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Old 01-23-2013, 04:19 PM   #15541
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Ouch!!

Women are generally needy. I always say, "Can't live with 'em, can't shoot 'em."

I've been married for 20 years. I can't say it's always been 'happily', but it's better than ever now. She doesn't go much. Mostly I take off on hardcore trips with the guys. The seat is there for her though when we're up for a putt together.

I'm just glad I got a real adventure bike for those hardcore trips. It's great! After 5K miles of trips I still woudn't trade it for anything else. I think that says a lot about the bike in general.
Ha! We will be married 20 years this July. Wouldn't trade her for the world though.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:21 PM   #15542
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One of my first mods was to improve the passenger seat for the wife. Removed the seat cover, which is a stupid color anyway, and of poor grade vinyl so it gets sticky if it gets any sun exposure. Ground down the center to creat more dish while leaving the front it's full height. This took away a lot of the slope, and made it more of a saddle dish shape. Then added 1" of mid-density foam and made a new cover with carbon fiber look vinyl, and added a back pad to the top box. She is good for a couple of hundred miles now, no problem. We stop frequently anyway to get off and stretch, etc.
That looks great, very professional looking. Has anyone tried doing similar treatment to the front seat? One of my few gripes so far is the comfort of the seat after an hour or so. It's not horrible, but I definitely get pressure points after the foam has compressed a bit. I know there are options like Corbin or Renazco, but they're both spendy, and I'm not a big fan of the Corbin design, and not sure I have the patience for Renazco.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:26 PM   #15543
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browneye. That looks great and thanks I haven't caught those pics yet. I love what u ya had to say. Sounds. Like the bike is exactly what I'm looking for :)
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #15544
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Sounds to me like at least a couple of fellas have wives who read this thread. One of my riding buddies worked with a teacher who was asked if he had any input for hiring a new colleague? He replied that she should be blonde with big boobs and have a father who owned a liquor store.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:19 PM   #15545
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That looks great, very professional looking. Has anyone tried doing similar treatment to the front seat? One of my few gripes so far is the comfort of the seat after an hour or so. It's not horrible, but I definitely get pressure points after the foam has compressed a bit. I know there are options like Corbin or Renazco, but they're both spendy, and I'm not a big fan of the Corbin design, and not sure I have the patience for Renazco.
Thanks. I've done just a few different seats but have been doing uphostery stuff and marlinspike work for years.

I find the stock seat one of the best I've ever seen (the new explorer is even nicer) so I haven't messed with it. But if you could figure out what would help you personally you could probably get a good upholsterer to make the mods for you for a couple hundred bucks. Seats are really pretty simple. The custom covers are what costs.

I did a DIY/How-to thing on the Versys owners forum that has a ton of links for other custom seat info, and materials sources. There are quite a few seat mod people in there too. You don't need to join the forum to read the thread, has 6K views! http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11152&highlight=custom+seat

If the seat isn't comfortable then riding the bike is no fun!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:01 PM   #15546
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I live in the northeast USA, and leaning strongly toward the Tiger 800XC. Or at least I was until I spotted photos of the new Tiger Sport!

There is a brand new one sitting on the floor of a nearby dealer. Been there for much of the past year. Color white which I like but may not be as much in demand. List price is $11,999, plus destination of something like $800.

My question is, how much of a discount do you think the dealer might be open to? I know this is highly subjective and dependent upon a ton of variables. Wondering about going in with cash in hand and offering $2,000 or more off the price . . . since its the dead of winter, its now 2013 and that bike is a 2012, and the new bikes (including the afore mentioned Tiger Sport) keep being introduced.

Thanks for the suggestions.
Ok, so here's the update. Made a pretty low offer today to the dealer. '12 leftover 800xc in the color I want. His counter offer was $10,700 plus sales tax and some document fees. Freight and prep are waived. Additionally, there are 2 accessories I'd like which add up to about $500, for those there was no discount and about $100 to install. I asked if he could move any further to meet my offer which was still $1300 lower for total OTD, his words were, "I'm all in."

Looks like about $2,000 discounted from full list and the usual freight and prep charges.

What do you think? Is there wisdom in trying to further negotiate? We are in the middle of an intense cold spell. the least appealing month, for most people, to buy! Looking for a great deal, plus a good long term relationship for service needs.

Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:10 PM   #15547
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Ok, so here's the update. Made a pretty low offer today to the dealer. '12 leftover 800xc in the color I want. His counter offer was $10,700 plus sales tax and some document fees. Freight and prep are waived. Additionally, there are 2 accessories I'd like which add up to about $500, for those there was no discount and about $100 to install. I asked if he could move any further to meet my offer which was still $1300 lower for total OTD, his words were, "I'm all in."

Looks like about $2,000 discounted from full list and the usual freight and prep charges.

What do you think? Is there wisdom in trying to further negotiate? We are in the middle of an intense cold spell. the least appealing month, for most people, to buy! Looking for a great deal, plus a good long term relationship for service needs.

