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post #1 of 7 Old 03-15-2016, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Who beat me to it?

Called in for a deal on a blue 650 in Enfield and the salesperson said the price was what it was. Two days later I went down to try to negotiate a deal and it was gone! Today I bought the better looking gray one for a good price!
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-15-2016, 06:58 PM
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At the huge dealer near me you an lose a bike in a few hours this time of year. I was there for an hour last weekend and probably heard ten sales announced during the hour.

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I think my friend, John, got that bike. He bought a new '15 blue leftover from Enfield Motorsports a week or two ago. Been helping him farkle. Crash bars, SW Motech rack with Givi hard bags so far. He's lovin' it. I'm on a '12 650 adventure. When John asked my advice on what bike to buy, I told him that truly, I'd been thinking of buying a new bike this spring. And as I studied all the bikes out there, and thought about what they had to offer and who I am as a motorcyclist, I'd buy a new DL650! So I kept the one I already had! Got 26,000 miles on in the three riding seasons I've had it and just had a pile of preventative maintainence done. Gonna be riding the Rockies and high deserts this year and into next! Good luck with your new bike. I think you've made a GREAT choice!
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-11-2016, 07:45 PM
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Hey Gary,
Glad to hear you're doing well. Can't agree with you more. Loved my '11 Wee, and only sold it to get my '14 Vee2. For the money, I don't think you can do any better than a Vstrom 650.

A core group of Mohawk Trail weekend riders will be keeping the torch going in Silver Lake Vt. June 24, thanks to quick thinking by Pete(tnkrplt). A whole bunch of us would certainly have rathered your signature MTSFMCW weekend, but alas-nothing is forever.

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I was watching the deals down in Enfield and also CT Power and Sport in Wallingford earlier this winter but I ended up getting a great deal from MTR Racing in Rhode Island which is much closer to me. They are a small dealer compared to the other 2 above but really nice people.
Very happy with the new bike.

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-12-2016, 06:16 AM
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Hi Syd,
Yes, I've been following the progress of MTSFMCW/Vermont. It looks like it's gonna be a great time. If I was going to be in the area I would not miss that one. Pete and Ginni do put on a great outing. Enjoy!
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-12-2016, 06:19 AM
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PS: 1.3G, it may have been March when John bought the bike. How many blue DL650s could Enfield Motorsports have had??? Enjoy your new bike.
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