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Old 03-06-2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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Oh yeah, support you're local dealer if possilble.
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:43 AM   #3
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For that matter, what of the risks of selling? Scams abound and it's some times hard to tell the serious offer from the sketchy one.
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:00 PM   #4
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Default Anybody bought a bike thru cycletrader.com ?

cycletrader.com seems legit to me and a good way to scrounge dealerships for those new bikes that still haven't sold for a year or two.

Anybody got any feedback about that site ?

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Old 03-06-2006, 12:15 PM   #5
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The Warranty is backed by the manufacturer despite what dealership you bought it at. So you're telling me if you're 500 miles from home the dealership won't work on your bike? Not so. I my electric fan quit working on my F4i when I was 1500 miles from home up in Montana. Long story...some logging road detours do to wildfire and huge chip seal gravel when we came out of the mountains in the next town. The gravel lodged between my shroud and fan blade. The motor was spinning but it spun the center out of the fan blades. Dealership in Butte said they couldn't get me in for a week (the day I was suppose to be leaving). I described my situation but they still couldn't get me in. I even asked if they could order the parts for me so I could replace the fan. No deal. I called the number on my honda membership card the next morning and talked to the regional rep. He called the owner (at home because the dealership wasn't even open) and called me back within 5 minutes giving me an appt. time for the next day. I don't know how other manufacturers are but that's how it worked for me being stuck 1500 miles from home. Yeah I could have hit the road without the fan working but there were some short trips that I wanted to take and didn't want to be worried about being stuck in traffic. I guess the moral of the story is know who to talk to on the next level if you're not getting the response you should for warranty items.
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:15 PM   #6
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Thats some crap - you'll have warranty trouble if you don't buy it here? What I have to live in the same town for the life of the bike or trek across country to the original dealer for warranty work? Thats a hollow threat - the warranty comes from the manufacturer, not the dealer.



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Old 03-06-2006, 12:28 PM   #7
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I believe the warranty question has been answered: It's the manufacturer's warranty, not the dealership's...As for the CycleTrader, either on-line or the hard copy publication, I've had great luck w/it. Never a problem, buying or selling. FYI...
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:38 PM   #8
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Warantee work can be done by any dealer. If this dealer wouldn't do warantee work on a bike from someweher else, they are s***** and you shouldn't go to them for anything.



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Old 03-06-2006, 12:38 PM   #9
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Default Stupid "profanity" filter

Since when is "S" "C" "U" "M" a cussword?

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Old 03-06-2006, 12:54 PM   #10
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I've bought motorcycles off cycletrader but they were from private parties. Everything went great.
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