Thanks!
As far as I know, with his counter of $10,700, he's making about $100 on the deal.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:11 PM   #15548
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Ok, so here's the update. Made a pretty low offer today to the dealer. '12 leftover 800xc in the color I want. His counter offer was $10,700 plus sales tax and some document fees. Freight and prep are waived. Additionally, there are 2 accessories I'd like which add up to about $500, for those there was no discount and about $100 to install. I asked if he could move any further to meet my offer which was still $1300 lower for total OTD, his words were, "I'm all in."

Looks like about $2,000 discounted from full list and the usual freight and prep charges.

What do you think? Is there wisdom in trying to further negotiate? We are in the middle of an intense cold spell. the least appealing month, for most people, to buy! Looking for a great deal, plus a good long term relationship for service needs.

Thanks!
It sounds like a fair deal to me. If they are good to deal with on the purchase then they want you as a return customer which most Triumph dealers do, that aren't BMW dealers. Take the plunge and enjoy the ride.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:24 PM   #15549
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Buy it!! That's a good deal on a GREAT bike!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:16 PM   #15550
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Ok, so here's the update. Made a pretty low offer today to the dealer. '12 leftover 800xc in the color I want. His counter offer was $10,700 plus sales tax and some document fees. Freight and prep are waived. Additionally, there are 2 accessories I'd like which add up to about $500, for those there was no discount and about $100 to install. I asked if he could move any further to meet my offer which was still $1300 lower for total OTD, his words were, "I'm all in."

Looks like about $2,000 discounted from full list and the usual freight and prep charges.

What do you think? Is there wisdom in trying to further negotiate? We are in the middle of an intense cold spell. the least appealing month, for most people, to buy! Looking for a great deal, plus a good long term relationship for service needs.

Thanks!
Agree. I was shopping and bought last month and think that's a very fair price.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:39 AM   #15551
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unlike some other adventure type bikes outt here that there is no option...one of them is the big one from Japan with the tuning fork logo on the tank.
Apparently there is a work around.
http://www.twowheelsblog.com/post/47...isable-the-abs

But I remember seeing something at the launch of the Tenere that if you hit the rear first it would disable the ABS.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:01 AM   #15552
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Ok, so here's the update. Made a pretty low offer today to the dealer. '12 leftover 800xc in the color I want. His counter offer was $10,700 plus sales tax and some document fees. Freight and prep are waived. Additionally, there are 2 accessories I'd like which add up to about $500, for those there was no discount and about $100 to install. I asked if he could move any further to meet my offer which was still $1300 lower for total OTD, his words were, "I'm all in."

Looks like about $2,000 discounted from full list and the usual freight and prep charges.

What do you think? Is there wisdom in trying to further negotiate? We are in the middle of an intense cold spell. the least appealing month, for most people, to buy! Looking for a great deal, plus a good long term relationship for service needs.

Thanks!
I've never understood the need to get every last bit of discount that you can. If you like the bike and want the bike, is it worth all the hassle to save a couple bucks ? Just buy it....
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:52 AM   #15553
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Ok, so here's the update. Made a pretty low offer today to the dealer. '12 leftover 800xc in the color I want. His counter offer was $10,700 plus sales tax and some document fees. Freight and prep are waived. Additionally, there are 2 accessories I'd like which add up to about $500, for those there was no discount and about $100 to install. I asked if he could move any further to meet my offer which was still $1300 lower for total OTD, his words were, "I'm all in."

Looks like about $2,000 discounted from full list and the usual freight and prep charges.

What do you think? Is there wisdom in trying to further negotiate? We are in the middle of an intense cold spell. the least appealing month, for most people, to buy! Looking for a great deal, plus a good long term relationship for service needs.

Thanks!
I'm pretty sure that if you walked out the door and the dealer didn't make another, lower offer, he is at the bottom. Sounds like a good deal to me. If you keep pushing you're just going to piss him off.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:41 AM   #15554
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I'm pretty sure that if you walked out the door and the dealer didn't make another, lower offer, he is at the bottom. Sounds like a good deal to me. If you keep pushing you're just going to piss him off.
+1. That's a good deal, especially if you wanna keep a relationship. If you're talking about the engine guard and centerstand-mount 'em yourself-easy to do
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:58 AM   #15555
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Ok, so here's the update. Made a pretty low offer today to the dealer. '12 leftover 800xc in the color I want. His counter offer was $10,700 plus sales tax and some document fees. Freight and prep are waived. Additionally, there are 2 accessories I'd like which add up to about $500, for those there was no discount and about $100 to install. I asked if he could move any further to meet my offer which was still $1300 lower for total OTD, his words were, "I'm all in."

Looks like about $2,000 discounted from full list and the usual freight and prep charges.

What do you think? Is there wisdom in trying to further negotiate? We are in the middle of an intense cold spell. the least appealing month, for most people, to buy! Looking for a great deal, plus a good long term relationship for service needs.

Thanks!
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