Stage 1 dealer story

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Mavagrand, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Called my local dealer asking about a stage 1 kit for my bike. I already have a TFI, only got a couple of mos left on my warranty so am going to install stage 1 and SE II slips ons. The guy told me it was a requirement that I buy the SERT as part of the stage 1. Said all EFI bikes have to have the SERT. I told him I already had a fuel management system and didn't want a SERT. He then STRESSED to me it was required with EFI bikes. Jeeez, told him forget it, I'll get my stage 1 kit from someone else..THEN he changed his story..."youalready have fuel management, ohhh, I didn't hear that, then the stage 1 is 139.00. Kinda disappointed as this dealership as always done me right in the past. thanx for listin'.
     
  2. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Times are tough, I know, but makes you wonder how many suckers fall for that line.
     
  3. wagsrk08

    wagsrk08 Banned

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    Sad story. No wonder we come here first to question dealership solutions to our inquires.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Poor business IMO. The dealers seen to think that nobody knows anything but they are wrong there.:s

    Good for you standing up to them.
     
  5. mingo

    mingo Member

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    Help a noob out, what's a SERT?
     
  6. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Screamin eagle race tuner
     
  7. JJDH

    JJDH Active Member

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    which is now a sest, screamin eagle super tuner:D:bigsmiley28:
     
  8. FLHXTom29715

    FLHXTom29715 Active Member

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    Funny how they don't seem to hear you until you turn to leave. I hate when that happens.
     
  9. DDogg

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    I had my dealer Stage 1 my FatBob and when I went in to get a price, they had catalogs giving me the option on Fuel mfg, pipes and A/C. They explained each and every turner available and which one they thought was best for my bike. They ordered all the parts I picked out. I went with the Power Commander. Not the most expensive, but not the cheapest either. I just had my dealer do the 5000 mile service, I supplied the oil, and they did the rest. Total 139.00. I thought that was fair. My thought on dealerships is that during the summer months, people are in and out and sales are going good. During the non-riding months, they (the salepeople) need to make a sale to make up for last week so they push what they want to sell. I found out what I needed on this site before I went to Stage 1. Thanks to all for the great info.
     
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Two stories Mavagrand & DDogg...different dealers, different results...do your business with a dealer who is supportive and wants to "make the sale" with your interests in mind...the uncooperative HD dealers will fade in the noise if they continue. :s