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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the thoughts. My last two bikes have been black and I feel its time to change, to add a little more color to my ride. I'm sold on the Blue/White for many of the reasons you all mention.
The thing with the Blue/White combo is that nobody in the North West has them in stock, just the black or the silver options. Also, almost all the used bikes are in black. I'm thinking the Blue/White was not made is the same quantities as the rest and those who did buy one are not letting them go...
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It really is a great-looking bike!! Good choice, I agree with you. I didn't know that was available.
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Blue/White was not made is the same quantities as the rest and those who did buy one are not letting them go...
actually the problem from what i read is that the demand for blue/white is far greater than all the other colors combined. So it's not that there are fewer of them, but that they get sold fast and are ordered more than the rest. So there are actually more, but they are hard to find due to the popularity of the color.
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I went to the dealer to look at and test ride a silver/black stripe model. Saw the blue/white stripe on the showroom floor and it was all over for me. And my checkbook.
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No one has mentioned it so I will. I had the blue / White and loved it. My second T'Bird is the SE with the new Carnival Red color. It is absolutely beautiful especially when the sun hits the paint. A dazzling color indeed. And many compliments on it.
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Thanks for the thoughts. My last two bikes have been black and I feel its time to change, to add a little more color to my ride. I'm sold on the Blue/White for many of the reasons you all mention.
The thing with the Blue/White combo is that nobody in the North West has them in stock, just the black or the silver options. Also, almost all the used bikes are in black. I'm thinking the Blue/White was not made is the same quantities as the rest and those who did buy one are not letting them go...
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Hey, Zenbike, I'm in the Seattle area, too, and started a similar thread a couple weeks ago, where I was lamenting that the blue-and-white combo wasn't available around here, and asking folks which they preferred, the silver/black or black. You might want to look for that thread for more comments in that vein.

As far as your challenge, yep, I'm experiencing it, too...not a single blue-and-white to be found (let alone those beautiful blue and red haze models). I'm softening some on the silver/black combo, but not ready yet to make the leap...I keep hoping one will show up somewhere, but as you've found out, that doesn't seem to be happening (and I've been looking for a good long while). I don't want to have to buy out-of-state and have it shipped due to expense and not being able to test-ride the bike first...so, like you, my search continues...

Good luck w/ your search...let's see who can find one in the Seattle area first.
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Hey at-home-daddy, nice to hear from another Seattle rider.
Well I don't need to test ride a blue/white to know I want the bike, I assume you're talking about a used one.
I'm actually headed back to the Lynnwood dealer tonight to pick up my Sprint RS from a service and will be once again tormented by the beautiful birds they have on the floor. Think I'll have them run up a quote to get a new one in the "right" color shipped to Seattle, but for that I might as well wait a few months until winter has passed and the 2012s arrive. Based on what I've learned around here I've already got my dream bike built:
Blue/White stripe, BB kit, Short TORs, Twin-T bars, Teardrop mirrors, and solo seat. Dazco I don't mean to copy, but I think you've got the ideal set-up going on.
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