Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
You gott'a check every dealership within a reasonable range, maybe including all the Denver area and Colorado Springs. I know of one dealership way outside Portland (The Dalles) that makes it worthwhile to travel to them; you might find one in your region. Support of a local dealer is important, so give them your business if that's your choice.
Even if they won't dicker on the price, be sure to negotiate hard on everything else except the sales tax and license fee. When negotiating, be sure they KNOW that you'll walk away if they don't deal with you...and mean it. Also negotiate a same-day discount on anything you want from the Parts Department--service manual, hand grips, or anything else you want. Note the parts prices from on line discounters first.
"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