Broke-in 883 Iron During Demo Ride

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Iceman24, May 20, 2012.

  1. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Well...someone will get a new 2012 Iron 883 w/new motor break-in already checked off. Took a little trek to Lincoln & stopped @ Frontier HD. Sat on new 2012 Iron & sales guy asked if I wanted to take for a test drive (he asked me). Wasn't one to turn down a free m/c ride so took it out of town & hit desolate country hwy. Had miles of open road in front/behind so let 'er rip for the 30/60/30 X10 break-in...fun stuff.

    Now I need to go back & buy it...;)
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I did the same thing on an '08 Road King and an '08 Street Glide. Bought the SG so someone else got a nicely broken in RK later from that dealership.
     
  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Who knows...maybe they'll accept my low offer on the bike & I'll end up with an addition to the stable..:s Wouldn't be such a bad thing - bike that gets 50 mpg.

    Wonder why we hear about so many dealerships who don't let riders test ride bikes...?? I could've rode anything on the floor yesterday w/no questions asked. Just sign a waiver + show m/c endorsement & off I went.
     
  4. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    you know the old saying "you break it (in) you buy it....least it works for me :D
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    :s After a few more miles you could sweeten the deal:s
     
  6. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jack - great idea...wonder how many miles would qualify for the "demo bike" discount...:D

    I know there's little/no margin on the Sportsters, but being back on that sweet little HD sports car was VERY tempting...:newsmile048:

    Also, would need to figure how many day's I'd be sleeping in garage when Mrs. Ice finds out...:small3d031:
     
  7. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    sound like you might need to think of a hammock...they are very comfy :newsmile036:
     
  8. CoreyV

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    I bought my bike at Frontier HD in Lincoln. Great bunch of guys. Is Mike Heller still there?
     
  9. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Yes...Mike "Fingers" Heller is the guy who assisted me w/the demo cruise. Agree - great guy & very friendly.
     
  10. CoreyV

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    Yep Mike is definitely a high energy guy! Freaked me out the first time I shook hands with the guy. If I ever trade up I'll definitely give them a shot. Class A dealership IMO.