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Old 12-01-2012, 03:20 PM   #3496
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This is the real world regardless of what your dealer or salesman will tell you. Greed and the willingness of the buyer to pay extra seem to be the norm these days.
The half hour is my guesstimate maybe with a test ride it gets up to an hour.

The dealer's responsibility is to uncrate and get the bike ready to ride, not to preform quality control for the manufacturer.. All of the checks and adjustments should have been preformed before it left the factory. The dealer does check bolts. cable adjustment,etc. at the 500 mile service but that's after the bike has "settled in".


Our local BMW/Ducati/Triuumph dealer charges $500 for setup claiming it takes that long to get a bike ready. The Triumph/KTM dealer charges nothing. I've purchased 3 bikes from each and never had a problem so I believe setup charges are a scam..
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:25 PM   #3497
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:45 AM   #3498
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The fees charged by Triumph are 50% higher, in my local market, than those charged by BMW. To my mind, that tells a tale, but the fees are not a rip-off and should not come as a surprise to anyone. The dealers have to make money to stay open, and the fees are one more way they do that (along with finance kickbacks, manufacturer kickbacks, and good old retail markup). Depending on the dealer, the time of year, and the customer, all values are negotiable.

I returned from a trip south to Phoenix in November, and when I told my dealer what I could buy an Explorer for there, he wrote "competitive offer" on his quote sheet and gave me a deal I was happy with.

I have sometimes approached dealers as though they were trying to rip me off. Generally, that attitude has made them resistant rather than compliant. On two occasions, I paid full price for bikes I wanted, but I would blame my approach (and possibly the time of year) for my experience.

Dealers are people. They want to be seen as good guys (most of them, anyway), but like the rest of us, they don't like bullies.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:08 PM   #3499
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The fees charged by Triumph are 50% higher, in my local market, than those charged by BMW. To my mind, that tells a tale, but the fees are not a rip-off and should not come as a surprise to anyone. The dealers have to make money to stay open, and the fees are one more way they do that (along with finance kickbacks, manufacturer kickbacks, and good old retail markup). Depending on the dealer, the time of year, and the customer, all values are negotiable.

I returned from a trip south to Phoenix in November, and when I told my dealer what I could buy an Explorer for there, he wrote "competitive offer" on his quote sheet and gave me a deal I was happy with.

I have sometimes approached dealers as though they were trying to rip me off. Generally, that attitude has made them resistant rather than compliant. On two occasions, I paid full price for bikes I wanted, but I would blame my approach (and possibly the time of year) for my experience.

Dealers are people. They want to be seen as good guys (most of them, anyway), but like the rest of us, they don't like bullies.
Well written sir.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:11 AM   #3500
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Right. And really, does anybody think Triumph or any other manuf. drop off the bike for free at any dealership?
Those trucks don't drive themselves and the drivers don't work for free.

The truck pulls in and it's a fee, period, for EVERY bike they drop off. If you are not charged it's because it was not passed on-not because it was not paid. And if you are planning on the factory to do the QC, good on ya. Not me.
I've seen what can and does happen from time to time.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:27 AM   #3501
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I don't get it. Ride reports, wheelies, mud, grime, Iron Butt days, destroy Tenere wheels,
Ride to Alaska with a broken leg, hit a cow, break my knee off, break my other leg,
but what does everyone remember? One stinking ass-less chap shot......thanks cug.


WoW!.

What impresses me the most about this post and the arse end, nope it aint that arse end, it is the fact that there are a wide range of arse ends in the photo. Some maxi scoots, amongst the pack. As a biker with several maxi scoots, a super tenere, plus a dragstar classic 1100, and K1100RS and a couple of other bikes all of which I ride, I just want to say this photo here represents all that is good about bikers or as it should be and that is it doesn't matter what you ride, just so long as you ride. Bravo!

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Old 12-16-2012, 12:14 PM   #3502
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:40 PM   #3503
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Nice pics Voluhzia.
It's snowing here today in SW Iowa. My TEX is all snuggled up under a sheet to keep the sawdust off her back. I did order a new Nelson Riggs cover for her yesterday. My wife will probably want her sheet back...


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Old 12-16-2012, 07:39 PM   #3504
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Wish it would snow here. I hate the mid 30's/40 degree weather. Specially when its rainy. Too warm to snow, but too cold to do much. But, if it stays like this Im just gonna order my heated jacket early and ride through the winter. This is getting really annoying. Mid 50's but raining again today.

Mine kept scratching at the door, so I had to let her in....

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:32 AM   #3505
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Wish it would snow here. I hate the mid 30's/40 degree weather. Specially when its rainy. Too warm to snow, but too cold to do much. But, if it stays like this Im just gonna order my heated jacket early and ride through the winter. This is getting really annoying. Mid 50's but raining again today.

Mine kept scratching at the door, so I had to let her in....





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Old 12-18-2012, 04:02 PM   #3506
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Nice pics Voluhzia.
It's snowing here today in SW Iowa. My TEX is all snuggled up under a sheet to keep the sawdust off her back. I did order a new Nelson Riggs cover for her yesterday. My wife will probably want her sheet back...


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Nice wood shop and wood shop equipment. I'm envious. Especially of the spacious shop.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:12 PM   #3507
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Thanks. It's been a 30 year dream come true. Hopefully have it fully stocked with equipment by the time I retire.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #3508
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My 2013 Tiger 12
Short video I made,
I say welcome to the show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idHPmH9dKjI
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:50 PM   #3509
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My 2013 Tiger 12
Short video I made,
I say welcome to the show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idHPmH9dKjI
Nice job. What video/camera/lens are you using and how is it mounted?

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:32 PM   #3510
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