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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2002, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Help Me Find A Bike...please!!!!!!!!!

I am in the market to purchase a '02 R1 or '02 TLR. I will be trading in my '01 R6, and I can't seem to find a good deal. The dealership that I purchased my R6 from won't budge on the price of either of the new bikes. He said, "whenever we take trade-ins, the price of the new bike is always the M.S.R.P." Is this a bunch of shit, or is this common practice among motorcycle dealerhsips? I want to buy a bike within the next two weeks (my birthday), but I refuse to pay the M.S.R.P. for anything. I found a new R1 at a dealership in Chicago for $9,199 OTD, but they want all CASH! I plan on trading in my R6 (many modifications) and paying the difference in cash. I thought about selling my R6 on my own, but my impatience has gotten the best of me, and I want the new bike NOW!!! What should I do? Any suggestions? I am located in St. Louis, MO, so if any of you know of any dealerships with pretty good prices, I am willing to drive the distance.

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Hey D. still trying to get the new bike eh? Sorry to hear selling the R6 on your own hasn't come through..I am no help on your post, just wanted to say hello..I don't see why any dealer would want ALL CASH? As long as they get the money, what's the diff? I dunno..

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It's best to sell it yourself than to trade it in. You always lose $700 to $1000 CDN bucks on a trade in. It shouldn't take you to long to sell an R6. Most dealer either give street value for your trade in and Charge full price for the bike your buying. Or the give you a deal on your new bike and Give you 700 to 1000 CDN less for your trade in. The way I look at it is they have to make money on the bike there selling and the trade in when they sell it.

I wanted my new bike two weeks ago but I still havn't sold my old one. I'll get 1000 dollars less if I trade it in. So I'm not in a big rush to lose a grand just to pay 10 grand to by a new one.
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Hey man,
That poses and interesting thought about losing a grand just to pay 10K. Think about this for a minute: You have a bad R6. Do you absolutely need to get rid of it in order to get the new one. If you are as impatient as the rest of us have been time and again, then just buy the new one, take your R6 off insurance and sell it on your own time. Just a thought.
I was in the same deal with my Mustang. I wanted to sell it to get the bike, but ended up buying the bike first and selling the stang a while later. Of course, the stang was paid off, so it wasn't too bad of a situation. Hope this helps and good luck with the new one....
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Do you absolutely need to get rid of it in order to get the new one.
I thought about selling my R6 on my own, but my impatience has gotten the best of me, and I want the new bike NOW!!!

He's screwed.
Ya gots 2 choices...either learn a little patience, or take a $ hit!
So sorry, but that's life...

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Hey man,
That poses and interesting thought about losing a grand just to pay 10K. Think about this for a minute: You have a bad R6. Do you absolutely need to get rid of it in order to get the new one. If you are as impatient as the rest of us have been time and again, then just buy the new one, take your R6 off insurance and sell it on your own time. Just a thought.
I was in the same deal with my Mustang. I wanted to sell it to get the bike, but ended up buying the bike first and selling the stang a while later. Of course, the stang was paid off, so it wasn't too bad of a situation. Hope this helps and good luck with the new one....
I have already thought about it I think everyone has a certain level of "impatience", but our rational minds always take over. It would not be a "big" deal for me to keep the R6 WITH insurance. I will turn 25 at the end of this month, and the insurance on my R6 will only be $14.63 per month. The problem comes with buying the new bike. I don't finance toys, so I will be paying cash. I started a new business last year, and I have already saved up enough for the new R1 (dealership in Chicago selling the blue '02 R1 for $9,199 OTD. My "rational" mind tells me that I need to save that cash just in case a "situation" arises with my business. i.e. new equipment, down time, inventory, etc. So, like most, my eyes are writing checks my ass may not be able to handle. So, I will just wait a bit and continue to try to sell my R6 on my own. The weather here in St. Louis does not allow for "that much" riding time. I would hate to buy the new bike and only be able to ride it for a few weeks due to the weather. But, as Basicblur stated, that's life Also, that is a VERY good point. "lose a grand just to spend 10k" that!!!!!
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Dude, If you already have the money and its what you think you have been saving all of that dough you say you have, then what's the prob
You said you can afford the insurance and you don't finance 'toys', so you are in a lot better situation that a lot of us are. Not that that is the reason you should get the bike. It is a lot of money, but sometimes, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT. Screw the weather. That will always be a factor, but the excitement of getting the bike and riding it on the 'nice' days that everybody has to gamble with, its all good. Later
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