The day you bought it, fresh off the showroom floor...or still on the floor...

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Scooterdoodler, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Been here awhile

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    I've made it a habit to take photos of bikes that I was buying, or even thinking about buying, while they were still at the dealership. Here's a group of images of motorcycles I (or my wife, in two cases) was in the process of buying.

    So here they are (with the exception of the Honda in the first picture, which had 42,000 miles on it when I bought it three weeks ago, and my wife's Harley Deluxe, which was purchased used from Sturgis Indian), all shiny and new on the day I bought them...

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  2. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Been here awhile

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  3. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Been here awhile

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    Suncoaster Been here awhile

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    How about before the showroom ?
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  5. Paul_C

    Paul_C R1200GSA. CCM GP450. Moto Guzzi LeMans II

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  6. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett Just you wait

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    Straight home to de-sticker it:

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  7. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motografist

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    9 Months later, stripped to the bone and refitted.

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  8. GAjetmech

    GAjetmech Been here awhile

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    My bike on dealer floor in JAX before I flew down to ride it home.

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  9. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    At the dealer, a few days before I could collect it.

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  10. Mikeyork5

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  11. Doug Just Doug

    Doug Just Doug Silly Party Candidate

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    The day it rode it home new from the dealer in 2004, followed by the day I sold it last Fall (same kid in both pics), followed by it's replacement outside the dealer the day I bought it last year.

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  12. elfrider

    elfrider There goes my allowance!

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  13. middleage crazy

    middleage crazy Been here awhile

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    Just rolled outside from the show room floor. Fantastic motorcycle. Loaded it into a U-Haul and got it home....480 miles away.
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  14. parallaxbill

    parallaxbill Mid-Carolina ADVR

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  16. NurseBill

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    Not the first day but the first Christmas since I bought it in like October. As a joke I brought it inside and my daughter decorated it for Christmas. klx.jpg
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  17. drtyrrel

    drtyrrel "don't look down"

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    That's a sharp looking Honda. What year/ model is it?
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  18. zzzak

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  19. TownPump

    TownPump Been here awhile

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    May 31, 2016, pristine and about to be ridden home...UNSTOPPABLE
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  20. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Been here awhile

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