more subs - you'd never pull this off with any other Honda, I promise you ! Love what you're doing, but hoping to see more of the story unfold - just not on eBay :)

  • I worked in a shop with a Rune. Just for giggles I looked up how much it would cost to drop it in the parking lot. I don't remember the amount but I do recall it being *astronomical* and getting a good laugh. Gotta admit she was pretty though. Wow. Just a lovely machine. Worth it? Maybe if you have a second home in the Hamptons, sure.

  • I've been riding the same VTX1800 since brand new in 2002. IMHO it is the best bike ever made. Thanks to all of you for driving their value down. The next time I shop I'll be able to get a low mileage 1800 for just 3 stacks and be good for another 20 years.

    • I recently picked up a VTX1300R for $1800....8213 miles...not a scratch on it... Deals can be found, just gotta look for them!

    • @Hazard Bound Band I used to have a VTX1300R. It was a sweet bike and the power was awesome. I'm a small guy and don't really want to get into larger bikes any more, but since owning the 1300 I've been really curious what it would be like to ride the 1800. I bet that would be a next level experience.

  • Hogwash ,Sean rides em , Leno just collects them . Sean is the Jay Leno of the motorcycle world 🌎

  • My buddy has one of these with the chrome wheels. It’s absolutely like new with about 6,000 miles. I’ve rode it of course and at 80mph it’s smooth as glass. I ride an Indian Challenger and can out run him but not by that much. The Rune is the most impressive bike I’ve ever ridden.

  • If it wasn’t so low mileage and numbers I’d say customize it but the rune is hard to come by and expensive as hell that bike deserves to be redone.

  • Although option 2 or 3 would be cool to see, I'd probably do the same thing. Flip it or it might eat your lunch!

  • I can't believe I'm just now seeing this. These bikes were built in Marysville, OH in the old motorcycle plant, which unfortunately no longer exists. I knew several people that worked on that line. Very cool!

  • I worked for Bryan Harley Davidson in Moore, Oklahoma in the 90's. The owner was in the process of becoming a licensed Excelsior Henderson dealer at the time. Excelsior brought us a small toy hauler with 2 new bikes and a ton of promotional stuff to show to potential customers. I was able to ride one of the bikes a couple of miles. I was actually quite surprised and impressed with it. It had a nice (if quiet) sound, plenty of power, shifted super smooth, handled surprisingly well for a big bike, and had decent brakes. Everyone at the shop really thought that they would be around for a while. Sadly, it didn't work out.

  • I think if you powder coat the bike and black it out flat but then you NEED to make any and all trim on the bike chrome. Complete black out and then trim it in chrome. Just enough chrome to set off the black out.

  • 2 months ago I bought my first bike. A 2015 sym wolf classic. Looks like a 60s model Honda. Since then I bought my second bike a 2000 Yamaha road star silveradi 1600. In love with that bike. But now I've found my dream bike. That rune might be the most beautiful thing I've ever layed my eyes on!

  • Beautiful bike. I love the Valkyrie. I'm always in there looking at them. They still don't touch the Rune

  • I could have bought a new leftover for a great price but didn't have the money at the time. Definitely would have been a nice bike to have in my collection.

  • This is my dream bike, I would be the only Rune owner with 100,000 MLS on their Rune. No way I could not ride that

  • I feel sorry for the person who only got $1500 for that bike. They could have probably parted it out $15k.

  • Dude, that is ridiculous cheap. I worked at a Honda shop for years, and we only ever got one of those Runes back in '05-'06, and when I left the shop 3 years later, they still hadn't sold it. I did get to take it out a couple times, amazing bike! But yeah, pretty sure we were askin around 30k for that thing brand-new

  • Well, it is already as low as it can go in price so why not bring it back to life and have a custom Rune. When I watched the video the first thing I thought was powder coat the chrome black and when you said white I thought that would be a great idea. ( Pearl white like the gates)Bottom line is no matter what, it is still a Rune. A great bike. No harm in making it look better and more cool by powder coating it black and painting it white. Why be like everyone else and have a stock bike? What if no one thought out side the box? Everything would be boring and we would all be driving bikes designed by the motorcycle companies. What if Arlen Ness was like that? He would just be a normal guy riding a stock bike back and fourth to his boring job. Last but not least..First..WWJD. I will tell you. He would create a new mind (Bike) from the old and give it a new life. Because all things are new through Christ. Your not the same guy you used to be. So as a Christian it is your method of operation to create a new bike out of this old bike. You bought it, you started it by spending your money on it, now complete the work. I think when your done other Rune owners will want to customize theirs and people will love it and you will have good offers for the little extra you had to spend. There are not that many out there so keep it and complete it. If you sell it like it is you will regret it. Also Jesus made people mad didn't he. That didn't stop him so don't let the idea that other rune fans will be mad. Be like Jesus. Looking forward to seeing it completed.

