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Old 04-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #2191
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no kidding this makes me feel better about the deal i got
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:29 PM   #2192
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Don't like the sound of your dealer, mind you.

Seems a bit 'it's all about the money'.

Sigh!
Totally agree. Have never bought a bike from them. They sell Guzi, Aprila, Ducati. And Triumph.

The conversation left a 'not so good' feeling in me.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:36 PM   #2193
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I rode the Explorer today.

First impression WOW!!!





more later I am tired.. Today was Latus Motors Triumph World after hour invitation only Grand Opening. 14 hours of bikes beer and pizza...
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:54 PM   #2194
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Explorer in Saint-Louis, MO

Went at Donelson Cycles in Saint-Louis, MO and saw a blue Explorer with the launch package. They received it beginning of afternoon and had it sold before the end of the day.
A very fine bike indeed.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:05 AM   #2195
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Just to keep you guys across the pond interested.... Mine had its 500 first service Thursday... so according to the tech guy its all systems go now

Gets better with every ride.... all I'm waiting on is the heated grips ... on back order. As I'm around 10 miles from the factory they shouldn't take that long

Managed to hard wire the Satnav and Autocom in to the feed for the rear heated seat ... now it all powers up once the engine is running... that's freed up the Accessory socket

Givi Trekker 33L case looks good on it . Once the frames are made the top case becomes a side case .
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:58 AM   #2196
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Totally agree. Have never bought a bike from them. They sell Guzi, Aprila, Ducati. And Triumph.

The conversation left a 'not so good' feeling in me.
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.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:35 AM   #2197
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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   #2198
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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   #2199
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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   #2200
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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   #2201
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Heavier than a GS????
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:32 AM   #2202
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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   #2203
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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   #2204
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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   #2205
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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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