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post #1 of 9 Old 05-31-2012, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Hooray for me! New, well almost new, 2012!!!

Just got back to Salt Lake from Boise late last night with my (almost new) 2012 strom!

I have been searching high & low for a decent deal on a 2012 standard. Everything out here in the west was $8299 plus a myriad of extra charges. There were none at any dealer in UT, NV, WY & MT and I had only found one in far North ID. I had just about resigned myself to heading out to GA to pick one up at a decent price, when, in a stroke of luck, I called the dealer (Carl's Cycle) in Boise. They had just gotten a 2012 back on a trade. How used? Only 36 miles & in factory showroom condition!

Now here comes the best part...

...only $6995.00!

That's gotta be the deal of the century.

I am so stoked! It even came with a full tank! I took it for a warm up ride today. It's going to be a great bike. Soooooo smooth, all the way from 3500 to 9000 rpm hardly any discernible difference in the powerband!

Sorry to be such a braggart, but I am just so psyched that I can't help myself.

Thanks to everyone for all the great advice I have received on this board.

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-01-2012, 12:12 AM
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Sweet deal. Congrats on the new ride.


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post #3 of 9 Old 06-01-2012, 01:30 AM
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way to go!

It sounds like you really put in the time to research and look around . Congratulations, you deserve it! You will love that smooth machine.

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post #4 of 9 Old 06-01-2012, 01:51 AM
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Didja get the 0% financing too? That may be the DOTC.



Right place, right time....

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Sweet!! The dealer could have easily gotten more for that as the wee is still a top selling bike.
Wow, you took it to 9000 RPM? Did the dealer not tell you about the 'Break in' period? You are not supposed to take it over 5K RPM until you hit 500 miles. I know a few people that disagree with this, however, I follow this as it comes from the manufacturer and I want my bike to last. Even now, you read posts about people having strange noises or 'clunks' after 1200 mi, I can bet you that those are the same people that say 'ahhh, you don't need to follow the 'Break in' period' when they first got their wee.

Here is an article stating the reasons for a breakin period
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I wonder how much of a "bath" the original owner who traded it took and why would anyone trade a bike with such low miles? Congratulations on your purchase, you did great.

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-01-2012, 11:27 AM
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Wow that is a smoking deal

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Didja get the 0% financing too? That may be the DOTC.
Unfortunately, I had to forgo the 0% financing because the bike was officially "used." Ironically enough, it was really the 0% that got me into thinking that now was the right time to buy a strom.

I still have my bike down in Chile that I had promised myself I would sell before buying anything here. In the end, the savings I received was far more valuable than the 0%, so I paid cash.

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Sweet!! The dealer could have easily gotten more for that as the wee is still a top selling bike.
Wow, you took it to 9000 RPM? Did the dealer not tell you about the 'Break in' period? You are not supposed to take it over 5K RPM until you hit 500 miles. I know a few people that disagree with this, however, I follow this ...

Here is an article stating the reasons for a breakin period
Break in period
Yes, this is essentially what I am following. 5 minute warm up then cool down. This included a casual 8 mile ride through the city from my buddy's work, where I unloaded the bike, to my house. Next, was a 15 minute run in first to third gear going from 4000 to 7000 rpm with deliberate but not excessive throttle, interspersed with somewhat strong engine breaking to create vacuum pressure. In the afternoon. I did a third, 15 minute run pushing steadily higher with a few low gear pushes up to 8000. Finally, last night when it was cool I did another, pushing up to 9000 in low gears. I'll do another this morning. Unfortunately, I have no idea how it was ridden for the first 36 miles. I used the stock oil.

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I wonder how much of a "bath" the original owner who traded it took and why would anyone trade a bike with such low miles?
Apparently, the guy's a little eccentric and has done this several times in the past. He got the strom Feb 22nd and last week traded that AND his dr-z in on one of those goofy side by ATV thingies.
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Congrats on the new bike.

Go hakafugu yourself.
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