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post #1 of 22 Old 06-01-2011, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Free lunch for Vstrom owner

Any Vstrom owners in or near Longview, WA interested in taking my ST or my TW for a spin and getting a free lunch for letting me try their DL? I'm getting the itch to try/possibly buy one and hope to be able to get a feel first. I'm leaning towards the 650, but really am interested in both/either at this point. It is supposed to be great weather this Saturday according to weather.com.
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post #2 of 22 Old 06-01-2011, 09:30 PM
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GOod luck. I tried to trade my wife for a new Wee and no takers.
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post #3 of 22 Old 06-01-2011, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, they must have some interesting commerce laws up north there in Canada. Down here in Washington we get a sales tax break when trading in a like item. I wonder how the wife/bike thing would work. There are certainly a great many similarities.
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I bet you can spend more hours on the bike than you can the wife.
...With less complaint and way more economically, too.


Besides, you can shut the bike off and walk away, and when you do, it gets silent......
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Wow, careful. You guys are just asking for the ladies to turn this into a men V's chocolate thread
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post #6 of 22 Old 06-02-2011, 03:41 AM
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Any Vstrom owners in or near Longview, WA interested in taking my ST or my TW for a spin and getting a free lunch for letting me try their DL? I'm getting the itch to try/possibly buy one and hope to be able to get a feel first. I'm leaning towards the 650, but really am interested in both/either at this point. It is supposed to be great weather this Saturday according to weather.com.
How close are you to Vancouver, Canada?
Come up here, and I'll take you up on your offer; lunch is on me as long as you send me your food preference ahead of time. I love to cook, and I'm decent at it.
I won't want to ride your st or tw, but I will if I have to (ie: the battery in my k100 is dead again).
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post #7 of 22 Old 06-02-2011, 08:54 AM
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test ride

I see this over and over on this forum. Go to your dealer and test ride one. Might have to travel a bit to find a dealer with one, but it's the exceptional dealer that won't allow test rides.

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post #8 of 22 Old 06-02-2011, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Local dealer says no demo without all the purchase paperwork in place including credit app pulled. I pay cash and don't have debt (it is very liberating to not be in bondage) and at this point I am more curious than serious. There is a local agency that rents them, but it is over $150/day with a two day minimum.
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post #9 of 22 Old 06-02-2011, 02:55 PM
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Go find a real dealer who actually wants to sell motorcycles.

We had a Honda dealer like yours in town, used to be in business, no big surprise they arn't anymore.

What would your reaction be to no test drives at a car dealer? Should be exactly the same for a bike dealer, walk away. They'll eventually get what they deserve.

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post #10 of 22 Old 06-02-2011, 03:27 PM
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I bet you can spend more hours on the bike than you can the wife.
...With less complaint and way more economically, too.


Besides, you can shut the bike off and walk away, and when you do, it gets silent......
And they never get a headache.....

I wonder what insurance companies say about others using your bikes. And what are you going to do if the test rider crashes the bike? And your inurance rates skyrocket?

It's not as simple as it appears to be....

Up here, my insurance company will cover any bike I ride. That's important because every dealer I talked to, demo ride damages are MY responsibility.
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