Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Rep Power: 1
I don't get it... I have had 4 people come and look at it and all 4 said "WOW... this thing looks new"... but then they feel they have to nego. I guess to feel they can tell there buddies "they stole it"... 4 people looked, all 4 made offers. One at $3500; told him to save $500 more (he had a small dealership). 2 at $3800... both were reaching for their wallet, but just wanted to bust balls over $200. Told them both, sorry... but if you like the bike so much, why would you let $200 stand in your way. The 4 guy offered $4000 (OK, that's good)... and then says "eventually I will need a new chain, brakes and get the suspension setup for a guy my size - 5'8, 165...me? 6' 2" 240 - and yes it is dialed in for me). So he proceeds to back the costs out for the above. I showed him the gate to the driveway.
Anyway, I am moving to NYC and $4000 is a steal. The bike has new Power Pilot 2ct's (NEW)... full service and all records... and so I would feel better, I am picking it up today from the shop as I had NEW front brakes put on it (nothing was wrong with the others, but they were on there for a while and figured fresh pads would do the new owner good). the chain/sprocket is fine. This comes from my mechanic who is a nationally ranked road racer / suspension specialist. He said I was nutz to change them as they are more than fine. Also had him do a full checkout and to let me know what if anything it needed... so fluids are all fresh, brakes... everything lubed and ready to go. All you need to do is adjust the suspension to your size/riding style. $4,000.