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Old 02-01-2008, 02:22 PM   #11
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I got my Bandit and my Range Rover on Craigslist right now....Mention MO and you get a free beer with every piurchase................
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:32 PM   #12
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I got my Bandit and my Range Rover on Craigslist right now....Mention MO and you get a free beer with every piurchase................
Downsizing? Wouldn't it just be easier to sell the spouse and kids?
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:37 PM   #13
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What happened to the big Range Rover Renovation Project (Phase I)?
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:25 AM   #14
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Oh gosh it is me again, the newbie 61 year young guy, would I be smarter to by my first bike from a local dealer or from an individual. My thinking is yes I might get a better price from an individual, but maybe the dealer wanting future sales from me might clue me in if the wheels are about to fall off the bike or some other major noticable problem with the bike.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:47 AM   #15
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Oh gosh it is me again, the newbie 61 year young guy, would I be smarter to by my first bike from a local dealer or from an individual. My thinking is yes I might get a better price from an individual, but maybe the dealer wanting future sales from me might clue me in if the wheels are about to fall off the bike or some other major noticable problem with the bike.
I figure it'd be the opposite: Dealer just wants to make his buck, get the POS off his showroom floor (or his sidewalk). Individual may warn you of an upcoming spendy valvejob/clearance adjustment, and give pointers on how to do it. Or, warn you of things to watch-for.

The Individual is more-likely to be an enthusiast of that particular model, and know it's quirks.

Dealer salesmooks usually have MINIMAL training on the features of this year's models, and the "Sales Manager" is a Liar (most certainly): Whenever I go looking, usually I get some line of Bullshyte about the bike I'm looking-at from whatever salesmook that's tryin' to make the sale.
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:42 PM   #16
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A few people here have said winter is the best to time. From a dealer perspective this may be true -as it is most likely the slowest time of the year. Even so, I think acecycleins comment is true as well - motorcycle riding in general has been on a decline for the past few years and dealers are desperate.

If your looking for a used bike timing is a bit different - depending on your area's climate the best time to search for a used bike would be a few weeks before the end of the season. This would be around Oct/Nov if you lived in the North American Eastern seaboard. The reason for this is that most people have to put their bike into storage - if someone is looking to sell their bike and are still riding it they probably want to ride it for the remainder of the season before selling, but also do not want to pay for storage or have it taking up space in their garage all winter long while they look for a buyer.

Although generally end of season / winter is a good time to buy - anytime is the right time if you find a motivated seller.
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:00 AM   #17
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What happened to the big Range Rover Renovation Project (Phase I)?

....how much it would be for what in all honesty is a worn out vehicle. Instead I donated it to Goodwill Industries, they can either use it or auction it at their discretion and I write off the market value on my income tax. A typically unimaginitive bourgeois ploy I'm afraid
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:08 AM   #18
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....how much it would be for what in all honesty is a worn out vehicle. Instead I donated it to Goodwill Industries, they can either use it or auction it at their discretion and I write off the market value on my income tax. A typically unimaginitive bourgeois ploy I'm afraid
And you bought a Lincoln Navigator to replace it, right?
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:09 AM   #19
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And you bought a Lincoln Navigator to replace it, right?
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