Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Mike, it doesn't hurt to ask the dealerships. They might be willing to make a fair deal for a quick sale. You might also try calling one of the local licensed auto brokers and ask if they can do a motorcycle deal. If it can be done, it might be worth the money, or it might not--the broker's fee might eat up any savings on a deal this small.
Your local public library has books on negotiating techniques. A couple of techniques are to be patient, and that there must always be more than one factor on the table so each party can win one factor and give the other factor up. In your case, the two items might be your quick deal in exchange for a discount off MSRP. There plenty of sources of the typical auto dealer scams and shady practices on the 'net, and you might find some that motorcycle dealers practice.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero