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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by bellbear, Jul 29, 2008.
This is our gang on the way to Ouray.
Last week I purchased a jacket, pants, and a Shorai battery from dealers in the Des Moines area, at substantially lower prices then I could find on the internet.
Maybe if you got to know one of the parts managers and actually bought something you could get a better deal. Most of the dealerships know what they are up against with the internet and will give you a better price if you ask.
If you don't support your local dealerships you won't have a place to try on stuff.
Oh, I do. I buy all my KTM parts from MotoSports even though I could buy online for that very reason. But I'm not going to spend $420 on a helmet locally when I can buy the same thing online for $279.
Momma didn't raise no dumb fool.
Which dealers? I bought all 3 of my bikes off craigslist, and I'm an hour away, so I don't get into the Des Moines dealers very much. I only know where Fender's is because it's across the road from Harbor Freight . Of course it doesn't help that 2 of the 3 are HD. There is a decent independent shop here in marshalltown, but they almost exclusively do work on bikes. they can order gear, but don't have anything to try on.
I am going to play the devil's advocate here...but Struthers Brothers has been awesome to us. They have matched prices for us on: 1 helmet, fender eliminator kit, rearstand spools, seat cowl and slip-on.
The windscreen they weren't able to get and subsequently couldn't price match.
And they sold me my latest helmet at dealer cost (~$100 off).
Granted, we just bought a bike from them and all but it never hurts to ask. All they can do is say, No.
Anybody in central Iowa planning on a ride this long weekend? Dragoon Trail? Anybody?
I have to work on Friday but tomorrow, the wife and I are going to follow the DSM river down most of the way to the Mississippi and then head south into NE Missouri then back up the Mississippi and then back towards home some way.
Anyone is welcome to tag along from central Iowa...if anyone is interested, we can arrange a meet up.
We called it early but we did manage a decent ride today...
im hoping to make a lap of that monday afternoon maybe. some new shoes for the sm610 should be here in the morning so id like to try them out!
Hi everyone, new guy here with `13 wee strom from Urbandale. Got divorced this year so I have plenty of time to ride.
Are you 35, hot and female?
Ha ha ... no ... are you?
Rode it South from Des Moines today and the route is good. There is one spot where it says road closed, located South of Runnells when it turns back to gravel, but it's open. Enjoy it!!!!
Uh, no. He's not.
I've seen 2whlrcr get hot.
Not what? 35? Hot? or Female?
Yeah, picking up that KTM will do that.
Anybody going to MotoGP in Indy?
Wife and I are riding down to Springfield, IL on Thursday and then the rest of the way to the track on Friday morning.
Satying at the Drury Inn on the north side (Ducati group is staying there) and have tickets in the turn 9 grandstands.
Anybody else heading down? Wouldn't mind having some riding company and already have a pretty decent scenic route picked out.