Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Just Monkeying Around

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  2. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    990 there for under 8k. Maybe some talking can bring the price down.
  3. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    There are a couple 990's there. I dunno, I went in looking at bikes and the guy basically blew me off, not really personable at all and eneded up just ignoring me. Kinda pissed me off.
  4. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    with the New 1190 coming, the guys who rode theirs for street bikes will probably start selling their 9X0's. Too bad you never make it this way, you can demo** mine.

    One of the referees bought a Tenere and installed the same engine guards. Can't believe anyone could possibly drag them. I keep forgetting to send him your link





    **Demo doesn't mean demolish!!!





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  5. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Cool! I knew they had some new ones discounted, so I was thinking about heading over there today. Didn't realize they had a used one too.

    I love the sound of the new 1190, but with an expected base price at $17,000, there's no way I can swing it. You're right though, we might see a handful more 9x0's for sale.
  6. Benly

    Benly Been here awhile

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    Guy I work with is also thinking about getting a 990. We are heading up ther at lunchtime to check them out. Should be there around noonish.

    Man it's been 25 years or so since I've been to Wheelsports. Only bikes I every remember seeing there there were Husky's.
  7. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    I dislike chain maintenance / tube tires as well, and the oil changes on the 990 is a bit of a pain from what I gather - but the 990 is an absolute blast to ride.
  8. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    That is typical for that shop.

    back in my milk & honey (money) days I went in there quite a few times looking to spend $, but it was like I wasn't in his cool club so they did not want to sell to me.
  9. alansz400

    alansz400 Long timer

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    I felt the same way. He acted like if you want to buy it fine if not fine but dont bother him with any questions. The main problem with buying a new one was having to spend more $ on crash bars and a skid plate. Seems like if you are spending that much money on a bike like that it should come with that stuff. I did get a test ride on the used one. :clap
  10. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Odd. I had a fine experience today, other than he doesn't want to budge on that price. I think Ben and friend did as well. No complaints.

    Did a test ride on the thing. Seems like a fun bike, didn't blow my socks off necessarily, but I still think that's the direction I'm headed. I think the suspension was adjusted all funky on it. Lots of dive in the forks, but rough ride from the back. Felt like the preload was at minimum up front and maximum on the rear. The forks were also dropped in the trees about half an inch or so, so that may not have helped any.

    Front tire was probably around 60%, rear around 40%. Chain and rear sprocket maybe around 50%.

    I'm not sold on that one. I don't like the thought of spending $8800 (OTD) on a bike that will need $400 in tubes, tires, chain, and sprockets in the coming months. Plus his financing, if I wanted to keep some cash for parts, was through the roof, but that may be normal for a used bike?!
  11. Benly

    Benly Been here awhile

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    Steve had a good experience as well. He likes the new prior year model (2011 I think) but is on the fence about whether to buy a new bike or save some $ with something used.
  12. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Funny little story about bikes and kids.

    I normally walk to and from work, but some days I'm just running behind and instead of taking 15 minutes to walk, I need to get there in 2 minutes, so I ride in.

    Today, by happenstance, was the day that the elementary school kids come to the station and wipe their boogers all over the firetrucks and police cars and ask intellectually stimulating questions like: "have you ever shot anybody" and "what does that do?" (repeated a thousand times over as they point to everything in sight).

    I was running late today and rode the WRR into work, oblivious to the fact that it was the day for the kiddie tour.

    I pull in the parking lot and there is this massive pile of rugrats getting schooled on the police cruiser.... and as they hear the bike they all turn around as one huge mass and stare at it, start pointing, and some of them begin jumping up and down in total awe. Every single one of them literally turned their back to, and totally ignored, the police car and the officer that was giving the tour to focus on "look, a dirt bike!"

    I parked on the sidewalk and casually shrugged off my helmet and gave them a little wave, and then strolled in to start my shift. It was pretty funny watching them through the window as I was getting my gear ready; even with the bike parked and turned off probably 2/3 of them were still fawning all over it and totally ignoring the tour.

    Which brings me to the point of this: kids love motorcycles; apparently even more than fire trucks and police cars, which as any parent knows are pretty high up in the spectrum of awesome shit that kids like.

    It was pretty cool.
  13. indypup

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    :freaky I'm a big kid now and still love them. lol
  14. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Good story Mark. :clap Only way it could have been better is if a Harley had gone past and all the kids had yelled "FAGOT!" as he bleeped the throttle. :lol3
  15. Mgbgt89

    Mgbgt89 Long timer

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    My daily rider used to be my 73 CB350F. That bike would get comments from every guy 50+ years old in sight. Now that i'm riding the motard, every 8-12 year old boy thinks its the coolest thing in the world. Had one kid sunday damn near jump out the drivers window of a van before it stopped moving. "LOOK MOM A DIRTBIKE!"
  16. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Teach them young!
  17. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Hey Matt, I'm waiting to hear from another guy but I'm thinking about leaving on an overnighter tomorrow around noon (have court in the morning), and riding to St Mary's WV area, camping, and heading back to be home Saturday by about 2. Any interest?
  18. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Used bike financing, in general, is on par with an unsecured loan. Very hard to find a good term on a used toy.

    If I were going to finance a used bike, I'd go to a credit union and just borrow the cash...probably be as good if not better terms.

    FWIW, I've ridden several 990's, and I liked the bike quite a bit...as "offroady" as an adventurer tourer could (and probably should) ever be.

    Maintenance is kind of a PITA on them, but not horrible from what I've read just takes a bit for some normal things.
  19. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Consumers national bank or first national bank of Dennison has always gave me pretty good rates. 6% give or take a percent on bike loans. On used bikes that is. On new you just cant beat their own maker's financing group. At least as far as Japanese bikes go.
  20. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    I'm not going to tell you your business, but you loved that Tenere, and it sounds like you have a lot of qualms about the 990 (tubes, chain, maintenance). My advice is to either just buy another new S-10 and finance it, or pay cash for a Strom or similar "cheap" bike until you get your insurance check. If you buy the 990 and hate it, you are probobly going to lose your ass.

    Financing a used bike is tough, most banks don't want to touch them because the equity just isn't there, and the track record with financed bikes getting crashed isn't good.