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Old 12-17-2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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Damaged showroom bike?

I have seen two bikes, one a KLR650 and the other a DRZ400S that were new and had been knocked over and tanks dented right on the showroom floor. There also were the misc. scratches. and stuff. How much would you negotiate down for something like this?
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:33 PM   #2
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I'd guess a new tank and labor would be pretty cheap for a dealer, but if they are not going to replace it before it hits the showroom floor (pun intended), I would start at $500, then work your way down to the price of a new tank and one hour of labor, plus something small for the wait.

Its easier to get accessories then it is to get a cash reduction out of some places. Maybe a jacket going on sale, or something else you need. Maybe some spare parts, or a complete 1st and second servicing, including oil and filter. Some places try to leave out the actual parts in a free servicing.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:58 PM   #3
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At the stealerships I worked at they would claim the damage under their insurance and get the bodywork fixed.

I doubt that they are going to deal on a damaged bike that's brand new.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:11 PM   #4
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I have seen two bikes, one a KLR650 and the other a DRZ400S that were new and had been knocked over and tanks dented right on the showroom floor. There also were the misc. scratches. and stuff. How much would you negotiate down for something like this?
SWEET! Get a better aftermarket tank, and some bark busters. Get them to toss in some more accessories and make a deal out of it
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:54 PM   #5
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My DRZ had a chip in the paint and the dealer put in a claim to Suzuki and got me a new tank. They found the chip when it was assembled at the dealer.

If they start giving discounts for dents guys would dent the bike and ask for a discount. It is like the old lady I saw at the grocery store dent her cans then ask the manager for a discount.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:52 PM   #6
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At the stealerships I worked at they would claim the damage under their insurance and get the bodywork fixed.

I doubt that they are going to deal on a damaged bike that's brand new.
In 99 a tornado wiped out the local Harley dealership, The ins paid for the bikes and then the dealership turned around and sold the fixable bikes at a reduced price.

The damage can be a barganing point, But I would think it would have to be a demo bike to get much of a deal on.
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