  • By DOT regulations any vehicle transported needs to be secured on 4 corners. Putting 2 straps on the back will keep the back end from dancing around

    • Also keeps the bikes from flying end over end forward when you have a collision. Or if you hit a dip or railroad tracks too fast, which a friend did then all the bikes had to be gathered up and put back on the trailer. Yes alcohol was involved. Well he was a Yamaha dealer so some folks got a good deal...

  • I personally think that bike would look great with a flat black

  • Definitely not blacked out! Value is in restoring it to original condition. It's a beautiful bike. Restore or sell as is.

  • You're right. Bill is the man seems like an appropriate sentiment. He sounds knowledgeable and thorough, honest, and pleasant. Great video. Good luck with the bike.

    • i look forward to working with him in the future

  • I know you have already sold the Rune, and got it back, but there is a spray fix....You can do a black chrome in a paint booth, without all the extra permits etc. This is more for future bikes with the same, or like, issues.

  • I think you're going the right way with the Honda because we can put numbers and our word on things but what if you did coat or chrome and it did not turn out correct?

  • Bring it back to how it looked from the factory.

  • I actually worked on one of these bikes back in the day when it first came in very nice bikes very smooth drive

  • Either complete restore: Or let it go for NO less than 16k.👍

  • Beautiful bike♡ Great find guys!

  • This is definitely the best motorcycle youtube channel. Even better than mine. Well almost. I've only a handful of their videos left to watch :-( and then I don't know what I'm going to do during lockdown when I've no bikes and beards left to watch???

  • Gods, what a cool fucking guy! That salesman was one of the most down to earth dudes I've ever seen working as a sales rep at a Honda dealership. If the Honda shop I worked at had people like that running it, it's possible I would still be working there. When we finally upgraded our facility from a tiny local Honda shop to a tier 5 powerhouse shop tho, it was just a bad idea imo. And they did it there literally about a year before the 08 economy crash, which just really screwed them further. Oh well, that's life though.

  • Back when the Rune came out. I went to the dealer. I had cash in hand. I wanted it and was ready to buy. I spent 30 minutes looking at it. I even sat on it. Even though the sign said " DO NOT SIT ON THE BIKES !" Not one salesman paid any attention to me. Finley, I went to the desk. I told the lady there that I wanted to buy the bike and I had the cash. She said a salesman would be right with me. Another thirty minutes and nobody. By this time, I was pretty damn pissed. So I yelled at the top of my voice. " Apparently you fuckers think I'm not good enough to own a Honda ! SO FUCK YOU !!!!" I stomped out the door, got into my car and started to pull out, when I noticed three salsman standing out in the lot. They were just standing there, talking. I pulled up to them and told them what just happened. One guy said come back in another hour and well take care of you. I can't remember all the names I called them... LOL I never bought the bike and I never went back to that dealer. That was in Joplin, Missouri.

    • did you eventually get a rune tho

    • you think your a king lol.

    • It may have already been sold. When I bought my KLX300SM(Noob), a salesman was with us in less than 10 minutes. We had the deal done and the bike back home within 3 hours(loaded in truck because I’m a noob). Edit: I’m no longer a noob. I RODE ON A GRAVEL COVERED ROAD!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHA I’M COMING ROSSI!!!!!!! Our county puts out gravel instead of salt on the backroads because no one’s crazy enough to ride a motorcycle in the winter… and we’ll just ignore the car drivers who die from it because they were probably drunk anyways.

    • There was one bike per dealership and if you didnt have it on retainer when it got to the dealership then you didnt get one, you made a fool out of yourself.

  • Bought my first bike with these guys. Always treat you right. Still have the bike.

  • I have an '04. Number 7 off the assembly line. I bought it from the original owner with 82,000 kilometers (48,000 miles) It's still in great condition

  • I say sell it the way it is and let the internet know what you plan to do and it will go for a hell of a profit

  • The one and only rune in my entire country is $30,000. It's sick that you guys found one that cheap

  • restoring it might be a huge project (in terms of budget) and thats why i would probably just ride the thing xD its like finding a koenigsegg at 50% off, just daily it for the flex of it (unless such a low mileage means its price is going to reach 40-50k in a couple of years then sure, its a solid investment)

  • The shop's leaking roof storage (14:30) isn't much better than where the Rune had been stored...

