Middle Tennessee DS Ride Schedule Q2 2010

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by codyrides, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Wallachian Spikes

    Wallachian Spikes Long timer

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    Tomorrows weather forecast: High of 80, mostly sunny with a 10% chance of rain...... I like those odds. :D

    I'll probably be out for the rest of today, as some bothersome dirt biker just called & explained to me how effective riding dirt bikes was in preventing "Spontaneous Human Combustion". I think I might already have that, so I'd better get riding.
  2. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    I was in there the other day and not one person in the sales dept said anything to me. Many walked by looking at the ground or the wall. No friendly "hi, how are you" or anything. Seemed odd.
  3. Tompound

    Tompound M.M.S. Tommy

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    Been there several times does not seem like they want to sell bikes, try walking around the quads, and side by sides, :puke1they will probably be on you in a second.
    I will buy used from a friendly private party before stepping foot in that place again!
  4. Donttellmywife

    Donttellmywife Wheelie nice guy

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    I've been going into sloans once a week for 15 years. I hear both sides of the fence all the time. Some of praise, some of '' i'll never go there again ". Their still alright with me, but I have felt that the bigger their showroom gets, the less people skills they have. To each his own opinion. :cry
  5. jedtn

    jedtn jedtn

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    I was in auto sales for 15 years. You need to make a real offer,one thatyou will take the car or bike home for.That will show the dealer your real and they will work with you.Most dea:nortonlers will not give you a price to shop with and let another dealer beat it by 50 bucks.

    Sloans has been good to me,I deal with Frank,I like cool springs too.I also think there is nothing wrong with them making a fair proffit.

    Just a little of the other side

    JED
  6. wdavis009

    wdavis009 Been here awhile

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    I made a real offer. A very reasonable one at that. I have no problem with a dealership making a profit...they are there to make money. That's how capitalism works. I have purchased about 6 new bikes in the past 10 years, and know what a dealership expects in order to take a buyer seriously. I have also bought a new bike from Sloans about a year and half ago, my WRR. If the salesperson had bothered to simply ask my name, he could have easily checked and saw that I was serious (btw, that transaction was done completely over the phone). Unfortunately, this sales person didn't bother to do that and seemed uninterested in even talking to me about the bike. I guess I should have expected as much when they failed to respond to my email inquiry about the bike. In contrast, I also emailed Castle and a salesperson called within 24 hours. That person was also willing to discuss pricing over the phone, and how quickly they could get another 690 for me, even though I told him I up front I was going to check with Sloans since the 2012 690 had already been sold.
  7. graygoat657

    graygoat657 Been here awhile

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    I am bummed to hear that you had a bad experience. It maybe that the DS models are not on the Fall rebate schedule for KTM, but I could be wrong. If you are still seriously looking for a 690, call Sloan's and ask for Matt Sloan, or Curtis Sloan. Tell them Nick Z sent you. I let them know that a local ADV'er had a bad experience on the sales floor, and that he was seriously looking for a 690. I can't promise the deal of the century, but these are the guys at that dealership that can make something happen.
    As for the other members that are looking for things, I can usually refer you to the key person you want to talk to in most of the local dealerships. Hope this helps.
  8. Tompound

    Tompound M.M.S. Tommy

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    Thanks!
  9. wdavis009

    wdavis009 Been here awhile

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    I appreciate that Nick. Matt is who I worked with on the WRR purchase (he had to order it from Yamaha since they had none in stock). After my experience Friday, however, I am going to call Castle tomorrow and will more likely than not make the purchase with them.
  10. racergirl479

    racergirl479 Flying Merkel

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    If anyone ever has any problems down at Sloan's you can always let me know as well... Im not a salesman so I dont deal directly with the sales prices etc... But i can always help find and talk to the right person... :D
  11. Backwoodsone

    Backwoodsone Been here awhile

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    Just wanted to let y'all know the Aubrey run cleared almost 6g's today!!! Please still keep her in your prayers she has a long way to go.
    Thanx Wallachian for being there!
  12. treemuncher

    treemuncher Vegetation Terrorist

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    I attended my 5th Blue Ridge Gathering over in Waynesville, NC over the weekend. If you like sport touring and camping, this is a great one to attend. I also did some back roads/gravel exploration when I ran out of pavement on Wolf Mountain Road somewhere in the back woods of south western NC.

    This region has some exceptional roads as well as impressive scenery. Great place to ride. I'll be sure to do it again next October. If you have an interest, there are several of us from TN that attend.

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    And some of the photographers even caught my little green alien pissin' his way down the road!

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  13. Wallachian Spikes

    Wallachian Spikes Long timer

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    That's fantastic! I was really hoping for a larger turn out but, it was too short of notice to get hundreds of riders. Everything was put together well & the ride itself was fun too. You did a hell of a job & hopefully earned some blessings for your own family if you ever need them.
  14. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    Just to jump on the chuckwagon . . .

    try calling the cool springs dealers and gettting someone in parts to pick up the phone.

    I'm probably 10 minutes into the call and have talked to 4 people who aren't parts :huh
  15. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    make that 5
  16. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    the lady can tell that im aggrivated. she offered to have them call me back.

    we'll see
  17. HappyCRNA

    HappyCRNA Jesus loves my double wide

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    Did you use your 'I'm wealthy and have money to burn' voice? I find that helps in decreasing hold/transfer times. jus sayin
  18. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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  19. Donttellmywife

    Donttellmywife Wheelie nice guy

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    i watched it for a minute, its more boring than a preachers funeral and my in-laws christmas gathering combined. :puke1 awesome epic fun
  20. graygoat657

    graygoat657 Been here awhile

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    When you call ask for Zayne or Joe. Drop my name when you get them on the phone.