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Old 04-28-2012, 03:35 AM   #2191
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I am guessing that this dealer is located somewhat in the area of Coors Field ...

Might want to try the ones in Lakewood or Loveland.
You got that right!

I did want to try the closest dealer though.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:51 AM   #2192
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Are there any dealers in Southeast that would at least waive all applicable fees or sell below MSRP on new Explorer??? Mine, here in Raleigh area doesn't budge...
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:09 AM   #2193
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Are there any dealers in Southeast that would at least waive all applicable fees or sell below MSRP on new Explorer??? Mine, here in Raleigh area doesn't budge...

So far I am hearing MSRP, fees vary between dealerships. Too early into the game to get too good of a deal. Captain Obvious here! The dealers that have 6 coming and one just sitting on the floor is more like deal than the dealership that's selling them as fast as he can uncrate them.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:10 AM   #2194
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What is this talk of deals?

If you want one buy one. If not then don't. I do not like to see a huge mark-up on things but if a dealership asks for a few hundred dollars more and someone throws money at them.... (the $495 cost listed on the web-site right next to the MSRP is a real cost and should be paid by the consumer IMO)

It will help offset the ones that want to buy it later below MSRP.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:11 AM   #2195
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:32 AM   #2196
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If you want one buy one. If not then don't. I do not like to see a huge mark-up on things but if a dealership asks for a few hundred dollars more and someone throws money at them.... (the $495 cost listed on the web-site right next to the MSRP is a real cost and should be passed on to the consumer IMO)

It will help offset the ones that want to buy it later below MSRP.
Having a dealer tell us things like "the $495 cost is a real cost" helps in the decision making process. When I see all these 'extra' costs it makes me think of the latest scam, buying your tickets online for an event:

Ticket Price = X
Transaction Cost
Delivery Cost (even if you print them at home)
Venue Fee
Total Cost = Y

Given that none of those is an avoidable fee I don't get how they can advertise a ticket at X when you have to pay Y.

So thanks, Dakez, for clearing up that particular fee.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:49 AM   #2197
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Here what I got

Bike- 15699.00 (bike with launch kit-16999.00)
Freight-495.00
Prep-225.00
Tax-492.57
Doc-283.00
Tags-55.00
Total-17259.57 (18559.57 with launch kit)

Then you need to buy things like tank and top bag, side racks and panniers, heating grips and such so...
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:51 AM   #2198
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Looks like Triumph Metuchen have an Explorer in; a black one! Picture on their FB page.

So close and yet so far (I picked a different dealer about the same distance in the opposite direction)
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:57 AM   #2199
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From the web-site

"$15,699*Actual price determined by dealer. Price excludes taxes, license, options and $495 in destination/handling charges Prices and specifications subject to change without notice."


Add $1000 for the Launch Pack. (good deal for what you get IMO)

A reasonable set-up fee is also not a bad thing if they are actually thorough and fixing things that may have been missed or overlooked at the factory.

From everything I have read, the triples as shipped have not always been dialed in as well as they could have been. If this is something that is addressed by the dealership then I think a reasonable fee is not outside of acceptable fees.

These things are assembled by humans and as such mistakes can be made. A good tech will catch them before the bike gets put on the showroom floor.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:03 PM   #2200
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A reasonable set-up fee is also not a bad thing if they are actually thorough and fixing things that may have been missed or overlooked at the factory.
Wow, you're putting a lot of faith in the mechanics in the back of the dealerships.

My general point of view is that these extra fees are completely bogus. If there is a $495 delivery fee for every motorcycle, add that to the MSRP. If the dealership needs to take an hour to assemble the bike, add that labor to the MSRP. Another 2 hours to go over every bolt? Add that to the MSRP.

If it's left up to the dealerships, the numbers will get fudged, not by all, but by enough to cause every reasonable person to try to haggle them down.

Milk must be shipped to the grocery store, but you don't see a delivery fee on that. Some employee had to take it from the truck, and set it on the shelf, yet there is no setup charge. Why? It's incorporated into the cost... like just about every other product on the planet, except vehicles.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:55 PM   #2201
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Just took a look at one at my local dealer (it had a sold sign on it so no test rides). Let's hope it is better to ride than look at - very underwhelmed.

They did have a very nice low mileage 1150 Adv though. If I was working I would probably have bought it.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:01 PM   #2202
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I am guessing that this dealer is located somewhat in the area of Coors Field ...

Might want to try the ones in Lakewood or Loveland.
After a long run this morning on the west side of town, stopped by Foothills BMW in Lakewood and there they have a demo Explorer.

Had a quick talk with one of the salesmen and they have launch pack Explorers coming in May.

$16,999 plus $539 shipping and $329 prep. He quickly said to me that he's got 'room to work with'.

He invited me to demo the Explorer and I said that early next week, I'll stop on by with gear and give the Explorer a thirty mile ride up I-70 through the hills and back.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:35 PM   #2203
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FYI Owners Manual if you don't have one http://assets1.triumphmotorcycles.co..._OHB_UK_EN.pdf
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:01 PM   #2204
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FYI Owners Manual if you don't have one http://assets1.triumphmotorcycles.co..._OHB_UK_EN.pdf



Thanks for the manual, Voluhzia. This is by far the most useful info to date in this thread.

I spoke with my dealer this morning. The first one he ordered (sold) came in this past week and the next one (mine) is still schedualed for mid May.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:01 PM   #2205
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Sold after a test ride. Looking forward to putting some miles on it.



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