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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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New Member from florida getting back into riding after a lot of years not riding.
No new bike yet but the versys is one of the bikes I like a lot. I've talked to a couple of versys owners and they love them. Will most likely buy new just because.
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Hey Tad...welcome. How long ago and what did you ride?

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Last bike I owned was a cr 250 back 1991. Ridden other bikes since then but not owned one. My only street bike was a 1985 gs750es back in the day. Also had a TT500 and as a kid a tm75.
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Loved the sound of a TT500.
Used to race a TT500 (orange tank, whatever year that was... '78?). The 'conventional' wisdom was that, when you 'pinned' the throttle WFO it didn't turn the wheel...

....it turned the EARTH...!



(Had a White Bros pipe and Supertrapp on it.)

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My son has my 'old' 1979 SR500. Minty.


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Hello again

Finally got around to a dealer and started talking some numbers on a 2013. I think I know the game, basically the initial offer was 7 off msrp but the fees were like 1100. Didn't mike a counter offer but will let it simmer and go back later, I think I can do better than that. What do u guys think.
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Hello again

Finally got around to a dealer and started talking some numbers on a 2013. I think I know the game, basically the initial offer was 7 off msrp but the fees were like 1100. Didn't mike a counter offer but will let it simmer and go back later, I think I can do better than that. What do u guys think.


Here's something i've done in the past that always worked. I'd get the price where i wanted sometimes lower. While thier playing thier closing game( i'll have to talk to my manager but if i could get you a better price yadda yadda yadda) I'd start to act aggitated and let them know i'm paying cash then put the cash on the table. Then you have thier full attention and if they still want to go back in forth. Stand up shake his hand and say thanks for your time and put your money away and start to walk off. The the salesman goes into panic mode and i've had them say are you really gonna leave and i say yes i'm sure somebody else will sell me the bike at that price today. Then he'll tell you hold on and go tell his sales manager whats going on.Then Bingo someway they can make it happen.

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Thats basically what I was planning to do. Figure I would start out with a few visits to the dealer get to know the salesman and they would get to know me, let them know I'm serious and finally make a deal. Figured I would have to walk out a time or two before they finally take the deal.
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