The dealer feels he has a sucker. When we sold a 'used' m/c we had taken in a trade-in we did not charge them anything but the Fed & Provincial taxes & only a hair above the value of the bike so will to bargin a bit. It was somewhat the same if the bike was being sold "on consignment" & there we might barter a bit for the owner or feeling at the lowest the owener would allowed we would get to the two togeather & see if they could look upon the final price.
When a shop sold my modified Honda CB-400F they took on the down payment, but I had to put the bike back to stock from like from flat bars to semi-flat, from rear-sets to regular footrests & work on the shifting sysem & rear brake pedal, addition then of pillion footrests, the original dual one piece saddle, from braided stainless steel to regular brake lines & some other things. I did not tell him the front froks had been dramatical change, nor that the S&W rear shocks were not stock let alone the bike was from regular points to pointless ignition system. What he did not demand I did not change.
The m/c shop lost as they took a small down-payment & the totally new rider crashed the bike within less then a week, totalling it to crippling himself for life. Shops error only I was peeved that I had to do all the work though I offered said goods to them only they asked me to bend down a bit for they did credit my account with the money I asked for the bike.
Last edited by Smitty; 01-02-2006 at 05:36 PM.