Talking with Salesman

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by wconn1979, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. wconn1979

    wconn1979 Member

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    Right now I am still talking with the dealer about what bike I am interested in, the options I would like and stuff like that. What kind of options and stuff should I be thinking about. This will be my first HD and the first bike I have bought from a dealer so I could use all the advice I can get!

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  2. sharpscuba

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    Just keep in mind that it is a buyer's market right now. Above all make sure that whatever you decide you are comfortable riding it. All the trinkets and goodies can come later.
     
  3. Mad Dog Jim

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    I would just pick one and go for it! One issue that we all face is that there are at least 3 HDs that we MUST HAVE!!! Lol... but if you can only have one, just go get one.
     
  4. 06rdking

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    as said before its a buyers mkt. I would look around there are alot of good bikes priced under what the dealers want around here.remeber if financing is the reason your at the dealers harley will finance a used bike from a privet sale. good luck. jmho
     
  5. ultra...good

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    +1 on the being comfortable with the bike. Test ride it, rent one for the day, just make sure that it is the bike for you. If you get stuck with a bike you are not comfortable with, it is going to cost you. Of course, if money is no object.............
     
  6. lakeforktx

    lakeforktx Active Member

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    + 1 on everthing he said... one of the best parts of the Harley experince is fixing it up yourself the way you want it and the feeling you get when the job is done....plus you will save a ton of cash....:s
     
  7. Slapp

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    Smitty pretty much said it all, I have managed to get the dealship to throw in a service manual for free for the last two bikes I bought. Right before signing the paperwork after it is all typed up and ready to sighn is when you request this, that way they do not add it to the cost. A manual is an absolute must for any bike you purchase and an expense most people do not wish to make. I never understood that but yet I have so many many friends coming to my house so they can look at my manuals.
    Good luck with the purchase and please shop around, with the economy the way it is there are a lot of great deals out there.
     
  8. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    I personnally don't deal with one dealer. Unless you know these people there are usually several dealers within aresonable distance to you and you should use them. JMO
     
  9. skywarrior

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    Check out all the stillerships in your area, prices do vary. Go to a local bike night and talk to a few of the bikers for info on likes and dislikes of their bikes and dealers.
     
  10. drbillk

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    IMHO, I'd steer clear of any extended warranty offers. And, with it being a "buyer's market", I'd get them to throw in as much as you can... accessories, helmet, service/parts manuals, etc. Work it. Good luck... keep the rubber side down.

    Bill