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Old 09-03-2010, 12:56 PM   #16
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?!?! I can't imagine a larger gas tank than that, it looks like my kitchen table from the seat!?!
Most of that is plastic and not an actual gas tank though, right?
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:55 PM   #17
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You should learn how to converse with people who aren't a carbon copy of you.
So that's what you got out of this post ? I wanted to engage the salesman in a discussion about this bike. When I mentioned the internet he walked off. Do you think his lack of initiative is the reason this particular bike sits in the corner covered in dust..? I'm not going to chase after a salesman who shows he isn't interested in talking up his product. Additionally, I didn't have an "attitude" when I told the salesman about the internet pricing..I merely mentioned it.

The bike isn't bad looking when the stock exhaust is replaced. I'm also of the opinion this bike is going to be a collector's item one day.

Lighten up man....life is short.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:37 PM   #18
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So that's what you got out of this post ?
Here's my free ProTip of the day for you:
Keep quiet about the internet when you're in a mom and pop shop that's being starved to death by it.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:46 PM   #19
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definitely a collector's bike. This one will go up in value, eventually.

my problem is, I would ride the wheels off of it first.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:07 PM   #20
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Here's my free ProTip of the day for you:
Keep quiet about the internet when you're in a mom and pop shop that's being starved to death by it.
Boo hoo. My wife and I own a small biz, you evolve or die. If you want to blame technology for opening the market and destroying market asymetries then go ahead but that won't save the "mom & pop". I bought both my KLR and ZX10 from small local dealerships at internet competitive prices. Survivors and thrivers don't keep thier head in the sand.

As with the others I'll take that $3k B-King.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:40 PM   #21
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Here's my free ProTip of the day for you:
Keep quiet about the internet when you're in a mom and pop shop that's being starved to death by it.
That particular mom and pop shop isn't being "starved to death by the internet".

Why should I pay 3,000 dollars above what fair market value is for that motorcycle..just to keep the mom and pop shop in business...? I don't think so. I don't mind paying a little above average to support a small town business..but 3,000 is a lot of money to me.

My main point is if the mom and pop salesman tried a little harder..that bike might be off the showroom floor.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:46 PM   #22
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About 4/5 months ago someone was advertising their B-King here. I did a very quick search and gave up. If you haven't already looked, you may want to spend some time with the advanced search option. I had looked at trading bikes with this fellow inmate, but we couldn't settle on a deal that either one of us liked enough to pull the trigger on. I'll look some more later and if I find anything, I'll edit this post. Larry
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:06 PM   #23
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One thing on the price and the 3,000 difference. The 7999 was OTD. I assumed the 10,000 quoted by the salesman was before all the dealership charges and taxes. Just wanted to clarify that.....

I wonder just how much money has been lost over 2 years on that bike..I'm assuming it's floor planned....
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:10 PM   #24
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Our local dealer chooses to keep bikes sitting on the showroom floor for years, rather than negotiate lower prices. They'll throw in a $100 helmet though to sweeten the deal.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:21 PM   #25
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Most of that is plastic and not an actual gas tank though, right?
Right. The actual capacity of the tank is 16.5l (which equals 4.4 of your gallons, apparently). So it's nowhere near as huge as it seems!
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:25 PM   #26
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I do not know of an owner or past owner that didn’t like the B-King. It is like your really turned on lover, exciting, powerful and like a piece of clay you can do anything you desire with them. The King could become the new Blackbird. Last fall you could find them for $8500 AND this spring a dealer in Salt Lake had 4 for $7500. This could be close to the bottom for brand new bikes. Like a lot of bikes they were brought here to fill a nitch that most of us in the US don’t understand, a “Street Fighter” “What the ---- over”. They didn’t sell, but there is an excellent bike in there and cheap enough now that you can afford to mold that 170 hp piece of clay into something that can compete with your girl.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:52 PM   #27
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I do not know of an owner or past owner that didn’t like the B-King. It is like your really turned on lover, exciting, powerful and like a piece of clay you can do anything you desire with them. The King could become the new Blackbird. Last fall you could find them for $8500 AND this spring a dealer in Salt Lake had 4 for $7500. This could be close to the bottom for brand new bikes. Like a lot of bikes they were brought here to fill a nitch that most of us in the US don’t understand, a “Street Fighter” “What the ---- over”. They didn’t sell, but there is an excellent bike in there and cheap enough now that you can afford to mold that 170 hp piece of clay into something that can compete with your girl.
the super cheap prices drive me nuts. I went to trade my z750 for a bking and heard the line the lowest they could ever possibly go was $9999 plus shipping assembly doc fees and reg. [about 11,300. minus 3300 for the z750]

went home with a bandit instead. sorta like shopping for a corvette and coming home with an impala. [a nice impala but its no corvette]

hey i shoulda read post #7. the $10k price must be a texas thing.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:47 PM   #28
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Look at the B-King thread some of us have taken a differant path.

I love that set up. Way to make it your own
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:29 AM   #29
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Hey Boz look on Traderonline there are 105 B-Kings listed and 15 less than $8000. AZ, FL,WA,and CA you can find them for $7700. Good Luck
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:57 AM   #30
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Our local dealer chooses to keep bikes sitting on the showroom floor for years, rather than negotiate lower prices. They'll throw in a $100 helmet though to sweeten the deal.
That is not very sweet at all....who are they trying to kid?
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