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Old 11-08-2012, 02:37 PM   #13246
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OK, off week, but who wants to do RG tonight? I would like to do a big bike ride tomorrow and we could make plans. Also, Emerson.Beautiful.Biguns, I could use to talk to you about the Grand Canyon section of the "Big Ride".

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We'll try to make it. Ashton has a BBall game. We should be there by 7ish.

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Old 11-08-2012, 03:56 PM   #13247
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Swimmer, Thanks for the lead! The price he's asking is only 400 less than I can buy a new 12 model. Apache in Phoenix has the 12 models for 4999. I think that's a really good price but I'd still like to hold out a bit and look for a used cherry for around 3300. .
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #13248
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Swimmer, Thanks for the lead! The price he's asking is only 400 less than I can buy a new 12 model. Apache in Phoenix has the 12 models for 4999. I think that's a really good price but I'd still like to hold out a bit and look for a used cherry for around 3300. .
Yea, I thought that guy's price was high but you never know.....
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:50 PM   #13249
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Swimmer, Thanks for the lead! The price he's asking is only 400 less than I can buy a new 12 model. Apache in Phoenix has the 12 models for 4999. I think that's a really good price but I'd still like to hold out a bit and look for a used cherry for around 3300. .
I got the best price in the country for my KLR at Apache and they had it all prepped and ready to ride when I got there. No complaints.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:51 AM   #13250
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I am flying home for the weekend: TUC to LAX and back Sunday late evening.

Any suggestions for a safe place to park my bike? Main airport parking garage?
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #13251
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I've heard that the main (uncovered) lot is pretty decent - and only a couple bucks a day. Have a friend who frequents it, & my girlfriend didn't have any problems with her car there for a week when she flew down to Costa Rica last month.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:20 PM   #13252
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I am flying home for the weekend: TUC to LAX and back Sunday late evening.

Any suggestions for a safe place to park my bike? Main airport parking garage?
The main lot is posted "no motorcycles." I use the covered parking on the inbound road with a red sign when I leave for business. I left my helmet on the bike for a week, and it was undisturbed when I got back.

It's about the same price, but they do add tax when you check out. 5 days was $21.98

mergatroyd screwed with this post 11-09-2012 at 01:21 PM Reason: added price info
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #13253
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The main lot is posted "no motorcycles." I use the covered parking on the inbound road with a red sign when I leave for business. I left my helmet on the bike for a week, and it was undisturbed when I got back.

It's about the same price, but they do add tax when you check out. 5 days was $21.98

Bah! Don't they realize that you can fit more bikes per space (thus make more $$$) than cars?
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:59 PM   #13254
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The main lot is posted "no motorcycles." I use the covered parking on the inbound road with a red sign when I leave for business. I left my helmet on the bike for a week, and it was undisturbed when I got back.

It's about the same price, but they do add tax when you check out. 5 days was $21.98
Cool deal. Will check that out.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:00 PM   #13255
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Bah! Don't they realize that you can fit more bikes per space (thus make more $$$) than cars?
I think it is related to the problems airports have in scheduling departure and arrival gates.

The distance between your arrival gate and the departure gate of your connecting flight is inversely proportional to the time you have to get there.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:03 PM   #13256
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... I have decided to follow the advice of many of you and hold out for a lightly ridden used DR. If after a few weeks this appears fruitless then I will reconsider my bid for a new one ....
Not directly relevant for you, but I was looking for a newish lightly-used DR650 but they were asking in the high $4-5000 range. Here in Ontario the list is about $6300 with about $500 for Frt/PDI. A dealer in Toronto was trying to clear out his last '12 model for $5499 so I called and offered $5000, including Frt/PDI. He said that was too low but would call me back. The next day he phoned and said he'd take it if I gave a deposit over the phone (Visa). I picked it up last week and have about 1000 Km on it already. This isn't much in AZ terms but this was our ride last weekend:

A "No Winter Maintenance" road near Creemore, Ontario Nov 4, 2012


BTW, we expect to make it to Tucson again this winter (Jan-Apr), so look forward to renewing friendships with the RG group.

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:27 PM   #13257
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This may be a deal depending on what the $1800 in farkles are.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/mcy/3363025569.html


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Old 11-10-2012, 07:02 AM   #13258
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This may be a deal depending on what the $1800 in farkles are.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/mcy/3363025569.html


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Old 11-10-2012, 03:28 PM   #13259
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Not directly relevant for you, but I was looking for a newish lightly-used DR650 but they were asking in the high $4-5000 range. Here in Ontario the list is about $6300 with about $500 for Frt/PDI. A dealer in Toronto was trying to clear out his last '12 model for $5499 so I called and offered $5000, including Frt/PDI. He said that was too low but would call me back. The next day he phoned and said he'd take it if I gave a deposit over the phone (Visa). I picked it up last week and have about 1000 Km on it already. This isn't much in AZ terms but this was our ride last weekend:

A "No Winter Maintenance" road near Creemore, Ontario Nov 4, 2012


BTW, we expect to make it to Tucson again this winter (Jan-Apr), so look forward to renewing friendships with the RG group.

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Glad to hear from you - missed you last winter - I have a couple interesting rides I would like to go with you on.

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #13260
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PLUS, show up with $3800 and the guy would take it.
Yup.

After two and a half decades of fixing "stuff", a big stack of $100 bills is the best lubricant I've found . . .
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