    • tbh it probably WAS where it was stored.

    • Yeah the roof in their storage building was terrible, I bet them bikes get real sweaty looking at times and start to rust! I wouldn’t store bikes in there and this was at a Honda Dealership. Lol Nice looking bike for a Honda. Strange Honda actually had something going for them and they stopped, I guess they weren’t selling.

    • It was a storage container

    • George Person, so?

    • That Rune had been rotting down that stage at ghe dealer's leaking sea container garage!

  • A quick buck is to sell it as it is, it does look good if it was restored to original condition, but if you put your own mark on it, pearl white, would look cool.

  • Gently massage the bad spots (chrome) with steel wool. You might get off a bit lighter than you thought. You can try it on the magnesium, too, though I am less hopeful about that.

    • Yes, I realize the bike is likely long gone. But maybe not.

  • My good friend parents owned a Honda and Acura dealer and I could of swore the Rune was only offered to people that owned Honda dealers, I could of swore Mr. Lindsay told me that(Owner). I remember sitting on it back in 04 it was huge and heavy.lol. I thought the wheels were so cool.

  • I really enjoyed the fact that Bill knew his shizz and was a straight shooter. Btw, vinegar on those deposits?

  • I use to work in a chrome plant doing motorcycle and semi exhaust. What he said was correct. And most plants use the new type of chrome which peels easily. Harley chrome is what i did, thats old school chrome and the process is horrible for you and the environment.

  • I still have my free Excelsior-Henderson T shirt and bandanna from Sturgis . You really have to want one bad to spend 17k for one now. Definitely an albatross. On the Rune, somebody ought to buy it and ride the hell out of it just like it is. Chasing all that corrosion is going to be expensive with diminishing returns.

    • My thoughts also. And it will still be one of the coolest bikes .

    • Yup. Just imo if that was me and I found a Rune for that cheap, in that condition, I'd leave it as-is, clean the hell out of it asbestos I can, lol, and just flip it from there for a good amount. That, or just keep the damn thing. Such cool bikes!

  • Seems like such an awesome and knowledgeable dude to deal with. Honorary bikes and beard member?

  • Currently at $12,000 after 10 bids. Looks like you guys made the right choice, you're already making money and you didn't have to deal with re-chroming everything.

    • sometimes you win and sometimes you loose . hopefully you win enough to cover the loses

  • Dame thank for safeing me from going crazy still in lock down in the UK ...I'm hooked on your videos ...stay safe & stay awesome ...UK England

  • Have you sold the black Rune that you had? If you haven't, then go with the blackout but take the tin to a deep matte silver or black vs. matte white.

  • I would work the rest of my life for that Deuce. Miss riding a deuce, hands down road better than any single cruiser ive ever ridden. The duece is the cadillac of Harleys imho. And the OG deuces were miluakee Iron frames. They had the perfect factory rake.

  • Keep it completely stock and There are quite a few professional chroming places around it runs a little bit but it would not be that bad we do a lot on some of the automotive rebuilds and I’ve done some rechroming on a couple bikes I’ve built

    • Cool thanks for the info

    • Longest sentence every on this page. Some of the worst grammar I've ever seen.

    • @Michael Tondi So, I gather you edited in your own mistake for solidarity;)? (Yes, it's an old post, but I can't help point out the irony when people police grammar and get it wrong themselves)

  • Amazing looking bike just having in your collection would be crazy

  • This is my dream bike. I liked the original look of this bike. Everything added to it looked just plain wired because the bike already looked custom. Doing any thing but original would devalue this bike. Like adding a door knob to an elevator door. It was all about the rider with this bike. No passenger allowed. That’s what your other bike was for.😎

  • What a shame it went for so much less than it deserved to bring.

  • You lucky bastards ,I've been dying for a rune but everything in california cost an arm and a leg ,but iam happy for you guys ,I'd bow down to a rune though

  • Hell if I had a Honda Rune, that thing will 1. Have EXTREMELY high miles 2. Be kept so long my Daughter would inherit it! Lol That powdercoat with the Pearl White would be damn beautiful. Chrome is over-rated.

