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Old 05-21-2013, 08:38 AM   #16
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Yay! A buddy agreed to take me up there on Saturday. The more I look at the two bikes, the more I like the grey.

Now, let's see if I can negotiate the price down at all . . .
I rode my new to me (and first clutch) bike home 350 miles the night I bought it. You'll be fine. I actually just swapped the plastics as the closest orange F650 I could find at the time was way to far away. So I bought the farkled Silver one and swapped to Lava with a few online transactions.

As for negotiating, I had very little luck at my dealer. They just are not used to it on BMW's. But you could try the following:

Bring a list of cycletrader available bikes, assume a shipping cost of $500. Who cares how far away. Let them know you came 175 miles but will turn around and head home. They do not need to know the color made the deal.

Accessories at a discount. As for a chance to come back in 60 days for the same discount.

Extended warranty discount - Ask early on what the extra coverage is and costs, roll that cost into negotiation

Make ready cost. My used bike came with a $300 make ready. I told them I would not pay when they told me right at signing it was on top of the out the door price we had negotiated. BTW, they HAD to do the inspection and oil change on the bike to sell it, why would they pass that on to me. You can try to argue down the cost.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #17
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Well, I called and gave my deposit today. They came down about $350, which is about as good as I could expect. Also, the standard 10% off BMW stuff. One nice thing, is that they offered to order SW Motech crash bars from Twisted Throttle and install them free, no shipping charge. I was going to get the same thing and install myself, but it's a nice little bonus.

I agree about the service loaner piece. Ultimately, though, for regular service I wait around, drink coffee, and shoot the breeze. If something is going to take longer, I use a trailer.

For what it's worth, everyone I have shown the pictures (except perhaps on the forum ) to like the grey better than red, including my mother! That last part there is key!

It should be a nice day to ride back, and I'll be a third of the way to my 600 mile service . . .
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:46 PM   #18
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+1 for Morton's. not knocking the other dealers you listed, I just don't know them. I do know that when I lived in Williamsburg I preferred to ride 90 miles to Morton's vs. 30 miles to VA Beach's BMW because Morton's service guys always treated me right and worked hard to treat my time as important. The va beach guys told me they could get my 6K service done "in about 6 weeks, sorry we're busy".
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:51 PM   #19
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You'll enjoy your bike. They were blowing out a grey 2012 at my dealer for cost (think it was around $11,300!) and I seriously considered it. It's a good looking color.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:20 PM   #20
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if you're going to be spending that much money, get what makes you happy
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:04 PM   #21
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They're wrapped in viynl. Super easy, cheap, protects the paint, and easy to change.

Freal though, don't be afraid to hold strong for exactly what you want. It's a big purchase, and if color matters to you, iy matters. Don't worry about what some of the talking heads say.

Where can one get the vinyl?

I like it a lot

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Old 05-22-2013, 03:17 PM   #22
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Where can one get the vinyl?

I like it a lot

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You can get it at most vinyl (sign) shops, or anyone who does vehicle wraps.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:22 PM   #23
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if you're going to be spending that much money, get what makes you happy
I just bought a grey one. With Comfort and Safety packages. My dealer took $1k off the OTD price. I was pretty floored when they accepted my offer.

Congrats on the purchase.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:51 AM   #24
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Youre doing the right thing.. Its a giant purchase.. If you dont get the color you want, every time you see a grey one, you'll think.. wish I would a got a grey one.. I love the blue/white Trophy color scheme and could only find one in Atlanta.. Im in Utah. I paid $500 to ship it! Got the bike for $11,500 with 300 miles on it (2012).
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:01 PM   #25
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Got it today! It's so pretty! A nice ride home on some back roads on a really windy day . . .

I'll try to post pic soon. Thanks for all the opinions.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:17 AM   #26
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You can get it at most vinyl (sign) shops, or anyone who does vehicle wraps.
Hey JRose,

wrapping my bike is something I have wanted to do since I got it. I have read some theory, but stil not quite game.

Want to be an inspitration to a willing audience? How about a "how to" tutorial for wrapping the f800?:)

Thanks in anticipation.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:54 AM   #27
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Hey JRose,

wrapping my bike is something I have wanted to do since I got it. I have read some theory, but stil not quite game.

Want to be an inspitration to a willing audience? How about a "how to" tutorial for wrapping the f800?:)

Thanks in anticipation.
If there is some interest in it, I can do a tutorial. It really isn't hard at all, and the only part that is remotely challenging is the two long side pieces, and that's only because of one spot.

Once the black gets old and I decide to change it up, I'll video the next wrap.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:49 AM   #28
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If there is some interest in it, I can do a tutorial. It really isn't hard at all, and the only part that is remotely challenging is the two long side pieces, and that's only because of one spot.

Once the black gets old and I decide to change it up, I'll video the next wrap.
Well...I am interested. I want to protect the current colour....and I think a carbon look bike will be cool.
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