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Old 11-01-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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After riding various dirt bikes and enduros with the odd street bike thrown in from the mid 70's until the mid 90's, I finally gave up bikes so that my wife would stop being such a spaz thinking I was going to die every day. Settled on a nice little convertible that she wasn't terrified of. Fast forward 20 years and I'm bored with the car and have the bike itch again.

So three weeks ago I let her know that it's time to sell the sports car and not wanting to pee that money away on siding or new cupboards, I needed another toy. A bike in fact and she says....wait for it... "maybe I should get one too" "Holy crap", I say, "seriously?" "Ya", says she, "the kids are gone and this is something you and I can do together."

Not wanting that bubble to burst, she had this two days later:


Now my turn. Had my eye on a new Boardwalk so 3 days later, after doing a little shopping, I bought this:


So, as the dealer is doing the paperwork on the Boardwalk and the bike is being taken off the showroom floor, my eye catches a bike they didn't have in just 2 days earlier. Nice, I think to myself and go back to work. Just one problem. I can't get that bike out of my mind. I google it, I youtube it, the numbers hit the spreadsheet, all that crap. I explain my dilemma to my wife and she insightfully asks, which one wouldn't make you think you should have maybe bought the other. Instant answer....this one:


So , less than 24 hours after I bought my first Victory, I traded it in and bought the second one. So within one week I bought three bikes and traded one. It was a good week.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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Congrats! enjoy your riding, especially since your wife will be going with you! Working on that with my wife now, got her a permit and shes learning on a little virago.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #3
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Thats awesome sounds like a great week you gotta do what makes you happy.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
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Good on ya! I did something similar but not nearly as quick. Traded in an HD Softail for Jackpot and then 3 months later traded the Jackpot and an HD Street Glide custom for an 11 XC. Other than spending way too much money on bikes for the last 3 years or so; I'm happy with what I have and will be once I sell one Kingpin and one Sportster so I can get back to having just two bikes again.

I kinda wish I could have the XC and an XR in some config like the HardBall but that's definitely not in the budget. The Pin and XC complement each other so I'm happy.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:00 AM   #5
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Good lookin' Cross Roads but I really like the white Boardwalk as well. Just buying for looks and not function then a Boardwalk or Judge would be in my garage right now but with either one I would have had to put a windshield, bags, and sissybar on so. The XR fit that bill perfectly and don't regret the getting it but still find myslef drooling over that orange Judge.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:06 AM   #6
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so you actually purchased the boardwalk? they did the paperwork..either for the loan or paid in full and the title work was sent off???

how bad of a hit did you take when you traded it in...because if its not in the dealers name...then its been registered and considered a used bike by all dealer standards...
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Wondering the same thing.
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Well, after all of that, you got the right bike for you and helping your economy out too. Good luck with that nice bike.
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Good lookin' Cross Roads but I really like the white Boardwalk as well. Just buying for looks and not function then a Boardwalk or Judge would be in my garage right now but with either one I would have had to put a windshield, bags, and sissybar on so. The XR fit that bill perfectly and don't regret the getting it but still find myslef drooling over that orange Judge.
I love that Boardwalk too, but that's where the spreadsheet came in. By the time I added the cost of a windshield, bags, and stage 1 exhaust to the Boardwalk I was already over the cost of the XR which also hAd cruise, ABS, highway lights and engine guard. Didn't make sense to pay more for less.
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so you actually purchased the boardwalk? they did the paperwork..either for the loan or paid in full and the title work was sent off???

how bad of a hit did you take when you traded it in...because if its not in the dealers name...then its been registered and considered a used bike by all dealer standards...
No hit at all. No financing involved and I walked away with bill of sale and documents for insurance. They said the next day they had even ordered a new white Boardwalk from Polaris. Whether or not they had registered the sale with Polaris I have no clue. Perhaps they held off on that because they saw my wheels turning when I was looking at the XR.
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