  • should probably disclose the damage situation on the ebay listing.. I know some of the pictures show the bad chrome but that doesn't seem quite enough to me.

  • Saw one of these at my local Honda shop about 2 years ago. I thought that it was a new bike that Honda just brought out. Salesman told me that it was a 2004 I fell over. This bike had no rust, chips or any blemishes on it. The owner just wanted to get a tun-up, why I can't figure out. It had I think about 1,000 miles on it. I asked if it were for sale, salesman just laughed and said " know how many of these are in the U.S.? And it would go for around $27,000.00 +++++++, after I picked my lower jaw up off the floor I went back to looking at $9,000.00 bikes. This was the most beautiful stock bike I have ever seen.

  • You guys are great . as for me I agree with the auction route . if its a money thing . if not I keep it an ride the shit out of it

  • I just found out that Rune #93 is for sale here in Iceland for $27.731,85

  • Bring it back stock, re crome everything and stock paint. The low # and mileage in my opinion would be best. Sometimes custom is not worth the effort, it definitely doesn't do anything for the value.

  • Comment section always makes me laugh everyone knows it all. It's definitely a cool find especially for the price I say keep chrome some say chrome is yesterday news but still working for Harley lol

  • Restore it to stock to match the very low mileage. Would seem really bnew.

  • Love to see the 0-60 on this beast of a bike!

    • I would guess its scary to launch, probably more impressive in 40-100mph roll on.

  • It's currently listed for sale on VA craigslist with the chrome still in the same damaged condition. The story goes on lol

  • Make it back to original so it doesn't lose value..but if you do that, you might be in the negative as far as making any money flipping it. But I like the idea of a pearl white and flat black or a smoke black color..

  • With you being a dealer, just flip it! A private enthusiast would do a restoration project on it, even if the restoration equals the current market value. I think thats why the Honda dealer priced it the way they did! Not alot of meat on the bone after all that work is done.

  • I rode one just like this one at the Wing Ding in 04. That has been my dream bike ever sense. I never could afford to buy one though.

  • I know that dealer...they were very willing to deal and friendly. wife wanted an NM4 and they were ready to order it anytime

  • Caleb is a "big personality", isnt he! 😉

  • Nice bike. Great engine! But it must be a nightmare to clean

    • That's why Rat Bikes exist...

  • Instead of chrome, use "Jet Hot" Coating, Yes, it's a Heat coating, but it's durable and not toxic like chromaing.

  • The Rune is basically what I would expect a modernized Indian Four to look like.

  • The Rune was interesting, but how about a link for that one at 16:46. Can't imagine it riding very well, but it looked pretty cool.

  • This video is pretty awesome and I’m super excited about this bike. I hope everyone enjoys

    • Bring her back OEM. If you don't do that BLACK her out.

    • Shaun, Caleb DONT SELL IT, keep it guys, you sell bikes and have a once in a life time opportunity to pick up a 221km Rune so cheap with a story and resulting patina which adds character, OR... dont rush selling it, maybe Jay Leno might want it, now there's a thought and not so far out there either, NO quick buck, he may want it....talk to him......let me know cheers gents!

    • I love the Rune's look, and always have, but the riding position is wrong, and it's not for touring....so it would be a white elephant in my garage.

    • I understand the allure of restoring it because of the mileage but it's cheap so I say black it out and sell it as a one of a kind. I might even be interested if it comes out nice....

    • Don't mod it or you'll rune it.

  • To iconic not to be fully restored. Gorgeous.

  • I think it is beautiful with the current color scheme. Id say fix the chrome and sell it.

  • Super cool bike but I don’t think I’d pay $20k for it

  • this was a great video do more deals with that guy he loves his bikes great listening to him as well guys👍 & Orginal

    • That guy talked nice and took ALL the profit out of that bike.....and he knew it.

  • I just restore one like that!? It killed me man !? I just don’t understand why people buy such a beautiful beast and can’t look after it

  • So it was kept in a wet garage. If it were mine it would be in my bed and I'd sleep on the floor.

  • We have a few chromers in Cleveland if you haven't fixed it yet. I live west of Cleveland about 20 miles and I'm seriously considering coming to you guys to buy a bike. I'm trying to get my credit closer to 700 before I do but I should be there as of may 1st. You guys are great and I really enjoy the videos.

  • So weird! I just bought my first motorcycle from Bill three days ago. Nice dude.

  • Big fan of the Phantom sitting next to the Rune. Love my Shadows!