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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Aug 24, 2012.
Maybe it's different stainless these days, but my 02 VFR's pipes went brownish
I just spoke with a dealer here in N. Dakota, about 200 miles distant from me (Minot, ND). They got in a non-ABS today, but it's already sold. They won't budge off MSRP for their next one, so I called the dealer in Bismarck and they will take $500 off MSRP, no freight or setup fees, only other charge is a $25 doc fee, so $9524 all in before tax (5%). Should get me out the door right at $10k. I think it's a pretty fair deal.
I'm going to order the rear rack. Will probably add that Staintune muffler too. Damn, I'm excited!
Oh, and BTW, I empathize with the guy who doesn't want to ride his home in the rain. All bikes will, and should, get dirty once in a while, but that can wait a few days, eh?
Cap levers? Lever caps? I saw the picture of them -- looks like little rubber caps on the end of the brake and clutch levers. What's their function if you don't mind me asking?
Little rubber covers for the ends of the levers that cover the balled ends. A lot of the early Hondas had them. I have no idea what their function was originally, but a proper CB should have them imo. I hope they fit the new levers!
Google 1969 Honda CB 750 and look at the images and you will see them
Is your local dealer Honda of Russellville(AR)?
I can't believe they are offering test rides. I may head up there this Saturday.
I am 6' with a 34 inseam. Felt a bit cramped and knees felt high.
I will look into it. Probably the cheapest farkle any of these bikes will ever get!
Lol probably right. Each one costs less than a gallon of gas.
I'll probably put on black metal valve stem caps from Harbor Freight if it comes with rubber ones from the factory. Those shouldn't be more than $ 3 or 4 bucks.
Between the valve stem caps and the lever caps you'll be up to about 10 bucks. I'm starting to think you used to own a KLR.
Nice to see some of these bikes are soon to be in owners hands. hip hip hooray!
in the meantime I am watching some ball and reading this fine book
it is a very good read for those of us that have been drunk on Honda kool aid all these years
cant put it down
Cheers, friend! I'm not scared of riding in the wet; but probably would be of you in a bikini in my driveway! .....I just don't want THE first ride to be in weather like we are having around here right now. I'm with other Ferret .....................whats a couple more days. I'm going to the dealership Friday afternoon to finalize everything. I spoke to my salesman today and asked about a "bribe" to open the door for 5 minutes on Monday so I can get her home. We'll see what they say tomorrow, and I will post the highlights of our conversation.
Damn, I can't believe the bike is actually on the dealership floor! I get to touch, feel, smell, taste, and even hear this girl run tomorrow.
Another night of no sleep................oh well.
Hey, I own that book as well. Great reference book!
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Although we've never met in person, I feel that I know you and I think of you as a friend held together by a common bond of the CB. Given this strong bond, I've decided to make a most gracious suggestion, to share my wisdom and my time. I think you should go ahead and get the bike today. Bring both video and still camera with you. Take lots of pictures at the dealership, attach multiple video cameras to the bike and your helmet and ride the bike home being careful to include sections of city roads, interstate and twisties. When you get the bike home wash the bike and take detailed photos of the bike. (I would suggest purchasing a good quality DSLR for this if you don't already own one.). Of course, you should be taking copious notes throughout this process. After doing this, post all pictures, videos and your thoughts. If you do this even though I am extremely busy doing lots of extremely important things, I will commit to pouring over all the information you post to identify any issue with the bike that you may have missed. Yes, you read that correctly... I will spend my valuable time making sure you did not get a lemon, there are no strange noises or scratches and there are no hidden issues with the bike. And I do this for you at no cost! Just as a friend looking out for his fellow CB lover. And, I'll bet I'm not alone. I'll bet there are others on the forum who will commit to do the same!
Just got off the phone with my dealer. My bike will be here Monday! Well, not exactly here -- 100 miles away in Bismarck. And we just got 4" of snow. Chance of snow is forecast for the next 5 days. So it will sit there for a while, who knows how long with this weather? I'll use this time to figure out just exactly how I'm going to obtain that Staintune muffler. The closest Staintune dealer is down in Sturgis (BMW/Yamaha) so I'm going to call them today. Will keep y'all posted.
there are going to be a few very excited guys outside Honda dealers today....
I checked with my dealer today and he said mine won't even be shipped until the 28th He also said I got the only one allotted him?? (non ABS) He said he could not get one for his April or May order period? Sounds strange to me.
From the few conversations I've had with dealers here in N. Dakota, the 'Powerhouse' Honda certified dealers -- the ones that sell only Honda products, among other more stringent qualifications -- have more leverage in fulfilling orders for bikes. It probably means that non-Powerhouse dealers are some ways down the queue when new product comes out. Maybe your dealer isn't a Powerhouse dealer?
Same date my ABS model is being shipped. The dealer I'm working with is not a Powerhouse dealer.
My dealer, Motorsports International, is a large dealer but they sell several brands so it's not likely they are a "Powerhouse dealer". He seemed genuinely pissed off he could not get more.