I used to sell cars. I can tell you that your method does not get you the best deal, because you don't understand the true costs this way. The best method in my opinion is to calculate the approximate invoice number, and try to buy the vehicle itself for as close to that figure as the dealer is willing to go. Then take the extra stuff, and see what that totals. Get a break down of that, and then work on getting that down as low as possible. Anyone can throw out an arbitrary number. How do you know it is even a good offer? The dealer might be robbing you blind, or your figure might be unrealistic in which case you are wasting your time trying to get the dealer to drop that low.
Lantesh, can you give a bit more clarification about the method you suggest? I did not understand how you suggest one should approach bargaining with the dealer. I just got my price quote today and it is a joke of a bargain. Just $650 off, including 2 accessories.
$400 for the title work????? Are they nuts??? Thats a dead give-away in my book that a dealership is not worth dealing with! Everyplace I have seen that tries to charge high fees on the titlework was not worth buying from.
The title work on my thunderbird cost a whopping $45.50
You should call around to dealers outside your normal buying area and inquire about priceing Many times you will find a much better price well worth the added hassel of doing a long drive with a U-haul trailer hooked up to your car or truck. I know a lot of people who drive from about 2 to 3 hours away to do buisness with my local dealer and if the savings was right I would drive as far as nessasary myself.
When I got My thunderbird I called dealers that were over 6 hours away to get some compareables on cost. No one was even remotely close to the deal my local triumph dealer offered but if they had offered a compareable bike for a substantial savings i would have done the drive and went and got one out of state if nessasary. Sometimes a road trip is worth it!
I've watched the incomplete video on the Thunderbird valve adjustmen, didn't actually show changing the shims or removing cams, did explain it.
Then someone, somewhere mentioned changing the shims out without removing cams.
If this is possible, I'm really interested.
I remember the Rocket had a...
I bought my thunderbird with Ohlins HD906 shocks, basically they are normal STX-36 with a different spring
I've tried but cant seem to adjust them to be comfy and smooth enough
The bike they are designed for has a wet weight 80kg less then the Thunderbird
1. Get them adjusted...
New owner (6 months) to a TB storm, loving that thing! But I too had the coolant leak issue, I think I can fix it pretty easily, but was wondering what type of coolant y'all used/use
If you don't mi d dropping a couple lines I'd be thankful
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